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Legal Counsel (Corporate) New York / New Jersey Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel (Corporate) is responsible for a broad range of legal services and regulatory matters.

Roles and responsibilities

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

SEC and Nasdaq Compliance

  • Assist with annual stockholder meeting process
  • Assist with the preparation and review of Annual Report and Quarterly and Periodic Filings, supplemental information and investor presentations
  • Review internal reports, presentations and other materials for securities law compliance
  • Oversee securities law compliance relating to trading in Company securities and legal aspects of the Company’s stock incentive plans
  • Help ensure ongoing compliance with Nasdaq listing requirements

Securities and Capital Markets

  • Prepare and review registration statements and related filings and review related agreements
  • Research securities-related issues

Transactions

  • Service and consult on agreements
  • Manage transactions and related corporate matters
  • Provide support, as appropriate, in connection with potential acquisitions and dispositions, primarily with due diligence reviews

Corporate Governance

  • Assist with preparation for Board of Directors and committee meetings, including supporting materials and preparation or review of minutes
  • Collaborate in maintaining and updating corporate compliance documents and policies, including Code of Ethics, Committee Charters, Insider Trading Policy and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

General Matters

  • Engage with outside counsel and other vendors
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts
  • Remain current on corporate research and advise, when necessary
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with various departments throughout the organisation
  • Handle other matters as assigned by the General Counsel
  • Handle general shareholder corporate actions and questions eg share transfers, register updates etc and be main point of contact for the company secretary and company registrar

Profile

  • B.A. or B.S. from a 4-year college or university
  • J.D. from accredited law school
  • State Bar Admission/Membership in good standing
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience, including at an Am Law 100 law firm, with a focus on securities/SEC/governance matters, and experience supporting public companies and Boards of Directors
  • Relevant experience in corporate, regulatory compliance and/or related fields; knowledge of applicable statutes, laws, regulations, and industry standards are required
  • Experience and knowledge of English company law preferred
  • Experience with pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and/or diagnostics industries preferred
  • Experience drafting corporate agreements and policies
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, analytical, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a global team and build relationships with others, including internal colleagues, outside counsel, and third parties
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems in an efficient manner
  • Ability to think strategically about achieving corporate objectives by addressing the needs of internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-starter who is proactive and can work independently
  • Demonstrated track record of achieving legal department / corporate objectives
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and handle multiple tasks while maintaining confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; professional demeanor; unquestioned integrity, credibility, judgment; curious; enthusiastic; strong emotional intelligence
  • Flexible and adaptable

How to apply
If interested, please send your CV and statement of interest to hiring@compasspathways.com. Note that we are not able to sponsor employment visas at this time, and therefore can only accept applications from people who have employment rights in the US.

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