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New York City NY Full Time Posted: Tuesday, 3 December 2019
 
 
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Brighthouse Financial is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. As one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., we specialize in products designed to help people protect what they've earned and ensure it lasts. We are built on a foundation of experience and knowledge, which allows us to keep our promises and provide the value they deserve.

At Brighthouse Financial, we're fostering a culture where diverse backgrounds and experiences are celebrated, and different ideas are heard and respected. We believe that by creating an inclusive workplace, we're better able to attract and retain our talent, provide valuable solutions that meet the needs of our advisors and their clients, and deliver on our mission of helping more people achieve financial security. We're se eking passionate, high-performing team member to join us. Sound like you? Read on.

How This Role Contributes to Brighthouse Financial:

The Sr. Corporate Governance Associate will provide wide-ranging support to the Brighthouse Office of the Corporate Secretary, as it relates to the publicly-traded company's corporate governance matters and associated subsidiaries. Critical responsibilities include: board management, board meeting preparation, records management and database maintenance, research (both factual and legal), preparation of minutes and reports and communications with officers and directors. This position could be filled by either (i) a seasoned, non-lawyer corporate governance professional or (ii) a junior corporate attorney looking to focus on corporate governance legal work. The position will be based in either Charlotte, NC or New York, NY.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and prepare corporate governance documentation (ie, certificates of incumbencies, secretary certificates, bylaws, charters, powers of attorney, delegations of authority, etc.) regarding assigned domestic subsidiaries (in addition to the holding company).
  • Responsible for the review of materials prepared by other stakeholders for board and committee meetings, including agendas, resolutions, minutes, consents, proxies, etc.
  • Assist with the logistics for board, committee and shareholder meetings, including developing time and responsibility schedules for all aspects of the meeting and providing on-site meeting support, as necessary (and traveling as necessary for board meetings).
  • Assist with and prepare the production of corporate governance records and data for litigation, regulatory examination, audit purposes or other due diligence initiatives and reporting requirements in connection with the holding company and assigned domestic subsidiaries. Supervise the collection of, and/or prepare documents and reports for, regulatory filings, including those required by the applicable stock exchange (ie, Nasdaq).
  • Manage director, officer and executive questionnaire process (D&O questionnaires) and the biographical information and fingerprinting processes and background check protocols to ensure timely information to regulatory and governmental authorities.
  • Responsible for maintenance of corporate minute books and other official books and records of the publicly-traded holding company and assigned subsidiaries.
  • Support the Corporate Secretary in connection with the preparation of the annual Proxy statement, as requested.
  • Conduct legal research and prepare reports or summaries as needed.
  • Respond to requests from officers, directors, regulators, business clients and internal staff, as required.
  • Draft correspondence, memoranda and business procedures as assigned, including with respect to shareholder communications and proposals.
  • Responsible for keeping abreast of developments in corporate governance best practices and shareholder proposal topics and practices.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

All Candidates:

  • Strong verbal and written skills, including an ability to draft and proof-read written reports, minutes and general business correspondence.
  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Highly collaborative partner with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with team members and with individuals at all levels across the enterprise.
  • Highly polished interpersonal skills and ability to professionally interface with C-Suite executives and directors.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently, efficiently, meet deadlines, and produce work of the highest quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment. Decisive, with the ability to anticipate and prevent potential problems before they arise.
  • Proven research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Experience with secure board portal platform such as Diligent, BoardVantage or similar products.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft suite of products, including Word, Share Point, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Demonstrated commitment to expand knowledge and to adapt to new situations and changing environments.
  • Bachelor's Degree required.

Seasoned, non-lawyer corporate governance professional:

  • 10+ years of related business experience, with 5+ years of relevant corporate governance-related experience, including specific experience with a public company's board of directors; experience with subsidiary entities; financial services and/or insurance industry experience a plus.

Junior corporate attorney:

  • J.D. degree with 3-6 years of relevant corporate law experience, preferably at a major law firm with exposure to public company corporate governance and securities matters .

New York City NY, United States of America
Legal
Bright House Financial, LLC
Bright House Financial, LLC
JS2379-EN_US
12/3/2019 11:58:44 AM


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