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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 corporate securities and compliance matters, working with and advising the company's business teams. This non-traditional in-house role reports to the General Counsel and is based in Boston, MA. The Senior Counsel must have 10 or more years' relevant legal experience, a strong business acumen, strong negotiation skills, and direct management experience.
Operate as a senior legal team member, focused on corporate, securities and compliance, working with and advising the company's business teams on strategic legal matters
Advise with respect to SEC ('33 and '34 Act) periodic reporting and disclosure obligations, securities exchange listing standards, corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance as well as other general corporate and securities 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 an effective compliance program, covering federal, state, local, and international regulations
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
JD from an accredited law school and admission to a state bar
10+ years of corporate experience in a major law firm or legal department, with expertise in securities, contracts and compliance
Expertise in SEC ('33 and '34 Act) periodic reporting and disclosure obligations a must
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
Experience with any of the following a plus: privacy and data security, IP protection, technology licensing, education law, employment law
Ability to travel
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.