Sr Vice President & Asst General Counsel - Corp

Univision New York, NY

About the Job

This executive-level role: (1) leads Univision's legal practice with respect to mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments; (2) ensures the company's compliance with its formation documents, including with respect to Board of Directors functions, shareholder approvals, and related party transactions; and (3) manages the company's compliance with its public debt covenants. The role requires an attorney with exemplary legal expertise in strategic transactions and corporate functions, as well as a demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams in achieving business goals. This attorney must be fluent in Spanish, and experience with both public companies and media spaces (e.g., content streaming, app platforms, device manufacturers) is highly desired.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead Univision's mergers, acquisitions, and investments practice, including negotiating and drafting (or overseeing the drafting of) term sheets and definitive deal documents
  • Manage Univision's diligence and disclosure processes, both with respect to the company's acquisitions and potential new investments in the company
  • Ensure Univision's compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and covenants with respect to its public debt, including advising on disclosures and investor relations
  • Ensure Univision's compliance with its corporate obligations and applicable regulations, such as Board of Directors functions, shareholder approvals, related party transactions, and employee compensation programs
  • Work cooperatively and productively with Univision's finance team, business development team, and other company personnel to ensure efficient, effective deal structures and compliant disclosures
  • Lead a small in-house team of other legal professionals and lead cross-functional teams of in-house and outside attorneys, advisors, and businesspeople
  • Maintain an investment playbook to guide company personnel and advisors in mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments and a brief instructional sheet on required Board of Directors, shareholder, and related party approvals for use by company personnel
  • Manage the onboarding and billing processes for Univision's outside counsel
  • Remain current in evolving legal standards and business structures regarding the foregoing responsibilities

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Current license to practice law in at least one state; eligible to practice in Florida
  • 15+ years of corporate and strategic transaction experience, including leading cross-functional teams in closing deals on accelerated timelines
  • 15+ years of corporate experience, including working with large-company governance, disclosure and approval processes, and public financing regulations
  • Excellent, versatile negotiation skills
  • Excellent drafting skills with respect to a wide variety of legal documents and disclosures
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team in a fast-based environment
  • Significant experience working with C-suite level executives and boards of directors
  • Fluent in Spanish

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Significant experience in the media space (streaming, television, radio), including a working knowledge of applicable broadcast regulations as they relate to strategic transactions
  • A working knowledge of real estate, licensing, tax, and antitrust laws
  • Significant experience with strategic transactions in Latin America
  • Highly collaborative individual with ability to influence others and build strong professional relationships
  • Strong ability to navigate through barriers to drive successful initiatives throughout the business
  • Deep experience managing high-stakes issues in a professional, assertive, and proactive manner
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle sometimes heavy workloads across multiple, cross-functional projects

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be willing to work from office in New York, NY or Miami, FL
  • Employment/education will be verified
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis