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Legal Assistant

Legal | San Mateo, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Viki, a Rakuten Company (Japan Stock Exchange: 4755), is a global TV site with more than tens of millions of viewers a month watching the world’s primetime TV and movies, subtitled in over 200 languages by a community of fans. With billions of videos viewed and more than 1 billion words translated, Viki brings global entertainment to fans everywhere.

We are in search of a Legal Assistant for Rakuten, the parent company of Viki Inc. This role will be based in San Mateo, California and will report to the Head of Legal of Rakuten USA, Inc. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the US region’s corporate record-keeping function including oversight of the company’s entity management database and drafting corporate resolutions, board meeting minutes and other similar documents
  • Liaise with Rakuten’s group regulations department to support the distribution and administration of company policies and regulations
  • Develop and manage the Legal Department’s contract database
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of agreements including non-disclosure, vendor and supplier agreements
  • Support the closing of corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and strategic investments
  • Conduct legal research
  • Manage technology solutions to improve departmental efficiency
  • Develop processes to improve the overall function of the Legal Department
  • Support compliance projects


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • 2+ years of work experience as an in-house Legal Assistant, Contracts Manager or Corporate Paralegal
  • 2+ years of experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Advanced computer skills (e.g. expertise in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and contract management applications)

Rakuten Group of companies also includes Viber, eBates, Kobo and more; reaching a global audience of nearly 1 billion users. This is an excellent opportunity to join a medium-sized team and make a difference as we scale.


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