Legal Counsel, Strategic Transactions

Date:  May 23, 2023

Denver, CO, US (United States)

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

About this role

What will you be responsible for? 

Provide legal counsel, advice, and support to the Company on a variety of strategic transactional matters including securities filings, capital market transactions, credit facilities, M&A, legal research, and a variety of other matters as assigned. Provide significant legal support for the Treasury, Tax, Corporate Secretarial, Corporate Development and Exploration Business Development functions, while also supporting Land, Exploration, and many other corporate functions with contractual needs.

Your role will consist of

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:

•    We provide primary legal support for Corporate Treasury, including advice, negotiation and drafting of refining agreements, concentrate sales agreements, ISDAs, and a variety of financing arrangements; aid in resolving Treasury transaction disputes and issues as they arise.
•    We provide significant support for the Corporate Development, Exploration Business Development and Tax functions including negotiating and drafting M&A, JV and other external agreements and handling internal reorganizations and intercompany agreements. 
•    We provide support to Corporate Secretary, including in connection with capital markets and securities transactions, including securities offerings and registrations, as well as certain public company compliance matters. Also, aid in connection with global subsidiary management matters, including intercompany transfers and transactions and entity rationalization projects.
•    We provide legal support to the Land department in the application of prospecting permits, licenses and permits, and in the negotiation of such licenses or permits with the applicable surface and mineral estate owners and government regulators. In coordination with regional counsel and corporate counsel, conduct legal research and provide advice regarding mining laws and requirements in various countries.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Your training, skills, and experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!


J.D. Degree and current license to practice law in Colorado required.


•    At least five years of transactional and contracting experience in a prominent Denver or national law firm or as in-house counsel at a mining company or multinational corporation.
•    Confirmed experience involving securities filings, capital market transactions, financings, and M&A.

Skills and Abilities:

•    Familiarity with mining, a significant plus.
•    Familiarity with public company reporting and compliance and entity management/governance also significant pluses.
•    Sound business acumen and good interpersonal skills.
•    Shown ability to prioritize and handle workload.
•    Ability to work independently with little oversight.


Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!

•    The position is located in the Denver corporate office.
•    Position may be required to travel to and assist other domestic and international sites. 


We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!


The salary range offered for this role is $131,000 - 160,000.00. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.  This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 


Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.


Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries. Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

Nearest Major Market: Denver