Counsel
Location: SANTA CLARA, California

SVB Financial Group and its subsidiaries, including its principal banking subsidiary, Silicon Valley Bank provides financial and banking services to companies in technology-related, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and premium wine industries. Along with commercial banking products and services provided by Silicon Valley Bank, we offers investment advisory, asset management, private wealth management and brokerage services. We also offer non-banking products and services, such as funds management, private equity/venture capital investment and business valuation services, through our other subsidiaries and divisions.

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Corporate Securities/Governance Attorney Job Description

SVB Financial Group and its subsidiaries, including its principal banking subsidiary, Silicon Valley Bank provides financial and banking services to companies in technology-related, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and premium wine industries. Along with commercial banking products and services provided by Silicon Valley Bank, we offers investment advisory, asset management, private wealth management and brokerage services. We also offer non-banking products and services, such as funds management, private equity/venture capital investment and business valuation services, through our other subsidiaries and divisions.

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SVB is currently seeking candidates for the position of Counsel or Corporate Counsel. We seek an attorney who will provide support for our corporate securities, corporate governance, and bank regulatory matters. This position is expected to be based at SVB’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California (or Palo Alto, California), and will work closely with and report to the Deputy General Counsel for Corporate Securities/Governance.

The successful candidate must be familiar with laws and regulations relating to public company compliance, corporate securities regulation and compliance, and corporate governance, including the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and related rules; Nasdaq listing standards; Sarbanes Oxley Act; Dodd Frank Act; and Delaware/California corporate law. In addition, familiarity with Federal Reserve and California state banking regulations, including Bank Holding Company Act, “Basel III” capital rules, affiliate transactions, insider loans, etc., is helpful/desirable, but not required.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team. He or she must also be comfortable managing outside counsel effectively and providing appropriate guidance to business partners regarding complex legal and business issues.

Responsibilities:

•Support a variety of corporate legal areas, particularly public company compliance, corporate securities regulation and compliance, and general corporate governance;
•Draft and provide legal support for SEC filings, including proxy statement, current reports on Form 8-K, and registration statements; advise the Finance and Investor Relations teams on matters relating to securities law compliance and disclosure, including annual and current reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, earnings releases, investor presentations, Section 16 reporting, and general disclosure matters;
•Provide legal support to the Compensation and Benefits team on matters relating to securities law compliance and disclosure, including executive compensation and other key compensation and benefit plans;
•Provide legal support for capital raising transactions, including equity and debt offerings, on an as needed basis;
•Provide support for matters relating to our Board of Directors and certain of its committees including Governance and Audit Committees; support our general corporate governance matters, including subsidiary governance, insider trading program, related party transactions program, and Annual Stockholders Meetings; and
•Provide legal support primarily to the Finance and Treasury teams on bank regulatory matters, including “Basel III” and other regulatory capital rules; assist with preparing for compliance with certain Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (“CCAR”) requirements and enhanced prudential standards, as applicable to banks over $50B in asset size and as required by the Dodd Frank and other implementing regulations provided by the Federal Reserve.



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Skills and Requirements:
Skills/Qualifications:

•3 to 5 years’ experience (either in-house or with a law firm)
•A minimum of 3+ years in corporate securities/governance experience
•Strong writing and verbal communication and presentation skills
•Hard working, well organized and able to manage numerous project simultaneously under deadline pressures
•Willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters/topics
•Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to team up and build relationships with others
•Inquisitive nature; keen desire to learn about our business and to help find innovative and creative solutions as we grow as a company
•J.D. from a top tier school and excellent academic credentials

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