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Senior Director, Corporate and Securities Counsel

Company: Ancestry.com Inc.
Location: Lehi
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Director, Corporate and Securities Counsel When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person's story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery. With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story--and gain a new level of understanding about their lives.--Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people's lives? You belong at Ancestry. Ancestry is seeking a corporate and securities attorney with 8+ years of experience for the position of Senior Director, Corporate and Securities Counsel. This person will be based in Ancestry's Lehi, UT office, and will report directly to the General Counsel. The Senior Director will be a true business partner, having a meaningful impact on the organization by supplying sound business advice, excellent negotiation skills, and well-informed advice on corporate transactional and securities matters. What You Will Do:

  • General corporate advice;
  • Supporting debt and equity financing transactions, including legal management of credit facilities, term loans and equity offerings, including initial public offerings;
  • Public company reporting, including 10-K's, 10-Q's, proxy statements and Section 16 filings;
  • Working with HR and benefits teams on employee equity plans;
  • Supporting General Counsel on matters related to the board of directors and board committees;
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Management of domestic and international corporate structure;
  • Advising finance, tax, treasury and accounting on a range of issues;
  • Managing and advising on corporate governance and enterprise risk management matters;
  • Negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements focusing on content acquisition, technology licenses and related matters;
  • Advising the business on escheatment and antitrust issues;-- Who You Are:
    • JD and top academic credentials.
    • Admission to a State Bar.
    • 8+ years of relevant corporate transactional and securities experience.
    • At least 3 years of foundational training with a leading national law firm.
    • Prior in-house experience preferred but not required.
    • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, to take on big challenges and complex projects and to be accountable for results, while meeting demanding deadlines and balancing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • Sound and practical business judgment and the ability to provide business-oriented, practical legal advice.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to effectively manage and/or oversee outside counsel. Additional Information: Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.

Keywords: Ancestry.com Inc., Lehi , Senior Director, Corporate and Securities Counsel, Legal , Lehi, Utah

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