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Corporate Counsel (Public/SEC) @ Venture Fund with Growing Public Company Portfolio

San Francisco [On-Site]


About the Company:

This elite venture fund makes long-term, strategic investments in seed-stage, early-stage, and later-stage companies in the B2B SaaS, fintech and healthtech spaces.


About the Role:

Have you always wanted to break into the world of startups and venture capital, but you're not an EC/VC attorney? This is a unique opportunity for a capital markets/securities associate to join a venture fund, as they expand their portfolio into public companies. No venture capital experience necessary.

  • Act as a trusted advisor to the fund's Executive team on all legislative and regulatory developments affecting the business
  • Lead drafting and filing of all securities and public reporting documentation; support all securities compliance matters, including working with finance and accounting teams to design and implement securities compliance processes
  • Collaborate with the legal and finance team on financing arrangements and other capital markets activities, board and corporate governance, and equity matters, including equity plans, capitalization, and compensation matters
  • Advise on board and investor matters, including review of press releases, investor presentations, investor and board communications and other related disclosure materials
  • Develop and maintain, and advise on, policies, procedures and controls to ensure corporate governance and securities compliance
  • Collaborate with legal and compliance team members to enhance legal operations and processes
  • Assist legal and compliance team members in other projects as needed, including product counseling and related research, marketing and promotional review and other matters
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with business partners, outside counsel, and other stakeholders

About You:
  • JD with bar admission in good standing in at least one jurisdiction
  • 3+ years of relevant legal experience (capital markets / securities) at a top tier law firm, in-house, or a combination of the two
  • Experience in providing legal counsel on capital markets transactions, public reporting obligations
    and corporate governance; prior work with technology companies preferred
  • Experience managing corporate transactional matters and advising finance and business teams
  • Good judgment and risk management skills with an ability to balance business needs, regulatory obligations, and reputational risks in a practical way


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