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Sr Paralegal

Type de contrat

Full-time

Localisation

United States-California-San Francisco

Country

USA

Métier / fonction

Legal

Postuler REF: 040077

Position Summary

Supports the Bank’s Legal Department in the corporate and regulatory area to ensure compliance with legal entity registration and reporting requirements including: state foreign corporation qualification; state and local fictitious business name registration; legal entity identifier registration.  Work with the business units to keep current with business and geographic plans which may impact registrations.  Maintain databases and files for registrations and annual reporting and work with business units to collect necessary information for filings and reports.  Monitor changes in state laws, regulations and administrative rules applicable to state-level registration and reporting requirements for the legal entities.  Maintain books and records for the political action committee.

Position Accountabilities

Working under the supervision of the Bank’s in-house attorneys:

 

1.     Identify applicable state foreign corporation qualification requirements, prepare and file applications to qualify as necessary and maintaining qualified status by filing required annual reports for the Bank and its subsidiaries and parent holding company;

2.     Coordinate with the Bank’s business units and subsidiaries to keep current on activities and future plans related to geographic expansion and subsidiaries;

3.     Coordinate with business units using fictitious business names, identify applicable state fictitious business name requirements, prepare and file applications as necessary and maintain fictitious business names;

4.     Maintain legal entity identifiers for the Bank, its subsidiaries and parent holding company with the GMEI Utility and file for any new legal entity identifiers for new subsidiaries, as necessary;

5.     Working with in-house and external counsel, keep current on legal and regulatory changes affecting the status of all filings and applications;

6.     Prepare management reporting of subsidiary information and legal entity organization chart;

7.     Maintain appropriate data bases and reference files reflecting the status of all filings and appropriate records;

8.     Maintain procedures, books and records for the Political Action Committee and state-level political contributions;

9.     Keeps informed of Bank policies, organization structure and record-keeping requirements and practices;

10.  May assist with internal Legal Department testing and controls monitoring;

11.  Keeps informed of and meets Bank compliance policy and training requirements;

12.  Performs other duties and supports special projects as assigned.


Required Education or Equivalent Experience

·         Associates degree (or equivalent);

·         Paralegal certification; and

·         0-4 years as a paralegal; experience with law firm and/or large financial institution legal department strongly preferred; and

·         General knowledge of banking law

Required Administrative/Technical Skills

·         Strong analytical and research skills

·         Understanding of legal principles and terminology

·         Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques, including online research.  Effective use of Internet in locating statutes, regulations and administrative guidelines and preparing and filing online forms.

·         Strong oral and written communication skills

·         Excellent planning and organizational skills

·         Team player and self-starter

·         High level of professionalism

·         Attention to detail and accuracy

·         Ability to work well with personnel and inspire confidence at all levels of the organization

·         Adaptable and flexible work-style with a proven ability to handle competing demands and priorities

·         Able to successfully navigate changing environments and perform in a fast-paced setting

·         Work history indicates a demonstrated track record of performance

·         Good computer skills; conversant with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

·         Ability to learn new software systems as necessary

Required Education or Equivalent Experience

  • Associates degree (or equivalent);

  • Paralegal certification; and

  • 0-4 years as a paralegal; experience with law firm and/or large financial institution legal department strongly preferred; and

  • General knowledge of banking law

Required Administrative/Technical Skills

  • Strong analytical and research skills

  • Understanding of legal principles and terminology

    • Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques, including online research. Effective use of Internet in locating statutes, regulations and administrative guidelines and preparing and filing online forms.

    • Strong oral and written communication skills

    • Excellent planning and organizational skills

    • Team player and self-starter

    • High level of professionalism

    • Attention to detail and accuracy

    • Ability to work well with personnel and inspire confidence at all levels of the organization

    • Adaptable and flexible work-style with a proven ability to handle competing demands and priorities

    • Able to successfully navigate changing environments and perform in a fast-paced setting

    • Work history indicates a demonstrated track record of performance

    • Good computer skills; conversant with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    • Ability to learn new software systems as necessary

    Level Supervised

    :

    • No supervisory responsibility.

    Physical Requirements

    :

    • Sedentary work; lifting a maximum of 10 pounds, frequent standing/walking

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

    Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.
    Primary Location: United States-California-San Francisco Job Type: Full-time Job: Legal
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