VP, Assistant General Counsel, Securities Counsel

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, producing high-quality care and extraordinary results. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 31 hospitals in seven states with more than 25,000 employees including 1,150 employed providers. Ardent facilities exceed national averages in Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating as ranked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 89 percent of its hospitals received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 73 percent of all hospitals ranked. Five of the company's hospitals were recognized by Modern Healthcare as "Best Places to Work" in 2018 - the eleventh consecutive year an Ardent facility made this list. Ardent's corporate office was named "Top Work Places" for Nashville based companies in 2017 and 2018.

  • 31 hospitals
  • 4,840 licensed beds
  • 25,000 employees
  • 1,150 employed providers
  • $4.6 billion in revenues

We have an exciting opportunity to join our legal team as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Securities Counsel focused on securities and corporate transactions. This role will be a hands-on, results-oriented, business-minded attorney with demonstrated experience in the following areas: Sarbanes-Oxley and 1934 Act compliance and reports (10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Form 4s, Section 16 filings and proxy statements), financing agreements, governance and board matters, M&A deals and securities compliance matters.

The Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Securities Counsel will advise management on high profile public filings and significant investments and corporate transactions. Working closely with senior executives, professionals in our Finance, HR and other corporate functions, business leaders in our operating groups, and attorneys in our Law Department, this role will be part of the team making our disclosure decisions, drafting SEC filings, analyzing, documenting and closing transactions, and advising management and the Board on shareholder and governance issues, among other matters.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing to the bar of at least 1 state
  • 5 years of law firm or in-house experience in SEC compliance and filings

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years of legal experience focusing on securities law filings and transactional work
  • Experience with SEC filings, including 10-K’s, 10-Q’s, Section 16 filings and Proxy Statements
  • Assist the General Counsel to ensure that the Company conducts its business in compliance with applicable SEC laws and regulations and NYSE rules
  • Drafting and negotiating transactions such as public debt offerings, private company investments and M&A, and coordinating related due diligence
  • Support the stock administration department on equity matters and employee education
  • Other experiences that may be relevant: (1) Corporate governance and investor relations matters; (2) Executive compensation arrangements and disclosures; (3) EESG programs; (4) Section 16 filings; and (5) General corporate law
  • Assist in oversight of maintenance of all subsidiaries and joint ventures
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the Company, including “C-Suite” executives, business leaders, professionals and staff
  • Sound legal, analytical, problem solving, drafting, and risk assessment skills
  • Ability to work independently with a lower level of supervision
  • Stay up-to-date and keep Legal team advised on external governance trends, SEC issues, general legal issues and best practices