• Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    TENETDallas, TX 75201

    Job #1183439994

  • FUNCTIONAL EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

    At the direction of the Executive Vice President and General Counsel, the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary has responsibility for advising the company regarding:

    • Federal securities law matters, including the preparation and review of annual and periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and compliance with the rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange.
    • Note: An important role for this position is the preparation of the company?s proxy statement and advising the company on compliance with executive compensation disclosure matters and the corporate governance policies of ISS, Glass Lewis and major institutional holders.
    • Corporate financings, including the preparation and review of offering and transaction documents for corporate debt and equity transactions, and advising Tenet?s treasury and business unit teams on compliance with corporate debt covenants. Assist with debt offerings, tender offers, restructurings, credit facilities, guarantor management and covenant compliance/analysis; assist with Tenet?s capital leasing program and other miscellaneous corporate treasury matters.
    • Securities: Assist with Form 10-K/10-Q/8-K/proxy statement drafting and review; prepare Section 16 filings; interact with the NYSE.
    • Merger and acquisition transactions of Tenet and its subsidiaries, joint venture arrangements, corporate restructurings, and the negotiation and preparation of complex commercial contracts. Draft and review LOIs, confidentiality agreements and term sheets for potential acquisitions, JVs, divestitures or other M&A deals; manage diligence, schedules and closings. The role also may include interaction with transactions relating to Tenet?s revenue cycle management (Conifer) and ambulatory care (USPI) business units.
    • Board of Directors/Governance: Assist with the preparation of board or committee meeting materials, particularly those focused on corporate governance or executive compensation topics. The role may also include general subsidiary maintenance and governance work in a complex corporate structure. The preparation for, and conduct of, meetings of the Tenet Board of Directors and its Committees, including the review of Board and Committee presentation materials, the preparation of agendas and meeting minutes, and compliance with Board and Committee charters.
    • Contracts: Participate in occasional work relating to significant corporate contracts, such as Tenet?s group purchasing organization or sourcing agreements, treasury documents, or major operations contracts.
    • Other complex legal matters that require original and creative legal initiatives.
    • Questions may often involve financial, organizational and other areas requiring extensive knowledge of the company and the ability to undertake prompt research and comprehensive analysis.
    Qualifications:

    CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE, ATTRIBUTES AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

    • Minimum of six to twelve years of experience at a major law firm and/or publicly traded S&P 500 company, with a background in corporate, securities, finance and mergers and acquisitions.
    • Demonstrated experience working on a variety of corporate matters, as well as experience in drafting and reviewing public company filings for compliance with SEC and NYSE rules and regulations.
    • Excellent project management skills are required in light of the need for this candidate to work on multiple projects under tight time deadlines.
    • Ability to quickly grasp business issues and objectives and provide practical, innovative, and creative solutions to legal and other challenges with good judgment in providing appropriately risk-balanced advice and guidance.
    • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team of lawyers, accountants, and other personnel, including members of executive management and individuals specializing in investor relations, communications, treasury and tax matters.
    • Market-oriented perspective, ability to identify best practices in other companies, highly adaptable to evolving corporate, industry and law department dynamics, demonstrated ability to drive innovation and change.

    Professional and Personal Attributes

    • Outstanding communicator, able to concisely articulate complex legal and business matters in PowerPoint or other client-friendly media; well-developed drafting and editing skills to produce readable, plain-English corporate disclosure. Possess excellent interpersonal, coupled with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization.
    • The candidate must also be comfortable working within a complex cross-matrix reporting structure and be able to communicate effectively inside and outside of the Legal Department.
    • Excellent problem solving skills and a pragmatic approach to resolving complex legal issues are required.
    • A team player, who is cooperative, encourages collaboration and builds understanding; who easily gains trust and support of superiors and colleagues; who can find common ground and solve problems; and who owns his or her projects and commitments.
    • Must be self-motivated, organized, a team player and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.
    • This position will involve the handling of highly sensitive and confidential matters in a highly regulated and competitive industry.
    • An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices. Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership, medical staff, and the Board.

    Education/Certifications
    Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA Accredited Law School is required and fully qualified to practice in the State of Texas.

    Compensation
    A competitive compensation program will be tailored to the selected candidate. Base salary will be supplemented by a performance bonus and comprehensive, well-rounded benefits program, which includes relocation assistance.

    Travel
    Approximately 10 percent.

    Job:

    Executive Search

    Primary Location:

    Dallas, Texas

    Facility:

    979-Dallas, Texas

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