Published date: November 21, 2020 6:16 am
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Reporting to the General Counsel, Paralegal is primarily responsible for conducting legal and factual research, analyzing, summarizing and preparing legal forms, contracts and memoranda, updating and maintaining legal files and correspondence. Supports the General Counsel and staff attorneys within the Legal Department in a variety of legal areas including regulatory compliance matters, contracts, real estate, and commercial litigation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the General Counsel and attorney staff with drafting and review of transactional legal documents (contracts, releases, nondisclosure agreements, memoranda of understanding, retention agreements, management agreements, etc.), responses to notices, letters and other correspondence received under various agreements or from third parties; and other documentation under supervision of an attorney.
Maintains contract and other agreement templates, tracking agreements through their approval process, and then capturing executed contracts in a document management system.
Supports legal team in handling complex transactional matters and ongoing commercial contracts, including reviewing emails, correspondence and other materials to distill relevant information and issues in order to produce appropriate legal contracts.
Work with other departments to coordinate legal and compliance matters.
Ensures that documentation requests from outside counsel, courts, regulatory agencies and others are handled effectively and timely.
Assists the senior patent counsel with administrative functions associated with the maintenance and reporting of NuScale’s intellectual property (patent and trademark) portfolio.
Makes secretary of state filings and applications.
Prepares and files legal documents with appropriate entities, as required.
Conducts intermediate level legal and factual research on assigned matters.
Responsible for expanding and maintaining existing corporate electronic databases software.
Acts as liaison between company attorneys, outside counsel, organizations and management.
Assists with corporate document retention programs and systems.
Supports the process of clearing, screening, and performing diligence on counter-parties, third party agents, vendors, and visitors.
Performs other duties as assigned.
CORE COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate competencies in performing the essential functions of this position by performing satisfactorily in each of these competencies.
Problem solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and reviews information appropriately. Uses own judgment and acts independently; seeks input from other team members as appropriate for complex or sensitive situations.
Oral/written communication: Listens carefully and speaks clearly and professionally in all situations. Edits work for accuracy and clarity, Is able to create, read and interpret complex written information. Ability to develop strong interpersonal networks within the organization.