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Date posted 09/15/2016

Job ID#: 9835BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: Paralegal
Job Category: Legal/Regulatory Services
City: San Diego
State: California
Regular/Temp: Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal in our Legal division. Under general direction of General Counsel, this position will provide legal assistance to the General Counsel and senior management within General Atomics.

  • As appropriate, acts as a primary contact between company attorneys, outside counsel, organizations and employees
  • Participates in coordination of litigation efforts that include investigative, statutory and case law research, document production, and management of case calendars and action items
  • Participates in document retention management
  • Coordinates, compiles, administers, prepares, and edits a variety of complex legal documents and materials to include ensuring company’s compliance with regulations. Develops drafts of documentation including agreements and corporate resolutions for review by corporate management
  • Participates in the coordination of documentation for closing of major transactions
  • Conducts research on projects and assists in resolution of complex legal issues
  • Provides general oversight, guidance, and training to less experienced staff and interns
  • Collects legal data by interviewing management and employees and researching documents and files
  • Observes all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Works in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required

  • Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of a Bachelors degree or trade school equivalency and seven or more years progressive experience in a corporate legal environment. Equivalent professional experience in a law office or legal department may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of corporate law principles, theories and concepts as well as a good understanding of litigation, corporate business, intellectual property and securities regulations practices, techniques and standards.
  • Must possess: (1) the ability to resolve complex legal issues; (2) the ability to organize, schedule and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines and milestones; (3) strong organizational and verbal and written communication skills to accurately document and report findings; (4) strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees including senior and executive management and outside counsel and attorneys; (5) the ability to maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information; and (6) strong computer skills.
  • The ability to work independently or lead in a team environment is essential, as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
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