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Corporate Counsel, Securities & Corporate Governance (Hybrid or Remote)

Medina, MN
Posted on Sep 2, 2022 Full time R13964
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

Job Summary:

Researches and advises management on corporate governance and securities matters.  Assists with preparing SEC filings.  Analyzes and provides advice on treasury, tax and executive compensation & benefits matters. Identifies and manages risks to the business and serves as trusted advisor and business partner providing advice on a broad range of legal and strategic matters. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership and managerial courage, emotional strength and maturity, and excellent business partnership and relationship-building skills. This person is also expected to play an important role on a high performing legal team, maintaining accountability and being a part of a positive, open and responsive team. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Corporate Governance & Securities
    • Prepare, review and advise on public disclosures, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and proxy statement
    • Advise on disclosure matters, including press releases, earnings materials, investor presentations, and other external communications
    • Assist with the preparation and planning for the annual shareholder meeting and shareholder engagements
    • Manage corporate compliance with SEC, NYSE and other legal requirements, including Section 16 matters, NYSE Listed Company Manual compliance requirements, Reg FD, and insider trading policy
    • Research and advise on emerging public company corporate governance and disclosure trends and issues, including ESG matters
    • Assist with preparation of Board and committee materials
    • Provide legal support and counsel to finance and treasury functions that may include banking and credit agreements, capital markets transactions, bond indentures, inter-company cash management and other finance matters; negotiate, draft, review and advise on related documentation
    • Assist with subsidiary entity management
  • Executive Compensation and Benefits
    • Provide legal advice related to executive compensation disclosures in SEC filings and SEC-filed ownership reports
    • Assist in managing equity incentive plans and operations
    • Oversee compliance with ownership and retention guidelines
  • Other Duties
    • Manage outside counsel assisting with foregoing matters
    • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Knowledge:

  • 5+ years of experience with SEC reporting and securities laws at a nationally recognized law firm and/or public corporation
  • Detailed understanding of public company disclosure and reporting requirements as well as experience in a broad range of securities and financial transactions
  • Knowledge of corporate governance standards and trends
  • Familiarity with equity and executive compensation plans
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Active license to practice law
  • Demonstrates managerial and leadership courage with a poised, credible, and confident demeanor that reassures others and commands respect; convey an image that is consistent with the organization's vision and values
  • Clear and concise communication skills to effectively collaborate with internal and external partners
  • High emotional intelligence that shows emotional strength and maturity
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple priorities & meet short deadlines, and work in a very fast-paced environment
  • Strategic and innovative thinker - Ability to develop a clear vision and strategy consistent with Polaris’s mission and best practices 
  • Able to effectively manage projects and make quick, innovative decisions to resolve problems; results oriented and able to roll-up sleeves in order to accomplish necessary tasks
  • Ability to master new areas of legal subject matter

Working Conditions:

  • Flexible or remote
  • Potential for travel




We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2021 sales of $8.2 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.