Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 6,800dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46states. To learn more about American Water andadditionalcareer opportunities, visit .
The ParalegalIV reports to the Deputy General Counsel or Divisional General Counsel and other attorneys in the law department and is responsible for providing a combination of analytical and administrative support pertaining to routine day-to-day operations in the Legal Department.
Assist in the preparation and filing of regulatory commission documents, including pleadings, discovery responses, compliance submissions, letters, testimony, and exhibits.
Assist with contract review and drafting, legal and legislation research, and draft memoranda, charts, or other documents with attention to detail using research softwareand web-basedtools.
Draft, negotiate and manage tank antenna and property leases, consultant, confidentiality, building and property access, easement, purchase and sale, operating and various other agreements as needed.
Assist merger and acquisition efforts, including review of acquisition and sale transaction documents, financial and real property information; draft documents under the direction of the lead attorney; assist in due diligence, with particular emphasis on real property issues.
Investigate facts and gather documents from existing hardcopy files, electronic media, and through inquiries of various departments throughout the company; organize and coordinate information that has been gathered; draft summaries.
Assist inside and outside counsel and / or consultants supporting regulatory or litigation matters as needed.
Manage company records, including permanent, historical corporate and real property documents, in accordance with the companys records retention policy and practice.
Organize and maintain document intensive data and databases using business technology applications; may include data analytics and reporting, data preservation, data collection (independently and through coordination of external and internal resources), physical documents, exhibits and evidence.
Support corporate governance efforts, including board matters such a meeting, resolutions, minutes, as well a reporting and disclosures.
Track, prepare, reconcile, and submit corporate expense statements.
Conduct first-line review of expense statements and ensures timely and accurate processing. Preemptively handle missing items. Process invoices and other budgetary items ensuring prompt processing and accuracy of all. Manage all PO’s, monitor budget and spend.
Extensive knowledge of legal terminology, civil procedures and discovery, sources of law and the court system
Knowledge of the law department and company operations, policies and procedures. Knowledge of advanced legal secretarial procedures and executive protocol.
Thorough knowledge of standard business practices and principles, including basic accounting and budgeting.
Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of document management software (e.g., SharePoint and email management systems
Knowledge of water or other utility operations preferred.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision on multiple projects with shifting priorities. Excellent analytical, organizational, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment, participating routinely in multi- disciplinary projects and activities.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to prepare correspondence for legal and non-legal functions. Ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize tasks.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with change, be flexible and calm under pressure.
Minimum 10 years of practicing paralegal experience in a law firm or corporate law department, supporting multiple attorneys.
High School Degree or GED and legal administrative training required
Paralegal degree or certificate or equivalent experience
A basic understanding of corporate governance is preferred.
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American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
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