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Eaton Corporation Senior Counsel, Corporate Governance in Beachwood, Ohio

Job Responsibilities

Ideal candidate is a corporate generalist with significant experience in corporate governance, business law, securities compliance and mergers and acquisitions. Lawyer in this role will be a critical resource in the legal function and provide support to the corporate secretary on Board of Directors and Committee related corporate governance matters, preparation and review of Board and committee meeting materials, public disclosures, advise on corporate governance best practices, policies, and other public company obligations. Ensure corporate governance compliance with NYSE listing requirements. Provide additional general corporate support in the legal function as needed, including for example, support for securities compliance on 1934 Act filings, annual proxy statement, and section 16 compliance, intercompany transactions and M&A projects.

Collaborate and provide legal guidance on external communication such as earnings releases, press releases, investor presentations and marketing materials, and the Company's investor relations website.

Provide legal support for the governance of the Company’s subsidiaries and for corporate transactions, including finance and capital markets transactions and internal group restructurings.

Monitor regulations and developments that are relevant to the Company’s business interests, particularly relating to corporate governance, public company matters and mergers and acquisitions.



Education level required

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution is required.

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school required.

Years and area of experience required

  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant legal experience

Technical knowledge

  • Legal entity management and related transactions

  • Corporate Governance and working with Boards of Directors and committees

  • 1934 Act Filings, Section 16 and other areas of securities compliance

  • Finance and capital markets transactions.

  • Familiar with mergers, acquisitions and global joint ventures a plus

Soft skills

  • Low ego; Demonstrated leadership abilities; Able to be the team leader or effective member of a highly functioning team

  • Sound strategic thinking and business counsel

  • Ability to provide legal support to the Board, senior executives, other clients and fellow attorneys

  • Ability to manage complex professional relationships across the globe, working in a large established and matrixed law practice

  • Possesses a global view; ability to dig deep into details to meet internal and external customer needs

  • Knows when it is necessary to use influence to drive difficult decisions as well as understands when additional investigation is required

  • Excellent spoken and written communications skills and the ability to adapt the message to effectively share information with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Genuinely enjoys the practice of corporate law, naturally inquisitive and demonstrates tenacity when working on complex projects.

  • Eager to take on leadership initiatives and challenging opportunities.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Legal

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Executive

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.