Assistant General Counsel– Assistant Corporate Secretary (Corporate Governance)

REQ: REQ-120641 Legal

  • Newark, NJ, United States
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Panasonic – Assistant General Counsel– Corporate Affairs & Assistant Secretary

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Do you have experience working closely with General Counsel and managing corporate governance affairs?  Does the idea of working for a global industry leader excite you?  If so, we are interested in you!  This highly coveted in-house Assistant GC role will join an exceptional legal team and collaborate with C-Level executives and Board of Directors, lead the function’s digitalization initiatives and drive corporate governance for all subsidiaries and entities in North America.

What you will get to do:

  • Ability to operate both proactively and reactively with a sense of urgency & autonomy and will function as the primary liaison between the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, executive team, Board of Directors, other internal and external organizations, vendors, consultants and other internal and external stakeholders with respect to Corporate Governance and Corporate Affairs.
  • Responsible for executing files and maintaining all required and recommended corporate filings, documents, reports and records according to applicable laws and regulations and best practices in North America and foreign branch offices. Prepare, file and maintain documents required in connection with internal and external audits, incorporations, LLC formations, internal divisional formations, corporate and divisional mergers, liquidations and dissolutions, state and local business licenses, and corporate assumed/dba name registrations and terminations.  Responsible for shareholder relations, coordinating shareholder lists and registrations, and communicating with Board members and Officers. Research and respond to shareholder, director and officer requests for information.
  • Oversee and develop procedures set in place by the Shareholder/Board of Directors/Officers/executive team regarding corporate governance, following developments impacting corporate governance, and making recommendations to the Board on development of best practices.
  • Manage the convening of annual, regular and special Board of Director and Shareholder meetings and the setting and preparation of all necessary schedules, agendas and documents required for the meetings. Responsible for preparing minutes of meetings or unanimous written consents and related documents where necessary or desirable. Responsible for communications with stockholders and directors with regard to general corporate policies and meetings.
  • Manage and counsel with respect to corporate governance, corporate approval policies, corporate signature delegation policies and related formal approval procedures. Close coordination and communication and advice with/to parent company and subsidiaries on matters relating to Corporate Governance.
  • Responsible for ensuring digitization of the corporate legal function, including corporate documents and Safe contents. Manage official corporate notices, records and actions of the Shareholder, the Board of Directors and Officers and ensure compliance with statutory and internal reporting requirements. Manage the use and implementation of the company’s responsibilities in connection with the parent company’s global interactive governance system for the maintenance of corporate documents and information on a global basis. Perform legal research as to corporate legal and governance matters as requested by the Vice President, General Counsel, & Secretary
  • Manage the registered agent and legal research resource relationships. Ensure updating of the company’s library resources with current changes in federal, state and other legislation and for keeping management and staff informed on legislative developments and court actions that impact the company.

What You’ll Bring:


  • Reports to Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary.
  • Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives.
  • Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function.
  • One Direct Report

Education & Experience:

  • Requires an advanced degree of Law.
  • Typically requires 10-15 years’ experience in corporate affairs or corporate governance in an in-house legal department
  • Substantive knowledge of legal principles, strategies and technology and strong legal advisory skills.
  • Prior or current experience working for a Japanese company a strong plus
  • Ability to independently develop legal solutions for business issues.
  • Accuracy & attention to detail in analyses and communications.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly including on complex legal issues, and ability to craft effective communications that emphasize key points.
  • Attention to detail a must

Problem Solving:

  • Must have a philosophy that aligns with the Core Values of Panasonic
  • Leadership and management effectiveness with the knowledge and skills to select, coach, and develop others
  • Strong team building abilities
  • Capable of managing people and performance
  • Focus on executing for results
  • Familiar with conflict management strategies
  • Ability to prioritize and plan, manage multiple tasks and projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Show initiative, drive and takes responsibility, be decisive and take action
  • Ability to present and manage up to executive level audiences
  • Possess strong process orientation and attention to detail, implements structure
  • Communications: Key communications contacts (internal/external) and level of persuasion required
  • Able to partner and effectively communicate with all levels of an organization and with third parties
  • Ability to work with teams from other cultures

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to 10 – 15%, as needed.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.


REQ: REQ-120641 Legal

  • Newark, NJ, United States
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