Corporate & Securities Counsel

Boston | Norwalk

As the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions delivered by managed service providers (MSPs), Datto believes there is no limit to what small and medium businesses can achieve with the right technology. Datto offers Unified Continuity, Networking, and Business Management solutions and has created a one-of-a-kind ecosystem of MSP partners. These partners provide Datto solutions to over one million businesses across the globe. Since its founding in 2007, Datto continues to win awards each year for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace. With headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has global offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore. Learn more at datto.com.

The Corporate & Securities Counsel must be the member of at least one state bar and should be a bright, energetic, detail-oriented, commercial-minded, client-centric transactional attorney with 5-7 years of general corporate, securities, M&A and other transactional experience. A suitable candidate will have relevant experience and training working with a private law firm. Prior in-house experience is preferred, but not required.

The Corporate & Securities Counsel will help to manage the securities reporting obligations of the company (’33 Act and ’34 Act). This position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with securities laws, rules and regulations, including supporting the preparation and filing of Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K, registration statements, Section 16 filings, annual proxy statements, and all related filings. In addition, this position will assist the Legal team with maintaining governance policies and practices, including those related to insider trading.

This position will also support the Legal team in M&A and financing activities. This work includes drafting, negotiating and reviewing asset and stock purchase agreements, joint venture and partnership agreements, and other strategic agreements, coordinating and overseeing due diligence activities and working closely with Datto’s Corporate Development team.

This position will report to the Deputy General Counsel. The position is based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Norwalk, CT or office in Boston, MA. The role will support multiple business units located in the United States and in our global operations in multiple time zones. Some travel may be required.

A Look Inside the Job:

Securities & Corporate Governance

  • Ensure compliance with securities laws, rules and regulations, including NYSE listing standards
  • Prepare and file Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K, registration statements, proxy statements and all related filings
  • Lead preparation for the annual shareholders meeting
  • Maintain governance policies and practices, including corporate governance guidelines, committee charters and other governing documents
  • Advise members of senior management regarding securities and corporate governance activities

M&A

  • Draft, negotiate or review non-disclosure agreements, asset and stock purchase/sale agreements, joint venture and partnership agreements and other strategic partnership-related documents
  • Oversee and coordinate due diligence activities
  • Provide risk-aware, actionable legal advice on M&A projects and initiatives

About You:

Entrepreneurship

  •  Self-starter, possessing high degree of self-motivation and a bias for action
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture
  • Positive, collaborative, can-do attitude
  • Results-oriented mindset, sense of urgency

Leadership

  • Team and goal oriented individual with ability to motivate others
  • Ability to establish instant credibility as an imaginative, resourceful, and insightful attorney and business partner with cross-functional perspective
  • A collaborative leader and influencer with integrity
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Professionalism

  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strategic thinker - sees the big picture while managing the details
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Comfort balancing risk and opportunity to enable smart decisions
  • Capable of succinctly framing complex legal and business issues to drive positive change with all levels including senior leaders
  • Strong communication and business partnering skills with the ability to produce and deliver presentations to a wide range of audiences
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Outstanding technology, business and financial acumen

At Datto, we believe our employees are our greatest asset and offer all full-time employees a wide-ranging benefits package, including:

  • Comprehensive health-care benefits
  • Free lunch every Friday
  • Flexible paid time off policy
  • Free food, drinks, and fresh organic fruit
  • Charity match program
  • Education reimbursement
  • And more!

By submitting an application, you acknowledge we will process your data in order to consider you for the position you apply for and for other open positions within our company for which you may be suited.  We collect and store your data in accordance with our Recruiting Privacy Practices.

Datto is an equal opportunity employer.

Corporate & Securities Counsel

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