Counsel- Corporate, Securities, and Governance

McDonald'sChicago, IllinoisFull Time

ob Description McDonald’s Corporate, Securities & Governance (“CSG”) Legal Team is a strong group of professionals who work collaboratively with teams across the business advising and counseling on a variety of matters, including securities regulation, executive compensation, and corporate governance topics. The CSG Team is seeking a highly-motivated attorney to assist with securities regulation, financing transactions, and related corporate law issues. This is a fiduciary role that ensures the Company complies with relevant laws and regulations. The individual in this role will monitor trends in the Company’s business performance, evolving regulatory requirements, and governance and disclosure best practices. The individual in this role will work closely with clients (including senior level personnel) to understand their needs and help them achieve business goals and objectives. Responsibilities

  • Advise on SEC reporting, including Forms 10-K/Q, 8-K, and the Proxy Statement
  • Advise on various financial disclosure matters, including earnings and other financial releases
  • Advise on the Company’s corporate financing matters, including U.S. and international debt offerings, credit facilities, derivative transactions, and share repurchase program
  • Advise on relevant disclosure requirements associated with evolving environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) topics
  • Provide counsel on the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures and other securities-focused policies
  • Support the preparation and organization of certain materials for Board and Committee meetings
  • Assist with preparations for the Company’s robust shareholder engagement program
  • Participate in cross-functional task force to address shareholder proposals and other stakeholder inquiries
  • Assist with preparations for the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
  • Provide legal support for ad-hoc projects coming from various departments, including Treasury, Investor Relations, and Accounting
  • Collaborate closely with securities-focused paralegal, as well as the broader CSG Team professionals



  • J.D. required.
  • Admission to, and good standing in, any state bar in the United States.
  • 2-5 years of securities regulation experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong communications skills with proven success in building internal and external partnerships.
  • Ability to be a strategic partner and trusted advisor for high-profile global business.
  • Ability to influence and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to participate effectively and constructively as a member of a team.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Must exercise sound judgment, be able to work efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

**Additional Information

** McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

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