Kellogg Counsel – Securities, Governance & Transactions in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Grow with us as you provide leadership and guidance on securities law, corporate governance and commercial transactions. What an opportunity to have an important impact! Your skills and perspectives are valued here. Kellogg Company is the place where we each can achieve more for ourselves, with a boundless career that shapes the future; where success is free to flourish in a world of opportunities. As a team, we each play a part growing our company and careers every day.

This position will serve as a functional expert for SEC, NYSE and governance matters. In addition, this position will provide advice and legal counsel on an as needed basis as a business unit/functional lawyer on commercial and strategic transactions. This role reports to a Vice President, Chief Counsel and is located in our Global Corporate Headquarters, Battle Creek, MI.


Lead with us:

  • Assisting in the preparation and filing of the company’s SEC filings, including periodic reports, current reports and registration statements.

  • Leading the drafting and filing of the company’s annual proxy statement, including the CD&A, and managing shareowner and management proposals.

  • Assisting in the preparation for the company’s annual stockholder meeting.

  • Advising on insider trading programs and policies, including ensuring compliance with all Section 16 requirements for the company’s affiliates.

  • Ensuring the company’s compliance with NYSE listing standards.

Collaborate with us:

  • Assisting the Office of the Corporate Secretary to monitor and implement governance practices for the company and managing the company’s shareowner outreach program.

  • Assisting the Office of the Corporate Secretary with the preparation of materials required for meetings of the Board of Directors and its Committees.

  • Drafting minutes for meetings of the Board of Directors and its Committees.

  • Structuring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements,

  • Providing timely and efficient commercial legal guidance on a broad range of business topics including general corporate matters, antitrust, intellectual property, commercial law, trade, UCC provisions, dispute resolution, commercial liability and risk assessment.



  • Juris Doctorate and a license to practice law

  • Extensive experience in SEC, governance and/or corporate/general business law experience

  • Experience working with a publicly-traded company as a client or internal counsel

  • Good business sense broad business background with demonstrated ability to work with business teams

  • Past experiences that demonstrate the ability to successfully, creatively and timely handle multiple legal matters in various legal areas

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and analyze complex legal matters, to concisely summarize significant legal concerns and to communicate those concerns effectively to business people

  • Direct experience with assessing the level of legal and business risk in developing and communicating alternatives

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills


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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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

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 for English or this Link for Spanish.

GROW With Us.

Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Counsel – Securities, Governance & Transactions

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: LEG000140

Job Function: Legal and Compliance

Job Type: Executive

Closing Date: Jul 21, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes