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Associate General Counsel, Securities and Corporate Governance

Posted May 09
Full Time
On Site
Palo Alto, California

About Rivian

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 


Role Summary

The Associate General Counsel, Corporate Governance and Securities will take a lead role in managing Rivian’s public company securities and corporate governance requirements. We are looking for an individual who can work independently but collaboratively in a fast-paced and collegial team environment, demonstrates sound business and legal judgment, and can prioritize and manage multiple projects on a broad array of topics. Rivian’s Associate General Counsel, Corporate Governance and Securities will report to the Chief Corporate Counsel and will work with other members of the Legal Leadership Team and leaders of the organization to ensure that Rivian complies with all public company securities and governance requirements.


Responsibilities

This is what you’ll do:

  • Ensure compliance with public company legal and securities compliance and governance requirements, and support the necessary controls, processes and procedures
  • Provide counseling, training and general legal advice to the company on securities laws and requirements, including periodic reporting requirements, Nasdaq listing standards, beneficial ownership reporting requirements, Regulation FD, insider trading laws and securities transaction preclearance requirements
  • Oversee, draft and review Rivian’s periodic, current, and proxy SEC filings (10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks and PRE14A/DEF14A) under the ’34 Act, Registration Statements (S-1, S-8, and S-3) under the ’33 Act, Schedule 13Ds, Section 16 reporting (Form 3, 4 and 5 filings), blue sky and international filings to ensure compliance with federal, state and foreign securities law requirements
  • Support Rivian’s annual stockholders meeting
  • Support the Board of Directors and Board Committees, including serving as Committee liaison and supporting the drafting of meeting agendas, materials and minutes
  • Oversee, draft and review documentation and materials in respect of corporate governance requirements and compliance with Nasdaq and the SEC, including (i) drafting Board of Directors and Board Committee charters, documentation, consents, resolutions and D&O questionnaires, (ii) drafting and managing all policies and procedures relating to the corporate and organizational governance of the Rivian group, and (iii) analyzing and tracking related party transactions on a group-wide basis
  • Manage the company’s preclearance review and approval process for compliance with Rivian’s insider trading policy
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the securities and capitilization table management function, including responsibility for management of outstanding securities (in electronic and paper form) with Rivian’s transfer agent
  • Review and advise internal stakeholders with respect to investor presentations, offering materials, public announcements, earnings releases, and investor call scripts and other communications
  • Provide support to Rivian’s Treasury department, including capital markets and securities/debt offerings, credit agreements and monitoring covenant compliance under the company’s credit facility and indentures 
  • Oversee subsidiary management, including maintaining compliance with corporate filings, international reporting requirements and assisting with intercompany transactions  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including communications, investor relations and outside counsel


Qualifications

This is what you’ll need:

  • Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school, and an active member in good standing of the California Bar or eligibility for in-house counsel registration
  • At least ten (10) years of securities and corporate governance experience
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills, with attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional clients

 

This is where you’ll work:

Department: Legal, Regulatory and Public Policy
Location: Irvine, CA; Palo Alto, CA 


Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $218,800 - $325,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

 

Benefits Summary: 

Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.

 

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

 

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 

 

Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  

 

Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.