Corporate Counsel 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 is seeking a talented and experienced attorney to join its lean and mighty Legal team as Corporate Counsel – Corporate, Securities and M&A.  This individual will support various SEC reporting, disclosure, corporate secretarial, equity compensation, corporate governance and M&A matters. We are looking for someone that thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic and energetic environment.

Come join us in our mission to change consumer finance through better technology, lower costs, and increased transparency while providing the best customer experience!

What You'll Do

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the preparation of 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements and other SEC filings and reports
  • Leading the planning and execution of the annual meeting of stockholders
  • Addressing disclosure matters and stock exchange, SEC and corporate law requirements
  • Assisting with communications matters, including reviewing press releases and investor communications
  • Assisting with board and committee meeting matters, including coordinating, preparing, and distributing board/committee materials, meeting agendas and meeting minutes
  • Developing and implementing corporate governance programs and company policies
  • Staying current on governance trends and best practices and SEC and stock exchange developments
  • Supporting M&A and other strategic transactions
  • Supporting the People and Finance teams on a variety of matters, including equity compensation programs
  • Supporting ethics and compliance matters

What We Look For

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school and active membership in at least one state bar
  • 7+ years of experience at a law firm with a sophisticated corporate, securities and M&A practice, at a large public company, or at a combination of both
  • In-depth knowledge of securities law
  • Significant experience advising clients on public company reporting and compliance matters, as well as corporate governance matters
  • Experience in M&A transactions, including an understanding of M&A structures, deals, documents and legal issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to negotiate, compromise and demonstrate diplomacy in sensitive situations, and to interact effectively with senior management
  • Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Careful attention to detail and strong quality of work product. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment in a fast-paced, high-growth, dynamic environment
  • Inquisitive nature and comfort challenging current practices
  • Ability to uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and innovative team player with a strong work ethic
  • Self-starter with intellectual curiosity, who is capable of learning on the job, taking initiative, developing new approaches when there are no precedents, and thriving within a team

Location

We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! This role can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). Remote based employees may occasionally travel to an Affirm office for meetings or team building events. Our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
 
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If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just candidates who check all the boxes.
 
At Affirm, "People Come First" is a core value 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 2019 D&I 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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Technology we use

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    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages

Location

Affirm's office is located in San Francisco's Financial District with close access to great coffee, restaurants, and bars.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! The majority of our roles can be accomplished anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). While most Affirmers will have the option to choose a remote-first accommodation, our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

For this new way of working, we’re thrilled to introduce a dynamic and competitive compensation model and total rewards package that complements our remote-first work style. Affirm’s 2021 benefits will allow flexibility for Affirmers to customize their experience by selecting benefits based on their individual needs and preferences to be successful from almost anywhere -- continuing to lean into our value of “People Come First”.

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
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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

Check out Affirm's 2020 DEI Report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

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