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Paralegal. Job in Lake Forest Top Essex Careers

Lake Forest, Illinois
Job Type
1 Jan 2022

An Illinois-based pharmaceutical company is currently seeking a new Paralegal for a promising opportunity with their growing staff. In this role, the Paralegal will be 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.


The Paralegal will:

  • 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)
  • Act as a 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
  • 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
  • Interact 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
  • Perform other duties, as needed
  • 4+ years of experience in a Corporate and/or Legal setting
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • Experience with Subsidiary maintenance and other Corporate Secretarial matters, Compliance oversight and reporting, and monitoring of related party transactions.
  • Familiarity with Workiva or similar software for Section 16 and other SEC filings
  • Solid analytical and research skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organized
Desired Skills:
  • Paralegal certification
  • Notary certification
  • Experience working in a Publicly Traded Pharmaceutical company
  • Familiarity with SEC Reporting
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  • Job Reference: 462781939-2
  • Date Posted: 1 January 2022
  • Recruiter: The Execu | Search Group
  • Location: Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent