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Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Securities and Capital Markets

$194,300- $236,000/ year
Posted Jun 29
Full Time
Atlanta, Georgia

The Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Securities and Capital Markets will work on various legal and securities matters as a part of the Office of the Secretary. The ideal candidate will have approximately 5-10 years of corporate securities experience in private practice or at a publicly-traded company and a strong financial background. All candidates must possess strong expertise on the ’33 and ’34 Act and New York Stock Exchange regulations. The candidate must be detail oriented and have the ability to exercise judgment. The ideal candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients at all levels of the organization, as well as with external stakeholders, and be able to work independently in a fast paced environment.

What You’ll Do for Us: 

  • Advise on compliance matters under SEC rules and regulations, NYSE listing standards, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and other corporate governance rules and regulations

  • Review and/or prepare all SEC and foreign securities filings, including proxy statement,  Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K, Section 16 and Form 11-K filings

  • Advise on disclosure matters, including press releases, earnings materials, investor presentations and other external communications

  • Assist with corporate secretarial functions, including preparation and review of Board and Committee materials

  • Prepare and periodically update corporate governance and related policies

  • Support on review and counsel of ESG matters

  • Assist Director of Corporate Governance with investor outreach

  • Advise and assist with the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareowners

  • Monitor insider trading policy compliance

  • Advise management on executive compensation issues and matters related to the Company’s equity compensation plans

  • Assist in the maintenance of corporate books and records, including subsidiary management

  • Keep current on SEC and NYSE rules and regulations

  • Support Public Affairs, Human Resources, Investor Relations and Treasury Functions on compliance related matters 

  • Collaborate effectively with other specialists, internal lawyers and other functions on corporate governance and compliance matters

Qualifications & Requirements:  

Education:  Juris Doctor degree with strong academic credentials

Related Work Experience

  • At least 5 years relevant work experience at a major law firm or in-house legal department for a publicly-traded company

  • Corporate securities experience in private practice or at a publicly-traded company

  • Strong financial background.

  • Must possess strong expertise on the ’33 and ’34 Act and New York Stock Exchange regulations

Functional Skills:

  • Securities Governance and Compliance:  Prepare filings to comply with US securities laws and exchange regulations and related documents; provide advice and support to the business to ensure compliance with US securities laws; interpret and monitor existing and proposed US securities legislation, regulations, case law and guidance; participate in strategic decisions regarding US securities law compliance, including the drafting of internal policies and guidelines and preparation of filings and disclosures.

  • Proxy Statement:  ensure compliance around all corporate and director matters, including writing and producing the annual proxy statement; tracking SEC developments on proxy reporting.

  • Governance and Compliance:  Drive and promote an ethical culture and ensure compliance and governance standards are followed; administer compliance with regulatory and policy requirements

  • Participate in preparing RFAs:  participate in preparing internal Requests for Approvals as required by relevant corporate governance documents.

Position Details:

Hybrid work schedule – 3 days per week in person and 2 days virtual

Individual contributor role – no direct reports

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

What We Can Do for You:

  • Iconic & Innovative Brands: Our portfolio represents over 200 products with some of the most popular brands in the world, including Coca-Cola, Costa Coffee, Innocent, Fairlife & Topo Chico.

  • Commitment to Diversity: We are paving the way to create change in the industry and our leadership is committed to diversity, inclusion and belonging.

  • Agile Work Environment: We embrace agile, with leadership that believes in removing barriers, so you are empowered to innovate and discover new solutions to complex problems.



Securities Laws; Corporate Governance; SEC Audits; U.S. SEC Filings; Securities Finance


Pay Range:
$194,300 – $236,000

Base pay offered may vary depending on geography, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position, is offered.

Annual Incentive Reference Value Percentage:

Annual Incentive reference value is a market-based competitive value for your role. It falls in the middle of the range for your role, indicating performance at target.


Our Purpose and Growth Culture:

We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.