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Senior Corporate Counsel, Corporate Affairs
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Senior Corporate Counsel, Corporate Affairs Duties: Responsible for legal oversight of the Company's corporate governance and public company reporting obligations and provide legal support for key agreements and corporate transactions. Be an integral member of the Legal Department and operate independently in a dynamic environment to support the growing and diverse legal needs of the business. Works directly with and advises key decision-makers in contract negotiations and other business arrangements, including identifying and proposing solutions to key business issues and managing risk. Demonstrates experience in general corporate matters, including corporate organization, securities compliance, stock incentive plan administration, drafting transactional documents, license agreements and contract management. Successfully manages a variety of corporate governance and securities issues for the Company, and exercises sound legal and practical judgment in advising in-house clients on a variety of legal issues. Primary role in preparing, reviewing and advising on all company SEC filings, including related transaction documents, proxy statements, periodic reports, registration statements, Section 16 filings, and similar corporate records. Assists in scripting for investor calls and preparation of executive management for participation in the calls. Assists in reviewing and drafting public disclosure and corporate communications including earning releases, press releases, and social media. Assists with mergers, acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions including coordinating internal teams and due diligence activities. Drafts and reviews board books, minutes and resolutions for Board and Committee meetings and actions. Creation, implementation and ongoing management of subsidiaries including board resolutions, filings, creation of bank accounts, and analysis of legal and financial considerations arising from the subsidiaries location or any intellectual property owned or managed by the subsidiary. Works directly with and advises key decision-makers in contract negotiations and other business arrangements, including identifying and proposing solutions to key business issues and managing risk. Provides legal support for the Company's expanding international operations, proactively identifies related business and legal risks, and collaborates cross-functionally to offer creative solutions to mitigate risks. Supports emergent legal matters on an as-needed basis. Assists with legal compliance activities, including FCPA program administration, and conflict minerals reporting. Works closely with all members of the legal team and internal clients to develop and improve internal processes that will support the growth of the legal department and for meeting contractual and compliance requirements. Able to function both independently and as part of a team, and willing to solicit and accept feedback and input from others. Maintains the confidentiality of Legal Department communications and documentation. Ensures compliance with company policies, including Privacy/HIPAA, and other legal and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications: Law degree (JD Degree or equivalent) required. License to practice in the state of California or licensed in another state and registered as In-House Counsel in California required. 7+ years of relevant legal experience, including advising public company clients with respect to SEC reporting and corporate governance matters as well as 2+ years of in-house experience strongly preferred. Understanding of design and administration of stock incentive plans. Experience in working on complex business relationships and related transactions where critical thinking in terms of strategy, tactics and coordination is required. Working understanding of international, federal and state rules and regulations applicable to medical device companies. Working understanding or willingness to learn key principles relating to human clinical trials and related laws, regulations and agreements. Understanding of director and officer professional liability insurance programs and experience in managing commercial and securities related litigation matters. Ability to operate independently and prioritize effectively while handling substantial and diverse work volume and serving as a key contributor for a rapidly growing organization. High level of integrity supported by sound judgment and ethics. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Effective interpersonal skills and presentation styles to interact with diverse audiences, including outside attorneys, senior management and business associates.
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