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Assistant General Counsel, Corporate

Bay Area: San Francisco

Our client, a financial technology company, seeks an outstanding corporate legal leader to serve as their Assistant General Counsel, Corporate.  Reporting to the General Counsel, this person will partner closely with the company’s Co-Founder and be responsible for building and managing the corporate function for the company. This is a great opportunity to be a leader on a growing legal team and be influential in defining corporate strategy for one of the fastest growing start ups in fintech.

Responsibilities:

•Lead for all corporate legal responsibilities.

•Manage domestic and international entity formation.

•Manage the cap table and support equity and debt financing, and secondary transactions, including producing and reviewing due diligence materials and disclosure schedules.

•Manage corporate governance (including updating governance docs, supporting the implementation of controls, board meeting prep, and drafting board resolutions) and supporting investor relations.

•Support the Company’s corporate development efforts, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

•Partner with Finance and Compliance to establish and maintain appropriate corporate insurance.

•Be the primary point of contact for Finance on various matters including global tax strategy and audit and IPO readiness.

•Negotiate debt transactions, including structured finance and warehouse lines.

•Build and manage the team focused on providing the services above across the organization.

Requirements:

•10+ years working experience in a combination of law firms and technology or traditional financial services companies, experience in startups is a plus.

•Outstanding judgment and integrity, ability to balance complex matters independently and closely manage outside counsel.

•Creative disposition and a problem-solving approach to lawyering that draws on your experience and your intuition coupled with validation of assumptions and the law.

•Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and able to turn work around very quickly, as needed.

•Management experience required and the ability to build a world-class team.

•Entrepreneurial and ability to work across various modes of communication; strong sense of purpose; enjoy working cross-functionally with colleagues in a low-politic environment.

•JD and admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction.

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