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Paralegal, Corporate Governance

Company: Petco
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Position Purpose: -- -- -- -- -- -- Provide paralegal assistance in a wide variety of legal and administrative support matters pertaining to the organization,--with an emphasis on corporate governance matters. -- -- Essential Job Functions: The incumbent must be able to perform the following duties with or without a reasonable accommodation. -- General Assist attorneys with organizing, managing and maintaining a variety of matters. Communicate regularly with the team to inform them of the status of matters and projects. Perform legal research and data compilation. Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication. Prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes. Prepare accurate and complete work products. Assist with internal and external communications related to legal matters. -- Administrative Provide support/assist with attorney scheduling and or travel arrangements. Provide support with invoicing review and approval, accrual, expense tracking, internal reporting, and other legal related spend reporting. Assist with distribution of incoming communications. -- In addition to the above, the incumbent will assist the attorneys in one or more of the following areas. -- Intellectual Property Support the management of domestic and international intellectual property registrations including correspondence with clients and foreign counsel or agents regarding prosecution and maintenance of trademark application and registration. Support registration and management of URL portfolio. -- Perform on-line trademark searches and filings. Assist with performing investigations for potential trademark and patent infringements. -- Contracts Provide support in contracts administration. Convey routine information to client representatives regarding legal and/or contractual issues associated with existing or proposed operational situations. Coordinate the gathering of information from various departments in the preparation of contracts, other legal documents, and in formulating company's legal position. Review certain contracts and other legal documents to ensure necessary provisions are included. -- Litigation -- -- Assist in crafting and implementing litigation legal holds. Organize materials and responses to due diligence requests. Compile, review, and organize information, materials, documents, reports and evidence. Summarize depositions and other legal documents. Prepare reports, correspondence and memoranda and other documents. Conduct routine and specific legal and factual information research and data compilation. -- Other Draft letters related to store operations. Projects and other matters as assigned. Duties and Responsibilities: May provide routine paralegal assistance to outside counsel and/or other administrative agencies involved in Company litigation, administrative, and/or compliance matters. Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments in law and in other related areas. Knowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends in area of expertise. Using attorney resource guides, select outside counsel as required under the general guidance of an attorney in the Legal Department. Assist with other projects and duties as may be assigned. -- Nature of Supervision: Under the general direction of a Director, Associate General Counsel, the incumbent is expected to perform ongoing legal and administrative tasks, with minimal direction and guidance, and collaborate with members of all departments on various projects. The incumbent may receive projects directly form the attorneys in the Legal Department. The incumbent is responsible for exercising discretion and independent judgment when performing job duties and must display a high degree of ethics, integrity, professionalism, and respect. -- Supervisory Responsibility: -- The nature of this position may involve providing direction to outside consultants, internal Law Clerks (interns) and outside counsel on certain projects. -- Education/Experience: -- A college degree is required plus 5-10 years of progressively responsible paralegal experience in a corporate Legal department or law firm environment. A paralegal certification from an accredited paralegal program is required. Must have strong knowledge of general legal terminology and legal principles. Must have demonstrated strong ability to perform legal research; to conduct discovery, understanding of contracts; and to use modern office equipment, including MS Word software and electronic resource tools such as Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw. Must have exceptional ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to negotiate effectively; to interview associates; vendors and customers. Must be able to prepare accurate and complete work products; organize and prioritize workload and meet multiple coinciding deadlines; understand and follow written and oral directions and establish and maintain effective working relations with others.

Keywords: Petco, San Diego , Paralegal, Corporate Governance, Legal , San Diego, California

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