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Corporate Counsel


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

The Corporate Counsel position will provide advice and guidance on a variety of corporate governance, securities, transactional and finance matters.  This role reports to Stepan’s Senior Counsel. Relocation Package available for those out of state

Responsibilities include:

• Preparing and reviewing a range of securities law filings and advising on disclosure matters, including review of earnings announcements, press releases and other investor communications.
• Assisting in the preparation for board, committee and stockholder meetings, including drafting of materials and ensuring compliance with applicable SEC and NYSE corporate governance requirements.
• Providing counsel regarding a range of transactional matters, including acquisitions (both domestic and international), divestitures, joint ventures and other business development activities.
• Supporting the corporate finance department on a variety of matters, including domestic and international financing transactions.
• Supporting the oversight of subsidiary corporate governance.
• Proactively monitoring and communicating legal trends, industry standards and best practices for topics that could affect Stepan.
• Assisting in the development, execution and administration of policies, process improvements, and training for business clients.
• Facilitating cross-functional relationships and decision making among the legal team and other internal teams, including the finance, business development, HR and communications teams.



• Two to four years of relevant experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail 
• Proactive and able to prioritize, with strong organizational skills
• Able to handle confidential and sensitive information
• High integrity and professionalism


• Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
• Licensed to practice law in a US state or DC



Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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