Depomed, Inc.

Sr. Paralegal

Location
Lake Forest, IL, United States
Posted
Apr 27, 2018
Ref
1076XX
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Responsible for assisting with SEC, corporate governance, contract review and approval, and assisting the legal department on other matters that may arise. In addition, the individual in this role will work closely with multiple attorneys, other members of the Legal Department and business clients providing legal support for a wide array of corporate transactions. This individual will also perform minimal administrative support to the VP and General Counsel.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Organize and maintain records for general corporate matters.
  • Support the preparation of SEC documents, including D&O questionnaires, the proxy statement, annual, quarterly and current reports (i.e., 8-Ks and similar filings).
  • Liaison with Transfer Agent, DTC and financial printer in connection with SEC filings and shareholder meeting, as applicable.
  • Assist with due diligence activities and document organization or debt & equity offerings, M&A and business development transactions.
  • Assist with preparations related to Board, Board committee and shareholder meetings, including uploading presentation materials to the Diligent Portal. Maintain corporate minute books, governance policies and committee charters.
  • Assist with trading window compliance.
  • Assist with ad hoc and special projects, as needed.
  • Assist with litigation, including securities matters, as well as government inquiries and investigations, and responding to subpoenas
  • Assist with collection of relevant information and documents relating to such matters
  • Interacts professionally and communicates effectively with internal stakeholders and all professional contacts, including outside counsel and third party vendors, with an emphasis on supporting company objectives.
  • Administration and business ownership of contract database, including organization and supervision of all Company contracts and other significant documents and ongoing tool enhancements to support efficiency in contract administration.
  • Monitor contract database to ensure internal and customer/vendor compliance with all contractual and documentation protocols.
  • Develop, implement and lead continuing education training program for internal business partners on company policy and contract approval process
  • Work with legal attorneys, compliance and other business functions to ensure templates are in compliance with legal requirements and best practices
  • Process Board of Pharmacy and Secretary of State filings on a timely basis.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned.


Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree or certificate of completion from a paralegal association approved by the ABA.
  • A minimum of 7 years of prior experience in a corporate setting
  • Experience working in fast-paced legal environment with proven ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Notary preferred


SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to collaborate and function well in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate, orally and in writing, effectively and persuasively
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment with knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to identify problems or inefficiencies and independently offer/implement practical solutions through strong critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize own workload and meet deadlines without routine supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with confidential information, exercise judgment and use discretion
  • Demonstrated experience working in a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company and familiarity with SEC reporting
  • Demonstrated experience in handling confidential and sensitive situations or information with ability to exercise a high degree of judgment and discretion while maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Demonstrated experience managing document databases and contract management systems
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Experience in creating and implementing training programs
  • Must be able to prioritize and often handle multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining attention to deadlines
  • Precise attention to detail a must
  • Proficient in all MS Office Applications, intermediate to advanced Excel knowledge
  • Self-starter, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to successfully perform multiple projects in a timely and effective manner


DEPOMED COMPETENCIES INCLUDE
  • Strong ethics and integrity
  • Decisions & Judgment
  • Ownership & Initiative
  • Adaptability & Change Readiness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration


PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS
  • Sitting 80%; walking / standing 20%
  • Physically transporting items weighing less than 15 pounds from one location to another
  • Able to see and read PC screens; detect color coding, read fine print, and/or normal type size print
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage highly confidential information
  • Ability to conduct oneself professionally at all times
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule


About Us

THE COMPANY

Depomed is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company committed to putting the Patient First in everything we do; with a focus on enhancing the lives of patients, families, physicians, providers and in payors through commercialization of products in the areas of pain and neurology, and developing drugs in areas of unmet medical needs.

Depomed currently markets three medicines focused on neuropathic pain and migraine through its Neurology and Pain Business and has an emerging Specialty Business focused on orphan drug indications and areas of unmet medical need.

Depomed has a clear THREE PILLAR strategy for growth:

MAINTAIN a strong/profitable NUCYNTA franchise through a commercialization agreement with Collegium, GROW the Neurology and Pain Business and BUILD a new Specialty Business through a recent Cosyntropin transaction. The company's strategy is to continue to identify, license and develop new products-that offer enhanced therapeutic options to patient populations that may be underserved by existing therapies.

As part of the transformation strategy, Depomed will be relocating its headquarters to northern Chicago, Illinois. Additional information about location will be shared during the interview process.

Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer