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VP, Corporate Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions

Company: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Classification:Corporate - Legal and ComplianceThe Mergers & Acquisitions group of the Law Department (Newark, NJ) is seeking an attorney with substantial expertise in merger, acquisition and disposition-related matters, both private and public in the financial services sector, especially insurance and asset management. The attorney would join a small team that coordinates the delivery of all legal services in connection with strategic acquisitions, dispositions and other corporate development transactions. The attorney would work closely with Prudential's Corporate Development Team as well as with a broad array of business and functional units across Prudential. A background in general corporate work is considered a significant plus.Expected Responsibilities:

  • Lead legal advisor on designated M&A transactions (e.g., acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures) at Prudential including:1. Advising business personnel (e.g., members of Corporate Development and senior business unit executives (who may not be familiar with M&A processes)) on legal and business issues in M&A transactions2. Regularly taking lead role in directly negotiating terms of M&A transactions and relevant agreements with counterparties3. Coordinating other Prudential LCBE and non-legal function with respect to M&A transactions, including tax, labor and employment, technology, intellectual property, litigation, benefits, real estate, government affairs, communications and other areas
  • Participating in the development of preliminary indications of interest in targets around the world
  • Providing upfront structuring advice with respect to contemplated acquisitions and dispositions
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of agreements, including, without limitation, investment banking and due diligence provider engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, definitive purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, transition services agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Providing advice with respect to assessing both legal risks and reputational risks arising out of contemplated transactions
  • Effectively managing and overseeing utilization of outside law firms to provide cost-effective legal services
  • Provide support, as needed, for other Legal and Compliance areas
  • Where appropriate, engage with regulators (together with governmental affairs) regarding M&A transactionsDesired Qualifications and Experience
    • At least six (6) years of legal experience, including training in a major national law firm
    • Previous in-house experience a plus
    • Substantial experience in merger and acquisition transactions
    • Experience with the insurance and financial services industry highly desirable
    • Ability to balance large volume of deals simultaneously
    • Outstanding project management skills and ability to perform effectively under strict time constraints
    • Strong analytical skills and demonstration of high degree of sophisticated judgment
    • Superior interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills
    • Extensive experience drafting complex agreements- Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services. We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand. Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. - The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates. Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, which may include an assessment, please call (800) 433-8960, prompt 4 or email . Please note that the above number and email are solely for individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation. If you are experiencing a technical issue with your application or an assessment, please email to request assistance.

Keywords: Prudential Financial, Inc., Newark , VP, Corporate Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal , Newark, New Jersey

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