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Senior Counsel, Corporate Securities and Governance

$149,122- $238,744/ year
Posted Jun 03
Full Time

Join our Corporate Legal team!

Akamai Legal is a highly-experienced global team of professionals dedicated to powering and protecting Akamai: powering our business interests and next phase of growth while simultaneously protecting its assets and reputation. We embrace the opportunity of working at the intersection of rapid innovation and regularly evolving laws. The Legal team currently consists of over sixty professionals located around the world.

Partner with senior leaders across the business

You will work closely with our senior business leaders, finance, treasury, and investor relations teams to prepare SEC filings and provide in-depth counsel on issues concerning SEC and listing exchange compliance, governance, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, ESG reporting requirements and general corporate law.

As as Senior Counsel, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing advice and counsel to senior management on company's compliance with applicable securities laws, NASDAQ rules and regulations, Sarbanes Oxley, and other regulations impacting US public companies.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing SEC filings including 10-K, 10-Q's, Proxy Statement, 8-K's, Section 16 reporting (Forms 3, 4, and 5), and '33 Act registration statements (including preparation of registration statements on Form S-8).
  • Assisting with various corporate governance initiatives relating to the company's Board of Directors, including director and officer questionnaires, maintenance of corporate records, and the review of the Company's Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, board committee charters and other corporate governance documents and policies
  • Developing and maintaining corporate policies on governance, trading in securities, and managing public disclosures (includes 10b-1 plans and stock ownership requirement compliance)
  • Advising on executive and director compensation, equity incentive plan matters, and related securities matters
  • Assisting with and supporting all phases of acquisitions, strategic alliances, financing transactions, private equity/venture capital investments, and sophisticated commercial transactions
  • Supporting the ESG Office with Akamai's voluntary ESG disclosures, mandatory ESG reporting requirements, and other ESG-related projects

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a JD from an ABA-accredited law school, be admitted/licensed to practice in a relevant jurisdiction, and be an Attorney in good standing.
  • Have a minimum of five years experience, ideally with a large law firm and/or in-house experience with an emphasis on corporate law securities, and experience with M&A and ESG preferred
  • Have demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, the Security Exchange Act of 1934, and the rules and regulations of the SEC under those acts, and the requirements of NASDAQ as well as Sarbanes Oxley
  • Have demonstrated financial literacy and comprehension and articulation of corporate finance disclosure issues, have an understanding of Delaware Corporation Law and be proficient the the principles and practices of major aspects of corporate law
  • Have excellent research, writing, drafting and communication skills, client focus and collaboration with other functions and the business.
  • Have excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while also thinking strategically and providing practical advice.
  • Have ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously.

Work in a way that works for you

FlexBase, Akamai's Global Flexible Working Program, is based on the principles that are helping us create the best workplace in the world. When our colleagues said that flexible working was important to them, we listened. We also know flexible working is important to many of the incredible people considering joining Akamai. FlexBase, gives 95% of employees the choice to work from their home, their office, or both (in the country advertised). This permanent workplace flexibility program is consistent and fair globally, to help us find incredible talent, virtually anywhere. We are happy to discuss working options for this role and encourage you to speak with your recruiter in more detail when you apply.

Learn what makes Akamai a great place to work

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We power and protect life online, by solving the toughest challenges, together.

At Akamai, we're curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you'll thrive here.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

  • Your health
  • Your finances
  • Your family
  • Your time at work
  • Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About us

Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world's most distributed compute platform from cloud to edge we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will energize and inspire you!

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

If no date is displayed, applications are being accepted on an on-going basis until the job is filled



Akamai is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary for this position ranges from $149,122 - $238,744/year; a candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of annual bonus or incentives, equity awards and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). Akamai provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation (in the form of PTO), sick time, family friendly benefits including parental leave and an employee assistance program including a focus on mental and financial wellness; Eligibility requirements apply.