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Corp Governance & Securities Attorney

1 Feb 2023 1:34 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

Company Name: McDermott

Compensation $170,000-$195,000

Location: Corp Office-Houston, TX


POSITION SUMMARY – Corp Governance & Securities Attorney

The Corporate & Securities Attorney is part of the company Sustainability & Governance team and has responsibility for managing and supporting the company’s securities, general corporate, transactional, and corporate governance matters under the supervision of Vice President, Corporate Legal and Risk, working closely with members of the Corporate Secretary team.


  • Working knowledge of U.S. securities laws and regulations and / or corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. 
  • Preparing and advising on disclosure matters, including press releases, earnings materials, investor presentations, and other external communications.
  • Provide legal support to the Board of Directors and Board Committees on corporate governance matters, including identifying emerging trends and risks and preparation of Board and Committee materials.
  • Advising on corporate and securities law matters arising under employee benefit and executive compensation plans or arrangements and non-employee director compensation.
  • Leading preparations and the planning of the Company’s annual stockholder meeting, including preparation of proxy statements and related materials.
  • Active role in the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management program.
  • Counsel on internal corporate governance and subsidiary matters, including parent and subsidiary corporate records, creation and dissolution of corporate entities, and corporate authority questions.
  • Legal support for internal and external corporate transactions.
  • Managing complex and sensitive projects with cross-functional teams.
  • Assist with various equity and debt financings and provide legal support to the Treasury function, including advices with respect to the Company’s financing arrangements.
  • Advise on internal and external transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, etc.

Other Expectations:

  • Energized by working in a dynamic, collaborative global team with broad individual responsibility.
  • Collaborative partner with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with global colleagues including team members and members of management.
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing; appropriately handle and protect highly confidential information; and independently prioritize workload and meet time-sensitive deadlines, occasionally outside normal business hours or on weekends.
  • Desire and commitment to expand knowledge, pursue professional development, and adapt to a changing environment.
  • Sound judgment and demonstrated ability to make and communicate reasoned recommendations persuasively.
  • Strong critical thinking.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing creative legal strategies to accomplish business goals.
  • Excellent drafting, editing, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills, with a thorough level of attention to detail.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Juris doctorate from a recognized law school
  • Active bar membership
  • 4-6 years relevant legal experience in securities, corporate, finance and/or corporate governance in law firm or in-house legal department


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(713) 224-4952  

Lucy Fisher Cain (281) 685-9929

P.O. Box 61208

Houston, Texas  77208

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