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Senior Paralegal - ADMIN SUPPORT
Nature's Way
Nature's Way
 

Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
Job Type: Full Time
Department: ADMIN SUPPORT

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Draft, review, proof and negotiate various agreements and amendments to agreements, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, trademark license agreements, staffing and recuiting agreements, supplier agreements, technology licenses and subscriptions, and agency agreements.
Under the supervision of an attorney, provide legal guidance to business clients on questions involving in-place agreements.
Assist attorneys and business clients with issues and general business/legal questions, including review of Company label claims and other marketing materials to ensure compliance with FTC and FDA rules and guidelines.
Conduct and review trademark searches in U.S. and International databases.
Prepare and assist in the prosecution of trademark applications and communicate with the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and Companys foreign trademark associates.
Maintain Companys trademark portfolio under attorney supervision
Be responsible for independent project management and client partnership.
Develop and implement best practices and process improvements relating to managing contracts.
Be the first point of contact for select client groups.
Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes.
Assemble documents and prepare draft responses to discovery requests, subpoenas, and other litigation or regulatory requests as necessary.
Maintain all corporate records.
Manages and assists in day-to-day activities for the attorneys as matters arise.
Provide administrative support for legal department.
Manage various legal department projects and initiatives.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
There are no supervisory responsibilities in this role

REQUIRED SKILLS
Ability to prioritize and handle competing demands in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment.
Ability to communicate effectively with outside attorneys, senior management, and Company associates.
Ability to learn new substantive areas of support as outlined in the duties
Ability to analyze, synthesize and manage complex information
Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills
Stong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Word, Excel, and Power Point.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate degree in paralegal studies or equivalent experience.
10+ years of experience working as a paralegal.
Experience working in an in-house legal department is a plus.
Significant experience in drafting contracts and complex agreements. Experience with litigation, advertising, trademarks and/or corporate governance law is helpful, but not required.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the Associate is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The Associate frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The Associate is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but individual must be able to focus and complete high quality work despite ongoing interruptions.

Travel is primarily local during the business day although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.



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EEO STATEMENT
Nature’s Way is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
 
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