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Director Counsel

$170,400- $255,600/ year
Posted Apr 25
Full Time
HybridLincolnshire, Illinois

Job Description

At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future of work on the front line—reinventing how businesses run and moving society forward.
We are a community of changemakers, innovators and doers who come together to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business. We develop new technologies and create new solutions with partners to help organizations act with greater visibility, connectivity, and intelligence—delivering better experiences for workers and those they serve.
Being a part of Zebra means being seen, heard, valued, and respected as you define your path to a fulfilling career. Here, you'll have opportunities to learn and lead at a leading company, and you can channel your skills towards causes that you and the Zebra community care about, locally, and globally.
Together, we've only begun to define the edge of what's possible—for our people, our customers, and the world.

The Director Counsel will provide general legal support to Zebra in several legal specialization areas, including securities, corporate governance, executive compensation, and others. This role will exercise initiative to solve complex issues, demonstrate strong leadership behaviors and provide counsel based
on principles of appropriate risk management rather than risk avoidance. The Director Counsel will be responsible for delivering effective, timely, and practical actionable advice to business leaders on key legal issues while balancing legal and business needs/concerns. This role will be responsible for utilizing outstanding analytical, technical, writing and communication skills while also demonstrating the ability to work under pressure with aggressive deadlines in a dynamic, high-performing, and results driven environment. 

*This position will be located in our Lincolshire, IL office*

  • Provides advice and counsel on legal aspects of SEC filings and draft and provide comments on securities disclosures, including Annual/Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K/Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, Section 16 Filings (Forms 3/4/5) and registration statements, financial and other
    communications, including earnings releases and investor presentations, and treasury and capital raising transactions
  • Oversees and manages the drafting of the Proxy Statement and related materials for Company annual shareholder meeting
  • Monitors and ensures Company compliance with governance-related requirements under SEC rules and regulations and NASDAQ listing standards
  • Oversees the implementation of Zebra’s policies and procedures regarding Zebra securities, including insider trading policies and related matters
  • Advises on relevant corporate governance, investor relations, and other public company policies and processes, and support Zebra’s stockholder engagement program
  • Monitors and reports on corporate governance trends, proxy advisor and investor policies, and regulatory and legislative initiatives for impacts on Zebra
  • Assists in the preparation of Zebra’s ESG disclosures and related reports
  • Assists with matters related to meetings of the Board of Directors and Board Committees, including preparation of meeting materials, resolutions, and relevant research
  • Provides advice and counsel on executive compensation matters
  • Frequent independent contact with all levels of Zebra team members, including, but not limited to Executive Leadership, other attorneys in the Legal Department, Tax, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Information Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, Human Resources and various shared services groups


Minimum Qualifications:

  • D. from an accredited law school required. 
  • 15+ years of experience, either in-house or with a law firm, including specialized legal experience in securities and governance. (SEC Filings/Periodic Filings)
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and the ability to work well in an environment where coordination and teamwork with legal and business associates is a priority.
  • Ability to influence executives & managers who do not report directly to you; Strong business acumen.
  • Business process improvement experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead and thrive in a globally matrixed environment.
  • Strategic planning and visioning with ability to drive execution.


Equivalency: We will consider candidates that have 10+ years of specialized legal experience in securities and governance who have a proven track record of providing support in mid to large sized organizations.

Licenses, Certifications or Special Qualifications

  • During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice


Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability and protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Zebra is a federal contractor and is committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace. As a result, all U.S. based employees are subject to the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy and Procedure.

Zebra Total Rewards includes more than just pay and is structured to meet the needs of our changing global business and evolving talent. We are committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is comprehensive and competitive – including healthcare, wellness, inclusion networks, and continued learning and development offerings. We offer community service days, in addition to the traditional insurances, compensation, parental leave, employee assistance program and paid time off offerings depending on the country where you work.


Salary: USD 170400.00 - USD 255600.00 Yearly

Salary offered will vary depending on your location, job-related skills, knowledge, and experience.
Additionally, all Zebra roles are eligible for cash incentive programs. For example, sales roles have additional opportunity to earn substantial variable compensation tied to quota achievement. In most other roles, the Zebra annual cash incentive program links Company and individual performance together. Some roles may also be eligible for long-term incentive equity awards.

To protect candidates from falling victim to online fraudulent activity involving fake job postings and employment offers, please be aware our recruiters will always connect with you via email accounts. Applications are only accepted through our applicant tracking system and only accept personal identifying information through that system. Our Talent Acquisition team will not ask for you to provide personal identifying information via e-mail or outside of the system. You can always verify the validity of a job posting or recruiter interaction by contacting us at If you are a victim of identity theft contact your local police department.
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