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Company name

Ovid Therapeutics

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area


Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Posted on

Mar 10,2018

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The successful candidate will present with broad corporate experience including transactional work, general corporate housekeeping, securities including, regulatory and more. S/He will have experience in complex financing document management, SEC and FINRA filings, Board of Directors related work and general corporate matters. Strong analytical skills and the ability to draft, edit and review a wide range of legal documents are crucial for success in this position This individual will provide the Corporate Secretary’s Office with governance support utilizing advanced communication and organizational skills.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Support activities related to board and committee meeting preparation including: drafting memoranda, maintaining compliance matrices and action logs, assembling materials, managing self-assessment process, and maintaining corporate records.
  • Assist Corporate Secretary with drafting of board minutes and resolutions.
  • Coordinate and distribute for signature various corporate governance documents including: conflicts of interest questionnaires and code of ethics attestations.
  • Coordinate updating of board orientation materials on an annual basis.
  • Support and assist with shareholder-related activities including: share redistribution and reallocation processes; annual shareholders meetings; coordination with relationship management, finance and other internal departments relating to shareholder matters.
  • Coordinate minute book reviews for external auditors and regulatory bodies.
  • Maintain internal corporate governance website.
  • Maintain and assist with updating internal Corporate Secretary’s Office policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the documentation and approval process for the formation, dissolution, and qualification of legal entities.
  • Create and revise word documents – knowledge of track changes, and other advanced word skills necessary.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of corporate governance matters and best practices.
  • Basic understanding of governance documents such as: resolutions; written consents; minutes; bylaws; Secretary’s Certificates; agendas; and charters.
  • Self-starter, with strong individual and project management skills and experience, who can work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally under time deadlines and pressure.
  • Detail orientation is critical, along with extensive experience in handling a variety of responsibilities requiring a high degree of focus.
  • Previous exposure to working with senior executives and board members.
  • Demonstrated ability to discretely handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, dependability, and a high level of motivation
  • NY notary a plus.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

·   Bachelor degree is required; and a professional certification as a    paralegal is preferred

·   Minimum of six years relevant transactional or corporate paralegal experience; in-house corporate experience a plus.

·   Proficiency in MS Office 365 (Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint etc.).

·   Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills.

Company info

Ovid Therapeutics

Company Profile

Ovid Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OVID) is a New York-based, biopharmaceutical company using its BoldMedicine™ approach to develop therapies that transform the lives of patients with rare neurological disorders. Here at Ovid, each “Ovidian,” is a catalyst for transformation and change, contributing to a diverse environment that enhances our knowledge and growth. It is the diversity of our people and beliefs that drives our community and fuels our approach to both science and business. We are partnered with patients and organizations across the United States. Ovid was selected by BioSpace as one of the Top 20 Start-Ups to watch in the biotech sector. We are backed by some of the industry’s most prestigious sources of institutional capital. The company raised $75 million in its initial public offering in May 2017.