Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone or Company) to conduct a search for a Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary (Counsel). Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes will be routed back to MLA and create delays.
Overview: The Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary is responsible for partnering with the business in achieving its business objectives and providing strategic and timely legal advice to the General Counsel and senior management across multiple lines of business. Principal responsibility for overseeing corporate governance for all company subsidiaries, including preparation for directors meetings, qualifications of corporations, incorporations, dissolutions and maintenance of database. Responsible for drafting and negotiation of agreements. Expected to take lead attorney role in sophisticated banking, financing and security derivative agreements, and in acquisitions and divestitures of other companies, with little assistance from outside counsel.
Company: AutoZone is the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories with more than 6,000 stores in US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Brazil. Each store carries an extensive line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured hard parts, maintenance items and accessories. Since opening its first store in Forrest City, Ark. on July 4, 1979, the company has joined the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AZO) and earned a spot in the Fortune 500.
Compensation: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
Experience: 10-15+ years of experience, focused on securities, corporate governance and corporate transactions. Corporate Secretary experience a plus.
Location: Memphis, TN
Bar Admission: A member in good standing of a state bar and able to be admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee. Multiple Bar admissions will be a plus.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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