Corporate Counsel at Wish

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Company Description

Wish is a mobile e-commerce platform that flips traditional shopping on its head. We connect hundreds of millions of people with the widest selection of delightful, surprising, and—most importantly—affordable products delivered directly to their doors. Each day on Wish, millions of customers in more than 160 countries around the world discover new products. For our over 1 million merchant partners, anyone with a good idea and a mobile phone can instantly tap into a global market. 

We're fueled by creating unique products and experiences that give people access to a new type of commerce, where all are welcome. If you’ve been searching for a supportive environment to chase your curiosity and use data to investigate the questions that matter most to you, this is the place.

Job Description

Wish is seeking a Corporate Counsel to join its growing, collaborative, and fun legal team. This is a unique opportunity to scale the corporate function at a newly-public company. You will work closely with colleagues across multiple internal functions on a wide range of corporate matters, including corporate governance, securities, subsidiary management, equity, and M&A. You should have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and team-player mentality — all are key to succeeding in this role. This role will report to Wish’s Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel.

What You’ll Do

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Manage the preparation and filing of periodic and annual reports and other SEC filings, including Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K, proxy materials, and Section 16 filings

  • Provide legal advice and support with respect to global stock plans, executive compensation, investor relations, and other corporate matters

  • Assist in the preparation of earnings materials, annual meetings and other relevant external announcements, in collaboration with key stakeholders 

  • Assist with board and committee meeting logistics, including coordinating, preparing, and distributing board/committee materials, meeting agendas, notifications, minutes and governance matters

  • Oversee and manage domestic and international subsidiaries 

  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including Tax, Accounting, Treasury, Equity, Communications, HR, Compensation, and Investor Relations on various projects and ongoing initiatives

  • Advise on insider trading compliance, including Section 16 and 10b5-1 trading plans 

  • Review commercial agreements for the Finance team as needed 

  • Help with mergers and acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions in all stages, from performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating term sheets and definitive transaction documentation, and supporting closing transactions and post-closing integration

  • Establish and maintain credibility and trust with key stakeholders, legal team members, and other colleagues

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Qualifications

Who You Are

To thrive in this role, you have:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school and a bar membership in good standing

  • At least 5 years of corporate law experience and comprehensive securities law experience (including ’33 and ’34 Act reporting), including broad exposure to corporate governance and compliance matters

  • Practice at a major law firm, bonus points for prior in-house or secondment experience

  • Common sense, critical thinking skills, and a good sense of humor

  • Problem-solving skills, an ownership mentality, and an ability to learn quickly 

  • Ability to think quickly on your feet and simultaneously manage complex workloads, multiple demands, and shifting priorities

  • A passion for driving results and pride in your work

  • A sense of urgency, honesty, and fairness

  • Impeccable ethical standards

  • Excellent academic credentials

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Our San Francisco office is located in the Citigroup Center with direct access to BART and surrounded by amazing restaurants and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Wish

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We do a lot of cross-functional work with other teams to create promotions, campaigns, articles, social media content, videos, and more. We also provide regional insights to stakeholders and exchange ideas to help grow each market. I love looking back and seeing how much my role has evolved since I started working at Wish!

Tania

Localization Manager, Spanish

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My goal coming out of university was to learn how to scale the infrastructure of a growing company. Larger tech companies have mostly solved these scalability problems and Wish gave me the opportunity to solve tough problems hands on. Wish is now handling 100x the traffic since I joined and I'm still learning new things everyday.

Vitaliy

Manager, Software Engineering

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My role as a Brand Protection specialist at Wish revolves around reviewing and actioning on merchants that infringe on our Intellectual Property policy. My work will hopefully create a fair and trustworthy platform for both our users and merchants.

Miguel

Brand Protection Specialist

What are Wish Perks + Benefits

Wish Benefits Overview

Here at Wish, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and well-being of our employees and their families. To achieve this goal, Wish covers 100% of insurance premiums for full-time employees and their dependents. And that's not all! In addition to our amazing benefits, we proudly offer many perks like fitness reimbursement, flexible work hours, generous paid time off, Wish cash, an ESPP program and many more...

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Wish proudly partners with Black Girls Code, University of Waterloo WiCS and Women Who Code through volunteering and hosting events.
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
Unconscious bias training
Coming soon!
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Wish Employee Resource Groups, or WERGs as we call them, are employee-led organizations that help build awareness, educate and drive inclusivity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wish covers 100% of medical, dental & vision monthly premium costs for employees and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Plan - Up to 5 in-person visits with a trained professional, per issue. Additional online benefits include legal, financial, childcare, and parental leave resources.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Breakfast pastries.
Fitness Subsidies
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
New! All full time employees are eligible to receive a monthly work from home stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wish offers "Wish for Leaders" management training program as well as other Learning & Development workshops.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Wish offers up to $500 per year for job related professional development activities.
Customized development tracks
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