Corporate and Securities Paralegal

Location
Cambridge, MA, United States
Posted
Oct 27, 2020
Ref
861315119
Hotbed
Genetown
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Our mission:

Developing curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases.

At Intellia, we are committed to solving the complex challenges of making CRISPR/Cas9-based medicines a reality for patients suffering from genetic diseases and to create novel engineered cell therapies for immuno-oncological and autoimmune diseases.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Work with General Counsel, other executive management, the board of directors, and legal and finance teams to manage corporate, governance, including SEC reporting requirements, and compliance matters for Intellia, including
    • Prepare, organize and file resolutions, annual reports, appointments, powers of attorney and other statutory filings or documents.
    • Coordinate and prepare materials for the board of directors and its committees' meetings, as well as annual shareholder meetings, including agendas, resolutions, minutes, scripts and other documentation as requested. Help with the meetings' logistics.
    • Coordinate, prepare and maintain meeting material books and the board of directors' online portal. Maintain accurate and current officer, director and corporate governance information on Intellia's websites. Prepare and maintain director and officer agreements, questionnaires (including D&O Questionnaires), forms and information charts. Assist with officer and director onboarding and offboarding.
    • Assist with preparing, and managing compliance with, Intellia's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other corporate policies, including insider trading policy and pre-clearance approvals, and maintain appropriate records.
    • Assist with M&A, collaborations arrangements and financings by preparing due diligence and closing materials and related corporate files.
    • Support the preparation of calendars for board, committee and shareholder meetings and compliance with SEC and Nasdaq reporting obligations, including Form 8-Ks, proxy statements, registration statements and annual and quarterly reports, to ensure timely completion.
    • Help prepare SEC and Nasdaq related documents and filings as requested. Manage and populate the Section 16 online filing system (Computershare). Prepare and file Forms 3, 4 and 5 via Computershare, maintain SEC filing codes, and assists new officers and directors with obtaining Section 16 filing codes. Assist the company's accounting firms by providing documentation and reports relating to audits, due diligence requests and SEC filings.
    • Stay current and help educate management and the finance and legal teams on new regulatory requirements and corporate best practices. Assist in researching SEC law, Nasdaq rules and Massachusetts corporate law. Provides information to and coordinates with other departments as requested.
    • Help with other general corporate and legal matters, as requested.


QUALIFICATIONS:
    • At least 5 years of experience as a corporate governance paralegal or similar function in the legal department of publicly traded companies, preferably in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, or at a law firm. Paralegal degree or certification, or legal degree preferred.
    • Demonstrated understanding of handling confidential or sensitive matters.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle a wide variety of corporate matters and excellent understanding of requirements, processes and procedures related to Corporate Secretary function, including corporate governance and SEC reporting.
    • Ability to manage duties and additional projects assigned within specified timeframes with little to no supervision.
    • Sound business judgment; strategic and analytical thinking.
    • Self-motivated, flexible and interested in working on a wide range of legal, governance and compliance matters.
    • Experience working with board of directors, senior management and cross-functional teams with a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and manage governance requirements.
    • Excellent organizational skills and able to work independently or with a team, as necessary, to meet critical deadlines; flexible and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.


COMPETENCIES:
    • Knowledge of corporate governance requirements
    • Attention to details
    • Exceptional time management
    • Effective communication skills (oral and written)
    • Intermediate or advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite of tools ((Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Access, SharePoint, etc.) and Diligent Boards


What Intellia Stands For:

We push boundaries. We are focused on positively disrupting health care treatment of patients with genomic diseases. The values we live by and drivers we look for are:

- One is respect for individuals; our unique qualities and strengths; our own ways to understand, learn and improve. One is our single-minded determination to excel; to succeed together. One is you and us - trusting and counting on every single one of us.

- Explore because we seek new ways to tackle disease. Explore with unbounded minds...free from assumptions, open to ideas. Explore by staying curious, by pushing boundaries, overcoming obstacles. Explore means thinking of new ways.

- Disrupt by thinking courageously...and creating a better future. Disrupt by defying conformity; interrogating the status quo; questioning our momentum. Disrupt with challenging thoughts...with that breed of skepticism that shows you have better solutions.

- Deliver with your focus on the objective and your determination to complete the task. Deliver by advancing relentlessly and by maintaining high standards...even when nobody is watching. Deliver by staying accountable and pulling your weight. Deliver because patients are counting on us to make the promise reality. Get it done.

POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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