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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
 
New York City    Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2021
 
   
 
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LEGAL SPECIALIST

Key member of the Legal team who will assist with board & committee meeting preparation, coordination & execution, public company securities law compliance & other corporate governance matters.  This individual will also own various special projects. 

Introduction

Warby Parker is on the lookout for a sharp-as-a-tack Corporate Governance Legal Specialist to join our growing Legal team. In this role, youll provide support for our Board of Directors, assist with the Companys SEC filings & manage various special projects relating to corporate governance .  Reporting to our Vice President & Associate General Counsel -- Corporate & Securities, youll be interfacing with the highest levels of management within the company.  Sound cool? Read on! 

What youll do: 

  • Assist with preparation of board & committee materials
  • Assist with documenting corporate actions, including minutes, resolutions, consents, governing documents & certificates
  • Responsible for leading the internal preparation, coordination & successful execution of board & committee meetings
  • Manage & maintain corporate records, minute books & board & committee materials on the Companys electronic board book Diligent 
  • Support the preparation of SEC filings, including proxy, registration statements & Section 16 filings
  • Help prepare & maintain governance-related policies & procedures, including maintaining insider trading compliance program participant list
  • Help maintain the corporate & Board calendar
  • Support special corporate governance projects
  • Develop & maintain working relationships with various departments with which the Legal team interfaces, including significant interaction with the board & senior management

Who you are:

  • Backed by at least 5 years of experience as a corporate governance, legal specialist, paralegal or legal assistant at a public company, preferably a Fortune 250 company
  • Public company corporate governance & board experience, including assisting with the preparation of board materials & agendas
  • Corporate drafting, including resolutions, consents, minutes & certificates
  • Electronic board portals (knowledge of Diligent preferred)
  • Assisting with SEC filing preparation, including Section 16 filings
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Team-oriented & collaborative approach
  • Able to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Complete reliability handling confidential, often highly sensitive information
  • Some flexibility in your schedule we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed
  • Very strong organizational skills & extreme attention to detail
  • A highly professional demeanor, can-do attitude & comfort dealing with senior management

Extra credit: 

  • Knowledge of Delaware corporate law
  • Familiarity with NYSE rules & regulations
  • Experience working at a fast-paced, growing company
  • Experience with Concord, Freshdesk, Diligent & Google Drive (we use them all!)

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire & impact the world with vision, purpose, & style.

We accomplish this by reimagining everything that a company & industry can be. Weve proven that a business can scale, be profitable, & do good in the worldwithout charging a premium for it. And weve learned that it takes creativity, empathy & innovation to consistently surpass customer expectations.

Since the day we launched in 2010, weve pioneered ideas, designed products, & developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything our customers need for happier eyes at a price that leaves them with money in their pockets, from designer-quality glasses & contacts to eye exams & vision tests.

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Over eight million pairs of glasses have been distributed in over 50 countries; that means eight million people now have the glasses they need to learn, work, & achieve better economic outcomes.

At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings & events, volunteering & learning opportunities, & just great company filled with curious, kind folks. Dreaming up & sharing ideas arent responsibilities reserved for certain teams or leaders; the challenge (a really fun one) of innovation is on all of our shoulders. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, & identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (Were happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community & belonging keeps us excited to walk through the door every day, wherever that door may be.

We're driven to continue building a workplace, based on inclusive behaviors & equitable systems, where all employees can bring their authentic selves, feel engaged, & share their perspectives as a valued member of Team Warby. Transparency is what were all about, & our annual Impact Report & Racial Equity Strategy lay out how were sticking to these values.

Some benefits & perks of working at Warby Parker:
Health, vision, & dental insurance
Flexible My Time vacation policy
Retirement savings plan with a company match
Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
Cell phone plan reimbursement
Free eyewear, plus discounts for friends & family
And morejust ask!

About Us:

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire & impact the world with vision, purpose, & style.

Were constantly asking ourselves how we can do more & make a greater impactand that starts by reimagining everything that a company & industry can be. We want to demonstrate that a business can scale, be profitable, & do good in the worldwithout charging a premium for it. And weve learned that it takes creativity, empathy, & innovation to achieve that goal.

Since the day we launched in 2010, weve pioneered ideas, designed products, & developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything our customers need for happier eyes at a price that leaves them with money in their pockets, from designer-quality glasses & contacts to eye exams & vision tests. 

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Over eight million pairs of glasses have been distributed in over 50 countries; that means eight million people now have the glasses they need to learn, work, & achieve better economic outcomes. 

At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings & events, volunteering & learning opportunities, & just great company filled with curious, kind folks. Dreaming up & sharing ideas arent responsibilities reserved for certain teams or leaders; the challenge (a really fun one) of innovation is on all of our shoulders. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, & identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (Were happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community & belonging keeps us excited to walk through the door every day, wherever that door may be. 

We're driven to continue building a workplace, based on inclusive behaviors & equitable systems, where all employees can bring their authentic selves, feel engaged, & share their perspectives as a valued member of Team Warby. Transparency is what were all about, & our annual Impact Report & Racial Equity Strategy lay out how were sticking to these values. 

 
 
 
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