Paralegal

Location US-Remote-Remote
Job ID
2022-122098
Location: Location
US--Remote
Institution
ACAMS
Department
Legal
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
U.S. - Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

The Paralegal is an integral part of the legal team, assisting members of all across the entire ACAMS organization. This individual will be engaged to support legal matters including but not limited to corporate governance, commercial and supply contracting, IP management, employment, compliance, litigation support and general paralegal and administrative needs within the legal department.  As needed, the Paralegal will from time to time support other projects for the legal team, including developing processes, implementing tools, and developing governance for the ACAMS legal function.  The ideal candidate with be experienced, highly organized and motivated, and be able to work well both as part of a team and independently. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide legal assistance to General Counsel and coordinate with external firms as necessary.
  • With direction from a supervising attorney, draft, review and negotiate confidentiality and other agreements, and correspondence, coordinate approvals and signatures of documents.
  • Assist with all aspects of corporate and transactions matters including shareholder matters, equity incentive plans, financings, licenses, corporate partnering deals, leases, etc.
  • Prepare, and/or assist in compilation of board and committee materials and resolutions and coordinate approvals and signatures of documents   Maintain corporate and institutional minutes books for the organization, its subsidiaries and governing bodies of its affiliated institutions.
  • Assist with litigation occasionally, as needed, including conducting supervising fact investigations, assisting with discovery processes and general litigation management support.
  • Support with HR- and employment-related matters that require the involvement of Legal;
  • Assist with compliance-rated matters.
  • Assist in IP portfolio management with the help of external legal counsel.
  • Respond to information requests from colleagues outside Legal, including research of legal matters and historical information from company records and information from other departments regarding corporate entities, commercial transactions and litigation; review documents and transmit information and documents to outside counsel and organization personnel with minimal guidance from supervising attorney.
  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments in corporate law and key regional regulatory changes.
  • Support other organization-wide and cross-institution/functional initiatives and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of five years of paralegal experience in a corporate law capacity
  • Experience working in cross functional groups.
  • Well organized and efficient, and able to prioritize, multi-task and meet multiple deadlines in a short time frame.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexibility and willingness to pitch in on unexpected projects.
  • High degree of self-direction and motivation with good teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Teams.
  • Additional experience in other areas of the law, such as employment, IP or litigation.

 

EEO

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

Who We Are

ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to providing opportunities for anti-financial crime (AFC) education, best practices, and peer-to-peer networking to AFC professionals globally. With over 90,000 members across 180 jurisdictions, ACAMS is committed to the mission of ending financial crime through the provision of anti-money laundering/counterterrorism-financing and sanctions knowledge-sharing, thought leadership, risk-mitigation services, ESG initiatives, and platforms for public-private dialogue. The association’s CAMS certification is the gold-standard qualification for AFC professionals, while the CGSS certification is its premier specialist qualification for sanctions professionals. ACAMS’ 60 Chapters globally further amplify the association’s mission through training and networking initiatives. Visit acams.org for more information.

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