At Udemy, we're on a mission to improve lives through the power of learning. We're a leading global learning company and one of the world's largest education platforms, with more than 59 million learners. Our goal is to provide flexible, effective skill development to empower organizations and individuals.
Talented people are everywhere, and the right opportunity can be hard to come by. That's why we're focused on revolutionizing learning, using our skills and expertise to help others develop theirs and reach their full potential. Individually, we bring our unique perspective to reimagine the way we share knowledge. Together, we can improve lives by making learning more accessible for our learners, our instructors, and businesses around the world.
Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco with global offices in Australia, India, Ireland, Türkiye, and the US. Learn more on our company page.
You're a connector who puts people first and values the lasting partnerships you'll build. You're an active listener who cares about the stories people share and are energized by communication and collaboration. You love learning new things and are known for bringing innovative perspectives and questions to the table. You're deadline and results-driven, passionate about creating new processes, systems, and best practices that help your internal partners do their best work.
You will be expected to think and act both strategically and tactically in support of the Company, providing business-focused advice with respect to our key initiatives, including filings with the SEC, mergers, acquisitions, financing agreements, expansion strategy, corporate development, and corporate governance efforts. Equally important, the role requires the ability to build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders in the Company to effectively represent the Legal Department. You will demonstrate strong analytical skills and an ability to problem solve and think creatively, and you must be attuned to working with a sense of urgency and accountability. You will demonstrate leadership, take criticism positively, and seek process improvement.
Responsible for preparation, review, and filing of SEC filings and related documents, including current and periodic reports (10-K/10-Q/8-K), proxy statements, registration statements, Section 16 filings, and other securities law filings;
Assist in drafting and reviewing other disclosures and corporate communications, including earnings releases, press releases, investor presentations, and internal communications;
Support all aspects of corporate governance functions including advising our board of directors and committees, preparation of board materials, setting agendas, and preparing minutes;
Support the legal aspects of our equity program administration, including administration of our 10b5-1 plans, evaluating pre-clearance for restricted persons, and overseeing securities trading policy compliance;
Partner across the business with executives and corporate development personnel as a trusted advisor to manage all stages of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic business opportunities, lead due diligence, draft and negotiate term sheets and transaction documents, manage corporate governance aspects, and support post-closing integration efforts;
Manage outside counsel and ensure they are tracking to budget;
Research, monitor, and analyze relevant laws and regulations and advise management and the board of such developments; and
Perform other duties as assigned/required.
What you'll have
Bar admission or equivalent and in good standing to practice law in your relevant jurisdiction;
20+ years of experience supporting SEC filings, corporate governance, M&A and related transactions with both a major law firm and in-house;
Extensive experience with publicly traded companies, corporate governance, and corporate entity matters;
Experience sizing up acquisition targets, negotiating key items, and closing transactions in multiple geographies;
Experience with technology companies is a plus; and
Excellent and professional command of the English language in a written and verbal capacity.
Demonstrate strong analytical skills and an ability to problem solve and think creatively in a fast-paced environment;
Demonstrate leadership, take criticism positively, and champion process improvement;
Be a highly analytical self-starter with the acumen to build relationships across the organization;
Be able to work independently and develop strong relationships with peers in accounting, finance, investor relations, and other departments;
Provide regular reporting to internal department stakeholders
Enjoy April Fools pranks and Halloween shenanigans and have the ability and desire to contribute productively to both; and
Have a strong work ethic.
This position will report to the General Counsel. We are open to hiring anywhere in the continental United States. Udemy's Legal department works almost exclusively from home, although we try to meet up from time to time and work together in our hubs in San Francisco, Denver, and Dublin (Ireland) if convenient, although we get less work done on those days because we're laughing so much.
We understand that not everyone will match each of the above qualifications. However, we also realize that everyone has unique experiences that can add value to our company. Even if you think your background might not perfectly align, we'd love to hear from you!
We aspire to be as vibrant and dynamic as the communities we serve, as inquisitive as those who use our platform, and as revolutionary as the future we strive to open for everyone. Here are some of the things we love about life at Udemy:
We're invested in creating an inclusive environment that welcomes a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. From creating employee resource groups, ensuring we're a Fair Pay Workplace, and building a flexible work culture, our belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion (BEDI) initiatives always put our people first. We want you to be able to bring your authentic self to work because when we all do, we're better for it.
Learning is what we do – inside and out. Our Learning & Development team is second to none, helping ensure your journey is one of continuous progression. You'll also have unlimited access to Udemy courses, monthly UDays (meeting-free professional development days), and a generous annual professional development stipend.
Our reason to exist is to revolutionize learning – that calls for taking risks and learning from failures. Whether it's our hackathons (a company-wide effort to envision new possibilities for our product) or sharing our prototypes, we see experimentation as a crucial step on the path to success.
We're committed to creating world-class employee experiences and are proud of the recognition of this by Great Place to Work. Learn more about our certification here and find out what it's like to work at Udemy on our blog.
Of course, the best thing about being part of Udemy is knowing your work makes a difference for people and organizations around the world. You've got the skills; why not use them to help others develop theirs?
At Udemy, we value diversity and inclusion and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Our benefits package at Udemy "starts with U" and is grounded in mission-driven benefits that intentionally align with our core values. Here's a sneak peek at just a few highlighted benefits if you're a full-time Udemate based in the United States:
Core Benefits: Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and disability coverage
HSA/FSA/Commuter: Pre-tax savings/spending plans, including HSA employer contributions
Transgender Benefits: Expanded medical coverage for gender-affirming care
Parental Benefits: Financial assistance for fertility (including egg-freezing), adoption, and surrogacy expenses; twelve weeks of paid family bonding for birth, surrogacy, adoption, and foster placement (plus up to six to ten weeks of paid disability leave for birthing parents) as well as a two-week "ease-back" program that enables parents to return part-time at full pay
Whole U: Fully paid memberships for meditation/mindfulness, therapy/coaching visits, financial planning, fertility and family building, maternity and newborn care, parenting and pediatrics, menopause care, breastmilk shipping, and caregiving support
Learning: Free access to Udemy and Udemy Business plus a yearly stipend to spend on professional development
Retirement: Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) plan with an employer contribution
Charitable Giving: Corporate charitable match for eligible nonprofits and charities
Vacation: Flexible vacation for salaried Udemates and fifteen days per year for hourly
Holidays: Twelve paid holidays throughout the year
Would you like to learn more about Udemy? Here are a few resources:
How Udemy Started [video]
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