Chief Corporate & Governance Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Location: San Diego, California US


Requisition Number: 212254

External Description:

Chief Corporate Governance Counsel and Assistant Secretary



The person hired for the position of Chief Corporate Governance Counsel and Assistant Secretary will lead the Corporate Law Group that is responsible for the Company’s corporate governance and Board of Director matters, corporate and securities law compliance, and providing comprehensive legal support for Teradata’s investor relations, executive compensation, treasury and financing activities, ESG program, acquisitions, investments and divestiture activities on a global basis, among other things.  



The Chief Corporate Governance Counsel will report to the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, and the principal duties of this position will include general corporate and related activities as outlined below:

  • Advise and educate internal business stakeholders on relevant corporate governance legal and compliance issues;
  • Support Board of Directors in secretarial functions as Assistant Secretary;
  • Draft and review materials to be provided to the Board of Directors and its committees;
  • Assist with preparation and review of reports filed with the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including disclosures on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, and Section 16 reporting;
  • Lead preparation and review of the Company's annual proxy statement and other materials related to the Company's annual meeting of stockholders;
  • Prepare and advise stakeholders regarding recommended amendments to governing instruments, Board committee charters, and corporate policies;
  • Provide support and counseling specific to executive compensation issues and related legal requirements and best practices, assist with preparation of executive compensation-related plans, agreements, and related communications;
  • Provide effective legal analysis, counseling, research, drafting, advocacy, negotiations and matter-management related to incentive compensation and equity-related issues and matters;
  • Collaborate with and provide advice and counsel other departments and key business functions, including Accounting, Investor Relations, Finance, External Reporting, ESG, Strategy, Treasury, Tax, and Business Development, on relevant corporate, governance and securities and related matters;
  • Provide effective counseling, drafting, review and negotiation in support of Teradata’s acquisition, divestiture and corporate transactional activities;
  • Provide training to clients and assist in development of policies, templates and other best practice-related materials and processes;
  • Develop strong strategic relationships with clients; and
  • Lead and support Law Department strategic initiatives and special projects and perform other duties and responsibilities for the Corporate Law Group as directed.



  • Qualified candidates will have a JD from an ABA accredited law school and 10+ years of in-house experience.
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong working knowledge of corporate governance matters, executive compensation and securities disclosure requirements with experience supporting technology businesses.
  • The candidate’s experience should also include a proven ability to lead and manage complex and strategic corporate legal, executive compensation and public-company disclosure matters and to execute all facets of challenging transactions from preliminary/conceptual advice, through structuring, due diligence, negotiating, drafting, closing, integration and post-closing, and conflict resolution.
  • Teradata encourages flexible working that allows this position to be filled from a virtual work location, with West Coast time zone being preferable, or from the San Diego office and working remotely from a home office, subject to business needs.  
  • The candidate must be in good standing to practice law as a member of an applicable state bar.



The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, be a consistently proactive, productive, hard-working, creative and practical problem solver, and be able to work independently and thrive in a challenging (but supportive and collegial) fast-paced environment.  Candidates also must possess excellent oral and written communication skills (including those suitable for interaction with senior managers and executives), a commitment to meeting deadlines and the drive to consistently exceed client expectations.  In addition, the candidate must demonstrate an eagerness and ability to perform in an environment where workloads are likely to be heavy, take a “no job is too big or too small” approach to daily activities, possess excellent computer and research skills, be able to work cooperatively with project teams, and be willing to travel occasionally.

CountryEEOText_Description: Teradata invites all identities and backgrounds in the workplace. We work with deliberation and intent to ensure we are cultivating collaboration and inclusivity across our global organization. ​ We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Consistent with Colorado law, Colorado applicants can email the inbox to receive the compensation range information for this role. Please provide proof of Colorado residency in your request.

City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Chief Corporate & Governance Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Job Category: Legal

Company Profile:

Our Company

Teradata (NYSE: TDC) is the leading multi-cloud data platform company for enterprise analytics, transforming how businesses work and people live through the power of data.

At Teradata, we are leading the data era. As enterprises address today’s digital economy, they are faced with new competition and consumer expectations and are turning to data to power their future. Teradata has worked with the largest companies in the world for 40+ years, bringing our experience and expertise to support global enterprises with their most demanding, mission-critical, complex, and large-scale data needs.  Teradata is recognized as a leader in the cloud, data, and analytics spaces by top analyst firms, Gartner and Forrester, and Fortune Magazine as well. 

Our connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, Teradata Vantage™, is an extremely scalable, secure, and resilient offering that simplifies ecosystems by connecting data and making it easier to uncover insights from across the organization…regardless of where that data resides. With Vantage, we enable companies to modernize their data management, from start to scale. Every day, millions of users benefit from our open data platform. Empowering customers and partners to develop and build how they like, we enable hundreds of business outcomes and solutions, including improving customer experience and profitability, driving operational efficiency, realizing financial transformation, or achieving operational efficiency.

 As the world of data grows, we are the leader in enabling the future of connected businesses, powered by data intelligence. We are committed to delivering on this vision by following sustainable business practices and with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that only by embracing diversity of identity, thought, background, expression, and perspective can we solve today’s challenges and reimagine tomorrow’s world.

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