Sr. Paralegal

New York, United States, United States
Jul 18, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Shannon Cincotta
Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition & Management

In this highly visible role, you will work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and will have the opportunity to work independently and as part of a legal team, that provides crucial support to the company as a whole. You must be able to adapt to changing priorities and business needs, and must be proactive in identifying areas of need and generating action plans.

´╗┐Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with contract review including but not limited too CDA's MSA's and SOW's for cross functional business support.
  • Work in CLM tool managing contract review process and execution.
  • Provide support to all business functions through contract review process and execution.
  • Assist with distribution of Board and Committee documents to Board members and executive staff.
  • Assist with preparation for Board Meetings and materials distribution and upload - assist attorneys with Board/Committee meetings and document review meeting logistics; coordinate and assemble meeting material books and uploads onto the board of directors online portal (BoardVantage);
  • Assist with minute summaries and indexing, as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate and current officer, director and corporate governance information in the Corporate Governance Files..
  • Assist with annual D&O Questionnaire process.
  • Assist with Annual Director Self-Evaluation process.
  • Acts with a high level of confidentiality as to legal department activities and Board matters
  • Provide support by drafting correspondence, and other legal documents submitting same for review, revising, redlining, comparing, proofreading, assembling, , and distributing final material as necessary.
  • Provide project related support, research and analysis of corporate and governance related matters and handling other issues and requests for information as directed by.
  • Support Corporate Compliance requests including updating training decks and policies, and scheduling/coordinating trainings as necessary.
  • Skills, Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree and prior experience as a paralegal.
  • Has at least 7 years of experience as a corporate paralegal or similar function
  • 3+ years' experience managing documentation, formation, of multiple legal entities.
  • Advanced legal research and investigative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a wide variety of corporate secretarial and governance matters and a good understanding of processes and procedures related to corporate governance..
  • Experience with Board meeting management and Board of Directors Portal such as BoardVantage platform or Diligent.
  • Experience and advance knowledge with CLM tool (LawVu preferred)
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who takes initiative and works with a sense of urgency.
  • Advanced technical and legal writing skills with legal and contract terminology.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks in fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, working within deadlines.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Access, SharePoint, etc.).
  • Proven ability to produce accurate work product; strong attention to details.
  • Superb organization skills and abilities.
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff including directors and executives.
  • Ability to handle confidential or sensitive matters.
  • Knowledge and understanding of contract language and terminology

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