Senior Legal Counsel – US Securities at Shell

Shell

Full-Time

Mid Level

Washington, DC, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Company Description

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

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Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

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Senior Legal Counsel – US Securities

What Is The Role

The position is to act as a senior legal counsel within the “Disclosures and Securities Legal Team” providing advice regarding the Shell plc Group of companies and working as a credible and strategic business partner on a variety of complex and challenging disclosure and US securities law matters, including Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and The Dodd Frank and Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Job Responsibilities

  • The position is to act as a senior legal counsel within the “Disclosures and Securities Legal Team” providing advice regarding the Shell plc Group of companies and working as a credible and strategic business partner on a variety of complex and challenging disclosure and US securities law matters, including Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and The Dodd Frank and Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Directing on the US legal requirements in relation to the Shell plc Annual Report, Registration Statements and other regulatory filings
  • Assisting with regulatory inquiries and investigations
  • Advising on a range of non-mandatory publications disclosed annually by Shell plc
  • Guiding on Shell’s Disclosure Standard
  • Recommending on various elements of the NYSE Listing Rules
  • Proactively increasing awareness within the organization of disclosure requirements and US Securities laws
  • Monitoring and advising on legislative, regulatory, and corporate governance developments and their potential and actual impact on Shell plc and its group
  • Guiding on Federal and state Securities laws with respect to proposed M&A transactions; and
  • Supporting Group US Securities Counsel and working with UK and Netherland colleagues in the Disclosures and Securities Legal Team in meeting any other advisory, reporting or compliance obligations of Shell plc and its group, as required

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

  • Candidate must have a minimum 5 (five) of years working experience with a proven track record at a leading law firm, the US Securities and Exchange Commission or in-house securities practice

  • Law degree and license Member of US state bar is required

  • Excellent knowledge of securities, corporate, contract and commercial law together with a willingness to be involved in other areas of work outside of the immediate role

  • Experience in advising SEC/securities compliance and reporting, including preparation and review of periodic and current reports, analysis of SEC guidance, and NYSE listing requirements

  • Knowledge of accounting and finance

  • Excellent communication, negotiating, influencing and legal drafting skills

  • Ability to clearly explain legal risks and to offer sound legal and commercial solutions within acceptable legal and risk frameworks

  • Strong interpersonal skills, an ambitious, commercial approach and a commitment to excellence combined with the ability to translate commercial imperatives into practical solutions

  • Inquisitive with a desire to learn the business and commercial aspects of the company

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team to provide robust and comprehensive advice to stakeholders

  • Confident and credible with an aptitude for rapidly building and maintaining trust with a strong network of contacts within Legal and with key stakeholders at all levels

  • Display initiative, flexibility and personal integrity and a strong sense of accountability

  • Strong personal drive and the ability to maintain resilience when managing a varied workload often under pressure with minimum supervision in a complex, demanding, volatile and changing environment

Benefits/What We offer

  • Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice

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