Senior Counsel, Securities and Corporate at Andela (Remote)

Full Time
Posted 4 months ago

Andela engineers are full-time technologists who engage proactively with your team, manage stakeholders effectively, and excel at communication.

Senior Counsel, Securities and Corporate at Andela (Remote) 1

JOB TITLE: Senior Counsel, Securities and Corporate



  • Andela is recruiting for a Senior Counsel, Securities and Corporate (7+ years experience) to join its growing Legal team, working remotely. The Senior Counsel will report directly to the General Counsel.

Our Legal Team

  • Andela’s growing Legal team is a small but mighty team of legal professionals helping build remote engineering teams to ensure that opportunity is evenly distributed across the world.
  • The group is located remotely in the U.S. (New York) and Nigeria (Lagos), and we collaborate closely together and with the business. We believe strongly in working from our Andela EPIC Values and developing a unique, diverse and equitable Andela culture.
  • Our team values flexibility and thrives in an environment that is constantly expanding and changing as Andela grows. We have high integrity, excellent judgment, and are committed to excellence and rigor in our work.
  • We seek intellectual curiosity balanced by an entrepreneurial mindset and look for ways to innovate in our practice


  • Lead all areas related to the company’s securities laws matters and related compliance, including IPO readiness, investor relations, proxy management, and SEC reporting and disclosures as needed.
  • Design and implement the policies, procedures and controls required for corporate legal compliance, including corporate governance programs.
  • Support corporate secretary function – draft corporate governance materials, including resolutions, minutes, and other materials for meetings of the board and its committees.
  • Oversee the company’s equity plan.
  • Support the execution of M&A and fundraising transactions.
  • Corporate entity creation and management, including for international expansion.

Job Qualifications / Experience Requirements

  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, dynamic, fast-paced global environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and efficiently bring deals to a favorable close.
  • Self-motivated and able to work remotely and independently, but also to accept direction from the General Counsel.
  • Superior contract drafting skills–understand the “power of the pen.”

Minimum Experience Required:

  • 7+ years of experience in legal practice; corporate law experience within a nationally recognized law firm. IPO experience required
  • Deep experience with US Securities, including SEC reporting, securities law compliance and corporate governance; structuring and negotiating M&A and financing transactions; and managing subsidiaries
  • In-house experience at a hypergrowth late-stage startup is preferred
  • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one US state bar (NY preferred).


  • Fully Remote work culture
  • A fair and competitive salary
  • Bring your own device stipend – buy your own laptop with funds from Andela
  • Quarterly work from home stipends
  • Paid time off
  • Additional paid holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Health insurance (country-specific)
  • Equity
  • 401k (US only)
  • Andela Affinity Groups
  • And more!

Application Closing Date
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