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Corporate Counsel

Vroom

Vroom

Legal
Reston, VA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

For too long, buying or selling a used car has been a headache and a hassle. But at Vroom, we’re changing the game: our innovative end-to-end ecommerce platform and data-driven technology brings all phases of the vehicle-buying and selling process to consumers wherever they are. Our success is only possible with the help of our hardworking Vroommates, who drive better customer experiences every day. Vroom is an exciting, dynamic workplace, and there's no better time to join the team.

Base Pay Range:

$146,197.00 - $219,295.00

Job Summary:

Summary

As Corporate Counsel, you will play a key role in supporting Vroom as a public company. Your primary areas of focus will include SEC filings, NASDAQ compliance, corporate governance, corporate transactions, general corporate law, and contract negotiation and review. Also, because we are a small legal team, we need a team player who is flexible and relishes the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and help cover the broad range of day-to-day legal needs of the organization. There is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow in this role.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare SEC filings such as 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy Statements, Section 16 Reports, and other SEC-related documents and assist in NASDAQ compliance

  • Assist with Vroom corporate governance, including Board and committee processes

  • Assist with public company communications, including press releases and investor presentations

  • Manage all aspects of subsidiary governance, including maintaining and updating corporate governance documents for Vroom’s subsidiaries

  • Assist with other general corporate matters, including entity formation and management, contract review and administration, vendor relationships, licensing, and intercompany arrangements

  • Work on capital markets transactions, including equity and debt offerings, and other financing transactions

  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including SaaS subscription, technology, vendor and strategic partnership agreements

  • Assist with the development of form agreements and standard template language for contract playbooks

  • Work on M&A, joint ventures and other strategic corporate transactions, should they arise

  • Provide support to the HR team

  • Collaborate with and manage outside counsel where applicable

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school

  • Member in good standing of the NY or TX bar

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience

  • Both law firm and in-house experience preferred

  • Knowledge of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware

  • Experience with financing, capital markets and other corporate transactions

  • Experience with M&A, joint venture or other strategic transactions a plus

  • Experience with corporate governance; experience with subsidiary governance preferred

  • Experience with drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial and technology-related business agreements

  • Skilled at developing pragmatic, business oriented, approaches to legal challenges

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to quickly learn new areas of law and regulation

  • Ability to multitask, work independently and carry out important projects with limited oversight

  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities, judgment, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Previous law firm and in-house experience is preferred.

Benefits

This full-time role offers competitive compensation; health, dental, and vision insurance; a 401k plan; fully company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance; access to a healthcare concierge service with virtual visits; and 15 annualized days of paid vacation.

But our biggest benefit is being part of a low-ego, high performing team that's transforming the used car market into a modern, online and data-driven industry. We are looking for people who want to be a part of a contemporary startup culture. What gets us out of bed is working with talented people on a mission that matters.


Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity

Vroom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a work environment where all employees can find their drive. To do that, we champion a workplace where each and every person is treated with dignity and respect and is valued for their unique perspectives and contributions. We believe our values of SPEED (Service, Progress, Employees, Engagement, and Development) are best realized in an environment, whether physical or virtual, where every individual has the ability to bring their whole selves to work and contribute fully.

Vroom maintains a working environment that encourages mutual respect and promotes harmonious and friendly relationships among employees. The company prohibits any form of employment discrimination or harassment against employees, applicants, or other protected persons in the workplace based on a protected characteristic(s), regardless of who the source is of such conduct. Protected characteristics include race, color, religion, creed, sex (including gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. This commitment to antidiscrimination and antiharassment applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment and hiring.

Vroom likewise provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants, employees, or other legally protected individuals in the workplace with a disability to enable them to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment equal to those of other employees, except if the accommodation would pose an undue hardship. The company also makes reasonable accommodations for religious beliefs and practices.

Vroom complies with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws relating to equal employment.

Other Things to Note

This posting is not intended to provide a comprehensive account of the duties and responsibilities that may be required of this position. Duties and responsibilities may change or be added at any time, with or without notice.


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