Corporate & Securities Counsel

  • Forter
  • New York, NY, USA
  • May 31, 2024

Job Description

About the role:

Forter is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate & Securities to join our fast-growing Legal team. We have a huge opportunity in front of us, and the person we hire for this role will play a key part in ensuring we can seize it. Reporting to our Senior Director, Legal,, this counsel will be the sole dedicated corporate and securities lawyer, focusing on corporate, securities, equity, strategic transactions and more, as well as employment and litigation matters. As a dynamic and lean legal team, we all wear a lot of different hats, so expect to get experience in commercial, privacy, product, and intellectual property matters as they arise.

We have a preference for New York based candidates, but are open to hearing from remote candidates throughout the United States (must be based on the East Coast).

What you’ll be doing:

  • Build and scale the corporate legal function
  • Manage our equity program, with the assistance of our Equity Plan Manager (who will report into you)
  • Drive public company readiness and other compliance efforts, including the development and maintenance of policies, procedures, and training initiatives
  • Provide legal support for corporate transactions, including securities offerings, financings, investments, acquisitions and divestitures and other strategic transactions, and provide oversight on executive compensation administration
  • Help prepare the company’s SEC filings and other public disclosure documents, including preparing 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy Statements, Section 16 Reports, and other SEC-related documents, when required
  • Assist with the preparation and planning for board and committee meetings and the annual meeting of stockholders
  • Oversee global corporate administration efforts, including compliance with international, federal, and state laws, maintaining foreign and domestic entities, and executive compensation and stock administration
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other members of the team and other functions including Finance, HR, and staff across other departments

What you’ll need:

  • J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school; and admitted and member in good standing of a state bar, preferably New York or California
  • 5+ years of experience as a corporate and securities counsel with significant public company experience. Not required, but a bonus if you have experience working in-house and taking a company public, or issuer-side IPO experience at a law firm
  • General corporate transactional experience with a strong background in securities laws; comfortable negotiating and managing corporate transactions (debt and equity financing, secondaries, M&As, JVs)
  • Ability to prepare, launch, and manage a public company reporting function
  • Experience working at a high growth technology company, in particular at a B2B software or SaaS company
  • High ethical standards and strong communication skills
  • Willingness to work cross-functionally and on projects that are new and/or unfamiliar
  • Ability to work on multiple issues simultaneously and set appropriate priorities while delivering results efficiently

About us:

Digital commerce is built on trust. At every point along the eCommerce journey, businesses must make a critical decision: Can I trust this customer? Answering this simple question accurately and instantly is powerful—it can accelerate revenue growth and strengthen a company’s connection with its customers. How do we do it? Forter was founded on the insight that it's not about what is being purchased, nor where— but who is behind the interaction.

The Forter Decision Engine finds patterns across more than one billion identities in our dataset. We isolate fraudsters and protect customers—ensuring everyone gets the experience they deserve.  Given that trust is central to how we operate, Forter is very much driven by a defined set of values. We attract remarkable talent and have retention and engagement levels that are well above benchmarks. We’re meticulous about strengthening our culture as we grow and ensuring this is an environment where people can have outsized impact. 

Trust is backed by data –  Forter is a recipient of over 10 workplace and innovation awards, including: 

Life as a Forterian:

We are a team of over 500 Forterians spread across 3 different continents. Since 2013, we've raised $525 million from investors such as Tiger Global, Bessemer, Sequoia Capital, March Capital and Salesforce Ventures. We're on a mission to bring trust to global digital commerce so that companies like Nordstrom, Priceline, Instacart and ASOS can block fraud, drive revenue and improve customer experience.

At Forter, we believe unique people create unique ideas, and valuable experience comes in many forms. So, even if your background doesn't match everything we have listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply and tell us why your skills and values could be an asset to us. By welcoming different perspectives, we grow together as humans and as a company.

Forter is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at [email protected]. This information will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of determining an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.


  • Competitive salary 
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
  • Matching 401K Plan 
  • Comprehensive and generous health insurance, including vision and dental coverage
  • Home office allowance 
  • Generous PTO policy 
  • Half day Fridays
Hybrid work:

At Forter, we have embraced a hybrid work model that combines the benefits of in-office collaboration with the flexibility of remote work. As part of this exciting approach, Team members are invited to work from the office at least 2 days per week. Within these two days, we encourage employees to join each week, for a department Team Day and for a Hub Day within each office. Your recruiter will share the specifics of these days.

Our hope is that a balance of in-person collaboration will aid massively in employee professional growth, development and relationship-building.

*Forter does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Forter (or any related) jobs alias or directly to any Forter employees. Forter will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Salary Range: $205,000- $275,000 annually + bonus + equity + benefits
The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, and skill level.