Corporate Paralegal

Jun 05, 2023
Jun 30, 2023
Contract Type
Who We Are LifeStraw, we believe everyone deserves equitable access to safe drinking water. We design products that provide the highest protection from unsafe water and have positive impact on people and planet. We are a certified B Corp and Climate Neutral company and for every product purchased, a child in need receives safe water for a year. Why You'll Love It Here We are a small brand filled with passionate individuals who care about people and planet. We love to have fun, we support community volunteerism, we encourage team members to participate in our global programs including attending our Give Back Program in Kenya, and we all strive to support our mission to provide equitable access to safe water. If you work here, you'll have the opportunity to engage in strategy, have your voice heard and seek advancement. LifeStraw is fast–paced and growing organization. If you like to work independently, bring new ideas to the table, solve problems and have an impact on the world, you'll thrive here. Our People LifeStraw believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer whose team works hard to build respect, dignity, and equity into everything we do. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented, driven, and entrepreneurial minded people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs if they don't meet every single qualification, but we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every qualification. Join Our Team Join a growing home, travel, and outdoor brand with incredible impact! We are seeking a Corporate Paralegal with excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills. Required experience includes contracts and contract management, corporate transactions, database organization and intellectual property expertise. This is a hybrid remote role (3 days in office 2 days remote per week) based in our Baltimore, MD office. Corporate Paralegal

Job Title: Corporate Paralegal Department: Administrative
Reports to: General Counsel Location: Baltimore, MD

Position Overview

The Corporate Paralegal will lend support to the sales, marketing, finance, operations, and product teams and oversees intellectual property/global brand management, regulatory, compliance, and risk management. This position requires a proactive approach to create and streamline internal processes, anticipate needs, and proactively comes to the team with solutions. The ideal candidate will have a strong aptitude for administrative excellence, comfortable with ambiguity and managing risk, be process–driven, and work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

What You'll Be Doing – The Essentials
  • Implementation of a contract management system (CMS) and ongoing management of and improvement to the CMS over time.
  • Organization and cross functional follow up on all existing contracts – ensuring on time renewals, updates or terminations.
  • Coordination of new contract reviews, addendum requests, termination notifications and timeline management for responses and feedback.
  • Support the GC with coordination for annual reviews of existing IP portfolio, work with 3 rd party firms and strategy implementation.
  • Support the GC with monthly, quarterly and annual compliance reporting, risk mitigation projects and Board document preparation.
  • General budget preparation, monthly expense reporting, monthly expense planning (forecasting) support.
  • Review and advise on product packaging and all manner of advertising/marketing materials with a special emphasis on supporting our ecommerce business.
  • Research and identify relevant judicial decisions, status, legal articles, codes, and other pertinent material, reviewing and monitoring new and updated regulations.
  • Fulfilling other duties as assigned including projects to support legal department and the business.
What We're Looking For
  • Ability to work with multiple and competing priorities in a fast–paced environment.
  • Strong customer service mind–set and excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, self–motivated, and accountable.
  • Confident self–starter with competitive drive, initiative, decisiveness, and the ability to stay focused on results despite changing conditions.
  • Able to be action–oriented even if limited information is available
  • Possess an "everything is possible" attitude, breaking habits, and challenging assumptions.
  • Excellent data gathering and analytical skills.
  • Strong team player who drives results by securing the commitment and buy–in of others.
  • Exercises a high level of empathy and understanding.
  • Cultural awareness and the willingness to work across different global time zones.
  • Sense of humor.
Experience and Education Profile
  • 3+ years relevant experience in a law firm, in–house law department, or regulatory body.
  • Associate degree or Paralegal Certificate preferred, Bachelor's degree a plus.
  • Proficient in relevant software including Excel (MS Office Suite).
Essential Physical Demands and Typical Working Conditions

Physical demands include bending, carrying, pushing–pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, walking and extremes of temperature and humidity, as well as travel between physical locations. Hazards include stairs and communicable diseases. Physical / Other Requirements of the Job
  • Seeing and hearing: Read documents, computer screen, answer phone and communicate in person – 75–100%
  • Standing and walking – 0–24%
  • Climbing, stooping and kneeling – 0–24%
  • Dexterity: utilizing phone, typing, and writing – 75–100%
  • Traveling from one location to another – 0–24%