Paralegal

Job Locations US-IL-LAKE FOREST
ID
2021-1135
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Responsible for assisting with subsidiary maintenance and other corporate secretarial matters, compliance oversight and reporting, monitoring of related party transactions, Section 16, proxy and other SEC reporting and disclosure, 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.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Organize and maintain records for general corporate matters.
  • Support the preparation of SEC documents, including Section 16 filings, 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.
  • Monitor contract database to ensure internal and customer/vendor compliance with all contractual and documentation protocols.
  • Work with legal attorneys, compliance, and other business functions to ensure templates are in compliance with legal requirements and best practices.
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Qualifications

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and preferred certificate of completion from a paralegal association approved by the ABA.
  • A minimum of 4 years of prior experience in a corporate and/or law firm setting.
  • Experience working in fast-paced legal environment with proven ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience with subsidiary maintenance and other corporate secretarial matters, compliance oversight and reporting, and monitoring of related party transactions.
  • Notary preferred.
  • Familiarity with Workiva or similar software for Section 16 and other SEC filings.
  • Able to independently prioritize.
  • Preferred experience working in a publicly traded pharmaceutical company and familiarity with SEC reporting.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to travel via airplane.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position of up to 20 lbs. on occasion.

 Mental Requirements

  • Ability to prepare and analyze data and figures.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own works schedule
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Assertio is proud to create a culture of inclusion and diversity and be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities and to disabled veterans in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process due to a medical condition or disability, please email hr@assertiotx.com or call 224-441-6867 for assistance.

 

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