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Assistant General Counsel

$125,000- $200,000
Posted Apr 24
Full Time

About Exela

Exela is a business process automation (BPA) leader, leveraging a global footprint and proprietary technology to provide digital transformation solutions enhancing quality, productivity, and end-user experience. With decades of expertise operating mission-critical processes, Exela serves a growing roster of more than 4,000 customers throughout 50 countries, including over 60% of the Fortune® 100. With foundational technologies spanning information management, workflow automation, and integrated communications, Exela's software and services include multi-industry department solution suites addressing finance & accounting, human capital management, and legal management, as well as industry-specific solutions for banking, healthcare, insurance, and public sectors. - Through cloud-enabled platforms, built on a configurable stack of automation modules, and 17,500+ employees operating in 23 countries, Exela rapidly deploys integrated technology and operations as an end-to-end digital journey partner.

Health & Wellness

We offer comprehensive health and wellness plans, including medical, dental and vision coverage for eligible employees and family members; paid time off; and commuter benefits. In addition, supplemental income protection including short term insurance coverage is available. We also offer a 401(k)-retirement savings plan to assist eligible employees in saving for their retirement. Participants are provided access to financial wellness resources and retirement planning services.

Military Hiring

Exela seeks job applicants from all walks of life and backgrounds including, but not limited to, those who are transitioning military members, veterans, reservists, National Guard members, military spouses and their family members. Individuals will be considered no matter their military rank or specialty.

A publicly-traded corporation operating in the business services and technology sector, with a worldwide presence, is currently seeking an accomplished attorney to serve as its Assistant General Counsel to manage all legal matters, including with respect to public reporting and securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation and day-to-day general corporate matters.

This individual should possess a strong background in corporate law gained from private practice or in-house legal work, ideally both, with demonstrated proficiency in managing board-related and public shareholder affairs and a passion for transactions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic solutions and guidance to executive team and stakeholders on all legal matters affecting the Company, building and managing a global team of lawyers and legal support professionals
  • Act as the Company’s lead lawyer in mergers and acquisitions, including cross border transactions, and significant customer transactions and financings
  • Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of complex agreements, including master services, licensing, professional services, marketing, SaaS, and commercial contracts working collaboratively with internal stakeholders and counterparties
  • Lead public reporting process, procedures and Nasdaq compliance
  • Act as secretary to the board and its committees, prepare board materials, manage subsidiaries.
  • Prepare, establish and revise corporate policies and standard form agreements
  • Manage intellectual property portfolio
  • Partner with executive team to assess and implement crisis management, legal requirements and mitigate risk
  • Resolve legal disputes, including employment issues and litigation
  • Manage outside counsel, where appropriate
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant laws and regulations affecting the company's industry and operations and consistently support compliance.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and active membership in the California state bar, or eligible to register to practice in California.
  • 10+ years of legal experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Deep experience with a broad range of securities law matters, including public company reporting rules, NASDAQ listing rules, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and preparation and review of SEC-compliant filings and disclosures, is required.
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas is an added plus: outsourcing, structured finance and capital markets matters, executive compensation, public debt and equity issuances, share repurchase transactions (including tender offers, accelerated share repurchases, and 10b5-1 plans), derivatives, corporate governance, and general banking matters.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Proven ability to handle complex legal issues and provide clear, practical legal and strategic guidance.
  • Strong negotiation and contract drafting skills.
  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions.
  • A talent for anticipating legal issues and assessing potential risks.
  • A deep understanding of financial management within a corporate legal department.
  • High proficiency in understanding business operations.
  • Candidates must be willing to work on-site at least 3 days per week in the Company’s Santa Monica office.
  • Proven track record as a General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, law firm partner or in a similar legal role.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, ethics, and unwavering integrity.

The pay range for this position starts at $125,000-200,000; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Bonus opportunities may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.

EEO Statement

Exela is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equality opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will considered for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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