Senior Corporate Counsel - M&A

US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
2017-93652
Institution
Adtalem Global Education
Department
Legal
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

The position serves as a key member of the legal team supporting its finance and business development functions.  S/he will leverage substantive knowledge, work ethic and team-orientation to drive projects to completion in a fast-paced, dynamic organization positioned for significant organic and M&A-driven growth.  This position reports directly to Adtalem’s Associate General Counsel – Corporate & Securities and supports all of Adtalem’s corporate and business development needs.  The Senior Counsel will frequently interact with, support and advise Adtalem leadership, including the CEO, CFO, Controller, and Business Unit leaders, and Adtalem’s board of directors.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as key-member of, and strategic advisor to, Adtalem’s business development and corporate finance teams
  • Supports all phases of buy and sell-side M&A, joint venture, and investment activity in a portfolio-driven organization
  • Drafts and negotiates NDAs, term sheets, and definitive transaction agreements
  • Directs and manages Adtalem-wide M&A due diligence and integration planning, and advises management regarding findings and implications for the transaction and its execution
  • Negotiates and prepares definitive transaction agreements, and coordinates closing and integration activities.
  • Selects and manages use of outside counsel, including transaction budgeting
  • Researches market-entry options, transaction structures, and required resources

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

Required

 

  • J. D. from an accredited law school.
  • Must be in good standing with the Illinois State bar.
  • 4-6 years prior experience as an attorney practicing in a top-rated law firm and/or corporate in-house legal experience supporting corporate & securities legal matters, with a focus on M&A.
  • Exemplary analytical, organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • International experience and/or Spanish or Portuguese language fluency, a plus

 


 We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.

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