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Senior Paralegal, Securities and Governance

Posted Jan 28
Full Time
RemoteNew York, New York
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The Opportunity

QuidelOrtho unites the strengths of Quidel Corporation and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, creating a world-leading in vitro diagnostics company with award-winning expertise in immunoassay and molecular testing, clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine. We are more than 6,000 strong and do business in over 130 countries, providing answers with fast, accurate and consistent testing where and when they are needed most – home to hospital, lab to clinic.

Our culture puts our team members first and prioritizes actions that support happiness, inspiration and engagement. We strive to build meaningful connections with each other as we believe that employee happiness and business success are linked. Join us in our mission to transform the power of diagnostics into a healthier future for all.

The Role

As we continue to grow as QuidelOrtho, we are seeking a Senior Paralegal to support our Legal & Compliance department. As the Senior Paralegal, Securities and Governance, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the Legal & Compliance Department in matters related to securities regulation, corporate governance and legal operations. You will work closely with in-house attorneys and various departments, including Finance and People & Culture, to ensure the company’s adherence to SEC rules and regulations, Nasdaq listing standards and robust corporate governance standards.

This position is remote eligible.

The Responsibilities

  • Securities: Handle Section 16 reporting requirements for company insiders and Nasdaq notifications. Assist in the preparation and filing of periodic reports (Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K) and proxy statements with the SEC. Assist with insider trading compliance.
  • Corporate Governance: Manage corporate governance matters, including maintaining corporate records, drafting board and committee minutes, resolutions and written consents and other meeting materials, and preparing and reviewing annual directors & officers questionnaires and annual board and committee evaluations.
  • Legal Entity Management: Prepare minutes, resolutions, written consents and corporate filings, maintain corporate record books and assist with other corporate actions. Handle state corporate filings. Support legal entity consolidation and expansion projects.
  • Administrative: Provide general administrative support to the Legal & Compliance team as needed, while interacting cross-functionally with other departments.
  • Legal Operations:  Support annual Legal & Compliance budget preparation and quarterly updates.
  • Special Projects: Support special projects and perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

The Individual


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Paralegal certificate from an A.B.A. paralegal program required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of paralegal experience with a focus on securities and corporate governance matters as a corporate paralegal in law firm or in-house legal department required.
  • Understanding of SEC rules and regulations, Nasdaq listing standards and corporate governance principles.
  • Proficiency in document management matters.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail, including accurate preparation of documents.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Collaborative, with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with senior level officers and employees on urgent and sensitive matters.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of software applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and other web-based applications.


  • Notary public

The Key Working Relationships

Internal Partners:

  • Senior management on a regular basis, including the General Counsel, the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer

External Partners:

  • Vendors and clients.

The Work Environment

No strenuous physical activity, though occasional light lifting of files and related materials is required. 30% of time in meetings, working with team, or talking on the phone, 70% of the time at the desk on computer, doing analytical work. Minimal travel required. Travel includes airplane, automobile travel and overnight hotel.

Salary Transparency

The salary range for this position takes into account a wide range of factors including education, experience, knowledge, skills, geography, and abilities of the candidate, in addition to internal equity and alignment with market data. At QuidelOrtho, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. The salary range for this position is $92,500 to $145,000 and is bonus eligible. QuidelOrtho offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, along with a 401(k) plan, employee assistance program, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off (including sick time), and paid Holidays. All benefits are non-contractual, and QuidelOrtho may amend, terminate, or enhance the benefits provided, as it deems appropriate.

Equal Opportunity

QuidelOrtho believes in Equal Opportunity for all and is committed to ensuring all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, have an opportunity to apply for those positions that they are interested in and qualify for without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. QuidelOrtho is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals so that an individual can perform the duties. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and require special assistance or an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please contact us at