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Senior Counsel, Corporate / Securities / M&A

El Segundo, California

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Posting Title Senior Counsel, Corporate / Securities / M&A Requisition Number 211993 Company Mattel HQ, Inc. Location El Segundo, California Address 333 Continental Blvd Zip Code 90245 Job Category Legal

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.

The Team:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Law Department, where we embrace Mattel’s values and goals by providing thoughtful and timely advice to all Mattel business functions around the world.  We strive to find creative, practical solutions that prudently manage risk and contribute to Mattel’s success, and we practice law in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and ethics.


The Opportunity: 

We are looking for a Senior Counsel-level position within the Corporate/Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions Group.  As part of the group, you will be a key contributor to an active practice that assists the Company with achieving significant objectives by providing high-quality legal support in all areas of corporate and securities law, and mergers & acquisitions.

What Your Impact Will Be: 

  • Corporate governance matters (e.g., research/analysis of various corporate governance matters, Board and Committee support, including the preparation and/or review of Board and Committee materials including drafting minutes, and assisting with Board and Committee meeting planning, etc.)
  • Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments, including executing against all stages of such transactions (e.g., organizing diligence, effectively negotiating transactional documentation, assisting with integration, etc.)
  • Finance (e.g., credit facilities, public and private securities offerings, debt compliance, securitization facilities)
  • ’33 and ‘34 Act compliance (e.g., addressing matters/documents related to public securities offerings, and the preparation/review of 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 14As, 8-Ks, S-3s, S-8s, etc.)
  • State corporate law and stock exchange listing compliance
  • Contract drafting, review and negotiation (e.g., non-disclosure agreements, master services agreements, engagement letters, etc.)
  • Supporting various headquarter functions (e.g., Treasury, Investor Relations, Financial Reporting, Internal Audit, etc.) on corporate/securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional matters

What We’re Looking For: 

  • Juris Doctor degree with strong academic history from an ABA-accredited law school required; top 50 law school strongly preferred
  • At least 5+ years of experience as corporate/securities/mergers & acquisitions at a national or global law firm
  • Prior in-house, public company legal experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate legal and compliance issues verbally and in writing in a clear and understandable manner to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and focus on critical priorities independently
  • Excellent judgment and professional maturity, including strong executive presence
  • Must be both a capable leader and individual contributor, as well as an effective partner to the business
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and track record of effectively completing multi-task, multi-deadline, cross-functional projects, on time and on budget
  • Highly organized; meticulous; team-oriented attitude
  • Strong work ethic and ability to produce high-quality work under deadline pressure
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence through strong interpersonal skills and effective collaboration

What It’s Like to Work Here:

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:

  • We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
  • We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Who We Are:

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

AA/EEO and Accessibility Commitment

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Mattel aims to make its Careers website accessible. It is Mattel’s Policy to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities as required by law. If you’re interested in applying for employment with Mattel, and need assistance with this online system at any point during the application, screening or selection process, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: TalentAcquisition@mattel.com. It is Mattel's Policy to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, social origin, age, marital status, veteran and protected veteran status, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Mattel has also developed an Affirmative Action Program in compliance with federal regulations and to enhance Mattel's objectives of equal access to opportunities at all levels of employment.