Corporate Governance Consultant/Paralegal

DiscoverRiverwoods, IllinoisFull TimeOn Site

About This Role

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.


Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.



Job Description:

Provides timely and effective advanced-level legal support to attorneys and clients and will collaborate with other paralegals and members of the Law Department to ensure public company securities compliance and support the Corporate Secretary with respect to preparing for meetings of Discover's Board of Directors. This paralegal will manage complex projects and collaborate effectively across groups, and anticipate and initiate routine legal tasks independently and as requested by attorneys. This role should be comfortable interfacing with the highest levels of management within the company. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.



  • Responsible for leading the internal preparation, coordination and successful execution of DFS Board Meetings. Responsibilities include establishing agendas, facilitating review of agendas, delivery and posting of materials and significant interaction with the Board and senior management on Board related matters

  • Prepare and manage execution of written consents and resolutions for a variety of board actions and secretary and incumbency certificates and maintain appropriate records including minute books

  • Prepare and draft routine securities filings such as the Forms 10-Q/K and 8-K, proxy statement, Section 16 filings  and support the annual shareholders’ meeting.

  • Manages and leads the Board director education program, including identifying and communicating opportunities to directors and ensuring appropriate reporting to the Board

  • Identifies and adopts technology to enhance operation of the Board, including managing the electronic board portal platform for board materials

  • Support special corporate governance projects, including research and peer benchmarking


Minimum Qualifications 

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:   

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Business, Finance, Accounting or related field 

  • 4+ years of experience in Corporate Paralegal and Corporate Governance 

  • 4+ years of experience in Corporate Board related


Preferred Qualifications 

If we had our say, we’d also look for: 

  • Paralegal certificate

  • Prior work experience at a public company, including supporting board meetings, preparing of SEC filings and managing of annual shareholder meetings

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-starter who is able to prioritize tasks and manage complex projects





The base pay for this position generally ranges between $74,000.00 to $124,800.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.



We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account

  • STD, Life, LTD and AD&D

  • Recognition Program

  • Education Assistance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Family Support Programs

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan


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All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.


Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights)

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