Legal Counsel, Corporate & Securities
Hiring manager: Ziv Levi
Overview of Job Function:
The Legal Counsel, Corporate & Securities, is responsible for the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance activities, for providing corporate governance advice, for supporting the Company’s board of directors, and for assisting in the Company’s corporate and merger and acquisition activities.
Principal Duties and Essential Responsibilities:
- Prepare public company SEC filings, including Forms 20-F, 6-Ks, proxy statements, registration statements, press releases, etc. for both periodic reporting purposes as well as securities offerings or M&A transactions.
- Stay abreast of, and ensure compliance with, Israeli and U.S. securities and corporate laws, as well as applicable rules and regulations of exchanges and industry organizations that affect public company reporting or compliance, including SEC (including Sarbanes-Oxley), Dodd Frank, NASDAQ, FINRA etc.
- Design and maintain processes and procedures for SEC compliance, corporate governance, and M&A, including SEC filing support, sub-certification, and trading blackout processes.
- Establish and maintain corporate governance policies and procedures, including to support the Board of Directors, and to address Israeli and U.S. corporate law matters and best practices, including ESG matters.
- Support the Finance department with respect to the Company’s credit facilities.
- Collaborate with, advise, and support a broad range of departments and functions domestically and internationally, including Internal Audit, Finance, Equity Administration, HR, and others as needed.
- Manage and coordinate outside counsel.
- At least 7 years of securities and public company reporting experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department, with at least 4 years in a leading corporate law firm preparing SEC Exchange Act and Securities Act filings.
- Self-starter with initiative and demonstrated creative problem-solving ability.
- Pragmatic and business-focused mindset with demonstrated ability to take ownership and resolve issues with minimal supervision.
- Highly polished and effective negotiation, communication, and drafting skills, including those suitable for interaction with senior managers and executives.
- Strong judgment and proven ability to work collaboratively across an organization and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, flexible culture.
- Strong work ethic, well-organized, and detail-oriented. Must be able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
- Flexibility is required, with the ability and willingness to work extended hours, weekends or holidays, and to travel, as required.
- M&A experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department, an advantage.
- Prior in-house experience a plus, but not required.
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