Corporate Counsel

Emeryville, CA
Full Time
Exp.: 2+ Years
Amyris is seeking a corporate and securities attorney capable of assisting with selected areas of in-house legal representation. The attorney will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel in Emeryville and work closely with Amyris’s General Counsel, other members of Amyris’s in-house legal team, outside counsel, and multiple client groups within the company, with a specific focus on Amyris’s Corporate activities.

  • Assist with corporate and securities compliance and governance practices
  • Oversee corporate governance for Amyris’s subsidiaries
  • Prepare, file, and manage Section 16 filings for directors and officers
  • Assist in administration of Amyris’s equity incentive plans
  • Maintain corporate minute books for Amyris and its subsidiaries
  • Assist with stockholder meeting processes
  • Manage corporate qualifications for Amyris and its subsidiaries
  • Conduct research on legal trends and developments in corporate governance and securities compliance
  • Assist with legal aspects of SEC reporting process, including preparing SEC reports and disclosures
  • Assist with all aspects of corporate transactions including financings, licenses, corporate partnering deals, leases, etc. and support other special projects as needed
  • Draft and prepare various legal documents, correspondence, memoranda, etc.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned and/or necessary
  • The successful candidate will work collaboratively and responsively with a broad range of people and maintain and build great relationships between legal, finance and human resources.

  • Strong academic background, including JD or LLM from a top U.S. law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the United States
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a reputable law firm, including significant work in a corporate & securities practice representing public companies and drafting SEC documents
  • Very strong general contract and SEC disclosure drafting skills
  • Ability to manage governance and compliance processes with little oversight
  • Excellent ability to issue spot and integrate legal advice with business goals
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate concisely
  • Working knowledge of intellectual property law a plus
  • Extremely strong interpersonal skills including maturity, creativity and a high energy level
  • Team-oriented and able to interact effectively and influence peers and all levels of management
  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment, as well as in a small team environment
  • Embrace Amyris Core Values
  • Adherence to Amyris Safety Policies and Procedures

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