Assistant Corporate Counsel, CoStar, DC

CoStar GroupWashington, District of columbiaFull TimeOn Site

Assistant Corporate Counsel, CoStar, DC

Job Description


CoStar Group, an international, Nasdaq traded, DC-based information and technology company is seeking an Assistant Corporate Counsel. The position will have significant responsibility and senior level contact. The ideal candidate will have a one to three years of relevant experience in general corporate legal matters, with a focus on stock-based compensation and Section 16 reporting matters. The Assistant Corporate Counsel will focus on stock-based compensation and Section 16 reporting matters, but will also have an opportunity to assist with the broader corporate legal function within the Company’s in-house legal department, including mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and other public company matters, vendor and customer contracts, and corporate governance. The candidate must have meticulous care for detail and accuracy, strong written and verbal communication skills, be ready to work in a fast-paced environment and possess a practical approach to solving business and legal problems.


  • Maintain the Company’s stock incentive program – evaluating and ensuring data accuracy for all stock vestings, grants, exercises, terminations, share transfers and sales.
  • Administer Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Administer the Management Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Prepare Section 16 filings and monitor insiders’ trading activity.
  • Manage the trading window within the Company’s stock plan administration platform (Solium Shareworks).
  • Communicate and work with Legal, Accounting and HR with respect to the incentive stock program, including generating stock-based compensation-related reports.
  • Manage disqualifying disposition surveys and reporting.
  • Manage employee stock service award program by tracking awards and entering grants into stock plan administration platform (Solium Shareworks).
  • Opportunities to support the broader legal function, including assisting with:
    • M&A transactions, including preparing NDAs and term sheets, leading or participating in due diligence efforts and reviewing transaction documents;
    • Drafting and reviewing SEC filings, interacting with Nasdaq, and capital markets transactions;
    • International expansion efforts, including corporate entity formation and filings;
    • Corporate governance matters, including preparing board materials, entity management, and expanding ESG;
    • Reviewing and negotiating customer contracts; and
    • Reviewing and advise on third party data and vendor contracts.

Basic Qualifications

  • JD from accredited law school with excellent academics
  • Licensed to practice in at least one jurisdiction. Willingness to apply to D.C. Bar, if not already licensed to practice in D.C.
  • 1-3 years’ relevant experience as an Associate or Staff Attorney at a top law firm
  • Experience with stock-based compensation and Section 16 reporting matters
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and adapt to changing priorities
  • Exceptional attention to detail, especially with numbers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word and Excel
  • Ability to provide high quality customer service
  • Independent and self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the Solium stock plan administration platform
  • Excellent project management skills
  • General corporate experience, including any of mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and other public company matters, and corporate governance



Founded in 1987, CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availability. Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace;, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, the leading operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide.


Working at CoStar Group means you'll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you'll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug
  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance
  • Commuter and parking benefits
  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes, as well as Segways and bikes available for use during the day
  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks

Be part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it - see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group:

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