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Corporate Paralegal

Allbirds, San Francisco, CA

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Who is Allbirds?

At Allbirds, we believe in using business as a force for good. We’re a global footwear and apparel brand with roots in New Zealand and our headquarters in San Francisco. Since 2016, we’ve been on a mission to prove that comfort, design, and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive. Our commitment to creating better things in a better way is fueled by a belief that the fashion industry needs to focus less on flash and more on thoughtfulness. And as a certified B Corp, we’re dedicated to making the most sustainable products we can using premium natural materials - designed for life’s everyday adventures.

Where we need help

We’ve sold a few million shoes, launched multiple groundbreaking silhouettes, and changed how people think about comfort. Now it’s time to lace up our legal kicks. We’re looking for a corporate paralegal to join the team and help manage our legal operations and infrastructure. There is wide flexibility in this role and we’re eager to tailor scope and responsibilities to the right candidate; if you think you can bring powerful skills and capabilities to the table, don’t hesitate to apply. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a lean, unstructured environment and gleefully seizes ambiguity and opportunity to drive meaningful results.

What does the job entail?

  • Design, develop, refine, and simplify legal processes
  • Manage corporate governance matters, including foreign qualifications, good standing requirements, annual statements, and related issues
  • Support securities law compliance and SEC reporting, including the preparation and filing of Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K, proxy statement, Section 16, and other public company and regulatory filings
  • Assist with maintaining minute books and corporate records, including director and officer information, governance policies, and compliance processes
  • Support subsidiary maintenance, including governmental filings and licensing requirements
  • Assist with strategic corporate transactions, including due diligence, document preparation, closing mechanics, and post-closing integration as applicable
  • Craft legal dashboards tied to company goals
  • Maintain contracts management function
  • Monitor outside counsel for quality assurance, timeliness, compliance with expectations, and progress against goals
  • Manage IP disclosure and files, including invention capture and inventor documentation
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as may be required

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Relentlessly organized
  • Passionate about the power of well-crafted processes
  • Able to cut through noise and distill legal concepts into clear action items
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Enjoys working autonomously and proactively on multiple projects
  • Appreciates incorporating numbers and data into legal decisions
  • Confidently reprioritizes based on evolving needs or in response to new information

More practical skills needed:

  • BA/BS or equivalent
  • 5+ years with a law firm or in-house, with emphasis on corporate experience
  • Practice building legal dashboards and instrumenting legal metrics

What can we offer?

  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fitness benefits
  • Discounted products
  • Pup friendly office!

Diversity

Allbirds is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Allbirds policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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About Allbirds

About us At Allbirds, we are on a mission to prove that comfort, good design and sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We are dedicated to making the most sustainable footwear we can using premium natural materials, designed for the to and fro of everyday life. Our commitment to making better shoes in a better way is fueled by a belief that the shoe industry needs to focus less on flash and more on thoughtfulness. With funding from both the leading venture capitalists in consumer products and the founding CEOs of some of the greatest e-commerce businesses in recent history, our desire to shake up the shoe industry is off to a great start. In fact, TIME already called our first shoe, the Wool Runners, the most comfortable in the world, and there is much more to come.

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