At Franklin Templeton, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.
What is the Legal team responsible for?
The Franklin Templeton Investment Legal team provides practical legal advice and services to support the organization and operation of Franklin Templetons business globally.
What is the Attorney Compensation & Benefits responsible for?
Provide support on a wide variety of matters, including executive compensation, employee compensation plans, corporate and securities law. The attorney will report to a Senior Associate General Counsel and be based in San Mateo, California. The attorney will be a key partner to the compensation team and will be expected to collaborate with Human Resources, Stock Administration, Finance, Tax, Payroll and Benefits teams.
What are the ongoing responsibilities of the Attorney Compensation & Benefits?
Advise on executive and broad-based compensation plans and programs and related corporate governance matters, including with respect to mergers and acquisitions
Assist with the preparation of materials related to meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees, including the Compensation Committee
Prepare compensation disclosure items such as the CD&A and overall proxy statement
Advise the HR compensation team on issues related to employee stock plans and compensation programs generally
Research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft legal documents, gather relevant information using multiple sources and methods
Provide work guidance to paraprofessional and support staff
Draft plan amendments, summary plan descriptions, plan information statements, and equity award agreements
Monitor changing legislation and regulations affecting employee benefit plans to ensure documents for those plans are up to date with these changes and the plans are administered consistently
Provide advice and counsel to HR and business units on a wide range of benefit issues, company policy, practices and procedures
Assist with SEC and other regulatory filings, reporting and disclosure obligations, including Forms 8-K, 11-K, 10-Q and 10-K and state filings
Advise on proposed changes to company policies, practices and business operations
Preparation for annual meeting of stockholders and drafting of proxy statement
Administer related persons policy and procedures
Support breadth of Corporate Secretary work
Work on special projects and other duties as assigned
What ideal qualifications, skills & experience would help someone to be successful?
A juris doctorate and an active license to practice law in a U.S. state
Minimum 6 years securities or corporate law experience in a law firm or in-house legal department, with a focus on compensation and benefits
Superior academic credentials, exceptional references, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational abilities, and a commitment to excellence and integrity
Strong technical knowledge of relevant federal tax and securities laws (IRC, 33 and 34 Acts, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank) and general familiarity with applicable foreign laws related to employee stock plans in non-U.S. jurisdictions is preferable
Excellent judgment in the exercise of discretion and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information
Project management skills and the ability to manage a team and work through others to complete projects
Ability to interact with all levels of personnel and supervise/oversee the work of more junior colleagues
Computer skills used in or related to the tasks performed
Familiarity with investment adviser and/or investment company industry a plus
What makes Franklin Templeton unique?
In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewardsthe mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.
Highlights of our benefits include:
Three weeks paid time off the first year
Medical, dental and vision insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match on your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions, up to the IRS limits
Employee Stock Investment Program
Tuition Assistance Program
Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
Onsite fitness center and recreation center
We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.
We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people, and see what it means to say, I AM Franklin Templeton.
Franklin Templeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us at http: www.franklintempletonca… to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.
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