Overview

Zendesk is currently looking for a corporate attorney who is interested in joining its dynamic legal team. You will have the opportunity for ownership while delivering practical advice to time-sensitive corporate, governance, and securities-related legal matters. If you have a natural curiosity and the ability to effectively negotiate and think creatively effectively to balance legal constraints with business goals then apply for this role today!

What you get to do every day:

  • Learn about Zendesk’s business in order to provide practical advice that is applicable to Zendesk
  • Ensure Zendesk’s compliance with securities laws and assist in the preparation of reports required by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and NYSE listing requirements
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Investor Relations teams on earnings releases, our awesome shareholder letter, and other disclosures to the investor community
  • Provide support for M&A transactions, including assisting with drafting of LOI terms, planning and assisting in due diligence, drafting and negotiating deal agreements, and actively managing deal process and execution
  • Assist with the preparation for board and committee meetings and the planning and execution of shareholders meeting, including preparation of proxy statements and related filings
  • Manage all corporate matters related to Zendesk’s subsidiaries
  • Monitor, maintain and revise various corporate governance policies and practices
  • Provide support on trade compliance matters, regulatory matters, real estate matters, and other special projects as needed

What you bring to the role:

  • JD from a leading program with strong academic credentials
  • Admission in good standing to practice in the State of California and with a minimum of 4 years practicing at an established law firm and/or public technology company with a focus on corporate and securities law
  • Experience reviewing and assisting in the preparation of securities filings, including annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and Section 16 filings
  • Experience with M&A transactions, including preparation of term sheets, drafting and negotiating transaction documentation, and coordinating the diligence process
  • Experience collaborating with finance teams and outside accounting firms
  • The ability to work and build relationship across functions and provide clear explanations to members of other teams
  • Technically savvy, and a robust personality with high levels of energy
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills – with a strong attention to detail
  • The ability to present ideas and solutions to many audiences, including senior management
  • The motivation of a self-starter with the ability to be a team player wherever needed
  • A philosophy that no task is too big or small
  • Integrity, diplomacy, and tact in interactions
  • A collaborative, upbeat work ethic where you can take ownership and have fun

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