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Senior Counsel - Corporate

Posted Jan 25
Full Time
HybridChicago, Illinois

Job Description

Aon, a professional services company, is seeking an experienced, collaborative Senior Counsel to support the Corporate Law functions, including M&A and strategic transactions, securities and capital markets, treasury, and tax!  This role reports to the Associate General Counsel – Corporate & Securities and is based in Aon’s Chicago or New York City office. This is a hybrid role with the flexibility to work both virtually and from the office.

Aon is in the business of better decisions.

At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world. As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, team with varied strengths, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.

What the day will look like:

Provide legal support on corporate/strategic transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, and other investments, including due diligence process, as needed.


Advise on intercompany transactions and projects, including legal entity rationalization, internal reorganizations, transfer pricing; partner with Tax, Treasury and Controllership to structure and implement intercompany transactions.


Work closely with corporate secretarial team to coordinate management of subsidiaries and other corporate secretary functions for US subsidiaries.


Provide legal support for Treasury function, including execution of global cash management, liquidity, and capital deployment strategies; share repurchases; dividends and other Treasury operations.

Provide securities law advice and compliance guidance to Investor Relations, communications and external reporting including earnings releases, SEC filings, investor materials and management presentations.


This role may provide support on corporate governance and other special projects, including:

Aon plc Board of Directors and its committees

  • ESG disclosure obligations
  • M&A integrations
  • Capital markets transactions.


Skills and experience that will lead to success:

  • A proven ability of 5 years of experience in M&A, general corporate and corporate finance. (Filing 10-K, 10-Q, etc.)
  • At least 3 years’ large law firm experience preferred.
  • Experience building collaborative Relationships: Builds relationships based on trust and respect. Promotes the inclusion of diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve results.
  • Excellence in Execution! Proactively seeks ways to improve professional and organizational efficiency to meet current and future business needs. Learns equally from successes and failures.
  • Excellent analytical skills and versatility in solving and handling legal issues.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize workload and competing priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proven organization, facilitation, drafting, communication, and presentation skills to a wide spectrum of audiences.
  • Excellent business and legal judgment.
  • Ability to exercise the highest ethical standards and prudent, risk-based business decision making.
  • Ability to understand sophisticated legal requirements and build effective solutions.
  • Licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one State.
  • Strong legal and analytical skills with a creative mind set and a demonstrated ability to work on time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to gather facts from various sources and take initiative to get information that is not provided.
  • Qualities such as integrity, professionalism, leadership, judgment, initiative, follow-through, strong work ethic, reliability, critical thinking, ability to implement flawlessly, ability to work independently, relationship skills and respect for others.
  • Confidence in decision-making and the ability to make good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, experience, and judgment.
  • Comfort with a high degree of responsibility and motivation to proactively lead project work.
  • Ability to successfully collaborate and partner with other in-house attorneys.

The salary range for this position is $180k to $210k annually. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s education, experience, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. The salary may also be adjusted based on applicant’s geographic location. This position is eligible to participate in one of Aon’s annual incentive plans. The amount of the incentive varies and is subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable incentive plan.

How we support our colleagues

Aon offers a comprehensive package of benefits for full-time and regular part-time colleagues, including, but not limited to: a 401(k) savings plan with employer contributions; an employee stock purchase plan; consideration for long-term incentive awards at Aon’s discretion; medical, dental and vision insurance, various types of leaves of absence, paid time off, including 12 paid holidays throughout the calendar year, 15 days of paid vacation per year, paid sick leave as provided under state and local paid sick leave laws, short-term disability and optional long-term disability, health savings account, health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts, employee and dependent life insurance and supplemental life and AD&D insurance; optional personal insurance policies, adoption assistance, tuition assistance, commuter benefits, and an employee assistance program that includes free counseling sessions. Eligibility for benefits is governed by the applicable plan documents and policies.


In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging our colleagues to take time to focus on yourself. We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!


Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips colleagues to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.


Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves.


Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status. Aon is committed to a team with varied strengths and is an affirmative action employer. People with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.


We provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable law. Please contact us to request an accommodation on


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.




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