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Assistant General Counsel Job Vacancy At United Airlines

Posted on: 13 Oct 2020 69 views
: Assistant General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
: United Airlines
: Chicago, Illinois, United States
: JD
: 8
: 10

From airports to the boardroom, our Legal department provides advice and counsel on all aspects of the business, assessing legal risks and our compliance.

Job overview and responsibilities

This position requires strong technical knowledge of, and considerable practical experience working on, securities law and corporate governance matters.  This position regularly works cross-functionally with areas across United including the executive team, treasury, finance, investor relations, international, alliances, tax, corporate communications and others within the legal department.  This position consistently and regularly handles issues/matters that are complex and highly confidential, and interacts on a regular basis with members of United’s executive team and its Board of Directors.  The ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a very fast-paced, high-profile environment is essential for this position. The attorney who fills this position will be a member of a diverse and highly competent legal team, reporting to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel.   

  • Manages a team that includes another securities and corporate governance attorney, an executive compensation attorney, a corporate governance manager, and a securities program manager
  • Prepares and provides advice regarding securities law disclosure/compliance for Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and various registration statements; assists with drafting the annual meeting proxy statement and preparing for the annual meeting of stockholders
  • Provides securities law advice and compliance guidance for earnings releases, investor materials and management presentations
  • Supports the Disclosure Council process, participating in the review of United’s periodic filings with members of the finance, investor relations, treasury and legal functions
  • Supports various aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance process, including the quarterly SOX business unit certification process
  • Provides securities law advice and compliance guidance for earnings releases, investor updates, management presentations and other external/internal communications
  • Provides legal support to the United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors and Board Committees on all corporate governance matters, which includes advising on substantive legal matters; developing, drafting and reviewing meeting agendas, charts of work and materials for Board/Committee meetings
  • Provides assistance with various equity and debt financings
  • Provides legal advice and counseling with respect to securities, corporate governance and general corporate law matters that arise across various functions within the Company
  • Assists with the management and supervision of the corporate secretary function, including subsidiary management, and various other corporate secretarial matters
  • Coordinates training on, and the compliance process for, various United policies, including securities trading and Regulation FD


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree
  • At least 8-10 years of practice, with a law firm or large multinational company, with considerable experience in securities law and corporate governance matters
  • At least 3 years of people management experience
  •  Must be licensed to practice in Illinois or able to obtain a license to practice law in Illinois
  • The ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a very fast-paced, high-profile environment is essential for this position
  • Strong technical knowledge of securities law and corporate governance matters
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Previous in-house experience

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