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Dir, Corp Sec and Governance Counsel in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/2/2019

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 277 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

• Advise on and support corporate securities and SEC reporting and compliance matters, including SEC periodic reports, Section 16 filings, proxy statements, annual reports, earnings releases/calls, and investor presentations. Includes: advice on Regulation S-K, Regulation FD, Non-GAAP measures disclosure and general anti-fraud requirements, and risk factors and litigation disclosures. • Oversee preparation of annual proxy statement, with primary responsibility for governance related disclosures and responses to stockholder proposals, including no-action requests for exclusion of proposals. • Collaborate with investor relations department in engagement with stockholders on governance matters, including participating in engagement calls and meetings with investors and proxy advisors. • Provide legal support for Treasury activities, including share buybacks, corporate finance and capital market transactions. • Support insider trading compliance program, including advice on trading windows and 10b5-1 plans, providing clearances for trading, and ensuring compliance with Section 16 filing requirements. • Advise on governance matters, including Delaware corporate law questions, charter and bylaw provisions, governance guidelines, independence and related party transactions matters, and Board committee charters. • Support PayPal Holdings, Inc.’s Board of Directors and principal Board committees, including preparation of Board and committee materials and meeting minutes. • Oversee subsidiary maintenance and ensure compliance with corporate law requirements for domestic and foreign subsidiaries • Create and manage teams with other PayPal in-house attorneys, PayPal personnel, and outside advisors (including active management of outside counsel) for sophisticated transactions • Advise and work closely with a variety of key stakeholders, including senior management, Accounting, Investor Relations, Treasury, Tax, Finance, Compliance and business functions. • Manage internal team members and constituents and outside advisors, including active management of outside counsel.

  • JD degree with excellent academic credentials.
  • 10+ years of experience at a law firm and in-house public company environment with a sophisticated securities/corporate governance/corporate finance practice. 
  • Substantial experience in corporate securities (’33 and ’34 Act), corporate governance and corporate finance.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent project management skills, well organized, with the ability to thrive in a fast paced work environment and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • A high-level of intellectual, professional and interpersonal agility and flexibility, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Team oriented and able to work collaboratively and effectively with business clients and other legal department members,

  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity, sound judgment and high tolerance for ambiguity.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.



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