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Managing Director, Associate General Counsel - Corporate Finance

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11408933
Date Posted: 09-24-2018
As a member of the American Airlines in-house legal team, the MD – Associate General Counsel will be responsible for leading the Corporate Finance group within the Legal Department, which provides counsel, advice, and legal support to the Treasury department of American Airlines with respect to corporate finance and banking matters, and to the Fleet team on fleet transactions matters.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leads and supports team of internal and external corporate finance attorneys and legal professionals in order to ensure timely and effective support with respect to corporate finance, banking and fleet transactions matters, including:
    • Lease and debt financing of aircraft, including offerings of enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs)
    • Term loans and revolving credit facilities secured by various assets
    • Tax-exempt financing of airport improvements and other facilities
    • Aircraft acquisition and disposition agreements
  • Participates in drafting and review of the Company’s 1934 Act reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Provides practical, compliant and strategic legal advice and counsel to Treasury, Fleet, Accounting and management on a full range of issues
  • Functions as a financing and securities law subject matter expert, staying current with developments, trends and practices
  • Strategically and in a cost-effective manner, manages and partners with outside counsel in financing and securities laws matters
 
 
 
Qualifications
 
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate degrees
  • Bar admission and active member in good standing in at least one state
  • At least ten (10) years of extensive in-house or large firm experience practicing corporate finance and securities law for large, sophisticated companies
  • Extensive knowledge of federal securities laws
  • If not currently residing in the Dallas area, willingness to relocate
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Airline experience preferred
  • Experience in managing lawyers and legal professionals preferred
 
 
 
Qualifications (Continued)
 
Preferred Qualifications (Continued)
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to render persuasive, diplomatic, practical, creative and legally compliant advice in a timely fashion
  • Excellent business acumen with the judgment and ability to advise on financing and securities law issues within the business context
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially of complex issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong planning/organization abilities
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of corporate organization
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and handle high-pressure situations and short deadlines   
  • Outstanding managerial and coaching skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Believes in and promotes the American Airlines five leadership attributes:
    • Caring – we care about all team members
    • Collaboration – We succeed as a team
    • Development – We build future leaders
    • Results – We drive to be the best
    • Future – We continually challenge the status quo
Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 22410 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth 
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas 
Job Segment: Financial, Manager, Corporate Finance, Finance, Management, Aviation

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