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Correlation Ventures

Senior Counsel, Corporate

United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Job Description

Who we're looking for

Zendesk Legal is looking for an experienced Senior Counsel to join its growing world-class legal team to facilitate growth and mitigate risk at Zendesk through support of the corporate function. You will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on an active strategic transactions program at a high-growth, private equity-backed company.

This role reports to the Director, Corporate and Securities, who leads governance, securities, and strategic transactions for the company. The position is remote eligible.

What you'll be doing

  • Lead the M&A function for the legal team.
  • Foster growth and expansion through acquisitions by developing strategy and structuring for critical strategic transactions and negotiating alongside Corporate Development on behalf of the business.
  • Manage risk for the business by negotiating principal deal related documents.
  • Realize efficiencies through leading outside counsel and cross-functional diligence teams.
  • Advise business leaders on legal and strategic risks and propose business oriented solutions
  • Work with integrations counsel, the Integrations Management Office, and cross-functional teams to develop realistic and healthy integration plans, and support other post-closing matters.
  • Assist the Corporate Legal team on various other corporate matters, including entity management, investor relations, corporate governance and securities regulations.
  • Own other special projects/processes as necessary and/or desired.

What you bring to the role

  • 7+ years combined corporate and M&A experience at a law firm and in-house corporate legal department
  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • US state bar active member in good standing
  • Expertise in the M&A process from beginning to post-closing issues
  • Comprehensive understanding of the key strategic risks and opportunities of tech M&A
  • Mastery of key negotiation points and market positions for the tech industry

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proactive and self-starter on high impact projects
  • Strong curiosity for all aspects of a technology company
  • Resourcefulness in seeking out and finding accurate and relevant information
  • Organized and detail-oriented while juggling competing priorities
  • Excellence in forming well-reasoned judgements in complex situations with limited information
  • Solution-oriented mentality and the ability to make risk-based judgements
  • Strong business acumen and ability to distill legal advice into actionable guidance for business partners
  • Team player with an understanding of how all cross-functional teams contribute to the success of a transaction
  • Effective communication with individuals at all organizational levels, including executives and senior management
  • Ability to uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality


Zendesk software was built to bring a sense of calm to the chaotic world of customer service. Today we power billions of conversations with brands you know and love.

Zendesk believes in offering our people a fulfilling and inclusive experience. Our hybrid way of working, enables us to purposefully come together in person, at one of our many Zendesk offices around the world, to connect, collaborate and learn whilst also giving our people the flexibility to work remotely for part of the week.

The US annualized base salary range for this position is $180,000.00-$270,000.00. This position may also be eligible for bonus, benefits, or related incentives. While this range reflects the minimum and maximum value for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations, the offer for the successful candidate for this position will be based on job related capabilities, applicable experience, and other factors such as work location. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only (or OTE for commissions based roles), and do not include bonus, benefits, or related incentives.

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Zendesk software was built to bring a sense of calm to the chaotic world of customer service. Today we power billions of conversations with brands you know and love. We advocate for digital first customer experiences—and we stick with it in our workplace. Over 5,000 employees worldwide are collaborating from kitchen tables, home offices, coworking spaces, and Zendesk workspaces to make one team.

Zendesk is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster global diversity, equity, & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment and employees at Zendesk are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer. If you are based in the United States and would like more information about your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

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