Transactional Paralegal, Legal Affairs

PATH, Seattle or Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th January, 2015


Job Description

Responsibilities

The Legal Affairs division supports PATH's work by providing strategic legal counsel, education, and guidance to enhance compliance and minimize risk. The division consists of a general counsel, seven attorneys, five paralegals and a four-person administrative support team. We are currently seeking a Transactional Paralegal who will work with various attorneys in the Legal Affairs Division supporting clients throughout PATH. Under the supervision of the attorneys, specific responsibilities include:

  • Review, draft, and negotiate agreements such as confidential disclosure and material transfer agreements, leases and amendments.
  • Help proof, format, and prepare legal documents, such as memoranda, e-mails, contracts, and letters.
  • Maintain entries in departmental databases (including Salesforce-based database).
  • Collaborate with team members to provide comprehensive legal services to PATH clients.
  • Undertake research relating to laws, regulations, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials as requested by attorneys.
  • Work on various Legal Affairs division projects, such as templates, reports, and forms.
  • Assist in the development and preparation of client training materials and client-facing intranet tools.
  • Copy, file, and distribute legal documents.

Required Skills

  • Contract drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Understanding of contract and legal terminology and concepts.  
  • Strong research, analytical, and investigative skills; ability to document and present findings to attorneys.  
  • Ability to conduct legal research and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  
  • Excellent proofreading ability and very strong attention to detail.
  • Well organized, flexible attitude, and a desire to continually learn new concepts.
  • Ability to work independently, but comfortable working in a collaborative environment.
  • Proficiency with databases (preferably Salesforce) and with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, plus a minimum of three years of transactional paralegal/contract administration experience. Experience drafting confidential disclosure agreements, simple agreement amendments, and other types of legal documents. Work experience in a law firm or company, preferably a global organization. Intellectual property and patent experience a plus. Certified Paralegal certificate a plus.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

 


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