Corporate Legal Assistant
YRC Worldwide - Overland Park, KS

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This position will be responsible for managing databases, administering board support functions, preparing routine corporate governance documentation and handling other cross-functional legal administration duties from time to time. This position supports origination and ongoing legal administration of initiatives within a legal department that manages traditional corporate legal, risk management and audit functions. The role will from time to time combine regulatory and transactional work.

Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains legal files, office files and records in accordance with internal procedures.
  • Responds to routine requests for information and refers more complex requests to appropriate staff members.
  • Prepares routine letters and memoranda from specific instructions.
  • Assembles relevant data, and compiles information and reports as directed.
  • Prepare information and gather necessary documents to respond to subpoenas and discovery requests in a timely manner.
  • Conduct telephone and personal interviews.
  • Investigate facts relevant to matters in which the Legal Department is involved.
  • Create detailed legal and management reports, analyses and presentations by using computer programs ( e.g. , Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Visio) to create charts, graphs and slides as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation of programs and projects designed to ensure the organization’s continued compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Manage, track and report on the status of legal and commercial issues from other departments to ensure these issues and projects are resolved in timely fashion.
  • Create and maintain records in matter management systems such as eCounsel or Serengeti.
  • Participate in and facilitate the preparation, execution and administration of agreements, contracts and other legal documents.
  • Prepare routine and confidential letters, legal and commercial research briefs, reports and memoranda from rough drafts or written notes, ensuring accurate grammar, spelling and business formats.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate’s degree or a four-year college degree with commensurate experience.
  • 4 or more years of legal administration experience such as paralegal or legal analyst work.
  • Candidates should have at least 4 or more years of a mix of corporate governance, transactional and board support experience.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to manage projects from start to completion
  • Operates well independently and without close supervision
  • Good organizational and follow-up skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Remains calm and focused in pressure situations
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of employees from other departments as well as outside support and leadership professionals
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist on sensitive matters with discretion
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and work under tight deadlines
  • Successfully sets priorities, performs tasks in an orderly fashion and meets deadlines
  • Strong team orientation
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience with budget preparation desirable.

    YRC Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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