Full Time
New Jersey, New York, US
Posted 11 months ago

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

Location: New York / New Jersey

Job Type: Full-time

About Us

At COMPASS, our vision is for a world of mental wellbeing. Every one of us is committed to discovering and developing new therapies that will help patients and their families, and ease the burden on our overstretched healthcare systems. For too many people, mental health care today isn’t good enough. We are determined to change that.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • 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

What We Expect from You

  • 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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