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Corporate Counsel

Posted May 07
Full Time

At Veracyte, we offer exciting career opportunities for those interested in joining a pioneering team that is committed to transforming cancer care for patients across the globe. Working at Veracyte – whether it be in one of our labs, corporate offices, the field – enables our employees to not only make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients, but to also learn and grow within a results-driven environment that values innovation, collaboration, and compassion.

The Position:

The Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice focusing on Corporate Contracts, Securities, M&A, and Corporate Governance. In addition to excellent legal and analytical skills as a corporate attorney, the right candidate will possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to interface with a broad range of senior business executives, board members, shareholders and other colleagues and professionals. This position will report directly to the General Counsel and Chief People Officer. You must be a good human. This is a remote position.

  • Advising the Company on securities and corporate law matters related to capital markets/securities, SEC reporting and compliance, NYSE, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, shareholder engagement, governance and all matters related thereto.
  • Supporting the preparation of SEC filings, including but not limited to 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Section 16 filings, proxy statements, registration statements and all other public and securities related filings.
  • Serving as an Assistant Corporate Secretary in the coordination and conducting of board of directors and committee meetings including assisting in the preparation of materials, advising on governance matters and overseeing corporate records.
  • Assisting in the development, implementation and administration of internal policies, compliance programs and controls in all aspects of public reporting including, but not limited to, disclosure, ethics, audit, executive compensation, securities trading and corporate governance policies.
  • Advises on annual report and shareholder meeting, including managing shareholder proposals.
  • Assisting in the administration of the Company’s equity plans.
  • Staying abreast of, advising on and ensuring compliance with, federal and state securities and corporate laws, as well as applicable rules and regulations of exchanges and industry organizations that affect public company reporting or compliance and public M&A.
  • Supporting internal processes and procedures for SEC compliance, including SEC filings, sub-certification, and trading blackout processes.
  • Supporting the Company's debt and equity financing transactions.
  • Collaborating with, advising, and supporting a broad range of departments and functions including Finance, Investor Relations, Internal Audit, Treasury, Human Resources, Corporate Secretary and others as needed.
  • Managing outside counsel and assigned portion of Legal function budget.
  • Assisting with coverage of general corporate, M&A and commercial matters.
  • Provides legal support for the maintenance of the Company’s subsidiaries.
  • Assisting in various other compliance activities throughout the Company.

Who You Are:

  • Juris Doctorate and current bar admission is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of securities and public company reporting experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department.
  • Public and private M&A experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership and to manage multiple projects simultaneously with ability to focus on critical priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Highly polished and effective negotiation, communication, and drafting skills, including those suitable for interaction with board members, senior management and shareholders.
  • Proven ability to lead and execute all facets of challenging transactional engagements-from preliminary/conceptual advice, through structuring, due diligence, negotiating, drafting, closing, integration and post-closing conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of and experience in employee compensation/benefits, tax, accounting and/or ERISA matters a plus

The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units. Veracyte is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

Pay range

$150,000$210,000 USD

What We Can Offer You

Veracyte is a growing company that offers significant career opportunities if you are curious, driven, patient-oriented and aspire to help us build a great company. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, and are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce, where diverse backgrounds are represented, engaged, and empowered to drive innovative ideas and decisions.  We are proud to have been named a “Bay Area Top Workplace” for ten years in a row by the Bay Area News Group and “Best Places to Work in San Diego” in 2023 by the San Diego Business Journal.

About Veracyte

Veracyte (Nasdaq: VCYT) is a global genomic diagnostics company that improves patient care by providing answers to clinical questions, informing diagnosis and treatment decisions throughout the patient journey in cancer and other diseases. The company’s growing menu of genomic tests leverage advances in genomic science and technology, enabling patients to avoid risky, costly diagnostic procedures and quicken time to appropriate treatment. The company’s tests in lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, bladder cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are available to patients and its lymphoma subtyping and renal cancer tests are in development. With Veracyte’s exclusive global license to a best-in-class diagnostics instrument platform, the company is positioned to deliver its tests to patients worldwide. Veracyte is based in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit and follow the company on X (Formerly Twitter).

Veracyte, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status. Veracyte participates in E-Verify in the United States. View our CCPA Disclosure Notice.