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Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open-source, distributed SQL database. We aim to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high & build to last?

About the Role

The Corporate Paralegal will be the first paralegal on our growing Legal team & will support our attorneys & Director of Legal Operations. You will support attorneys on complex legal initiatives essential to the growth trajectory of the company. You will have responsibility for the organization & updating of our library of corporate legal & governance documents. You will identify & execute on innovative projects to improve the efficiency & effectiveness of the Legal team by project managing legal initiatives & participating in ongoing discussions about the legal teams scale as the company grows. You will work very closely with & report to the Director of Legal Operations & work with the General Counsel, attorneys & business partners across the company.

You Will

  • Support attorneys in corporate activities, relating to filings requirements, disseminating information, designing data rooms & assisting with diligence when necessary.
  • Focus on department efficiency, working with the Director of Legal Operations on problem solving, helping design processes & systems for future scaling, & supporting company-wide legal training programs.
  • Manage corporate governance requirements including general record keeping, responses to investor requests, resolutions, minutes, & other documentation.
  • Track & fulfill our corporate governance requirements for a growing footprint of international entities in partnership with the Finance team.
  • Assist in building best-in-class playbooks that drive efficiencies, including for diligence, international entity maintenance & vendor & commercial contracting.
  • Review, negotiate & summarize contracts & NDAs & certain vendor agreements with attorney support.
  • Help administer & improve the companys employee equity administration processes in Carta.
  • Provide other operational support to the Legal team, as needed.

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will develop a strong understanding of our current processes & organizational structure. You will meet with our attorneys to develop a better understanding of their areas of expertise & how we collectively support our clients. You will learn how Cockroach Labs operates, meet employees in other departments & understand how we collaborate on our significant initiatives. You will learn how we currently handle corporate activities (e.g.,entity maintenance, tracking board / stockholder actions, managing datarooms) & you will propose processes & systems to improve these activities.

In your first 60 days, you will have started to build new systems, based on your expertise, to improve our corporate management activities. You will review recent data rooms & suggest streamlining for future needs & how to most efficiently & effectively utilize past projects for future events. You will also have a good understanding of how Cockroach Labs operates & the types of work the Legal department does to support our clients & you will become involved in a variety of our initiates.  

After 3 months, you'll be fully integrated into the Legal team & be working with attorneys directly on projects as they arise. You will start maintaining, alongside the Director of Legal Operations, systems & processes for legal workflows such as but not limited to: centralized contract review system; management of employee equity; & managing a library of template contracts & forms. You will start to develop guides & timelines for filing or other requirements to ensure regulatory compliance for our entities around the globe.

You Have

  • 3+ years of corporate/corporate governance paralegal experience & training. Prior experience working with growth-stage organizations or units within corporations is a plus
  • A proven track record of delivering corporate support & successfully supporting large scale projects
  • An entrepreneurial spirit & passion for technology & collaboration
  • Excellent communication & organizational skills
  • Experience working with equity program or on equity-related projects is a plus
  • Experience working with a distributed attorney workforce
  • The ability to succeed in an continually moving & exciting environment

The Team

Adam is passionate about process improvement, efficiency & innovation in the legal field.  At Cockroach Labs, Adam is dedicated to building a Legal Operations function that achieves these goals while emphasizing professional growth & development for the members of the team. Adam has led large legal services teams & involves himself in industry-wide legal operations learning opportunities. When not working, Adam is exploring NYC or other cities, socializing with friends & family or escaping for a long weekend to a beach with a book that someone recommended as a must-read. 

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, building a diverse & inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at

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