Corporate Paralegal

Albany International Corp.Rochester, New hampshireContractorOn Site


Albany International Corp. is seeking for a Corporate Paralegal to work as part of our in-house legal team. This position will work directly with the Company's in-house attorneys and other paralegals to assist with and manage a variety of legal tasks, projects, and processes. We're looking for an experienced paralegal that brings excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, a strong work ethic and great business sense primarily in defining and preparing documentation such as legal correspondence and affidavits, and in maintaining and organizing files. This role will be based at our Headquarter in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Albany International Corp. (NYSE: AIN) is a global advanced textiles and materials technology and processing company comprised of two businesses: The Machine Clothing segment - the world's leading producer of custom-designed fabrics and belts essential to production in the paper, nonwovens, and other process industries; and Albany Engineered Composites - a rapidly growing and high-performing supplier of advance engineered composite structures for the aerospace and defense industry along with adjacent applications.


Key Responsibilities :

  • Specific tasks will vary with needs but will involve paralegal support in at least the following areas: Compliance, Corporate governance, Contract and agreements, litigation & employment law. The mix of duties and responsibilities may change from time to time, in response to the Company's needs, and may include other functions and projects as assigned.
  • Work closely with the General Counsel, internal and external attorneys, paralegals, and business clients, and other professionals to evaluate, prepare and compile documents and other data.
  • Analyze and interpret all legal documentation and provide thoughtful insight or advice to internal clients.
  • Prepare legal communications, affidavits, and other documentation for Albany's legal team and outside counsel.
  • Leverage an electronic filing system or paper to organize and maintain documents.
  • Structure, draft and negotiate a variety of agreements, including confidentiality agreements, vendor agreements with suppliers, global supply chain vendors, software providers, consultants and other service providers.
  • Assisting annual reporting process, including coordinating data collection as needed for the annual proxy statement; managing annual report/proxy statement printing and mailing process; coordinating with Investor Relations department regarding annual meeting logistics; etc.
  • Assist with annual stockholders meeting, transfer agent, insider trading, director compensation, etc.
  • Support subsidiary management matters as needed.
  • Support organizing due diligence responses.
  • Benchmark securities and governance practices at peer companies as needed.
  • Support the Executive Assistant and General Counsel in Board and committee meeting processes and administration, including:
    • Assisting in the administrative elements of Board portal (Diligent Boards).
    • Assist with the preparation of Board agendas, meeting materials and minutes, including through electronic Board Portal, and D&O questionnaires.
    • Supporting management/maintenance of Board and committee minute books, Board and committee calendar and schedule, meeting attendance and other records and documentation.
    • Support Governance Committee processes, including administrative elements of Board education/training initiatives, Board/committee self-assessment process, etc.
    • Assist administrative elements of new director and executive officer onboarding, including background checks, questionnaires, Section 16 codes, indemnification agreements, and director compensation set-up.

Provide administrative support as needed with respect to governance-related investor engagements.

Requirements:

Minimum Professional Experience, Education and Credentials:


  • Minimum three years paralegal experience preferred, preferably with a major corporate law firm or the corporate law department of a major U.S. corporation. Bachelor's degree preferred; paralegal certificate a plus.
  • Familiar with corporate and securities law requirements applicable to public company and its subsidiaries, including corporate record keeping and corporate governance. Strong legal research skills.
  • Keen attention to detail; discretion in dealing with highly sensitive information.
  • Superior analytical skills and creative problem-solving ability; identify issues and use independent judgment to solve problems and provide solutions.
  • Be flexible and work well independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle complex change management and prioritize key activities.
  • Tech savvy; comfortable with administration of SharePoint and other electronic platforms.
  • Microsoft Office is a must-have, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent communication and negotiation skills, and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, with diverse teams; ability to clearly articulate and present complex advice to executives, other employees and external constituencies.
  • Positive, team-oriented approach to the tasks. Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies to work toward appropriate, risk-based solutions.
  • Ability to follow through, meet deadlines, maintain confidentiality, anticipate requirements and build relationships.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities based on legal risk to Company.
  • Ability to proactively identify and solve complex problems and to think strategically and beyond existing solutions and frameworks.
  • US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply, we are unable to sponsor at this time.
  • This position will be based in our Rochester, New Hampshire Corporate office.

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