McDonald's SENIOR COUNSEL in Oak Brook, Illinois


Job Description:

McDonald’s Corporate Legal department is seeking an attorney to assist with corporate governance matters, securities issues, including financing transactions, and general corporate law issues. This is a fiduciary role that ensures that the Company complies with relevant laws and rules and also monitors trends in the Company’s business performance, regulatory requirements and governance and disclosure practices among peer companies and counsels clients accordingly. The individual in this role is expected to work closely with clients (including senior level roles) to understand their needs and help them meet business goals.

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United States

EOE Statement:

McDonald’s Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • JD degree and admitted to practice in the U.S.

  • 7+ years of experience in the field

  • Thorough understanding of SEC rules

  • Knowledge of the NYSE listing standards and reporting requirements

  • Strong analytical and writing skills

  • Ability to work with and lead cross-functional teams

  • Working knowledge of voting policies or guidelines for institutional shareholder and proxy advisory firms

  • Ability to communicate complex issues effectively to senior level business leaders and members of the Board

  • Working knowledge of financial statements






  • Provide broad support to the Corporate Secretary’s office related to:-Board and Committee meetings and materials-Governance policies and practices-Shareholder and stakeholder engagement-Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

  • Advise on corporate debt offerings and the share repurchase program

  • Advise on SEC reporting, including certain aspects of Forms 10-K/Q, 8-K, and proxy statement

  • Advise on executive compensation matters, including equity and cash incentive plans

  • Advise on Delaware law issues, including issues related to the by-laws or charter

  • Provide legal support for ad-hoc projects for various departments, including treasury, investor relations, accounting

Job Title:

Senior Counsel-Corporate Governance and Securities


Oak Brook