Paralegal

EnvivaBethesda, MD

Paralegal Jobs

The Enviva team is driven by our shared vision for a renewable energy future. We are a fast-growing, purpose-driven, global energy company specializing in delivering sustainable wood bioenergy solutions. We are the world's largest producer of sustainable wood pellets, which provide a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels.
The Enviva team is driven by our shared vision for a renewable energy future. We are a fast-growing, purpose-driven, global energy company specializing in delivering sustainable wood biomass solutions. Enviva's Legal team advances that vision in line with core guiding principles: Trusted advisors providing commercially oriented solutions through exceptional service.

Enviva is seeking a bright and well-organized Paralegal to assist the Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary with corporate governance matters. The Paralegal will assist with all aspects of public company (NYSE) corporate governance, as well as provide legal and administrative support to a dynamic and growing legal team.

Responsibilities

Corporate Governance

Coordinate all logistical and other aspects of Board and Committee meetings, including collecting and collating slides and other docket materials and coordinating Board member travel arrangements.

Assist AGC with preparation and coordination of execution of Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including Form 8-K and Section 16 filings.

Assist AGC with preparation of Board and Committee minutes and written consents.

Maintain all corporate records, including organizational documents, resolutions, and written consents.

Interface with external transfer agents (e.g., AST) in connection with transfers of equity securities.

Produce documents related to corporate entity formations, conversions, and dissolutions, including foreign qualifications and EINs.

Coordinate and receive Board member and executive officer signatures for documents

Legal and Administrative

Produce documents related to the development and implementation of corporate policies.

Providing administrative support for documents and activities related to mergers, acquisitions, formations, and dissolutions.

Coordinate outside legal counsel review where appropriate.

Maintain the Company's intellectual property portfolio.

Work with other members of the legal team on special projects and initiatives.

Prepare basic legal documents, conduct basic legal research and perform related administrative duties.

Help structure and implement a more logical electronic filing system.

Qualifications

Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written) and strong attention to detail;

Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism, with demonstrated proficiency communicating verbally and electronically with Board members and executive leadership;

[4+] years of experience as a paralegal in a law firm or in-house legal department;

High degree of proficiency in corporate governance and entity management;

Familiarity navigating the Securities Exchange Commission Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval ("EDGAR") System;

Knowledge of NYSE listing company requirements;

Familiarity with the structure and operations of master limited partnerships (MLPs) is a plus.

EEO Statement

Enviva is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Enviva does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member, genetic information or any other status protected by law. Enviva complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate.

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