Paralegal

Bristow Houston, TX
The Paralegal provides project management, research and analysis for a variety of legal matters and helps ensure compliance with laws and regulations across the global organization. The position is responsible for supporting the legal department with respect to a broad range of compliance, legal, transactional, securities compliance and administrative matters both in the United States and abroad.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Partners in the development, implementation, and enforcement of compliance programs including anti-corruption, antitrust, export controls, sanctions, insider trading, and records retention.

* Assists with the Company's compliance and due diligence process for proposed third party intermediaries, business partners, and acquisitions.

* Organizes and maintains legal compliance records and files.

* Maintains and updates compliance database by inputting and tracking case-related information and generating reports.

* Assists counsel in locating and securing personnel interviews, records, and documents in furtherance of internal investigations.

* Assists in tracking annual in-person and online training on ethics and compliance issues.

* Assists with the conduct and follow-up to annual compliance-related questionnaires and certifications, including the annual Code of Business Integrity (COBI) certification.

* Assists counsel with management of the Company's Insider Trading Policy by tracking persons subject to quarterly and event specific blackouts.

* With respect to the Company's trade compliance program, maintains entry files, license files, ERP and Trade Automation database of current and expired license files.

* Responsible for transmitting and tracking compliance with litigation hold and document preservation requests.

* Assembles official responses to subpoenas and requests for information.

* Coordinates compliance across departments within the Company's records retention policies and schedule and, within the legal department, serving as the primary person responsible for records management.

* Aids the Chief Compliance Officer in preparation of case reports.

* Assists with the entry, tracking, and management of information related to the Company's various subsidiaries and affiliates, which resides in the Global Entity Management System (GEMS) database. Assist in preparation for the annual general shareholder meeting, including establishing a calendar, gathering information to update the proxy statement, and setting up proxy in electronic system.

* Assist in aspects of ongoing 10Q quarterly and 10K annual reporting activities of the public company, including gathering information to update required non-financial disclosures and risk factors, and logistics of annual director & officer questionnaires.

* Assist in 8K current reporting which may be required, including gathering information for disclosures.

* Prepare SEC filings for Section 16 officers and directors

* Assist with respect to quarterly Compliance Reporting of the Chief Compliance Officer to the Board of Directors, including gathering and organizing information to prepare the report

* Assist in maintaining and updating various corporate policies

* Potential research and review of developments in a variety of legal areas, including public company, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate governance, and compliance

* Provide high level paralegal and administrative support with minimal supervision; demonstrate exceptional organizational skills and handle various legal tasks with strong attention to detail. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks within a fast paced environment.

* Assume additional responsibilities for supporting other members of the legal department, as needed or directed.

PERSON SPECIFICATION: (minimum education requirements, key skills and experience)

Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree or Paralegal Certificate

* Advanced level of English knowledge required

Experience

* 2+ years of experience in international and compliance legal work, with law firm or in-house legal group

* 5+ years of experience in-house corporate paralegal experience including significant experience at a public company required

* Experience supporting international operations is a plus

* Proven track record working directly with in-house attorneys at a publicly listed corporation as a corporate paralegal.

* Will have demonstrated experience in supporting activities related to a public company, compliance, corporate governance, maintenance of corporate books and records, corporate policy implementation, corporate secretary matters, as well as complex transactions and ongoing commercial contracts.

Skills

* Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

* Must have the confidence and ability to work independently in a fast and dynamic environment

* Excellent analytical skills and the ability to render persuasive, diplomatic, practical, creative and at all times legally compliant advice in a timely fashion

* Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially of complex issues and attention to detail and accuracy

* Strong ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences, including senior management and key internal and external stakeholders

* Ability to keep a level head when working under pressure

* Culturally aware

* Must have the awareness to know when to lead and when to be a team player

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Ability to work creatively and apply defined systems of work

* Dedicated to promoting a positive image of the organization

* Proactive and enthusiastic

* A positive outlook and approach to problem solving

* Has a strong service orientation and ability to establish and maintain working relationships with peers, business units, leaders, a wide array of associates, and clients, while maintaining a strong compliance culture

* Trustworthy and able to safeguard confidential and sensitive information

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