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Legal Assistant - Products SBU in Alpharetta, GA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/23/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

 

POSITION SUMMARY


Assists the Assistant General Counsel and Associate General Counsel-Americas Region in all aspects of legal work for the company's Products Strategic Business Unit (SBU), to include managing pre-litigation disputes, performing research, drafting various types of agreements and acting as an advisor to educate under the supervision of Company attorneys, business clients on legal issues and processes to mitigate exposure and risk. Provides general legal administrative support to attorneys in Legal Department.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

1.      Performs manual and computerized legal research and makes appropriate recommendations.

2.      Drafts and reviews contracts and provides guidance on contract standards.

3.      Identifies risk, determines level of risk and routes appropriately. 

4.      Assists with investigations and handling pre-litigation disputes.

5.      Assists with a variety of multi-task, multi-deadline projects to support the business.

6.      Communicates and observes timelines regarding completing assignments. 

7.      Assists in updating templates and maintaining the Law Department Library for use by all teammates. 

8.      Coordinates outside counsel billing and ensures budgets are established and followed.  

9.      Participates in special projects for the creation of tools, documents and processes to enable improvements and increase efficiency as needed.

10.  Assists Law Department teammates and senior management in resolving legal issues and briefing teammates, as requested.   

SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  

Performs additional duties as directed.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  •  High school diploma plus additional broad training equal to two (2) years of college or a Legal Assistant (paralegal) certificate, required.
  •  Minimum, two (2) years of experience in Corporate or Business Law or a related disciplinary area, required.
  •  Prior experience in a similar role, participating in contract negotiations, either in a law firm or in an in-house legal department, preferred.
  •  Or any combination of education and experience to meet the above requirements.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  •  Must be generally familiar with a wide range of legal matters, including corporate, commercial, litigation, regulatory and compliance issues.
  •  Must have knowledge of how to draft and review contracts and provide guidance on contract standards.
  •  Must have the ability to perform manual and computerized legal research and make appropriate recommendations.
  •  Must have document management skills.
  •  Must have MS Office skills.
  •  Must have the ability to participate in contract negotiations.
  •  Must be able to work independently and evaluate when to seek guidance from company attorneys.
  •  Must have strong time management and organizational skills.
  •  Must be able to effectively prioritize among competing tasks in a dynamic work environment.
  •  Must have a strong ability to communicate effectively with teammates and clients, both verbally and in writing.
  •  Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  •  Must have strong attention to detail and maintain a high degree of accuracy.


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