Corporate Counsel - M&A and Securities

  • Company: Workday
  • Location: Pleasanton, California
  • Posted: December 08, 2017
  • Reference ID: JR-23289
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Job Description
Corporate Counsel - M&A and Securities

We are seeking a highly motivated mid-level corporate attorney to join our in-house legal team at Workday (NASDAQ: WDAY), a fast-paced, publicly-traded, global technology company that is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources . Workday is committed to proving a great workplace through our core values:  focus on employees, customer service, innovation, integrity, fun and profitability. Our unique culture has resulted in our being named the # 1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area (large companies) in the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal . The position will be located at Workday's Pleasanton, California headquarters.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage and execute all aspects of mergers & acquisitions
  • Support debt and equity investments in emerging companies by Workday Ventures
  • Work on SEC filings, including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements, S-8s and Section 16 filings, as well as provide legal support for debt and equity offerings ¬†
  • Collaborate on quarterly and annual earnings releases, support the activities of the Disclosure Committee and assist in preparation of annual stockholder meeting
  • Assist with corporate governance matters, including Board and Committee support, policies and charters
  • Work closely with Human Resources and Stock Administration on Workday's stock plan and ESPP, and administer Workday's Policy on Trading in Securities and 10b5-1 plans
  • Work with corporate paralegals on international subsidiary governance and secretarial issues
  • Ensure compliance with NASDAQ rules and regulations
  • Provide strategic legal advice to finance, communications, investor relations, HR, tax, and corporate development groups
Skills & Experience:
  • JD and California bar with excellent academic credentials
  • At least five years of relevant corporate experience; top tier law firm and in-house representation of technology companies preferred
  • Significant M&A experience
  • Corporate finance experience, including representation of investors in preferred stock and debt offerings
  • '33 and'34 Act disclosure and reporting experience
  • Representation of public companies on governance issues and Board support
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work independently
  • Practical, proactive, business-savvy and results-oriented
  • Team player focused on helping others achieve corporate objectives; ability to lead cross-functional groups and operate in a fast-paced, flexible culture
  • High ethical standards; ability to maintain confidentiality of non-public corporate information


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