Corporate Paralegal at Turnitin (Remote)

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Company Description

When you join Turnitin, you'll be welcomed into a company that is a recognized innovator in the global education space. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use our services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, and ProctorExam.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our diverse community of colleagues are all unified by a shared desire to make a difference in education. Come join us, and let's make change together.
 

Job Description

This newly created position at Turnitin will report to the VP, Deputy General Counsel and will provide support for Turnitin and its global entities’ corporate entity management. The corporate paralegal will assist with corporate governance for Turnitin’s global subsidiaries, including drafting, revising and finalizing governing documents, corporate registration materials, resolutions, board minutes and other corporate documents as necessary and appropriate. The paralegal will also upload materials to a corporate recordkeeping platform, stay abreast of deadlines for reporting and keep systems up-to-date.

The successful candidate will be a detail oriented, self-starter who takes initiative and is able to lead corporate recordkeeping efforts, with attorney oversight as needed. You must be a team player, organized, solution-oriented, and focused on the pursuit of excellence. As we are a small in-house legal team, you must be willing to potentially assist with some other matters as the business expands and grows.

Prior in-house experience working with a Corporate Secretary, ideally at a company (public or private) with many subsidiaries, or in a hands-on law firm working with such in-house departments, is strongly preferred but not required.

Among the primary responsibilities of the position are: 

  • Assists in preparation of corporate documents; maintains and updates corporate minute books and legal entities’ databases;

  • Monitors domestic and international filings and compliance requirements; meets filing deadlines’

  • Manages officer, director and shareholder powers and powers of attorney;

  • Reviews or prepares legal documents, including contracts and correspondence

  • Provides due diligence support;

  • Performs legal research as requested under the direction of counsel;

  • Supports litigation matters in conjunction with both inside and outside counsel, including the management of litigation holds and e-discovery support, the review and collection of documents for responsive information, and assistance with discovery and subpoena responses;

  • Performs legal research as requested under the direction and guidance of counsel;

  • Responds to requests for information;

  • Assist with compliance and ethics programs and related matters;

  • Provides administrative support to counsel as necessary

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Proven characteristics for success

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years related in-house or mid-size/large law firm paralegal experience required; bachelor’s degree preferred

    • Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited program a plus

    • Experience working in a private company a plus

  • Proficient in Google and Microsoft Suite

    • Familiarity with Diligent board and entity software a plus

  • Notary Public (NY or CA) a plus

Preferred Skills:

  • Exceptional level of organization and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a focus on customer service and the pursuit of excellence

  • Excellent professionalism and communication skills (reading, writing, and conversation skills)

  • Ethical, with the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions a plus

  • Collaborative team player who subscribes to the philosophy that there is no “I” in team; a can-do attitude, with a willingness to “roll up your sleeves” to get the job; dedicated worker who is responsive and provides timely advice.

Additional Information

Our Mission is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. 
Our Values underpin everything we do.

  • Customer Centric - We realize our mission to ensure integrity and improve learning outcomes by putting educators and learners at the center of everything we do.
  • Passion for Learning - We seek out teammates that are constantly learning and growing and build a workplace which enables them to do so.
  • Integrity - We believe integrity is the heartbeat of Turnitin. It shapes our products, the way we treat each other, and how we work with our customers and vendors.
  • Action & Ownership - We have a bias toward action and empower teammates to make decisions.
  • One Team - We strive to break down silos, collaborate effectively, and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Global Mindset - We respect local cultures and embrace diversity. We think globally and act locally to maximize our impact on education.

 
Seeing Beyond the Job Ad
At Turnitin, we recognize it’s unrealistic for candidates to fulfill 100% of the criteria in a job ad. We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements because we know that skills evolve over time. If you’re willing to learn and evolve alongside us, join our team!
 Turnitin, LLC is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

More Information on Turnitin
Turnitin operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Oakland, CA, Austin, TX and Pittsburgh, PA. Turnitin was founded in 1996. It has 650 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 48 open jobs at Turnitin, click here.
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