More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. While the landscape of our industry has changed dramatically, our culture of innovation and drive to make online trading accessible to everyone continues to drive us forward. We believe in challenging the status quo, fostering an environment of curiosity and learning, and, above all, putting our customers first.
The position reports to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel. The successful candidate will be a member of the enterprise legal team responsible for providing advice and counsel on a wide range of corporate matters including corporate governance, general corporate matters and transactions. The Company is looking for a versatile and entrepreneurial attorney who is comfortable operating in different areas and adapting to the changing needs of the Company. The ideal attorney should be a self-starter who is intelligent, highly responsive, organized, detail oriented and hardworking and has the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
• Assist in corporate governance and board matters, including preparation of board materials and updates to corporate charters and policies.
• Manage corporate governance matters related to the Company’s subsidiaries.
• Assist in mergers and acquisitions transactions and related matters.
• Manage compliance with governance requirements (e.g., Charter, Bylaws, Governance Guidelines, Committee Charters, Relevant Policies, Delaware law, etc.).
• Advise on Delaware general corporate law, and general corporate law matters.
• Assist securities attorney with preparation of the annual proxy statement and assist with the organization of annual shareholder’s meeting.
• Assist legal review of SEC reporting, including reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.
• Review and provide input on press releases and other public disclosures.
• Support strategic transactions and registered securities offerings.
• Provide practical legal counsel and develop creative solutions to internal business issues by assessing potential risks, benefits and consequences of decisions, present alternatives and propose solutions to achieve business objectives while effectively managing legal and practical business considerations.
• J.D. from a highly respected law school, with superior academic credentials.
• Member in good standing of a state bar.
• 5+ years of legal experience.
• Prior experience a top ranked law firm.
• Exceptional command of Delaware public company governance requirements.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as work as part of a team.
• Excellent analytical, communication, interpersonal, organizational and training skills.
• Highly developed written and oral communication skills, with special emphasis on excellent drafting and presentation preparation with exceptional attention to detail.
• Ability to identify issues and suggest improvements to form agreements, policies and procedures.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills; strong initiative and hard-working; ability to prioritize multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
• Highly motivated, self-starter.
• Prior in-house experience with a publicly traded company working on corporate governance, transactions and general corporate matters.
• Exposure to the financial services industry is a plus, but not required.
• Experience with executive compensation is a plus, but not required.
We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit https://www.etradecareers.com/why-work-at-etrade/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the opportunities.
E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.