Paralegal/Legal Assistant, In-House (Contracts, SEC, Risk Management) – NC Pharma/Top $$

Job Type: 
Legal Staff
Employment Category: 
Direct Hire

Our client, a rapidly-expanding pharmaceutical firm in Research Triangle Park, NC, is actively recruiting for a highly capable Legal professional to assume key role on its Legal team.  This is a hybrid role handling both paralegal and legal assistant duties.  Company will pay industry-leading wage to attract and retain a star.

Key things to note:

  • This Legal Assistant will report to the Chief Legal Officer and will be involved in supporting a broad range of corporate legal matters.  Seek competent and versatile professional who can be a skilled point-person.
  • This is a publicly-held company and SEC reporting and compliance matters will be driven by the legal team.  Experience assisting with SEC filings, board meetings, stockholder meetings, etc. will be important.
  • This Legal Assistant will assist with Contracts Administration.  Seek candidate with a keen eye for detail and experience updating, uploading and managing contract details.

Specific tasks will include:

  • Provides contract administration support including contract review, drafting, tracking, execution, termination, and renewal
  • Assists with SEC filings (including Section 16 reporting, proxy statements, Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K), board/committee meeting preparation and materials, and annual stockholder meeting matters
  • Manages corporate subsidiaries, director and officer information, corporate record keeping, transaction execution, governance policies, and compliance processes
  • Assists with M&A and other strategic transactions, including providing due diligence support, data room management and preparing and organizing deal documents
  • Manages scheduling and completing corporate governance and securities filings
  • Partners with other teams within the company and external parties to ensure efficient workflow handling of requests and contract facilitation and signature  
  • Ideal candidate will offer a Paralegal Certificate and 3+ years of directly related work – including experience assisting with SEC filings and board operations.  In addition, we seek a diligent, detail-oriented, and highly organized professional.  A lot is happening and we seek a candidate who can juggle it all – while maintaining superb work product quality.

Finally, seek a competent and confident communicator.  This Legal Assistant will regularly work with high level executives and other high expectations stakeholders.  He/she must offer the demonstrated ability to readily gain their trust, respect and cooperation.

This is an immediate need.  Client is targeting candidates who are open to a Contract-to-Hire arrangement, but will consider Direct Hire for an exceptional candidate.

Please forward Word resume for prompt reply.  Local candidates only.