Paralegal III (Corporate Governance)

Compensation

: $74,260.00 - $140,660.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



Resp & Qualifications

CareFirst has an opportunity for a skilled and independent paralegal with deep experience with corporate governance to join the CareFirst legal team. This position will work directly with the Company’s General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and other officers to assist in maintaining corporate records, managing board and committee meetings and materials, related reports and filings, and other corporate governance work. CareFirst seeks an individual with significant experience managing corporate records and filings, with demonstrated ability to act independently regarding complicated projects, and a history of exercising sound judgment. As a member of CareFirst’s legal team, a focus on customer service and customer experience also will be essential, as well as the drive to work with CareFirst’s attorneys to achieve creative and complete solutions to legal problems.

PURPOSE: The Paralegal III position is an advanced position for an experienced paralegal with subject matter expertise in a designated specialty area of the law, such as corporate governance or employment law. The Paralegal III provides advanced paralegal and legal support services in his or her area of expertise to the attorneys in the CareFirst Office of Corporate Counsel and to other Divisions or Departments as directed by counsel; investigates and researches complex legal matters; prepares legal documents that require an advanced legal knowledge of specific subject areas; assists attorneys with advanced tasks and participate in in-depth activities, such as assisting with acquiring the information needed to prepare for legal meetings and analyzing information; researches complex legal issues; and prepares documents that involve an expert legal knowledge of a specialty area of the law. The Paralegal III must demonstrate advanced knowledge and a solid understanding of the practices, rules, regulations, and procedures of his/her specialty area of the law. The incumbent is expected to apply judgment, critical thought, analysis and thoughtful input commensurate with experience and as applicable to the assignment and require minimal guidance from the attorney/client.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Under the supervision of an Associate/Assistant/Deputy General Counsel, a Paralegal III’s accountabilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following duties depending on the Paralegal III’s specialty area of the law. The actual percentage of a Paralegal III’s time spent on the categories will depend on the Paralegal III’s specialty area of the law. The Paralegal III may also be assigned work outside of his or her specialty area of the law.
1. Legal Research
Research will be predominantly in the Paralegal III’s specialty area of law, but also may include, laws pertaining to health and health insurance, corporate governance, labor, employment, employee benefits, campaign finance, tax, intellectual property, federal and state procurements, Medicare and Medicaid. Research tasks will include:
• Conduct complex legal research for attorneys on federal, state, and local laws and regulations as needed.
• Review of proposed legislation and regulations, including research related to legislative history, monitoring notices of proposed and final regulations and bulletins, and assisting attorneys participating on legislative implementation teams.
• Prepare written documentation memorializing research for counsel and internal clients.

2. Work in Specialized Area of Expertise
• Monitor and manage compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements in the area of expertise, including collecting and compiling information and documents.

• In the area of expertise, draft documents including for example, but not limited to, by laws, resolutions, meeting minutes, communications, investigations, internal reports and summary charts.

• In the area of expertise, manage and coordinate the company’s response to requests for documents and information from outside parties, including, but not limited to, external auditors, regulators, enforcement agencies and litigants, including the collection of documents and records maintained by other departments and the review of documents for privileged or protected information; and identify, locate and provide requested documentation to attorneys or internal staff.

• Prepare and submit appropriate and timely filings as applicable in the area of expertise.

• In the area of expertise, assist with litigation matters and matters before enforcement agencies as needed, including tangible and electronic document production and discovery; document hold notices; case correspondence; internal document collection; internal investigations; assist with witness preparation; interface with administrative agencies, and other external entities.

• Coordinate with Risk Management as applicable in the area of expertise.

• Assist counsel with reviewing and updating corporate policies and procedures in the area of expertise.

• Maintain law legal forms and template documents in the area of expertise.

• Support internal governance as applicable in the area of expertise.

3. Other Duties as Assigned
Assist with other duties as needed including, but not limited to: litigation matters including tangible and electronic document production and discovery; draft memoranda, and routine case correspondence; interface with opposing counsel, courts, administrative agencies, and other external entities; assist preparing charts, graphs, and spreadsheets; review and organize documents; interact with attorneys’ clients to gather facts or other information at the direction of the attorneys; and other tasks as needed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
The Paralegal III position is an advanced position for experienced paralegals with subject matter expertise in a specified specialty area of the law, such as corporate governance or employment law. Must have the ability to identify and assess risk and communicate effectively with internal team members, business partners and outside counsel.
Required:
a. Seven years of paralegal work experience in the specified area of expertise in a midsize to large law firm or midsize to large corporate legal department; and

b. 1) A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience and a paralegal certificate; or 2) A Bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies.

Required Abilities/Skills:
This position demands strong analytical, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills. This individual must have (1) the ability to follow instructions and to be flexible/versatile; (2) the ability to work independently within the parameters set by and under the supervision of counsel; (3) the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads; and (4) the ability to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. This position requires a regular in-office presence in order to meet with attorneys and internal clients.
This individual must be highly proficient in creating, editing, and modifying documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint; including use of track changes and version control, highly proficient in the use of Adobe and similar programs for creation, editing, labeling and maintenance of PDF documents as needed, highly proficient in communications by e-mail; and able quickly to become proficient with other related technologies as needed.
Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Closing Date

Please apply before: 5/29/2020

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship



Job Requirements:
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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