SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

  • American Management Association
  • New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Nov 12, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description


American Management Association ( is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA's approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—learning through doing—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one's career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including classroom and virtual seminars, webcasts, webinars, podcasts, corporate and government solutions, and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.

AMA is looking for an SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, who will be responsible for all legal work performed on an in-house basis and for the supervision of all external legal work performed for AMA or its affiliates.


  • Ongoing obligation to advise colleagues, and particularly the President and Chief Executive Officer, on matters of legal concern, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • General corporate, commercial, employment, intellectual property and real estate matters
  • Corporate governance, compliance and handle Corporate Secretary function
  • AMA's status as a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code
  • The structuring of AMA's relationships with other organizations, domestic and foreign and both non-profit and for-profit
  • The corporate structure of AMA and its affiliates, subsidiaries and related organizations, with particular reference to the accomplishment of its corporate mission
  • The provision of a legal overview for AMA's long-term and strategic planning initiatives
  • The review and approval of all significant contracts
  • Other related duties


  • JD required
  • 10+ years broad corporate, commercial, employment, intellectual property, real estate and corporate governance legal experience; not-for-profit experience is helpful
  • Ability to partner with internal management and resolve legal/compliance issues
  • Travel in accordance with business need

An EOE/AA Employer, M/F/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans, an ADA compliance organization

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