Senior Corporate Paralegal

Jun 26, 2024
San Francisco, Philippines
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Discord is about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord. 

As Discord's Senior Corporate Paralegal, your core responsibilities will be to manage corporate governance functions, collaborate on equity compensation management, and support Ethics & Compliance policies and programs. You will also flex your skills to creatively solve challenges that arise as the company grows. You'll work with some super inspiring people across various disciplines, including our Stock Admin, Accounting, Tax, Corporate Development, and Legal teams. Reporting to our Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, you'll help handle a range of important corporate law matters -- this is a special opportunity to have a significant impact on how the team and company expand and evolve. This hire must be based on the West Coast, however, there is no in-office requirement.

What you'll be doing

  • Manage corporate governance functions and assist with Board, Committee, and shareholder meetings, regulatory filings, and related documentation
  • Draft and maintain Board, Committee, and shareholder records
  • Collaborate with our Finance, Accounting, Tax, and People teams on management of the company’s equity compensation programs, including preparation of employee communications and close engagement in the equity grant process
  • Support the administration of our Code of Ethics, whistleblower hotline, and other policies and programs
  • Mentor and train junior team members, and collaborate to design and deliver engaging employee trainings relating to Corporate and Compliance topics
  • Providing corporate support for the creation and operation of corporate subsidiaries around the world
  • Support strategic transactions, including due diligence, document preparation, closing mechanics, and post-closing integration and administration of acquired companies
  • Providing project management support and working on other team, department, and cross-functional projects and priorities as needed

What you should have

  • 6+ years of corporate paralegal experience, gained through either a law firm serving technology companies or in-house at a technology company  
  • IPO experience or experience working for a publicly-listed technology company 
  • Previous roles that emphasized project management, prioritization, multi-tasking, and consistently meeting deadlines
  • Experience with designing and implementing scalable, cross-functional processes for an evolving company
  • Ability to operate with empathy, agility, and flexibility in a hybrid, collaborative, and fast-paced environment with team members, cross-functional, and external partners in various time zones
  • Effective prioritization when it comes to project management, navigating time-sensitive projects while maintaining quality and attention to detail on other important workstreams
  • Curiosity and ability to jump into less familiar areas and learn while doing in a fast-changing environment
Bonus points
  • Interest in learning (or experience in) non-Corporate legal work
  • Understanding of (or experience using) Discord
  • Appreciation for absurd hypotheticals, silly memes, and Oxford commas

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $167,000 to $184,000 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include equity, or benefits.

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Discord is an equal opportunity employer that believes diversity inspires creativity and innovation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where employees can do their best work free of harassment or discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or any other protected characteristics or identities. We encourage all candidates to apply for roles where they may make the most impact.

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends come together to hang out, have fun, and play games. With over 150 million monthly users, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!

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