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Non Employee Legal Secondee Corp Gov & Securities at Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to management and/or to managing attorneys of Peabody Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries (“Peabody”) on a range of legal matters, with primary focus on SEC and corporate governance, executive compensation and compliance with corporate and securities laws and regulations.

  • Provide legal services to Peabody management and/or managing attorneys in a manner consistent with the policies and practices of the Peabody Law Department

  • Monitor corporate governance and developments, as well as monitoring compliance with NYSE and/or other listing requirements as they relate to governance practices and related disclosures (equity plan approvals and notifications, press release policies, etc.)

  • Prepare and support other functions in the preparation of reports filed with the SEC and other regulatory agencies and of the proxy statement

  • Support company governance practices, including public company board, committee and shareholder meetings

  • Manage governance for Peabody’s domestic and international subsidiaries

  • Provide legal advice to Peabody management regarding executive compensation issues

  • Identify applicable domestic and international laws and regulations and provide interpretations and advice regarding the impact and requirements thereof on company compliance with securities and governances laws, regulations and best practices

  • Provide advice and counsel to management regarding implications of proposed business transactions and decisions on company compliance with securities and governances laws, regulations and best practices

  • Any other duties assigned by the EVP & CLO, Govt. Affairs and Corp. Secretary


  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor's degrees required

  • Must be licensed to practice law and be admitted to a state bar

  • Attorney with 8 to 10 years of experience in SEC and governance while practicing in the law department of a corporation or in a major law firm serving corporate clients. Prior in-house and international experiences are strongly preferred

  • Experience in pertinent practice areas – public company compliance and corporate governance, including corporate and securities law


  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and organization

  • Mature and professional team player with excellent interpersonal skills and strong business ethics and integrity

  • Capable of immediately assuming responsibility for a wide variety of work; self-starter

  • Capable of maintaining independence of judgment and advice while developing close relationships with business personnel. Functions well as a business partner to multiple businesses in a decentralized organization

  • The ability to deliver timely work product, set priorities among multiple projects and manage expectations with respect to deliverables and deadlines, focusing on client needs with a commitment to quality and service

  • Mining industry experience a plus but not required

  • Travel both domestic and international is possible up to 10%