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Corporate Counsel - Corporate Development

Location: 

Providence, RI, US, 02903

Requisition ID:  5114

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.

Overview

IGT has an exciting opportunity for a senior attorney interested in joining the gaming industry. The attorney will provide advice and counsel to IGT's Treasury, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Risk Management teams. The attorney will review, draft, and negotiate a broad array of agreements and contracts for the relevant corporate functions and advise on various business initiatives. This position offers the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and to develop solutions for business issues. The ability to lead in your practice, work as part of a team, and accept new challenges and learn are key for this position. The position reports to the Associate General Counsel, Corporate Development. This position is located at IGT's corporate headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island.

Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, negotiate, and interpret a broad array of contracts, with an emphasis on credit and loan agreements, underwriting and purchase agreements, indentures, receivables sales agreements, asset and share purchase and sale agreements, merger and joint venture agreements, real estate leases, engagement letters with law firms, investment banks and other advisors and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements 
  • Perform the job duties consistent IGT's values, standards, culture and business practices. The attorney will act with the highest level of integrity and business and personal ethical standards in all aspects of job performance.
  • Identify legal risks, develop practical mitigation strategies and counsel internal clients regarding financing, merger and acquisition, real estate and insurance and surety transactions
  • Provide legal support of Treasury responses to know-your customer (KYC) requests and bank account actions and Treasury and M&A due diligence activities
  • Coordinate formations, mergers and liquidations of subsidiaries and prepare resolutions, minutes, consents and certificates in connection with transactions
  • Perform other tasks as assigned from time to time by the Associate General Counsel
  • Collaborate with in-house lawyers and paralegals, outside counsel and business leaders
  • Manage and develop team members

Qualifications

  • Strong drafting skills
  • Ability to communicate issues, recommendations and solutions verbally and in writing and collaborate in complex global organization effectively
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and organizational abilities
  • Sound judgment, ability to make and communicate recommendations
  • Ability to balance legal considerations with business realities to achieve business-oriented solutions and to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to manage outside counsel relationships in a cost-effective manner, including budgeting and invoice management
  • Commitment to proactive and transparent client service
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Able to travel at times

Required Education and Experience:

  • JD degree and an active license to practice law
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in a law firm and corporate legal department advising on bank financings, debt securities offerings, receivables vendor financing programs, mergers and acquisitions and real estate leases
  • Proven record of quality and timely client service, accountability, attention to detail, and organization in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to learn
  • Familiarity with responding to KYC requests and coordinating subsidiary maintenance preferred
  • Prior people and outside counsel management experience preferred
  • Foreign language (particularly Italian) fluency a plus.

Keys to Success

  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Decision making
  • Drive results
  • Foster innovation
  • Personal energy
  • Self-leadership

 

 

IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.

 


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island