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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
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Warby Parker is looking for a Principal Counsel to join our close-knit Legal team, report to our Head of Legal, & own a variety of legal tasks. In this role, youll advise the Company on a broad range of corporate, securities, governance & commercial matters. Youll also support the Head of Legal in overseeing the securities function & ensuring compliance with the securities laws.; provide counsel on best practices for the Companys Board of Directors, corporate governance, & compliance program; & partner with business clients to draft & negotiate commercial contracts & advise on strategic & corporate transactions. Well count on you to be a top-notch multitasker & provide practical, clear, & concise advice to clients across the company. Sound like the job for you? Keep on reading!

What youll do:

  • Provide day-to-day counseling & advice on corporate & securities law matters
  • Work closely with the Finance, Investor Relations, & Communications teams on SEC reporting & disclosure issues, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q & annual reports on Form 10-K
  • Be responsible for the Companys Section 16 reporting
  • Draft the Companys annual proxy statement & prepare for our annual shareholders meeting
  • Advise on executive compensation & public company equity grant matters
  • Support the Head of Legal in advising senior management & the Board of Directors on corporate governance & improving Board processes & practices, including the preparation of Board materials, minutes, & governance policy updates
  • Manage the corporate governance of our subsidiary & affiliate entities
  • Assist the Legal team in maintaining a best-in-class compliance program, including oversight of the Companys insider trading policy & the administration of trading windows
  • Advise on strategic initiatives & corporate transactions, including, among others, commercial partnerships, licensing, & financing transactions
  • Aid in the review, drafting, & negotiation of a wide variety of complex commercial contracts

Who you are:

  • An attorney with a JD & admission to a state bar (preferably New York)
  • Backed by 57 years of relevant in-house and/or top-firm experience
  • A clear, collaborative communicator with keen attention to detail & organizational prowess, comfortable providing practical advice to executive management
  • Highly knowledgeable of corporate & securities law for public companies, especially when it comes to SEC & stock exchange compliance, as well as 34 Act reporting obligations
  • A skillful drafter & issue-spotter, completely capable of assessing both legal & business risks
  • Experienced with drafting & negotiating complex commercial contracts & leading corporate transactions
  • Knowledgeable of Section 16 reporting & insider trading compliance matters
  • An eager, flexible learner whos confident in handling tasks & answering questions youve never faced
  • Not on the Office of Inspector Generals List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Extra credit:

  • Experience representing retail and/or emerging-growth companies, especially at a fast-paced public or late-stage private company
  • A mix of law firm & in-house experience

Some benefits of working at Warby Parker for full-time employees:

  • Health, vision, & dental insurance
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Short-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bereavement Support
  • Optical Education Reimbursement
  • Free eyewear
  • And more (just ask!)

Warby Parker requires all newly hired in-person or hybrid employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Warby Parker is an equal opportunity employer & will provide reasonable accommodation, as necessary with federal, state, or local law, to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated.

Warby Parker, in good faith, believes that the posted salary range is accurate for this role in New York City at the time of posting. Warby Parker may pay more or less than the posted range based on factors such as relevant experience & skills, qualifications & location, among others. This range may be modified in the future. In addition to base salary, this role is also eligible to receive an equity bonus as part of the total compensation package. Details & eligibility will be discussed during the application process.
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