Director, Corporate Securities & Compliance

US - MA - Boston

Location(s)

US - MA - Boston, US - Remote

Team(s)

Legal


Rapid7 is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 9,900 customers, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture. Learn more at www.rapid7.com

About This Role

As Director, Corporate Securities & Compliance, you will engage directly with leaders across the company to understand company priorities and goals, trends in our business, and other issues facing our employees and business. We are seeking a senior attorney to be a key member of the Rapid7 legal team and manage public company reporting, securities law compliance, financings and other general corporate and compliance matters. This position will also assist in providing legal guidance and support to a broad range of functions across the business, taking into account their various needs to achieve the company's business objectives.

In this role you will:

  • Provide legal advice with respect to matters arising under federal securities laws, SEC rules and regulations, SOX, securities exchange listing requirements, and review/prepare SEC filings such as Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, as well as proxy statements.

  • Prepare, review and provide compliance and disclosure advice concerning Section 16 reporting, including the preparation of Forms 3, 4 and 5. 

  • Partner with our investor relations team on annual shareholder engagement efforts and review investor communications for compliance with securities laws.

  • Monitor for significant developments in the legal and regulatory environment and help to formulate responsive company positions and strategies.

  • Assist in implementing and enhancing Rapid7's compliance program, including enterprise risk management.

  • Partner with DEI, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability teams to build on a growing ESG (environmental, social, and governance) program.

  • Assist with M&A, strategic investments, equity/debt financings, and other strategic transactions.

  • Assist in our global corporate governance for Rapid7 subsidiaries outside of the United States.

  • Partner closely with our stock administration team in equity administration and reporting.

  • Lead and supervise other special or miscellaneous projects as needed.

Required skills:

  • Admission to and in good standing with the Massachusetts bar (or equivalent with in house waiver/registration).

  • 6+ years of experience at an in-house legal department or law firm

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations of the SEC under those acts, and of the requirements of NASDAQ, as well as Sarbanes Oxley

  • Demonstrate financial literacy, comprehension/articulation of corporate finance disclosure issues and understanding of Delaware Corporation Law

  • Ability to negotiate and balance legal constraints with business goals

  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to provide clear “non-legalese” explanations to members of other teams, including senior management

  • Results-oriented attitude, excellent decision-making, and ability to prioritize the highest impact initiatives

  • Mentality that no task is too big or too small

  • Ability to seek feedback when needed and opportunities to grow

  • Highly organized, proactive, and motivated to take ownership and follow through on projects

  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, collaborate with diverse business groups, and build interdepartmental relationships at all levels.

  • Attention to detail and a “can-do” attitude coupled with a sense of humor and team mentality.