Director, Corp. & Securities Counsel

JustworksNew york, New yorkFull TimeOn Site

Who We Are

At Justworks, you'll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We're helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We're data-driven and never stop iterating. If you'd like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we'd love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you'll fit right in.

Who You Are

Justworks is looking to add a dynamic lawyer to the team as Director, Corp. & Securities Counsel to help lead the Company's public company readiness, reporting to the General Counsel. We are seeking a highly motivated, engaging lawyer with public company and capital markets experience. You will lead the securities law compliance function, advance our corporate governance work and prepare SEC filings. This role will involve working with people in different levels of the organization, formalizing processes and improving the compliance program.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

The ideal candidate will have strong contract drafting skills and be business savvy with a firm grasp of both legal and financial concepts. This is a position that is perfect for a highly qualified lawyer looking to transition to an in-house opportunity in a high growth company.

  • Work with other Justworks teams, including finance, accounting, internal audit relating to various legal and compliance matters
  • Prepare and manage the Company's SEC filings and other public disclosure documents, including our S-1, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements, Section 16 reports and other SEC-related documents, as required
  • Advise on capital markets transactions (debt, equity financing, follow-on equity offerings) as well as other strategic transactions, including M&A opportunities
  • Oversee and provide support to the Board of Directors and its Committees with respect to fiduciary duties, corporate governance, and policies
  • Lead the Company's compliance program with respect to corporate-level policies including Code of Ethics, insider trading, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance
  • Assist with preparation of Board and Committee meetings and annual stockholder meetings
  • Ensure compliance with SEC and stock market listing rules, where applicable
  • Serve as the Legal department's business partner to the Company's Finance, Internal Audit, Investor Relations, and Communications functions
  • Work closely with the heads of the above teams to draft and review earnings releases, press releases, shareholder and investor communications, and ensure compliance with applicable securities laws
  • Securities law disclosure review and advice (e.g., press and earnings releases, investor relations presentations, website disclosures, Regulation G, Regulation FD matters)
  • Working with outside counsel and various agencies and authorities with respect to entity filings, governance and maintenance
  • Support the VP, General Counsel in advising the Board of Directors on corporate governance and improving Board processes and practices, including the preparation of Board materials, minutes, and governance policy updates
  • Monitor and analyze regulatory developments and best practices in securities and corporate governance areas and drive training and employee education, as needed
  • Aid in the drafting and review of a wide variety of complex commercial contracts
  • Assist VP, General Counsel with various legal matters and perform other tasks as assigned from time to time
  • Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the Company
  • Regularly interact with executives and senior managers in connection matters of significance to the organization
  • Work closely with and manage outside counsel relating to various matters
  • Help drive compliance program awareness and handle other related responsibilities
  • Other duties as needed based on department and/or organizational needs

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Director, Corp. & Securities Counsel, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following:

  • Clear communication - The ability to articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to gain understanding.
  • Ethical practice - The ability to integrate core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.
  • Detail-oriented - Exercising extreme attention to detail; you're thorough, accurate, organized, and productive and seek to understand both the cause and effect of a situation.
  • Manage complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Risk assessment - Apply a logical step-by-step process to protect, and consequently minimize risks to, the organization, interests and employees.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You're an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You're curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You're committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You're honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example.
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler."


Education & Experience:

  • JD degree from an accredited law school and admitted to New York bar, or qualified as an in-house lawyer
  • A minimum of 8 years of substantive legal experience in capital markets, public company governance, and/or securities law with a corporate legal department and/or a nationally recognized law firm
  • Must possess a superior knowledge and application of contract and business law with strong legal analysis skills
  • Sound business judgment in managing contractual risk and exposure
  • Committed to being a legal business partner to internal clients
  • Government experience, particularly at the SEC, could also be a plus
  • Experience guiding a company through the IPO / public listing process a plus
  • Familiarity with employment law matters a plus
  • Experience with Workiva and/or Intelligize a plus
  • Compliance certification (e.g., CCEP) and/or Six Sigma training a plus


  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented, with great organizational and analytical skills
  • Team player with the ability to work with all levels of the organization with a positive attitude, including working closely with the Company's finance department
  • Ability to foster good business relationships (internally and externally)
  • Occasional travel is required

Please Note:
Justworks requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated within six weeks of their hire date as a condition of employment unless you qualify for a reasonable accommodation. For additional information on our policy, please click here.

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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