This role is primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with NYSE regulations and securities laws and assisting the Associate General Counsel in providing legal support to the Board of Directors and its committees. This role manages and supports client groups by providing practical legal advice and recommendations on day to day legal issues, enabling the client to meet its business objectives consistent with the Company's risk tolerance.
Provides legal counsel including but not limited to securities law, corporate law, tax law, contract law, and other areas pertinent to a major retail organization.
Monitors developments, including proposed legislation and court decisions related to corporate governance, executive compensation, public disclosure requirements and financing transactions and evaluates their impact on operations.
Recommends and provides legal advice and support to the company’s investor relations, finance, tax, accounting and mergers and acquisitions teams in developing routine policy and procedural improvements, consulting the business on issues related to legal practice area, and providing practical advice in response to rapidly changing conditions.
Works with outside legal counsel and orchestrates legal processes on behalf of the company in liaison with outside counsel at the direction of the Associate General Counsel and executive leadership.
Works with key strategic external relationships through involvement in industry, community, or civic groups to bring added value to the company.
Conducts legal research and applies research to facts and is able to communicate the analysis in an easily understood work product to leadership.
Identifies legal risks and designs plans to mitigate and prevent routine legal risks.
Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a variety of agreements and documents and continuously seeks ways to improve the forms, processes, or systems involved for various business clients including records retention and other projects as assigned.
Prepares and delivers training, memorandums, and presentations to employees, management, executives, or other members of the Legal Department on routine legal matters.
Collaborates on complex projects and supports others in the Legal department (i.e. attorneys across the Legal Department in order to provide meaningful and practical advice and recommendations to clients).
Negotiates with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes including settlement conferences or negotiating key contract terms.
Master's Degree Law and/or Juris Doctor degree.
3+ years of relevant experience in a top tier law firm or mixture of relevant experience in top-tier law firm, corporate legal department setting, and/or government agency.
3+ years of direct experience with public company legal issues, processes and procedures.
3+ years of demonstrated proficiency in one legal functional area.
Active state bar member in good standing of at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
Career track of progressive, documented accomplishments with broad diversity of experiences.
Knowledge and exposure to legal issues encountered by a multi-national retailer.
Financial literacy, including basic understanding of project finance, accounting, and tax issues.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 1999835BR
About Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2019 sales of $72.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports its hometown Charlotte region and all communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
About Lowe’s in the Community:
As a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community we serve, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.
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