Share this Job

Director, Sr. Counsel Securities & Corporate Governance


New York, NY, US

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Primary Purpose: Provide legal counsel to internal business customers, including senior management, in a wide variety of areas, with a focus on securities law, corporate governance, capital markets and financing transactions, compliance, and executive compensation/benefits.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Law to...

Securities Law

  • Manage all legal aspects of the company’s obligations as a publicly listed company, including drafting and review of company’s 1934 Act filings: Proxy Statement (requiring familiarity with Item 402 of Regulation S-K), Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, Section 16 filings/compliance
  • Provide counsel regarding other SEC rules and requirements and New York Stock Exchange compliance
  • Advise on insider trading restrictions and manage insider trading compliance program

Corporate Governance

  • Participate in preparation for Board of Directors and Stockholders meetings, including preparation and/or review of resolutions, minutes, meeting agendas, etc.
  • Manage all other corporate governance requirements and relevant corporate policies and processes, including ethics and compliance policies and processes

Executive Compensation/Benefits

  • Partner with Human Resources department on compliance and legal administration for compensation and benefits plans
  • Review and advise on stock incentive plan and related legal documents
  • Assist with other aspects of executive compensation legal review and document preparation

Corporate Law

  • Advise Treasury, Investor Relations, and Financial Reporting departments on legal risks on a wide range of issues related to financing transactions (credit and capital markets), Dodd Frank, Regulation FD, Regulation G, Sarbanes-Oxley and other legal requirements

Updates re Applicable Law

  • Monitor changes in applicable law in all of the above areas
  • Prepare updates and hold training sessions with relevant business partners to keep them abreast of these developments
  • Implement necessary changes in policies or business processes to comply with changes in laws


The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Admission and member in good standing of the bar of New York
  • 5-7+ years of experience in legal practice at a high-quality law firm, in-house legal position or both
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability and desire to work closely with business partners in many different substantive areas 


An outstanding professional will have...

  • Strong business acumen and responsive, collaborative attitude.
  • Proven ability to take “ownership” of projects.
  • Desire to function as a true generalist; enthusiasm for continually learn new subjects, rather than simply leveraging expertise in just one or a few areas
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities (our practice typically involves working on large numbers of small matters rather than a few large ones)

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Managerial Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-KS1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

Req ID:  89853