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Deputy/Associate General Counsel

EquityZen
$225,000- $250,000/ year
Posted May 22
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

EquityZen is a financial technology company, backed by leading venture and private equity investors. We’re looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and hardworking Deputy/Associate General Counsel, who has a strong interest in the pre-IPO space and private markets.. 

Since 2013, the EquityZen marketplace has made it easy to buy and sell shares in private companies. EquityZen brings together investors and shareholders, providing liquidity to early shareholders and private market access to accredited investors. With low investment minimums through our funds and with more than 35,000 private placements completed across 400+ companies, EquityZen leads the way in delivering “Private Markets for the Public”.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Serve as the go-to person for corporate legal matters at EquityZen. Collaborate with internal EquityZen teams, including sales, asset management, compliance, and product
  • Advise on new product development (from a legal and regulatory perspective)
  • Own legal issues and risks, contract statuses and legal liabilities where needed, while liaising with Outside Counsel for advice and input.
  • Manage, with the finance team, the annual legal budget.
  • Develop and enhance template agreements reflecting EquityZen’s expanding offerings, new regulations and other changes.
  • Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Assist in responding to SEC, FINRA and other regulatory and/or government inquiries, civil subpoenas or other matters, as needed.
  • Assist in responding to user complaints and privacy requests.
  • Negotiate, draft, and review contracts and agreements for EquityZen, including data processing agreements with vendors and partners.
  • Own and generate content for training to company executives and employees on legal matters.

 

THE RIGHT STUFF

  • Law degree from a recognized university and active New York bar membership
  • Minimum of 7+ years experience with complex commercial matters, of which at least two years must be as in-house counsel within FinTech or Financial Services
  • Experience in securities and regulatory law, specifically with unregistered offerings and private markets

 

BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE 

  • Previous experience working in-house at a FINRA-registered broker-dealer 
  • ’33 Act, ‘34 Act and/or ’40 Act experience
  • Private Placement experience
  • Previous experience working at the SEC, FINRA, or other regulatory bodies


SALARY 

$225,000 - $250,000

EquityZen also offers stock options, full employee benefits (health, dental, vision), 401k match, individual professional development and wellness budget, generous time off policies and more!

EquityZen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EquityZen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EquityZen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of EquityZen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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