Senior Corporate Counsel

  • Coursera
  • Remote
  • Oct 13, 2021
Full time Education Legal

Job Description

Legal and Compliance is responsible for managing all legal and regulatory matters, including contracts, corporate governance, general compliance, academic compliance, employment law matters, intellectual property, product counseling, government relations, and claims. The team includes dedicated teams that support every aspect of Coursera's platform, including university, enterprise and industry partnerships. You will play a key role in managing the company’s public company reporting obligations and corporate governance processes, as well as advising on M&A and strategic initiatives. In addition, you will assist with company-wide information governance and document retention projects. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, draft, review and counsel on SEC topics and filings, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, and proxy statement, and plan and execute the Annual Meeting of Stockholders
  • Prepare Board meeting agendas and resolutions, and ensure that the Board and Board Committees function in accordance with applicable law, regulations, and policies
  • Lead M&A transactions on behalf of the company, including drafting and reviewing principal and ancillary agreements, performing due diligence activities, managing various internal stakeholders and processes in connection with M&A transactions, and providing risk-aware, actionable legal advice onM&A and strategic initiatives
  • Oversee the Company’s Insider Trading Policy and 10b5-1 plans, and address related employee and director equity matters
  • Assist with managing company-wide Information governance and document retention initiatives; Develop and refine policies, templates, and other tools to improve efficiencies within the legal and compliance department; Oversee domestic parent and subsidiary  management and governance, including supporting all domestic expansion initiatives
  • Perform advanced legal and other research, and stay current on governance, M&A and corporate trends  and SEC and NYSE developments; Assist with vendor contracts, claims and litigation  

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of broad-based, securities, M&A and general corporate experience obtained through a combination of law firm and in-house practice,  in good standing in home state and permitted to practice law as in-house counsel 
  • Demonstrated history in navigating the federal securities laws (including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Dodd-Frank Act) and NYSE listing standards
  • Demonstrated history  leading, negotiating and drafting several M&A transactions as the principal M&A lawyer
  • Experience with corporate governance  and corporate secretarial responsibilities
  • Demonstrated history of a business-oriented approach to problem-solving and able to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear and concise advice and creative solutions on timelines to meet business needs; detail-oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful with strong follow-through

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of broad-based, securities, M&A and general corporate experience obtained through a combination of law firm and in-house practice,  in good standing in home state and permitted to practice law as in-house counsel for a DE corporation
  • Operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive, “can do” attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the Legal and Compliance team and with internal clients
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities within a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment
  • Superior communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency with G Suite and Microsoft Word
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Have integrity and a commitment to ethics