Senior Paralegal

Cigna
Full time
Legal
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Title: Senior Paralegal



  • Location: United States

  • Remote, Open to work at home in the United States


The Senior Paralegal will provide support to colleagues in the Corporate Transactions and Tax Law team in the following main areas: (i) complex M&A and other strategic transactions; (ii) antitrust support; (iii) tax law support and (iv) support on other matters handled by the legal team. The position will report directly to the [Associate Chief Counsel] for Corporate Transactions and Tax Law [with a dotted line to lead of Shared Services].


The Senior Paralegal will include the following responsibilities:


Transactions



  • Acting as the lead paralegal on transactions by assisting internal legal counsel with due diligence including gathering, reviewing and summarizing information and agreements, preparing and populating virtual data rooms, preparing schedules to agreements and responding to counterparty questions

  • Interacting with various internal business unit(s) and outside counsel as required throughout the transaction to assist in managing the transaction

  • Drafting and working with outside counsel to review resolutions and other corporate closing documents such as officer’s certificates for M&A transactions

  • Coordinating deliverables for closings and dealing with post-closing matters

  • Maintaining transaction records


Antitrust and Tax Law Activities



  • Developing and maintaining procedures for contractual, regulatory and legislative compliance tracking and monitoring related to antitrust and tax law

  • Interacting with various internal business unit(s) and outside counsel as required to assist in managing antitrust and tax law issues

  • Researching and analyzing antitrust and tax law matters at the direction of counsel


Operational and other business matters



  • Assisting internal legal counsel with various operational matters handled by the Corporate Transactions and Tax Law team such as contract review & drafting, legal research and internal policy drafting and implementation

  • Providing support on an as needed basis for the Strategic Transactions team and other Legal areas

  • Maintaining record keeping for standard corporate transactions contract documentation

  • Playing a central role in the improvement of business processes

  • Prepare reports for senior leadership


Qualifications



  • Degree from an accredited college or university, with at least 6 years’ experience as a paralegal supporting lawyers on complex corporate/commercial transactions such as M&A transactions and antitrust matters, and handling corporate matters in a fast-paced and dynamic law firm or in-house environment

  • Excellent knowledge of corporate and commercial law

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook as well as knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong drafting skills with legal drafting expertise

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with all organizational levels

  • Exceptional integrity, critical and creative thinking, good listening skills, problem solving and ability to lead

  • Demonstrated experience in managing, partnering and relationship building in matrix organization

  • Comfortable working with ambiguity. Flexible with the ability to adapt to change quickly and lead others through the change management process

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tailor written and verbal communication across a variety of audiences, including demonstrated ability to provide leadership level reporting

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while managing multiple projects and priorities

  • Strong, independent analytical and problem solving skills and strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to gather large amounts of information and distill into recommendations for process improvement

  • Demonstrated ability to identify issues, risks, explain impacts and propose solutions for process improvement and risk remediation

  • A highly collaborative self-starter with strong work ethic, sense of urgency and a willingness to learn new areas

  • Organizational agility including ability to foster and manage positive and influential working relationships in a matrix environment at all levels of management.


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