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About Chris Pereira Chris Pereira, 45, is Vice President, Chief Corporate, Securities & Finance Counsel and General Counsel Business Innovations for GE. Prior to joining GE in 2007, he served as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary at Exelixis, a NASDAQ-listed biotechnology company based in South San Francisco, CA. Before that he practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP from 1998 to 2004, where he specialized in securities law, mergers & acquisitions and private equity.
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Role Summary: Corporate Legal has an open position for a Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance, reporting directly to the VP, Chief Corporate, Securities & Finance Counsel.
Essential Responsibilities: The Counsel will be a key player in a team of 7 people at GE headquarters in Boston whose mission is to oversee and coordinate the complete range of GE's securities law compliance, including SEC reporting and monitoring, corporate governance matters, executive compensation disclosure and monitoring, securities aspects of M&A activity, global securities compliance and the other corporate, securities and regulatory lawyers throughout the GE enterprise.
Principal Responsibilities In close coordination with the Chief Corporate, Securities & Finance Counsel and the other members of the team, the Counsel is expected to have responsibility for: • Counseling GE's board of directors, top business management and field lawyers at all levels in the GE enterprise on the federal and state securities laws and disclosure issues, state corporate laws and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and SEC implementing regulations; • Preparing/reviewing the company's Exchange Act reports and Securities Act registration statements; • Preparing for board of directors' meetings, including preparation of meeting materials and drafting board minutes; • Helping to maintain and strengthen the company's disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting; • Staying abreast of emerging trends and developments in securities law, corporate law and governance, and coordinating internal and external resources to provide education and training; • Advising senior management and human resources about securities and disclosure implications of executive compensation and employee benefits decisions, policies and plans; • Managing the filing of insider transaction reports; • Preparing for and engaging in investor outreach, including researching of investor positions on corporate governance practices and assessing and advising on GE’s governance policies; • Coordinating internal and external legal resources to assure U.S. and international securities law and stock exchange listing compliance; • Preparing for the company's annual meeting of shareowners; • Promoting GE as a compliance leader in the fields of disclosure, securities law and governance, including involvement in new initiatives; • Representing GE externally at industry conferences and forums; and • Managing and forging strong working relationships with clients served within the GE enterprise.
Principal Clients GE General Counsel, GE Board of Directors, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits, Corporate Legal-M&A, Investor Relations, Public Relations, Corporate Treasury, GE Ventures, GE Current/Lighting and the Global Research Center.
Qualifications/Requirements: The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the bar of any state in the U.S. She/he should have outstanding analytical and communication skills together with creativity and mature judgment. Strong writing skills are a must. Commitment to the highest level of performance is critical. She/he must have demonstrated knowledge and command of corporate and securities law issues with a minimum of two years of practice, preferably at a law firm.
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