Corporate Paralegal at Flexport
Flexport helps more than 10,000 clients and suppliers lead all aspects of their supply chain operations. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3BN from investors that include the Founders Fund, Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Y Combinator, DST & Softbank.
With 1,500+ employees in three continents, our team is as global as our client base and we’re excited to continue building a product and service they love. Wherever you are, whichever role you play, you’re guaranteed to share your day with committed, encouraging, and resourceful team members.
The Legal department has grown alongside the business and we're looking for the next addition to our legal team, who will support the legal department and the Company to build the corporate governance and corporate transactions function so that our processes and systems are well-equipped to support our boards of directors and their committees, corporate entities (foreign and domestic), and other aspects of the corporate function.
As Corporate Paralegal, you’ll join a small and mighty global team and report to Corporate Counsel. You will also regularly partner with Commercial Counsel (Flexport Capital), the General Counsel and the Head of Legal Operations & Chief of Staff on certain projects. You will join an esteemed group of paralegals across the global legal department.
This position requires previous experience with large private or public company board governance, excellent project management skills, strong document management focus, and the ability to collaborate across multiple teams. This role is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for technology, excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment that requires cross-functional collaboration across the legal and business teams.You will:
- Lead the corporate governance & entity management function for all corporate entities globally (board & shareholder resolutions & actions; annual filings; management of registered agent; etc) under the guidance of in-house Corporate Counsel
- Coordinate with in-house paralegals and external registered agents and reporting services in the corporate governance functions
- Provide support to Corporate Counsel as necessary in connection with regulatory and SEC reporting function; management of insider trading compliance, public company listing requirements, equity compensation matters
- Provide support for Board of Directors management
- Provide support to in-house Corporate Counsel, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer on M&A, strategic transactions & integration of newly acquired companies and business product lines
- Provide support to in-house Europe and Asia counsel with regard to corporate governance; and in-house U.S. Commercial counsel supporting our trade finance and credit teams
- Work with Corporate Counsel on various global cross-functional projects with the in-house Tax and Finance teams (e.g. in the course of annual financial audits and various global business projects (including corporate restructuring, expansion, various inter-company agreements)
- Minimum 4+ years of law firm experience in corporate and governance matters including forming and maintaining various business entities, maintaining corporate books & records, drafting and preparing basic governance documents (minutes, consents, officer certificates and related commercial and corporate documents), with at least 2+ years supporting corporate and/or capital markets associates or partners in a major US law firm
- Experience with various EDGAR filings (Section 16 filings, including Forms 3, 4 and 5) is a plus
- Experience Drafting and arranging for UCC filings, amendments, extensions and terminations relating primarily to secured transactions and conducting computerized lien searches
- In-house experience is ideal but not required; in-house at a technology company is a plus
- Impeccable written and oral communication skills
- Extremely high attention to detail
- Excellent legal and business judgment
- Ability to work on your own and prioritize multiple, often competing for deliverables while managing expectations and meeting deadlines
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate effectively and gain trust and confidence with personnel at many different levels
- Ability to work as a team member of the legal department in a scalable, autonomous and accountable manner, demonstrating flexibility across deal types and time zones
- Excellent communication skills to interact with both internal clients & colleagues as well as external parties (external counsel, strategic partners, auditors, regulators, investors) while addressing complex issues in an accurate, clear, and thorough manner.
We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year.Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?
Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.
We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.
At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.