Myovant Sciences is a biopharmaceutical startup company focused on delivering innovative women’s health and prostate cancer solutions. We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Corporate, Securities and Contracts Paralegal. The position reports to the Assistant General Counsel. The location of the position is in the South San Francisco area.
Myovant Sciences is seeking a Corporate Governance and Securities Paralegal responsible for compiling pre-meeting materials for public board and committees; assist with SEC filing preparations, due diligence for financing deals as well as other business development activities; and assist with legal perspectives of equity p equity incentive plan and stock administration. This position will include interaction with our Board of Directors and senior executive officers.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist with preparations and filings of SEC filings (e.g., Forms 8-K, 10-Q, 10-K; Proxy Statement).
- Assist with proxy statement process, including prepare, collect and review D&O proxy questionnaires.
- Assist with annual meeting matters; and conduct matters to ensure compliance with NYSE rules.
Public Company Corporate Governance:
- Assist with all facets of Board of Directors and Committee meetings, including logistics for meetings.
- Prepare and distribute public board and committees pre-meeting materials.
- Update and maintain corporate minute books for Board of Directors and Committees, including drafting resolutions, minutes and other necessary documentation.
- Assist with Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
- Assist with maintenance and update corporate policies and procedures.
- Prepare and file all necessary documents for formation/dissolution of subsidiaries including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Articles/Certificates of Dissolution and necessary board and shareholder minutes and consents.
- Assist with creation, maintenance and dissolution of entities worldwide and manages those activities; prepare written consents, resolutions, certifications, minutes and other corporate documentation as needed for domestic and foreign subsidiaries; update and maintain database of historical, stock, officer, director and other corporate information for all subsidiaries; draft jurisdictional certificates of authority and certificates of withdrawal; and mange corporate agents that the company engages within and outside the United States.
- Evaluate the needs for and directs all aspects of foreign and domestic corporate qualifications and registrations for applicable businesses; coordinate with corporate agents to evaluate the needs for annual returns, foreign qualifications, business licenses and other governmental filings as necessary to comply with local, state, national and international requirements for business operations; prepare and file registration, annual report and qualification documents; coordinate with finance, tax and accounting departments as needed; engage, direct and oversee work of corporate agents and vendors.
- Work with other internal departments to answer questions regarding subsidiary management.
- Assist with legal aspects of compensation and benefits matters and equity matters, including the Company’s equity incentive plan, Independent Director Compensation Policy, executive compensation and other comp & benefits matters.
- Assist with all legal aspects of financing projects, including dataroom management, coordinating with different groups for due diligence; assist with the preparation of closing documents; perform lien searches, order certificates of good standings and draft schedules and perform any other special projects.
- Assist with business development activities and other special projects, as needed.
- Liaise with HR, Accounting, Finance, Tax, Payroll and Stock Administration on various corporate matters and coordinate with outside counsel and corporate agents.
Required Skills & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree is required;
- Previous corporate paralegal experience is required.
- Experience with public companies is preferred.
- Adept at using various enterprise applications including Microsoft Office.
- Proven ability to thrive in fast-paced environment, by operating independently, efficiently, and proactively solving problems.
- Exceptional organization skills and a meticulous attention to detail.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals at all levels in and out of the organization.
TRAVEL, PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Regularly required to operate standard office equipment
- Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
- Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk
- Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment
- Close vision required for computer usage
- Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 20 pounds
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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