Job Description


Corporate & Securities Paralegal

Category:
Corporate Office
Location:
5501 Headquarters Dr
Plano Texas 75024
Job ID:
317548
Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE: Assist and provide proactive and experienced support to the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary on all matters relating to the corporate secretarial function for a U.S. public company, including corporate governance, securities filings, insider trading compliance, board meetings, proxy statements, annual meetings, disclosures, director compensation and related drafting, researching and record keeping.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support for the company’s Annual Stockholders Meeting including the proxy statement, meeting logistics and annual D&O questionnaires.
  • Assist with Board Meeting matters, including minutes, agendas and preparation of materials.
  • Process and track cash and equity awards related to Director Compensation.
  • Maintain Board Committee charters and other governance documents, manage Board self-evaluations and maintain updated investor relations website related to corporate governance.  
  • Manage the process for Section 16 compliance/Form 4s and insider Edgar code maintenance and tracking equity transactions.
  • Administer the insider trading policy window group reminders.
  • Assist with various matters in connection with the company’s public disclosures.
  • Maintain subsidiaries, resolutions, certificates and minute books.
  • Organize and maintain hard copy and electronic legal and compliance files with regard to all areas of responsibility.
  • Work collaboratively with key internal departments, including Financial Reporting, Human Resources, Payroll and Tax.
  • Conduct research and draft legal and other documentation as applicable.
  • Maintain competency through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments.
  • Assist with various other law department responsibilities as assigned by the General Counsel.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal program
  • Experienced (15+ years) U.S. public company/corporate/SEC paralegal
  • Significant in-house and/or law firm experience aligned with the key responsibilities of the position
  • Strong work ethic and professional commitment
  • Ability to work independently under general direction, with latitude for initiative and independent judgment
  • Effectively and professionally work with and help manage outside counsel
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and knowledgeable, or willing to learn, about legal technology to generate efficiencies
  • Excellent time management and follow-through skills with ability to prioritize work
  • Must be meticulous, collaborative, ethical and resourceful with high desire to learn
  • Attention to detail with strong organization and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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