In this role, the Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing legal counsel and ensuring compliance on securities law matters related to the New York Stock Exchange listed company and its subsidiaries; ensuring strategic and effective operation of the corporate governance framework; advising and providing legal support on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and executive and director compensation matters; development of proxy and annual meeting of shareholder materials; planning and preparation for Board of Directors (“Board”) and Committee meetings; maintaining and creating corporate records and minutes; managing shareholder services functions related to stock transfer, insider trading and Section 16 filings.
Responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Southwest Gas Holdings governance framework
Arranges Board of Directors meetings, oversees shareholder relations, signs and applies the organizational seal to documents
Maintains the Corporate Committees Charters, by-laws, and legal requirements of regulatory authorities
Responsible for preparing reports for corporate officials and serving as a liaison between clients and organizational management
Acts as an advisor to the Company directors in Board of Director matters
Handles company share transactions – issuing new shares, arranging dividend payments and observing all legal requirements
Attends and takes minutes of the Board of Directors’ and committee meetings
Acts as a liaison with auditors, lawyers, tax advisors, bankers and on-board governance issues
Prepares and files corporate SEC filings.
Provide advice to the Board of Directors, as requested
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned
This position requires eight years of relevant work experience and a J.D. from an accredited law school. Must be willing to meet licensure requirements for Nevada
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; Professional maturity to communicate directly with Board, shareholders and senior management
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence through collaboration and team work
Must be detail-oriented and possess strong analytical skills
Substantial knowledge of the corporate secretary function and public company compliance and filings
Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of securities laws, financial literacy, corporate finance disclosure issues, and corporate governance
Experience with mergers and acquisitions and executive and director compensation preferred
The incumbent also frequently exchanges information with outside consultants and/or government officials
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Base salary depends on experience; this position is bonus eligible for the Southwest Gas Corporation Management Incentive Plan.
Internal Number: 2018-4093
About Southwest Gas Corporation
Southwest Gas Corporation provides natural gas service to more than 1.8 million residential, commercial and industrial customers living in Arizona, California, and Nevada. In addition to its corporate headquarters, which is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the company also includes five operating divisions in Southern Arizona, Central Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Northern Nevada. The excellent service we provide our customers is ignited by our dedicated employees. We are always looking for talented individuals to join our natural gas family. Offering competitive compensation and benefits packages, Southwest Gas is the perfect place for those who wish to build up the communities we serve.