Brown-Forman Managing Attorney, Assistant Corporate Secretary in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Managing Attorney will assist General Counsel with corporate governance and securities law compliance, and with legal support of the Company’s corporate finance and compensation functions.


  • Advise on all aspects of corporate governance and SEC 1934 Act compliance, including Board of Directors and stockholder matters, Proxy Statement, Section 16 reporting and compliance, 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other SEC filings, compliance with NYSE listing standards

  • Assist with CEO and CFO quarterly certification process, decision making on public disclosure, Regulation FD compliance

  • Provide legal support to Corporate Development function – evaluate, structure and execute on acquisition and disposition transactions

  • Provide legal support to Corporate Finance function, including Tax and Treasury

  • Compensation - advise on legal and regulatory matters related to executive compensation and equity incentive plans

  • International corporate subsidiary governance

  • General contract review, drafting and negotiation

  • Manage and develop Senior Attorney and Corporate Paralegal.


  • JD from an accredited U.S. law school

  • At least 5 years legal experience in a private law firm and/or corporate legal department


  • In-house experience at publicly-listed company

  • Experience with international M&A or corporate finance transactions

Key Internal Contacts:

  • EVP, General Counsel & Secretary

  • EVP, Chief Financial Officer

  • SVP, Chief Accounting Officer

  • VP, Head of Corporate Development

  • SVP, Director Global Tax and Enterprise Risk Management

  • VP, Director Internal Rewards and HR Strategy

  • VP, Assistant Treasurer

  • CEO

  • Chairman of the Board

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee

  • VP, Director Investor Relations and Community Relations

  • VP, Director Global Compensation & Fleet

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives

  • Collegial, positive attitude; self-starter

  • Superior academic record and legal education

  • Highest quality writing and documentation skills, including communicating complex legal issues to non-lawyers

  • Ability to develop innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives

  • Collegial, positive attitude; self-starter

  • Project management experience; ability to supervise and manage outside counsel relationships

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills

  • Working knowledge of SEC and NYSE regulatory compliance, including corporate governance and public reporting requirements

  • Working knowledge of Delaware corporate law

  • Transactional experience – M&A, corporate finance, or commercial

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About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Corporate

City: Louisville

State: KY

Country: United States

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 4214BR