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Shorelight Education is reinventing the international education experience for both students and universities. In partnership with leading U.S. institutions, we build innovative degree programs—whether on campus or cloud-based, in the United States or students' home countries—that help students thrive and create a new generation of successful, globally minded alumni.
The Senior Counsel is responsible for managing company-wide day-to-day legal matters. This non-traditional in-house role reports to the General Counsel and is based at Shorelight Headquarters in Boston. The Senior Counsel must have ten or more years' relevant legal experience, a strong business acumen, strong negotiation skills, and direct management experience.
Operate as a senior legal team member, working with and advising the company's business teams on strategic legal matters
Review, draft, and manage complex legal agreements, including joint venture agreements with flagship U.S. universities, enterprise technology contracts, and other commercial agreements
Develop and implement company legal policies in a wide variety of areas and implement an effective compliance program, covering federal, state, local, and international regulations
Ensure continued company-wide compliance by remaining informed of current and pending legislation
Manage outside counsel in specialty areas including the company's global expansion
Manage the legal aspects of special transactions including financings, acquisitions, and joint ventures
Expertise in SEC filings, including registration statements, other Securities Act and Exchange Act filings, as well as advising on and ensuring compliance with securities-related regulatory matters such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank
Initial Public Offering experience a plus
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission to a state bar required
10+ years of corporate experience in a major law firm or legal department, with expertise in securities, contracts, and compliance
Ability to interpret and comprehend complex legal documents and ability to convey complex legal issues in clear and concise business terms
Above average mathematical and reasoning skills
Proven ability to supervise and develop junior team members
Strong organizational skills
Ability to travel, frequently at times
Hands-on experience working as a sole deal-maker or part of a small team is preferred
Experience working in or with a multi-national company a plus
Knowledge of FERPA, Title IV, Title IX, and other federal, state and accrediting matters affecting U.S. universities a plus
Knowledge of I-17, I-20, F-1 and matters affecting international student visas a plus
To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter.
Shorelight Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.