Corporate Paralegal - Federal



Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

The Corporate Paralegal is responsible for helping with the planning, execution, completion, and maintenance of the Legal Department’s projects, risk management efforts, and process improvements. The Paralegal will track project completion and operations issues and informs the Senior Corporate Counsel on the status of these projects/issues. The Paralegal will act as the company signatory for non-disclosure agreements, representations and certifications and contract standard terms and conditions. The position will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel and works closely with the entire leadership, sales and partner alliance teams to collectively reduce legal risks when negotiating and executing various legal agreements. The Paralegal will also support the monitoring of the contract lifecycle management system, work closely with key internal and external stakeholders, manage the process for the intake, review, tracking, and filing of a wide variety of legal contracts and agreements and provide administrative and contract guidance and support to the Senior Counsel and staff.

How you’ll make an impact

• Manage contracting and administrative workflow for the legal department (e.g., manage the intake of contract requests; track contract negotiation and signature; file completed contracts; etc.).
• Review and edit Non-Disclosure Agreements, Professional Service Agreements, and various other legal documents.
• Assit in management of the federal contract lifecycles (e.g., collaborate with other departments (Finance, Business Development, Human Resources, Purchasing, etc.) to manage contract deadlines, milestones, and payments and advise of upcoming expiration dates).
• As requested, support the Senior Counsel on contract preparation, as well as interactions with counterparties and outside counsel.
• Manages the Department’s records management tools and processes.
• Recommend areas where existing Legal Department and company tools, processes, and policies may require temporary or permanent improvement.
• Assist Senior Counsel in monitoring Corporate Compliance programs and compliance processes such as ISO recertifications, CMMI, SCM, OCI, GDPR, GIDEP, and ClearShark Terms and Conditions.
• Create and update contractual templates and legal training .

• Monitor customer portals, such as FEDRAMP, SAMs, Exostar, SAP Ariba, and SAIC, etc.
• Complete Representations and Certifications to ensure compliance with FAR/DFARs which may also include new vendor/customer forms and data calls for service-related project work by required due date.
• Assist with proposal responses as needed by Capture and Contracts Management .
• Work with internal departments concerning specific contract questions, issues, and problems.
• Participate in corporate compliance training, operations/systems improvements, user-acceptance testing, and personal career development activities.
• Collaborate with internal teams to share best practices, ideas, training, that support Optiv’s culture and core value
• Proactively follow up with clients/partners/distributors/client managers/others to ensure the sales cycle and the client needs are met
• Develop and maintain product and industry knowledge
• Build a professional relationship with the assigned federal client manager/client director so as to reflect Optiv + ClearShark's core values
• Actively volunteer to complete tasks on behalf of peers that are out of the office
• Perform other duties as assigned

What we’re looking for

• Paralegal degree/certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal program or Bachelor’s degree in law, legal studies, political science, business administration, or other related discipline from an accredited 4-year institution or equivalent in legal knowledge gained from work experience.
• Minimum of five years in federal contracting and general business experience.
• Minimum of five years of experience coordinating and supporting various kinds of projects.
• Solid Familiarty with the FAR, DFAR, GSA contracts and associated regulations
• Excellent project management, organization, and team collaboration skills.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint, Teams, and associated Microsoft Office 365 applications.
• Exceptional demonstrated verbal communication, presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills.
• Must be comfortable handling and managing complex projects with limited oversight.
• Excellent attention to detail, with the ability to find inconsistencies and errors.
• Prior experience as an in-house paralegal for entity legal department.
• Understanding of in-house legal department operations, including records management.
• Experience in the defense, and government services industries.
• Flexibility and initiative to navigate ambiguous/evolving factual circumstances.
• Strong negotiator with excellent problem-solving abilities.
• Detailed knowledge of government regulations and guidelines about contracts.
• Professionalism, integrity, good judgment and respect for confidentiality.
• A flexible, can-do attitude that makes you willing (and excited!) to take on new, unfamiliar tasks.
• Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and summarize a wide variety of legal documents.
• Ability to facilitate completion of non-disclosure agreements and commercial contracts (e.g., filling in basic information, proofreading, and collecting business information for schedules/appendices); experience reviewing and drafting contracts required.


What you can expect from Optiv

  • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Employee Resource Groups.
  • Work/life balance
  • Professional training resources
  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
  • Volunteer Opportunities. “Optiv Chips In” encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remotely/from home (where applicable)

EEO Statement

Optiv + ClearShark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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