Corporate and Securities Counsel

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, United States

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Block, Inc. (formerly Square) is looking for a junior corporate and securities counsel! You will be supporting all aspects of our public company obligations and work with several partners, including our investor relations, M&A, communications, accounting, stock administration, treasury, compliance, and policy teams. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on a variety of the latest legal issues (including cryptocurrencies and digital assets). As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. If you're a bit of a nerd about securities law and looking to work on a fun, collaborative team, we'd love to speak with you! You will report into Corporate & Securities Lead.

You will:

  • Draft, review, and file SEC filings, including proxy statements, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, S-8s, Form SDs and Section 16 filings

  • Collaborate with Block's finance, accounting, investor relations, and communications teams to work on external disclosures, such as earnings releases, investor communication materials, shareholder letters, press releases, whitepapers and SEC filings

  • Assist from time to time on public company M&A transactions, including preparing special shareholder meeting materials and conducting corporate diligence

  • Support Block's proxy statement process and annual stockholder meeting, including reviewing and updating the proxy and coordinating with the NYSE, DTC and other internal and external stakeholders

  • Oversee and administer internal cryptocurrency policies related to a variety of cryptocurrency and digital asset projects at Block. This is a great opportunity to build expertise in this evolving area of law.

  • Research and stay informed of securities implications of various cryptocurrency matters

  • Help with capital markets transactions

  • Help manage and administer certain governance policies, including Square's Insider Trading Policy and 10b5-1 plans

  • Ensure compliance with SEC and NYSE rules and regulations

  • Assist cross-functional efforts to advance environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters

  • Assist on special corporate projects, including strategic transactions and legal trainings

  • Work with our internal teams and external advisors and experts to prioritize our goals and manage the legal aspects of being a public company

Qualifications

You have:

  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience in a law firm and/or in-house setting.

  • Experience in securities law and the 1933 and 1934 Acts

  • Experience with public company M&A or capital market transactions

  • Team player focused on helping others achieve corporate goals

  • Flexibility, willingness and ability to take on diverse tasks, both large and small, with limited supervision and to learn new areas outside of your immediate expertise

  • A J.D. degree

  • Membership in at least one state bar

Feel like you'd be a great addition to the team, but you don't check every single box above? Apply anyway. We're looking for smart, team-oriented people who are willing to learn and pitch in where needed (no job too big or too small)!

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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