Vice President, Legal / General Counsel at Paylocity

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Position Overview

The VP, Legal / General Counsel will be a member of the Paylocity executive team and report directly to the CFO, with responsibility for all legal matters including SEC filings, corporate contracts (vendor, partner, and customer), corporate governance / corporate regulatory compliance, insurance, M&A, litigation, IP, information security related legal matters, employment / HR legal matters, and general corporate legal matters.  

 

The VP, Legal / General Counsel will lead all strategic and tactical legal initiatives, advise the company and executive team on legal issues and implications, manage and oversee outside counsel, lead complex business transactions, and manage a high volume of client contracts.  This role has a high degree of interaction with the business, and needs to be a business driver. 

 

Performance Objectives

  • The areas below represent the primary responsibilities of the position.  
  • Provide legal counsel to the company and senior management with respect to the legal implications of business issues / transactions 
  • Draft and negotiate all material contracts and agreements, including commercial contracts, real estate leases, NDA’s, M&A documents, license agreements, employment and related agreements, etc. 
  • Manage team responsible for customer contracts; negotiate contracts as necessary
  • Coordinate and oversee risk / claim management activities (e.g., employment, compliance, employee benefits, information security, intellectual property rights and obligations, and insurance coverage issues)
  • Public SEC filings, and all corporate legal affairs including M&A
  • Manage outside legal counsel
  • Key adviser on corporate governance, risk management, policy implementation, internal / external communications and special projects
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws / regulations 
  • Recommend and implement policies to support scalability while reducing operational risk
  • Key legal advisor on all legal issues and risks, deal structures, corporate policies and procedures, acquisitions, commercial deals, and intellectual property protection
  • Manage company litigation, work with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic approach, approve settlements of disputes where warranted

 

Education and Experience

  • BBA / BA / BS degree required
  • JD required + admission to a state / DC bar 
  • 7+ years practicing at a mix of large law firms and in house – tech experience preferred 
  • Public company experience / SEC filings, M&A, corporate, employment, contract law
  • Experience working on public company corporate governance and with board of directors 
  • Experience structuring and advising on complex transactions, M&A, licensing agreements, enterprise customer contracts, and partnership agreements
  • Experience dealing with employment law, stock options / RSU’s, and HR issues
  • Ability to quickly integrate legal, business, and practical analysis
  • Provide best practices to the legal function 
  • Practical and logical thinker with a business-focused problem-solving mentality 
  • Communicate effectively across the business; excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to perform in a cross-functional business environment
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
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