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Compliance Paralegal The candidate will be responsible for supporting companyâ€™s Intellectul Property protection program by managing the global process of receiving requests for and executing the companyâ€™s Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA). Will also work with the Contract Administrator paralegal and support compliance with companyâ€™s Levels of Authority Policy and related controls. Will be expected to continuously identify opportunities to improve processes that seek to ensure the execution of pragmatic, effective, efficient and sustainable NDA and contract management processes. Will work closely with the legal team to review, draft, and negotiate NDAs. Utilize various tools that support the receivinging, processing, and execution of NDA requests, including MS Office and any new technologies that improve efficiency. Develop and revise timelines, procedures and training that support compliance with the NDA process, including when, why and how NDAs are used. Define and monitor performance metrics to ensure accurate, efficient, and timely processing of NDA requests. Coordinate and gather information, materials, documents and reports which are necessary to respond to inquiries. Assist in training and advising regional contract administrators to ensure global compliance of contract administration. Utilize workflow tools to obtain appropriate corporate approvals and ensure intended company signer is authorized. Review sale-side contracts and record key terms in the Contract Management system. Review buy-side (sourcing) contract record data pertaining to companyâ€™s internal signature authority policy (Levels of Authority) for accuracy and assist sourcing team to address errors. Assist employees in their understanding of the Levels of Authority Policy. Track and remediate policy and process violations. Assist in maintaining a database for Powers of Attorney and Delegations of Authority. Assist in periodic audits to verify that all required contracts are in the Contract Management system and in compliance with corporate policy; ensure timely remediation of failures identified during audit testing. Prepare reports, metrics, correspondence and memoranda as identified, needed and required. Assist the Global Compliance team in corporate policy development and various other compliance efforts. Work with and occasionally take on additional tasks as needed by the Legal department.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Bachelorâ€™s degree. Post-secondary paralegal certification or degree is preferred. Project Management preferred. General knowledge of legal terminology and principles. Expertise using contemporary office technology, equipment and applications, including Micosoft 365, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, etc. Demonstrated ability to utilize technical information to make independent decisions and make recommendations to attorneys and internal customers. Expertise in legal research and analyzing and reviewing legal documents resulting in an error free end product. Demonstrated ability to timely create and execute action plans across multiple projects. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written. Demonstrated ability to provide high level support to various stakeholders across a heavily matrixed organization. Exceptional attention to detail required. Ability to maintain confidentiality and high ethical standards. Exceptional English communication skills both orally and in writing. Strong organizational skills and ability to organize and prioritize workload. Flexibility to work beyond normal business hours when necessary.
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