Sr. Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Law (Remote)

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Job Description

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Position Summary:

The Senior Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Law is a leading role in Elancos global legal organization, working with our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and other senior leaders to help ensure compliance with SEC and NYSE rules and regulations, oversee and manage legal aspects of our capital markets activities, and negotiate and execute complex business transactions. This role will report directly to Elancos Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary and Head of Business Development Legal and will be a key member of both the corporate law and global business development teams.


Securities and Corporate Governance

  • Provide legal advice related to SEC and NYSE compliance matters, including disclosure, accounting, and financial reporting.

  • Advise on current and merging corporate governance trends and strategies related to engaging with institutional investors, proxy advisory firms, and other internal and external stakeholders on corporate governance matters, policies, and practices.

  • Actively participate in the drafting and finalization of all SEC filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, proxy statements.

  • Work with executive leadership to successfully execute meetings of Elancos Board of Directors and stockholders, including preparing agendas, reviewing presentations and other materials, and related matters.

  • Advise on internal and external communications, such as press releases and analyst presentations, including with respect to compliance with Regulation FD and other securities laws and regulations.

  • Administer Elancos Insider Trading program, including oversight of relevant policies and procedures, management of the pre-clearance process, and related training.

Capital Markets

  • Primary responsibility for internal legal advice and compliance with respect to Elancos treasury and debt and equity financing matters, including securities offerings, credit facilities, commercial paper programs, intercompany transactions, government incentive agreements, and related matters.

  • Assist treasury and other finance leaders with helping to ensure compliance with debt covenants, including transaction review and quarterly certification processes.

Business Development

  • Work with business development leadership and other partners to successfully execute asset divestitures, strategic partnerships and other corporate transactions on a worldwide basis, ensuring transactions are consistent with business strategies and reflect appropriate legal risk positions.

  • As a critical member of a cross-functional deal team, lead the conduct of legal due diligence, develop and negotiate key deal terms, draft asset purchase and other agreements of varying complexity, ensure compliance with regulatory and other requirements, and manage post-closing integration and other activities.

  • Leverage thought leadership and external networks to conduct training and other professional development activities for Elancos global legal and business development organizations, ensuring continued understanding of material developments related to corporate and transactional law.


  • Assist with the selection and engagement of outside counsel to provide critical support on complex legal, regulatory, and business issues.

  • Function as a senior legal leader and point of contact on legal matters related to areas of legal specialty, being accountable for delivering accurate, timely, and comprehensive legal advice.

  • Collaborate with and create business solutions with other members of both legal and business teams to mitigate risk to Elanco, optimize service levels, and minimize the utilization of outside counsel where practicable.

  • Leverage legal expertise and business acumen to support Elanco in achieving its objectives.

  • Identify process improvements available to the business and ensure continuous improvement across the corporate law and global legal teams, the business development organization, and anywhere else relevant within Elanco.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and at least five (5) years of corporate law experience within a large, global corporation or major law firm

  • Solid corporate law generalist, with significant experience drafting, negotiating, and successfully executing corporate transactions; experience working with public company matters, including engagement with Boards of Directors and executive-level management; and expertized knowledge of evolving governance and disclosure best practices and with relevant policy positions of proxy advisory firms.

  • Required licensure to practice law within at least one state.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco Animal Health does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position.

Additional Skills and Preferences:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform successfully in cross-functional teams by breaking down silos, ensuring consistent information flow, building trust, and developing strong relationships in service to achieving Elancos goals.

  • Be able to handle multiple projects in fast-paced environment and exercise sound legal judgment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, strategic thinking, communication, and organizational skills.

  • Proactive, positive leadership style that thinks holistically and addresses issues before they arise.

  • Familiarity with the animal health or crop science industry or prior experience in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotech or medical devices.


  • This role can be located anywhere in the US with ability to travel to Elancos corporate headquarters in Greenfield, IN, as needed.


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status