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Senior Legal Counsel Corporate & Securities

FLIR Systems
Arlington, VA 22201
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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR) is seeking to add a corporate and securities attorney to its law department. This Senior Legal Counsel Corporate & Securities will provide legal advice and counsel to FLIR management and stakeholders with a focus on securities laws (with a strong emphasis on the reporting and disclosure requirements of the federal securities laws), capital markets (mergers, acquisitions, minority investments, divestitures, etc.), corporate governance, management and coordination of the global compliance program, global legal entity management, and other similar matters. A rare opportunity to work on sophisticated, complex matters in both the transactional and compliance arenas.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No direct reports initially, however, will work closely with paralegals and interns. Influencing and cross-matrix working skills are essential to assign and supervise the effective completion of tasks with project teams and individuals that report directly to other supervisors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring ongoing company compliance with all applicable filings with U.S. Securities and Exchange and NASDAQ, including periodic filings, proxy statements and Section 16 reporting.
  • Providing support for other securities law issues, including but not limited to FLIR's insider trading policy, Regulation FD compliance, and current reporting on Form 8-K.
  • Advising internal clients with respect to compliance with all applicable securities and corporate laws and corporate governance matters.
  • Providing support with respect to securities offerings, including preparing related documents and advising internal clients.
  • Working with business groups to structure and negotiate business transactions, strategic business development initiatives
  • Ensuring that FLIR complies with other regulatory requirements and filings and with commercial and contractual obligations.
  • Supporting the General Counsel and Secretary with Board of Directors matters including preparing meeting materials, minutes, consents, resolutions and certificates, charters and policies.
  • Researching relevant statutes, rulings, and precedents to be used as a basis for answering requests for legal opinions of a routine nature or limited scope.
  • Assisting with management and coordination of FLIRs complete compliance program, including the scaling and monitoring of procedures and controls, the assessment of compliance risks, managing compliance best practices in all relevant areas, including Code of Ethical Business Conduct, Enterprise Risk Assessments, SOX and antitrust.
  • Management of FLIRs global legal entities, including ensuring that legal entities are created, maintained, and dissolved in a controlled manner that meets regulatory standards and business needs.
  • Advising internal clients regarding legal requirements, best practices, and strategies for managing risk in order to avoid negative publicity issues and litigation to advance FLIR's mission statement.
  • Providing support with corporate finance transactions, such as credit facilities, public debt offerings, commercial paper, etc.
  • Providing support with executive compensation and equity compensation disclosure and administration.
  • Providing support with earnings releases, analyst/investor conferences, disclosure issues and shareholder proposals.
  • Coordinates work with outside counsel and internal clients, and effectively manages outside counsel's work product and costs.

  • A passion for providing unparalleled client service
  • An innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives
  • A high level of professionalism and outstanding business judgment
  • Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills to establish cross-functional, cross-cultural, collaborative relationships with clients at all levels.
  • Follows all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by FLIR and the department.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.

  • Relevant substantive 10+ years of experience with a law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • Exceptional academic credentials from an ABA (American Bar Association) accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state, and willingness to be admitted to VA bar.

  • Predominately light office position with some 20-25% domestic and international travel.

FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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