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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is seeking a corporate attorney with experience representing public companies for a highly visible role in the Company’s legal department. Reporting directly to the Deputy General Counsel, this attorney will assist with and/or manage a broad spectrum of corporate and transactional legal work, including: public company SEC reporting activities; Nasdaq compliance activities; general corporate governance work and support for the Board of Directors; working with the commercial legal team to review and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements; and collaborating with other members of the legal team on various strategic initiatives, including M&A transactions.
Roles and Responsibilities
Assist with the preparation and review of reports filed with the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including disclosures on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and Section 16 reporting.
Assist with the preparation and review of the Company’s annual proxy statement, and the planning and execution of the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders.
Provide advice and counsel on Delaware corporate law, Nasdaq regulations, and general corporate governance matters.
Support corporate and strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
Draft, review, negotiate and interpret a wide range of commercial agreements in support of various company departments, including confidentiality agreements, vendor/supplier contracts, consulting agreements, master service agreements, manufacturing agreements, and licensing agreements.
Draft and review materials to be provided to the Board of Directors and its committees and draft meeting minutes.
Draft and review amendments to governance documents, corporate policies, and Board committee charters.
Assist in the management of the Company’s corporate subsidiaries and miscellaneous compliance matters.
Continuously improve yourself and the legal department by identifying and implementing improvements in processes, forms and operations.
Respond promptly to requests from internal clients, and summarize and communicate legal risks in a way that business people can understand that pragmatically balances risk with the Company’s business objectives.
Keeping informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the Company, and assisting with the development of policies and training as needed.
Provide leadership on cross-functional teams, identify legal issues, and provide legal options / analysis of possible legal solutions, all while interacting with external counsel, advisors, external vendors, and business partners.
Experience, Education and Skills
Law Degree from a nationally recognized law school and member of the California state bar.
6+ years’ experience in legal practice (either in a large law firm or a combination of a large law firm and in-house experience).
Significant experience working as a corporate attorney and providing legal advice on a broad set of general corporate matters, with increasing levels of responsibility.
Significant experience working on SEC reporting, Nasdaq, Delaware corporate law and corporate governance matters.
Experience working on mergers & acquisitions is preferred.
Excellent organizational and planning skills and the capacity to simultaneously handle a variety of complex matters under deadline pressure.
Strong demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating contracts.
Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.
Ability to form strong working relationships with other employees and partners while maintaining firm adherence to proper legal standards.
Sound business judgment and strategic thinking. Flexibility and an interest in working on a broad variety of legal matters in order to understand and advise the Company on legal implications of its business strategy.
Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.
Internal Number: 12221
About Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation – Company Fact SheetNASDAQ: CY198 Champion CourtSan Jose. CA 95134www.cypress.comFY 2017 Revenue: $2.33 billion Employees: Approx. 6,800Cypress is the leader in advanced embedded system solutions for the world’s most innovative automotive, industrial, smart home appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. Cypress’ microcontrollers, analog ICs, wireless and USB-based connectivity solutions and reliable, high-performance memories help engineers design differentiated products and get them to market first. Cypress is committed to providing customers with the best support and development resources on the planet enabling them to disrupt markets by creating new product categories in record time. To learn more, go to www.cypress.com. Products and Solutions - Cypress' high-performance solutions include: • Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® and ZigBee® solutions• PSoC® Microcontrollers (MCUs) • Traveo™ Automotive Microcontrollers (MCUs) • CapSense® and TrueTouch® touch-sensing solutions • Universal Serial Bus (USB) and USB-C controllers• Analog ICs and Power Management ICs (PMICs) • Synchronous and Asynchronous SRAMs • Nonvolatile SRAMs and F-RAMs • Parallel and ...Serial NOR Flash• HyperBus™ memories • SLC and e.MMC NAND Flash • Automotive solutions • Timing technology solutions