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Senior Corporate Paralegal

Date: Aug 29, 2017

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

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Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.

PURPOSE:  The Senior Corporate Paralegal will serve as an integral member of the legal department providing assistance and support on a broad range of legal matters affecting day-to-day business operations. This individual reports to the Senior Corporate Counsel.  The role is required to assist on a day-to-day basis on general corporate legal matters that arise for Lincoln Electric and its global subsidiaries.  Areas of emphasis include global subsidiary management and maintenance, record book management and maintenance, corporate governance, SEC and Nasdaq compliance support, annual meeting support, M&A legal support, general corporate legal support, and contract management support and administration.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES):

 

  • Global subsidiary management and maintenance; record book management and maintenance; maintenance of corporate profiles and organization charts for legal entities, officers and director
  • SEC and Nasdaq compliance support and reporting matters; manage Section 16 reporting process
  • Annual Meeting coordination and support; proxy statement assistance; coordination of D&O questionnaires; corporate governance support
  • M&A legal support, including due diligence, preparation of closing documents, certificates and binders; assistance with legal/corporate searches
  • General corporate legal support, including entity establishment, corporate name reservations, fictitious name filings, etc.
  • Contract management administration and support; contract review support
  • Legal department budgeting/expense tracking support

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree required. Paralegal degree/certified paralegal preferred. Notary public preferred
  • 7 years’ experience as a corporate paralegal. Extensive in-house corporate paralegal experience preferred.  Some law firm corporate paralegal experience preferred
  • Significant experience and expertise in entity management, corporate governance and SEC reporting matters
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to collaborate across the organization on  issues with a sense of urgency
  • High level of competency with the Microsoft Office software package
  • Ability to search SEC and corporate filings
  • Ability to work with legal counsel in non-US jurisdictions on various matters

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. 

As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!

Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.

Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Legal 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

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Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, Manufacturing

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