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Corporate Paralegal - Securities, Governance and Compliance

Company: Bed Bath & Beyond
Location: Union
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

Bed Bath & Beyond has a 50-year legacy serving customers across North America and remains one of the most iconic brands in the US, with a portfolio that includes leading retailers in Home, Baby, Beauty and Wellness. The company is in the midst of an enterprise-wide transformation to rebuild its authority in these core markets by creating deeper connections with its millions of loyal customers and a digital-first, omni-always shopping experience.

We are seeking a talented and motivated Corporate Paralegal to join the Securities, Governance and Compliance function of Bed Bath & Beyond. This position is based in Union, NJ and will report to the Vice President – Legal—Securities, Corporate Governance and Compliance.

Responsibilities

  • Provide overall support with regard to corporate matters
  • Oversee day-to-day management and maintenance of our corporate governance records, including:
  • Ensuring corporate record books for all company subsidiaries are well organized and up-to-date
  • Maintaining corporate organizational structure charts
  • Assist with the formation, dissolution and on-going activities of the company subsidiaries
  • Draft and manage powers-of-attorney and officers certificates
  • Assist with contracts, including obtaining signatures and contract management
  • Assist corporate legal in the preparation and filing of SEC documents, including annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements, registration statements, and Section 16 filings
  • Assist with the administration of the insider trading program
  • Assist with the planning of the Company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting
  • Support the Compliance function including maintenance of policies and assistance with regulatory filings and compliance
  • Assistance with invoicing and matter tracking and maintenance

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program
  • 7+ years of corporate paralegal experience with at least 3+ years of in-house corporate paralegal experience at a public company
  • Licensed notary public
  • Significant expertise on public company governance, shareholder support, Section 16 reporting obligations, and other SEC rules and obligations
  • Ability to operate with a high degree of independence and discretion, including on highly sensitive and business-critical matters.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, adaptable, decisive, capable of working independently and autonomously, as well as in a team, and possessing mature, independent judgment.
  • Ability to manage multiple schedules, establish and maintain effective working relationships and independently prioritize workload.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands from senior executives effectively and accurately.

Keywords: Bed Bath & Beyond, Union , Corporate Paralegal - Securities, Governance and Compliance, Other , Union, New Jersey

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