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Vice President, Corporate Legal

Company: Zymergen
Location: Emeryville
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Vice President, Corporate Legal

Zymergen is seeking to expand its legal department to support the needs of its growing business operations. The company faces a host of corporate legal issues both in the U.S. and internationally. As Zymergen's legal and business needs expand, you will help grow the corporate function and have responsibility for all corporate legal matters, including SEC and stock exchange reporting and requirements, corporate entity management including international expansion and strategic transactions. The legal department works in a highly collaborative manner and we are looking for a leader and team builder who can work across the legal department as well as the broader company. As such, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in, and work on, a wide variety of matters as additional legal needs arise. This position reports to the Chief Legal Officer.

Job Description and Specific Responsibilities

You are a seasoned attorney and manager with 15+ years of experience, mix of large law firm and in-house is preferred. You will manage a small corporate team with the expectation that you will grow the team over time to meet the needs of a rapidly growing and complex business. You will partner with members of the executive team and across multiple functions in order to oversee Zymergen's activities across the following legal areas:

  • Public company reporting and obligations: legal oversight for all SEC reporting and stock exchange compliance; provide counsel on all public disclosure related issues; legal oversight of quarterly earnings and investor relations related disclosures; advise on all shareholder related matters.
  • Equity plan oversight and management: work with the finance team to administer Zymergen's equity compensation related programs.
  • Corporate Governance: preparation and review of board and committee materials; development and management of our corporate governance programs.
  • Corporate org chart including international expansion
  • Oversight of financing and strategic transactions

Qualifications and Experience

  • 15+ years of experience as a corporate securities or corporate transactions attorney; mix of large firm and in-house experience preferred
  • Strong management skills and team building mindset; someone who can be a leader in the legal department and the company
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills:the ability to synthesize and present complex ideas simply and understandably to employees at all levels as well as executives and directors
  • Intellectual curiosity and humility and ability to spend time understanding a complex business and technology to ensure the accuracy and completeness of our disclosures and external communications.

This position is at our Emeryville, CA headquarters.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in the SF Bay Area, Zymergen is a science and material innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. A World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, Zymergen partners with nature to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries - from agriculture to consumer electronics, personal care to pharmaceuticals, and more. The company's materials are in use today, creating value for Fortune 1000 companies and major corporations across the globe. Our clients have sold over $1 billion worth of products using Zymergen microbial strains. For more information visit:

Keywords: Zymergen, San Francisco , Vice President, Corporate Legal, Other , Emeryville, California

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