Zendesk provides software that helps its 160,000+ paid customer accounts across more than 150 countries and territories to build the best customer experiences. Zendesk Legal is looking for a Senior Associate Corporate Counsel to join our lean corporate team who is seeking the rewarding challenge of navigating the legal landscape that comes with that growth. You will have the opportunity for lots of ownership and to continue to build and adapt our corporate governance and public disclosure program to address the evolving challenges our employees, stockholders, and community face. No two days are the same.
This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a vibrant team within an exciting, high-growth company. This role will be based in our San Francisco office (once offices are reopened). This role reports to the Senior Corporate Counsel who leads governance, public securities filings, and strategic transactions (e.g. M&A and strategic investments) for the Legal team.
Responsibilities (what you get to do every day):
Engage directly with executives across the company to understand company priorities and goals, trends in our business, and other issues facing our employees and business
Assist with the preparation for board and committee meetings and the planning of the annual meeting of stockholders, including working with the office of the CEO in preparing Board updates, assisting initiatives in improving governance, and assisting in the preparation of proxy statements and related filings
Help prepare reports required by and ensuring compliance with the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (e.g. Forms 10-Q, 10-K) and the New York Stock Exchange listing requirements
Work closely with our investor relations team in reviewing and contributing to our quarterly letter to shareholders, analyze our public metrics generated by our analytics teams, and analyze investor communications for compliance with securities laws such as Regulations G and FD
Take ownership for and develop a robust global corporate governance program for Zendesk subsidiaries outside of the United States, including researching new entities, supporting regular global updates on international governance to executives, ensuring corporate and securities compliance in international jurisdictions, and dashboarding compliance and maintaining central sources of information
Provide support to the facilities team to help execute a global leasing strategy, including assisting in reviewing, negotiating, and closing complex lease transactions
Work with our awesome stock administration team in equity administration and Section 16 reporting
Provide support for M&A, strategic investments, debt transactions, and other strategic transactions, including assisting in drafting LOIs, standardizing due diligence execution across teams, assisting in drafting and negotiating deal agreements, managing outside counsels as needed, and coordinating post-close matters
Lead and supervise other special or miscellaneous projects as needed
Requirements (what you bring to the role):
A J.D. from an accredited law school
Admission in good standing to practice in the State of California
3+ years of experience practicing general corporate, securities, and M&A law
An ability to come into our San Francisco office (once offices are reopened) at least 2 times a week
Flexibility to respond to novel requests and be able to seek feedback when needed
Extraordinary communication skills (both written and verbal) with a strong attention to detail
Ability to provide clear explanations to members of other teams, including senior management
Desire to develop knowledge of Zendesk’s business in order to provide specific advice that balances legal obligations and business goals
Appreciation of the impact of a highly satisfied, excited team and enjoyment of working across multiple time zones and cultures
Ability to negotiate and think creatively and effectively balancing legal constraints with business goals
Excellent decision-making skills with a knack for identifying, prioritizing, and articulating the highest impact initiatives
Natural curiosity, technical savvy, and a real passion for working in a customer focused company where business, technology and law intersect
Mentality that no task is too big or too small and a willingness to work together towards solutions with integrity, diplomacy, and tact
A collaborative, upbeat work ethic where you can take ownership and have fun
Interested in knowing what we do in the community? Check out the Zendesk Neighbor Foundation to learn more about how we engage with, and provide support to, our local communities.
Zendesk is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster diversity & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Zendesk are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. By submitting your application, you agree that Zendesk may collect your personal data for recruiting, global organization planning, and related purposes.
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Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. Zendesk products are easy to use and implement. They give organizations the flexibility to move quickly, focus on innovation, and scale with their growth.
More than 100,000 paid customer accounts in over 150 countries and territories use Zendesk products. Based in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.
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