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ProfileSenior Paralegal (M&A) The candidate will organize work systems and build efficient processes for merger clearance on a global basis. Build global network with key legal and functional resources to improve processes. Improve global merger filing process – e.g. update and automate collection processes. Improve system to increase efficiency and reduce dependency from external experts. Coordinate merger filings. Develop expertise in reviewing internal documents (and in the US develop expertise at 4(c) review). In the US also develop expertise in managing second requests. Filing execution (e.g. coordination, gather data, track information). Develop matrix of common filings and timing requirements. Support, research, assist and draft merger clearance substantive analysis. Counsel on post-filing and pre-closing activities. Develop deep knowledge of global merger clearance trends and rules, share with teams and improve processes and systems based on learnings. Track competitor mergers, search databases and generate updates on global merger control developments, regulator decisions and articles relevant to firm. Analyze data and create statistics to improve team’s visibility of key trends. Monitor external training programs relevant for Merger Clearance. Translate knowledge into tools relevant for merger clearance and help in communicating to various stakeholders. Design playbooks to raise awareness and manage risk systematically. Design, create and facilitate required trainings.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have senior Paralegal experience. Should have Four-year college degree. Completion of an accredited paralegal program Or comparable legal education with 4+ years of progressively responsible paralegal experience. Working experience in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel is required. Strong process and work systems development skills as well as strong organization skills is needed. Strong communication (excellent oral and written communication skills) is must. Large international firm experience in corporate groups is preferred. Substantive knowledge of global M&A antitrust/competition law area and exposure to M&A antitrust/competition processes and procedures, including experience in preparing and filing Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) submissions with the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission and responding to second requests is a plus. Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese (read, write, speak) is desired. Experience using social media (e.g. twitter and LinkedIn) to capture new trends and new merger clearance regulations and organize process around it is desired. Strong knowledge and ability to leverage data management and analytical platforms to capture key information relevant to merger clearance strategies is helpful.
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