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Corporate Counsel, Securities



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.

Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and The Netherlands.

About the Role:

Planet is seeking a Corporate Securities Counsel to join our Legal team, reporting to the Senior Vice President of Legal. This role will advise on U.S. corporate and securities matters, which include: public company reporting, governance matters, subsidiary and legal entity management, strategic transactional support, and other corporate projects and challenges.

Additional areas of responsibility include shareholder meeting proposals and board committee support. This role will partner with Planet’s finance, accounting, investor relations, and communications teams on external disclosures such as earnings releases and press releases. The Corporate Securities Counsel will also administer Planet’s insider trading policy and 10b5-1 plans.

What You Bring:

  • Law degree with excellent credentials
  • 4+ years of experience as an attorney; one State bar required
  • Energetic and creative problem-solver with superior interpersonal and project management skills
  • Ability to build consensus for decisions and quickly drive to effective resolution
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Accountability, integrity and willingness to take ownership over projects and responsibilities
  • Proven ability in managing competing requests with quality in all work completed
  • Experience working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with a proven ability to tackle unique challenges presented by its dynamic conditions
  • Experience working as part of a team to progress team initiatives
  • Adaptability with a proven ability to express and communicate with a variety of individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Proven leadership and customer-service focus in building relationships
  • Sound business judgment and proven ability to regulate priorities based on business objectives
  • Significant corporate and securities law experience, with a deep understanding of applicable SEC rules and governance structures

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • 4+ years of experience in a fast-paced environment working on securities and corporate matters
  • Preference for experience at a high tech company with DaaS (data as a service) model
  • Knowledge and interest in agile aerospace
  • Mix of law firm and in-house experience

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Recognition Programs
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement and access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Parental Leave
  • Offsites and Happy Hours
  • Volunteering Benefits


The US base salary range for this full-time position at the commencement of employment is $182,900 - $228,600. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives (bonus and equity). The final salary range is determined by job related experience, skills and location. The range displays our typical hiring range for new hire salaries in US locations only. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Why we care so much about Belonging.

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion. If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply! At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description. We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts. We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride.

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Know Your Rights.


Planet is an inclusive community and we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the hiring process, please reach out to accommodations@planet.com or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.

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