Corporate Counsel



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024


Securities and Corporate Counsel

Sunnyvale, California, United States

23andMe is looking for a Securities and Corporate Counsel who will provide legal guidance to support corporate governance, transactional support, and compliance. Reporting to the Vice President, Interim General Counsel, this role will work collaboratively with the Finance team and across the company.

Who We Are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.

What You'll Do

  • Support compliance with obligations under federal securities laws, NASDAQ rules and regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, and other corporate governance rules and regulations, including:
    • Preparation and filing of 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements, and Section 16 reports, including leading and filing all securities documentation.
    • Develop and maintain programs and policies to ensure compliance with securities-related regulatory requirements, NASDAQ listing standards, Regulation FD, and insider trading rules, including developing and delivering training programs.
  • Advise on equity matters, including equity plan and compensation issues.
  • Support public company board of directors corporate governance, planning, and activities.
  • Maintain corporate books and records.
  • Support maintaining and strengthening the company's disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting.
  • Support corporate development activities, including strategic collaboration and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Effectively manage outside counsel as needed.

What You'll Bring

  • JD with excellent academic credentials
  • Member of at least one state bar
  • 3+ years of relevant corporate and securities experience in a national law firm or in-house
  • Experience in biotechnology or healthcare preferred
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Self-starter with the ability to get things done autonomously or collaboratively
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, able to and thrives in handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effectively develops and delivers presentations and able to influence others
  • Demonstrated analytical skills as well as the ability to take disparate information and make strategic recommendations quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a diverse, cross-functional team; willingly assists colleagues to maintain balanced workloads
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator; delivers concise and clear advice
  • Background or experience in accounting is strongly preferred

This role will be based in our Sunnyvale, CA headquarters. The role may be remote for the appropriate candidate.

About Us

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, 23andMe is a genetics-led consumer healthcare and biopharmaceutical company empowering a healthier future. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for genetic health risk reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80 percent of its customers electing to participate. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics. More information is available at

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.

Pay Transparency
23andMe takes a market-based approach to pay, and amounts will vary depending on your geographic location. The salary range reflected here is for a candidate based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
San Francisco Bay Area Base Pay Range
$192,000$290,000 USD