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Senior Counsel, Corporate

Bay Area: San Francisco

Our client, a financial technology company, seeks an outstanding Senior Counsel, Corporate. Reporting to the General Counsel, this person will help manage 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 startups 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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