Stericycle VP and Associate General Counsel- Corporate, Securities and M&A in IL, United States

VP and Associate General Counsel- Corporate, Securities and M&A

Job ID #: 24038


US-IL-Lake Forest

Position Type:


Functional Area:


Education Required:

Juris Doctorate Degree

Relocation Provided:

Experience Required:

7 - 10 Years

Position Description

This role will assist the General Counsel in:

  • Performing all corporate secretarial functions

  • Implementing corporate governance best practices

  • Supporting the Board of Directors and its committees

  • Preparing and filing all securities filings, in partnership with the Finance and Accounting organizations as necessary, including 10-Q, 10-K, proxy statement, 8-K, and Section 16 filings

  • Partnering with the Finance organization regarding capital allocation and debt-related matters, including refinancings, stock repurchases, etc.

  • Managing the securities trading compliance program

  • Ensuring the company’s interests are optimally protected in mergers & acquisitions and other strategic transactions

  • Overseeing the structure of domestic and international entities

  • Supporting the strategy and initiatives of the company

    Key Job Activities:

  • Preparing public securities filings, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, proxies and Section 16 filings

  • Providing legal advice on disclosure matters, including investor presentations, press releases, and other corporate internal and external communications \

  • Ensuring compliance with NASDAQ listing rules and requirements

  • Leading a robust disclosure committee process

  • Advising on corporate governance matters, including drafting resolutions, preparing board and committee meeting materials and agendas and maintaining corporate records

  • Drafting and negotiating key transaction agreements, including mergers and acquisitions agreements, and provide clear legal advice on these matters; conduct and lead due diligence

  • Managing the corporate entity structure, including formation and maintenance of domestic and international subsidiaries and restructuring of corporate entities

  • Coordinating stock option and equity programs in partnership with Finance and Human Resources

  • Selecting and directing the work of outside counsel, including defining project objectives and managing projects

Position Requirements


  • Juris Doctorate from a top tier law school

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in corporate governance, securities, M&A and strategic transactions, with experience both at a top tier law firm and as in-house counsel

Other Key Characteristics:

  • Sound judgment that balances legal requirements with practical business needs

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Flexible and creative thinker

  • High integrity and individual courage

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Highly organized with solid project management skills

This position requires an exceptionally accomplished attorney with a distinguished professional record and a strong business orientation. Personal and professional ‘fit’ within Stericycle’s culture is of paramount importance. Candidates must be self-motivated and exhibit a passion for learning and understanding Stericycle’s business and contributing in a meaningful way to its strategy and long term strategic goals. In addition to possessing the requisite legal and technical skills, the successful candidate must approach this role from an experienced business perspective and demonstrate a high degree of ethics and integrity, as well as strategic/conceptual thinking capabilities. A low-ego/high team mentality is crucial.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.