Human Interest is hiring an

Associate Corporate Counsel

Remote

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Human Interest is on a mission to ensure that people in all lines of work have access to retirement benefits. 

Nearly half of all working Americans are not saving enough for their future. Too often it’s because they are employed by a company that doesn’t offer a retirement plan. Human Interest is changing that by making it affordable and accessible for small and medium-sized businesses to offer employees a path to financial independence through retirement savings.

We’re a high-growth tech company changing the retirement industry. We’ve raised $500M and are backed by leading investors. Most recently, by funding from BlackRock as well as many other top investors: TPG (The Rise Fund) with SoftBank led our Series D, Glynn Capital, NewView Capital, USVP, Wing, Uncork, and others.

About the role

Human Interest is looking to add a talented and motivated corporate attorney to join its growing legal and compliance team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact at a leading fintech startup. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, this role will be a key partner for all corporate affairs. You will collaborate with business teams across the organization and support the organization’s day-to-day operational needs and strategic priorities, with a focus on contracting, corporate governance matters, and strategic transactions, as well as supporting the Board of Directors and Committees.

U.S. West Coast locations are preferred, but Human Interest will consider other U.S. locations. 

What you get to do every day

Corporate - 50%

  • Advise on matters including governance, securities, financing (debt and equity), compensation programs, financial audits, M&A, joint ventures, subsidiary maintenance, and general corporate matters
  • Be responsible for corporate recordkeeping, corporate calendar, and Board and Committee meeting preparation, including Board and Committee resolutions and minutes
  • Assist with entity management, including ongoing compliance and intercompany transactions of corporate entities, and ensure that Human Interest’s corporate entities remain in good standing in each jurisdiction they are qualified to do business in
  • Assist with secondary support for strategic transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, financings, and joint ventures
  • Manage reporting and compliance activities with respect to lenders and investors
  • Monitor and analyze regulatory developments and best practices in corporate governance and drive related compliance activities and education within the company, including developing and implementing corporate policies

Commercial Transactions - 40%

  • Draft, negotiate, and counsel on a broad range of inbound and outbound transactions (e.g. sales, partnership, and vendor contracts), including partnering with the Revenue team and other stakeholders
  • Oversee the contract lifecycle, ensuring that contracts are moving from initiation to execution efficiently and assisting business partners with monitoring contract compliance, renewals, and terminations
  • Navigate privacy laws and security issues in a commercial contract negotiation context
  • Interface with business units across the organization (Revenue, InfoSec, Compliance, Marketing, Product, and People) and provide practical and effective strategic business and legal advice
  • Recommend, develop, and implement training to address compliance, commercial, and other needs
  • Develop and maintain tools, playbooks, and other creative solutions to enable business self-service for contracting needs and drive efficiencies
  • Develop, monitor, and continuously improve metrics relating to Human Interest’s contracting work
  • Develop, implement, and continuously improve Human Interest’s contracts, templates, and other agreements to ensure maximum protection while balancing business needs

Other - 10%

  • Advise and assist on a broad range of legal projects and matters as needed, including those relating to tax and intellectual property
  • Review marketing collateral and advise the business regarding claim substantiation, consumer disclosures, and related issues
  • Review and advise on legal issues involving Human Interest’s regulatory compliance
  • Partner with Legal, Finance, and People team members to establish processes and identify risks and opportunities in legal strategy

What you bring to the role

  • JD from a top tier law school and member in good standing of a state bar
  • A minimum of three years of corporate and transactional experience at a top tier national or international law firm and/or an in-house legal department 
  • Experience supporting or working at a public company is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with cap table management, equity compensation plans, executive compensation, and public company reporting
  • Very diligent with excellent judgment and strong communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Analytical mindset and impeccable attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and thrive in a rapidly changing, fast paced environment
  • Flexibility and creativity, with the initiative to work through multiple solutions to issues and proactively and reliably drive projects forward
  • Able to excel both independently and in a team environment
  • Passion for a data-driven approach to building efficient processes and operations
  • Roll-up your sleeves, low-ego approach to collaborating across the organization and willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service to internal business clients and our Legal team colleagues, responding quickly to urgent matters and executing proactively

 

Why you will love working at Human Interest

Mission - Highly collaborative startup dedicated to supporting employee engagement and growth. It’s an opportunity to help solve one of the biggest unsolved problems in America: saving for retirement.

Culture - Our operating principles define how we come together as a team to do our work. They reflect Human Interest’s unique view on what’s important and what’s right. Documenting this core aspect of our culture helps employees make good decisions on their own. It also helps candidates considering career opportunities critically evaluate whether they will thrive at Human Interest. 

  • Customer obsession
  • Long-term orientation
  • Autonomous and accountable teams
  • An escalating bar for talent and performance 
  • Fundamental optimism 

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Compensation - At Human Interest, there are a number of factors that are used to determine the appropriate pay range for each position. We take into account the cost of labor for each position in various markets across the US. The base salary for this position spans $170,000 - $185,000 and represents the minimum in our lowest geographic region to a maximum in our highest geographic region. The salary that we offer to a new employee within this range is based on their location within the US, their relevant job-related skills, and experience. At Human Interest, base salary is one component of the overall Total Rewards package. Depending on the position, additional compensation components such as bonus, commission, and equity may be offered. All of our employees are offered a robust suite of physical, financial and mental wellness benefits.

Benefits

  • A great 401(k) plan: Our own! Our 401(k) includes a dollar-for-dollar employer match up to 4% of compensation (immediately vested) and $0 plan fees
  • Top-of-the-line health plans, as well as dental and vision insurance
  • Generous PTO and parental leave policies
  • Addition Wealth - Unlimited access to digital tools, financial professionals, and a knowledge center to help you understand your equity and support your financial wellness
  • Lyra - Enhanced Mental Health Support for Employees and dependents  
  • Carrot - Fertility healthcare and family forming benefits
  • Candidly - Student loan resource to help you and your family plan, borrow, and repay student debt
  • Monthly work-from-home stipend; quarterly lifestyle stipend
  • Employee Resource Groups including Veterans, Lift Ev’ry Voice, Pride, LatinX, Families, and Women in Tech
  • Fun online and regional events and celebrations and department and company offsites
  • The vast majority of our positions can be 100% remote

We’re a great place to work (but don’t take our word for it) 

Here’s a list of our awards and accolades:

  • Best Places to Work by Built In (2023-2024)
  • Certified as a Great Place To Work® (2023)
  • A Top Company by Y Combinator (2020-2023)
  • America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes (2020-2022) 
  • Inc. Fastest Growing Companies (2021)

 


Human Interest is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran or military status, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Human Interest employees must adhere to the Company’s security policies and Code of Ethics. 

Please note Human Interest does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider resumes from vendors including and without limitation search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies. 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We comply with CCPA guidelines. See more: https://humaninterest.com/disclosures

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