Corporate Governance Specialist II

United States Steel - Pittsburgh, PA (30+ days ago)3.5


Corporate Governance Analyst with Legal Department, reporting to General Manager, Governance Strategy as part of the Office of the Corporate Secretary, located in Pittsburgh, PA. The Corporate Governance Analyst will assist on a wide variety of issues and matters relating to corporate law, governance, and subsidiary and joint venture entity maintenance. The Office of the Corporate Secretary supports the U. S. Steel Corporation’s Board of Directors and the boards of U. S. Steel’s subsidiaries / joint ventures and provides legal services related to aspects of U. S. Steel’s compliance with the federal securities laws. This group is responsible for all meetings of the parent company’s board and its committees as well as the meetings of the subsidiary and joint venture company boards. As part of that responsibility, it advises on matters of corporate governance, investor/shareholder relations, and corporate structure. The group prepares the U. S. Steel Corporation’s annual meeting proxy statement; prepares or assists in the preparation of reports filed by U. S. Steel and certain directors and executives with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and advises on compliance with insider trading law. In addition, the group handles the licensing of company subsidiaries and filings. The Corporate Governance Analyst will have the ability to prioritize work, solve problems and organize. This role requires independent judgment performed under general direction, using procedures standard to the organization. This role requires a highly reliable, motivated, and organized individual. Candidates must be solutions-oriented with the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced open-office environment. Ensures that legal services provided are cost-effective, practical, and consistent with the company’s philosophies. Delivers on legal department business goals. Ensures that the legal department implements leading practices and operates at the highest ethical and governance standards. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES : • Provide assistance with the preparation of agendas, organization of presentations and other Corporate Secretary functions for Board and/or Committee meetings. • Assist in monitoring new and developing corporate governance related trends and best practices. In conjunction with the securities counsel and Corporate Secretary, draft and recommend modifications to the charters, policies, procedures and guidelines. • Prepare and file Section 16 filings, manage the approval of all insider trades and maintain record of same. Assist with other routine SEC and stock exchange filings made by the Company.
• Contribute to the Company's annual reporting process, including information management, maintaining drafts of annual filings, working with various departments to obtain and organize information, conducting legal research relating to disclosure rules.
• Provide assistance with preparing corporate certificates and resolutions.
• Support legal and business unit personnel, as needed (e.g., M&A and other transactional; due diligence; audits; litigation responses).
• Update and maintain a corporate entity management database or other system with information on legal entities (including the state of incorporation, qualifications to do business, stock and organizational structure), entity officers and board of directors, and corporate records for such entities.
• Coordinate with the Corporation’s transfer agent to perform various shareholder services, including issuance and cancellation of stock certificates.
• Conduct legal and business research as required and other duties as assigned.
• Ability to prioritize work, solve problems and organize own time with minimal supervision. Intermediate to advanced communication skills are required to initiate oral and written responses to inquiries regarding processes. Must be able to work in a confidential fast paced environment.
• Create presentations and documents utilizing basic grammar, spelling and format skills. This includes but is not limited to organization charts, phone listing, and employee listings.
• Provide assistance with preparing and routing corporate resolutions and other documents for signature.
• Maintain excellent working relationships with business partners to ensure that their legal and business needs are satisfied.
• Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Associates Degree from an accredited college in the paralegal program or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required.
• Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-certified program preferred.
• At least two (2) years of relevant corporate legal assistance experience including significant experience managing corporate books and records.
• Must have proficiency with Windows and MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, SharePoint, etc.).
• Experience supporting multiple attorney work streams in a law firm and/or in-house legal department.
• Proficiency with corporate entity management software.
• Superior interpersonal skills to communicate with other attorneys, business partners, corporate personnel and board directors.
• Proficient in Westlaw and Lexus Nexus online research.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Ability to manage time and tasks effectively
• Able to maintain strict confidentiality
• High energy, drive and unquestioned integrity.
• Must be able to operate in a dynamic, high stress environment with a demonstrated ability to handle crisis.
• Proven ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.