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Date:  Jun 6, 2022
Job Req ID:  8718
Category:  Legal
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL

Title:  Corporate Counsel - Mergers and Acquisitions


As Corporate Counsel at Kellogg’s, you will be a subject matter expert that provides advice and legal counsel on securities laws, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital activities, as well as tax and treasury projects for the company.   This role can be based out of Battle Creek, MI, or Chicago, IL, and reports to the Vice President, Chief Counsel – Global Transactions and Governance.




  • Mergers & Acquisitions / Venture Capital – You will partner with Corporate Development in the assessment and execution of potential acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and joint ventures globally, inclusive of providing legal and strategic advice.  And, you’ll find creative solutions to achieve strategic and financial deal objectivesYou will also be partnering with our corporate venture capital team by providing legal and strategic advice and executing investment transactions.  Our success is shaped by you.


  • Securities Laws & Corporate Governance – You will lead the drafting and filling of the company’s annual proxy statement including the CD&A and manage shareowner and management proposals.  Along the way, you’ll assist in the preparation and filing of the company’s SEC filings, including periodic reports, current reports, and registration statements.  Additionally, you’ll partner with our Corporate Secretary with the review and preparation of materials required for meetings of the Board of Directors and its Committees and assist in the preparation for the company’s annual shareholder meeting.  And, you’ll advise on insider trading programs and policies, provide advice on disclosure matters, and ensure the company’s compliance with NYSE listing standards, and monitor and implement governance practices for Kellogg’s. 


  • Tax & Treasury – You will provide Counsel support to assist Tax and Treasury teams by providing legal and strategic advice, and execution of global tax and treasury transactions, including capital markets transactions





    • Juris Doctorate and Licensed attorney
    • 5+ years of related legal experience in securities law, corporate governance, and M&A
    • Business background with demonstrated ability to work with business teams
    • Proven ability to successfully, creatively, and timely handle multiple legal matters in various legal areas
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and analyze complex legal matters
    • Demonstrated ability to draft clear and concise language in disclosure documents and contracts
    • In-depth knowledge of a variety of legal issues, including securities law, corporate governance, NYSE rules, and contract law
    • Understand negotiation techniques; be an effective negotiator
    • Communicate information, ideas, and issues to commercial partners in an articulate, persuasive, succinct, timely, and commercial-friendly manner
    • Understand current and emerging substantive legal issues



It’s best to apply today because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on the links below: 




Kellogg’s has launched a new global hybrid work approach called Locate for Your Day (LFYD).  In partnership with their manager, LFYD empowers our eligible US office-based employees to choose where to work each day.  Built on trust, you and your manager will decide how LFYD works best for you and your team.  This new flexibility is designed to drive culture and performance.  Our recruiting team can fill you in on the exact details for this position. 


The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.


Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link.


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