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Lead Corporate Paralegal

Lead Paralegal – Connected Living

Join our growing and dynamic legal team that supports Assurant’s Global Lifestyle business channels.  The Lead Paralegal will provide support to Assurant’s wireless, extended protection programs, technology, and digital products and support services. The ideal candidate will be a contracts specialist who is detail-oriented, exceptionally well-organized, and accustomed to juggling multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. You will work remotely due to Covid 19.

Why You Should Consider This Role

  • You are authentic and love connecting with people

  • You value the autonomy to use common sense and good judgment to make decisions

  • You treat others with dignity and respect and consider the benefits and risks to employees and the business when addressing issues

  • You are comfortable dealing with conflict and providing specific feedback

  • You are comfortable with coordinating and organizing internal legal-based projects

  • You are intellectually curious, learn quickly, and take initiatives

  • You go above and beyond in your role because you want to, not because you have to

What you will like

  • The people – we care

  • The diversity - every day is different

  • The excitement – we focus on ‘What Matters Most’ to our customers

  • The difference in the value Assurant places on strong leadership

  • The opportunity to learn, grow and advance within our fortune 500 global company

  • Competitive salary

The Details:

  • Review, analyze and draft agreements, including transactional agreements, non-disclosure agreements, amendments, form letters under attorney supervision

  • Conduct legal research on a variety of business and legal matters under attorney supervision

  • Work cross-functionally with other areas on projects and implementing legal initiatives

  • Develop expertise and familiarity with laws relating to insurance, extended service contracts, marketing, and new and emerging technologies

  • Track status of contracts from intake to execution and help manage post-execution compliance

  • Effectively request, collect, review and compile information from other departments as required for various RFP responses, reports, and other inquiries.

  • Draft executive summaries of agreements and deals

  • Independently manage various legal department projects to completion

  • Identify business and legal issues and internal process improvements

  • Organize and maintain documents electronic filing systems

  • Assist with other administrative tasks as may be required

What You Should Know About Us:

  • Our uncompromising values- Common Sense, Common Decency, Uncommon Thinking, and Uncommon Results guide the way we support our customers and work with one another

  • We are a Fortune 500 company employing approximately 15,000 people in 21 countries

  • We have over 125 years of experience innovating and adapting to the changing needs of our customers

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or must have successfully completed an ABA approved paralegal certification program

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a law firm or corporation

  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills of complex commercial agreements

  • Highly autonomous and self-motivated work ethic; demonstrating sound judgment, initiative, and an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization internally and externally

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office, Word)

  • Ability to maintain a database and run reports

  • Westlaw/LexisNexis experience

  • Experience with Apptus/Salesforce a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of insurance or extended service protection products

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following industries/segments: consumer goods retailing, mobile electronics/telecommunications, technology

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