Associate General Counsel, Securities and Corporate Governance at Affirm

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Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm, Inc. proudly includes Affirm, PayBright, and Returnly.
We at Affirm are seeking an accomplished attorney to join our legal team as Associate General Counsel (AGC) in Securities and Corporate Governance. Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel for Corporate Affairs, this individual will lead all aspects of corporate governance and securities functions within Affirm's legal department while supervising several attorneys and other legal professionals. The work will be independent and proactive, partnering cross-functionally with Affirm teams such as Accounting, Finance, Investor Relations, External Communications, and People.
What You'll Do
  • Lead securities and corporate governance functions for the Affirm legal department, including provision of advice to senior Affirm management
  • Lead legal support for the preparation of 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements and other SEC filings and reports
  • Advise on disclosure matters and stock exchange, SEC, and corporate legal requirements
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of the annual stockholders meeting
  • Assist with communications and investor relations, including the review of press releases and investor communications
  • Assist with board of directors and board committee-meeting matters, including coordinating, preparing, and distributing board/committee materials, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes
  • Provide legal support to the equity administration team relating to stockholder inquiries, equity plans, Rule 10b5-1 trading plans, the administration of Affirm's insider trading policy, and related matters
  • Develop and implement company policies
  • Develop strategies to scale legal support as the business grows
  • Identify and evaluate business and legal risks, plus find creative ways to mitigate them while achieving business goals
  • Stay current on governance trends and SEC and stock exchange rules and regulations

What We're Looking For
  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school, along with active membership in at least one state bar
  • 12+ years in the practice of securities and corporate law, to include 5+ years practicing at a law firm with a sophisticated practice in this area and 3+years overseeing in-house corporate and securities legal functions at a U.S. public company
  • Significant experience advising clients on public company reporting and compliance matters, as well as corporate governance matters
  • In-depth knowledge of securities law
  • Strong people management and leadership skills
  • Consistent track record of building relationships across all levels and operating through influence, with the confidence to formulate, advocate, and drive ideas forward
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to collaborate, compromise, demonstrate diplomacy, and otherwise interact well with senior management
  • Highly disciplined, able to make independent decisions and work with limited supervision while excelling in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Attentive to detail and able to produce quality work product
  • Able to handle and advance multiple projects in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Able to uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality
  • Inquisitive nature and comfortable challenging current practices

Location - Remote U.S.
Grade - USA34
Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
#LI-Remote
Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company ! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia. Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.
All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account.
[Colorado Candidates] In accordance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act , the grade for this position in Colorado is listed above. You can find the Colorado base pay range and benefits here .
If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways-not just candidates who check all the boxes.
Inclusivity:
At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that's why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report .
We also believe It's On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.
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Location

Affirm is a remote-first company! Our brick and mortar offices remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

Attracting great people starts by finding talent in different places. That's why we built remote work into the DNA of how we do business—but if an office space is more your style, we have offices in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Affirm’s benefits are made for you. Spending wallets provide access to food, lifestyle, technology, and family planning wallets for your expenses. If your role is remote, you can set up shop anywhere in your home country. Generous time off enables you to take the time you need when life happens. Health benefits that include vision, dental, and mental health programs. We have a simple, flexible and transparent remote-first compensation structure so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Our parental leave policy includes 18 weeks’ paid leave for birth and non-birth parents, and a 4-week return-to-work transition program, at full base pay. We also offer 24 company-wide paid days off (on top of our generous time off policy) which help our teams collectively pause to recharge.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Affirm Cares is a 501(C)3 employee foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Pushing the envelope together: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in 2020

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the cultural fabric of Affirm. We’re dedicated to making improvements and sharing our learnings with the broader community. While we’re proud of our progress, we recognize the work still needed to be done. People Come First is not just a value at Affirm, it drives the work we do everyday and we look forward to continuing the work around us.

View Affirm's 2020 U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

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