• Corporate Paralegal

    Job Location US-MN-Plymouth
    ID
    2018-2982
    Category
    Legal
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Christopher & Banks is looking for a Paralegal for our Corporate Office in Plymouth, MN.

     

    The Corporate Paralegal is responsible for assisting the Legal Department in all areas including the preparation, management and organization of documents necessary to comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations.

     

    How you will spend your time:

    • Draft, prepare and file various SEC documents such as Form 8-K Reports, Forms 3, 4 and 5.  Assist with review of and drafting portions of Form 10-K/10-Q Reports, Proxy Statements and Annual Reports.  Perform searches on EDGAR database.  Manage NYSE compliance, including quarterly and annual compliance documents and certifications. Conduct basic research regarding corporate law issues.
    • Develop, maintain and update contract database. Track contract renewals and terminations and coordinate with affected departments the timely renew of upcoming renewals.  Document decisions made and assist with drafts, termination letters, contract renewals and amendments.
    • Draft, manage and organize resolutions, minutes, written actions, documents related to corporate transactions, stock records, etc.
    • Maintain trademark database including track and maintain Company trademark filings, liaison with Marketing regarding trademarks, management of quarterly internal trademark meetings and trademark searches.
    • Assist with gathering, organizing and producing information and documents in response to administrative matter and/or litigation.  Perform basic research regarding state and federal employment law issues. Prepare, organize and coordinate separation agreements and severance payments.
    • Develop and maintain database of legal templates and forms to improve departmental efficiency, create and manage file system for easy retrieval of due diligence documents, maintain due diligence data rooms.
    • Manage Company’s copyright account with U.S. Copyright Office.
    • Assist in litigation process.

    What you will need to be successful:

    Education:  Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate or other post-secondary degree

     

    Experience/Knowledge/Skills:

    • Minimum 5 years of corporate paralegal experience within a law firm or in-house environment
    • Prior public company and corporate governance experience strongly preferred, including advanced knowledge of rules and regulations pertinent to corporate governance matters
    • NYSE and SEC compliance experience strongly preferred
    • Merrill’s Internet-based software experience preferred
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills including typing speed and accuracy
    • Ability to handle several detailed tasks concurrently and to exercise a high degree of professionalism
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work in high pressure situations
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and knowledge of ethical boundaries
    • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

    Always in style, your career at Christopher & Banks....

    When Gil Braun opened the first Braun’s Fashions in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1956, he opened it with “her” in mind: local women who were full of life and wisdom, confident in their beliefs and in search of styles that made them feel fabulous at a price they would love.  That spirit continued when Braun’s Fashions opened its first stores under the Christopher & Banks banner in 2000. The same year, the company introduced CJ Banks, opening 20 stores designed to meet the need for sizes 14-24 in the underserved women’s apparel market.

     

    Today, Christopher & Banks operates almost 500 stores nationally, and still focuses on putting “her” first, providing our customers with style, value and service that help her look fabulous and feel amazing, every day and for life’s special moments. Missy, women’s and petite sizes are available in stores and online for our customers’ convenience.  Please read more about us at www.Christopherandbanks.com.

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