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Senior Counsel, Corporate Securities and Acquisitions

$137,100- $362,000/ year
Posted Apr 26
Full Time
HybridDublin, California

Job Description

Senior Counsel, Corporate Securities and Acquisitions

TriNet is a leading provider of comprehensive human resources solutions for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). We enhance business productivity by enabling our clients to outsource their HR function to one strategic partner and allowing them to focus on operating and growing their core businesses. Our full-service HR solutions include features such as payroll processing, human capital consulting, employment law compliance and employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and workers’ compensation insurance.

TriNet has a nationwide presence and an experienced executive team. Our stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol TNET. If you’re passionate about innovation and making an impact on the large SMB market, come join us as we power our clients’ business success with extraordinary HR.

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At TriNet, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

A Brief Overview

This hybrid role, based in Dublin, CA, for a Senior Corporate Counsel, Corporate Securities and Acquisitions, works on a wide variety of corporate legal transactions, with an emphasis on corporate securities, M&A, finance, public company board support, corporate governance, domestic and international subsidiary management and licensing, and other extraordinary transactions. The role reports directly to our Deputy General Counsel and works closely with our Chief Legal Officer, board members, senior and executive staff and other internal stakeholders across many departments. The role will involve corporate governance, corporate securities and other traditional corporate law matters. This role will also support front-line management of extraordinary transactions as well as efforts to enhance TriNet's transactional processes. With respect to extraordinary transactions, the role includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating the key documents, performing and managing due diligence, managing outside counsel, facilitating closings and requisite filings and disclosures, managing projects to a budget, and in respect of acquisitions, leading post-closing integration. The role provides an opportunity for exposure to our board and board committees, as well as to a variety of interesting and complex regulatory and compliance matters outside of the traditional corporate legal role. The ideal candidate will have a traditional corporate legal skillset, but with an interest in opportunities to develop a broader skillset across varying corporate legal matters. The role requires substantial experience across a variety of M&A, finance and other extraordinary corporate transactions, as well as proficient and current knowledge of SEC and NYSE rules, state and federal corporate law. Some familiarity with international and cross border corporate matters would be helpful.

What You Will Do


  • Manage preparation of and ensure completion of public company filings with the SEC and NYSE.
  • Assist with, and manage, corporate governance matters, including Board and Committee support, ESG initiatives and other key corporate initiatives.
  • Manage subsidiary governance, corporate tax and finance matters, including compliance initiatives, tax planning initiatives and other efforts.
  • Partner with Finance, Treasury, Corporate and Business Development, Tax, HR and across other Legal and Business teams on a variety of projects and compliance processes.
  • Manages cross-functional legal experts to execute transactions, including managing deal processes, performing due diligence, negotiating definitive documentation, manage regulatory filings, closing deals, leading legal integration and supporting legal entity rationalization.
  • Support M&A, corporate transactions, and complex strategic initiatives.
  • Support post-closing integration.
  • Coordinate and manage outside counsel.
  • Proven background on corporate, M&A and securities law in the context of public companies.
  • Provide general corporate legal support and assist with other corporate and securities matters as necessary.
  • Exercise sound legal judgment and act as a key partner for internal business stakeholders; act independently and prioritize tasks while considering relevant risk, business, and objectives.

Education Qualifications


  • Juris Doctorate required

Experience Qualifications


  • Typically 10+ years legal experience in corporate securities and governance as well as mergers and acquisitions and related corporate work required
  • Typically 5+ years working on public company matters and transactions required
  • Substantive experience with a variety of corporate matters required
  • Excellent legal skills, with experience at a large law firm and an in-house environment preferred

Skills And Abilities


  • Demonstrated self-initiative, integrity, and resilience
  • Ability to excel in an entrepreneurial and highly collaborative growth organization
  • Demonstrated ability to use legal training to lead or influence operational process, procedure, and strategy
  • Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced continually changing business and work environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make decisions following thoughtful feedback, input, and debate
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • High level of accountability and willingness to receive feedback to deliver results
  • Distilling complex legal issues with a commitment to solution
  • Is committed to constant curiosity

Licenses and Certifications


  • Member in good standing with a state bar and the ABA

Travel Requirements


Work Environment


  • Work in clean, pleasant, and comfortable office or home setting. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The salary range for this role is $137,100 to $362,000. The candidate’s final salary offer will be based on the candidate’s skills, education, work location and experience.

A candidate’s compensation may also include bonuses consistent with TriNet’s corporate bonus plan.

Additionally, subject to applicable eligibility requirements, TriNet offers permanent full-time employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, life and disability insurance, a 401(K) savings plan, an employee stock purchase plan, eleven (11) Company observed holidays, PTO and a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information about our benefits offerings:

Please Note: TriNet reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job description is not all encompassing. Position functions and qualifications may vary depending on business necessity.

TriNet is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, religion, color, disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Any applicant with a mental or physical disability who requires an accommodation during the application process should contact to request such an accommodation.