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MKS Instruments Inc Associate Corporate Counsel - Securities in Andover, Massachusetts

MKS is seeking an in-house Associate Corporate Counsel to join its global Legal Department. The successful candidate will report to the Company’s Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, and will work on a team with responsibility for a broad range of corporate legal matters, including SEC disclosure, debt refinancings/restructurings, tax reorganizations, corporate governance, equity plan management, and global subsidiary management. This is a great opportunity to work with an energetic and creative team on a broad range of legal areas for a large, international corporation.

This is a hybrid role located in Andover, MA.

Responsibilities of the team include:

  • SEC/‘34 Act filings, including proxy statement, annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly report on Form 10-Q, Section 16 filings, and 8-Ks

  • Review of public company investor disclosures, such as earnings releases, investor presentations and other presentations

  • Support for debt refinancings and restructurings;

  • Support for internal tax reorganizations and other tax initiatives;

  • Subsidiary entity management, including cash repatriation, intercompany reorganizations and dissolutions,

  • Support of equity matters, such as stock incentive plan and employee stock purchase plan matters

  • Executive compensation and other compensation matters, working with Human Resources

  • Support for M&A transactions, including antitrust regulatory work

  • Collaborating with multiple cross-functional teams including Finance, Tax/Treasury, Investor Relations, and Human Resources


  • Demonstrated experience and accomplishment in a broad range of securities and corporate matters pursuant to the ’34 Act

  • Solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of public company corporate governance matters and entity management

  • Demonstrated experience and accomplishment in leveraging one’s capabilities through the use of internal and external counsel to meet client needs

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that enable effective interactions with internal client groups as well as with colleagues on the Legal team

  • Ability to organize and execute on multiple complex tasks in parallel, ensuring that deliverables are completed in a timely manner

  • Attention to detail and accuracy as well as comfort working in fast-paced environment

  • Commitment to adherence to ethics and integrity in all engagements

  • Collegial team player with a positive attitude; willingness to learn and grow in a dynamic environment

Candidate Requirements:

  • BA/BS, JD from an accredited law school

  • 3-5 years’ large law firm experience

  • Licensed member of at least one state bar

    *This position is a hybrid role requiring 2-3 days onsite weekly with the remainder able to work remotely. Candidates must live within commuting distance to Andover, MA.

We are interested in a qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not be sponsoring work visas for this position, at this time.

MKS is an equal opportunity employer, including disability, veteran status and all categories protected by law. Please review our EOE statements for additional details. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.


Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.

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At MKS, it's all about courage, big ideas, and a serious passion for innovation. Winning here is about exploring possibilities, taking action , and solving our customers’ toughest challenges. It's not just a job – it's what you make of it. While you shape your role and make it unique, we invest in you with on-the-job and formal training, as well as educational assistance. Curiosity is key at MKS - ask questions, own your path.

Our success comes from celebrating the unique skills, diverse perspectives, and lived experience of employees from over 100 countries. The goal is to make sure that everyone feels that they belong. Diversity isn't just a nice-to-have; making sure everyone feels included is a big deal for us.

Our group of 10,000 employees serves semiconductor manufacturing, electronics and packaging, and specialty industrial markets. With over 3,800 patents, our products are enabling advancements in 5G, renewable energy & storage, artificial intelligence, cloud technology, and big data. We're the behind-the-scenes support for some amazing technology.

MKS Instruments enables technologies that transform our world. MKS Instruments Product Overview (