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Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Corporate Legal Affairs
Marriott Bethesda, MD

Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Corporate Legal Affairs

Marriott
Bethesda, MD
Expired: February 05, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info

Position Summary 

Marriott's Law Department services the Company's lodging and hospitality business and provides legal advice and counsel to Marriott's internal clients. This attorney position is part of the Corporate Legal Affairs practice group.  

This position will provide legal support across the range of matters covered by the Corporate Legal Affairs group, including: (i) corporate and project finance, capital markets, and treasury; (ii) mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and other significant corporate-level transactions; (iii) SEC reporting and securities law regulation, compliance, and disclosure; (iv) investor relations and corporate communications; (v) environmental, social, and governance (ESG); and (vi) corporate governance.

This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel - Corporate Legal Affairs.

Expected Contributions

The Corporate Counsel's primary responsibilities will be to:

  • In collaboration with the Company's finance and accounting teams, help to provide legal support for the Company's SEC reporting efforts and compliance with all other aspects of relevant securities laws and regulations, including drafting, reviewing, and editing Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Periodic Reports on Form 8-K, Proxy Statements, and other filings and disclosure materials. 
  • Provide legal support for the Company's Investor Relations department on various aspects of the Company's investor relations program, including the Company's quarterly earnings process, shareholder engagement, and security analyst meetings and other special events, including issue spotting, advice, and counseling on Regulation FD.
  • Help to lead the Company's insider trading compliance program, including maintenance of a securities trading policy that addresses relevant legal requirements, developments, and trends, and implementation of the Company's quarterly securities trading window closure process.
  • Monitor evolving trends in securities laws, regulations, and interpretations, as well as disclosures made by peers and other public companies; develop and propose updates to the Company's disclosure and policy documents accordingly. 
  • Support the Company's capital return program, facilitating appropriate governance, documentation, and attention to legal issues pertinent to stock repurchases and dividends. 
  • Work closely with the Company's Global Communications and Public Affairs department by reviewing and editing Company press releases, executive communications, and other corporate communications and public relations materials. 
  • Partner and support the VP & Senior Counsel, ESG on a broad range of reporting and disclosure matters.
  • Help provide legal support to the Company's public debt transactions and other '33 Act transactions, and participate in cross-discipline teams as appropriate.
  • Provide various other types of legal support for other corporate finance and treasury transactions, including  the Company's credit agreements, commercial paper program, corporate bank account matters, loans and guaranties, and finance special projects. 
  • Participate in M&A transactions, joint ventures, venture capital investments, and other significant corporate transactions, providing legal guidance and overall transactional support. Help to  coordinate cross-discipline and Law Department project teams to support due diligence, document negotiation, and all other aspects of transactions. Prepare and counsel on NDAs and support integration / post-closing work. 

Requirements for Position

Successful candidates should possess the experience, knowledge, and skills as follows:

  • Excellent academic record with a law degree preferably from a top law school;
  • Active Bar membership;
  • Minimum of 5 years legal experience in securities law and corporate transactions preferred; 
  • Proven ability to keep current on securities or other corporate laws, regulations, developments, and trends; 
  • Proven contract drafting and negotiating skills;
  • Ability to expeditiously identify and analyze issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason; 
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions;  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels; 
  • Ability to foster relationships and individual accountability across the organization;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Excellent conflict management skills, and ability to influence without coercion; 
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and to facilitate the implementation of creative solutions; 
  • Ability to work independently, take ownership of, and effectively resolve problems; and
  • Flexibility for travel.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Marriott International is the world's largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. Be where you can do your best work, begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global team, and become the best version of you.

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