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Corporate Paralegal Supervisor

ITW
Posted May 22
Full Time
Glenview, Illinois

Company Description

Today, ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 260 company that employs nearly 46,000 people with operations in 51 countries. ITW has become one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.

The ITW campus includes a fitness center at no cost to the employees, a subsidized wellness café, outdoor volleyball courts, a walking trail, employee resource groups, corporate discounts, free parking, and much more. We are a one-block walk to the nearest Metra station for the Milwaukee North line, and it is a quick train ride to/from downtown Chicago.

More details on our benefits can be found on our website at https://www.itw.com/careers/benefits-compensation/

Job Description

ITW's Legal team is seeking a well-organized, experienced, and highly motivated Corporate Paralegal Supervisor with knowledge of corporate and general law to be responsible for subsidiary governance and other related projects.

Key Responsibilities

Under the supervision of in-house attorneys, the Corporate Paralegal Supervisor will:

  • Manage and develop a team of paralegals; provide oversight to ensure the group is delivering accurate and complete results within timeframes set by management or required by law
  • Manage all aspects of Company Secretarial document management and subsidiary database management
  • Manage and assist incorporation/formation of entities, such as management changes, qualifications, amendments, withdrawals, mergers and dissolutions of U.S. and International subsidiaries
  • Oversee engagement with outside counsel, ITW businesses, and other functions to resolve a variety of requests and submissions to local registries in the U.S. and overseas (e.g., legalizations, apostilles, ultimate beneficial owner inquiries, and KYC documentation)
  • Manage vendor relationships (e.g., Law Debenture, CT Corporation and external counsel) and associated expenses; assist Chief Governance Counsel with budget planning
  • Train team members and provide oversight for general corporate legal administrative tasks such as maintaining minute books and other records of U.S. and International subsidiaries
  • Train and provide guidance to team members in drafting certifications, affidavits, incumbencies, and powers of attorney
  • Assist with internal subsidiary reorganization transactions and the review of various agreements, resolutions and certifications
  • Provide support for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (including due diligence of entities’ corporate histories and timely and proper execution of deal documents).
  • Analyze team’s processes and systems and initiate or assess solutions for better efficiencies
  • Supervise the work of direct reports to maintain and update the ITW Subsidiary Governance handbook

Qualifications

  • Four Year Degree or equivalent/related experience
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA-accredited institution is preferred.
  • 6-8 years of experience in a corporate legal department, law firm, or related experience
  • Strong experience in entity management, subsidiary governance, and database management (hCue preferred)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite; able to learn other software programs quickly
  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills; ability to take on new projects with little oversight
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, meet tight deadlines, attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze systems and processes and leadership skills to initiate improvements
  • Ability to lead, manage and develop the Subsidiary Governance team
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Self-motivated; ability to work both (i) independently to complete tasks and respond to department requests and (ii) with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify quality solutions.

Additional Information

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“ITW” or “the Company”) is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email corp_accessibility@itw.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

_ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

_ _As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

_ All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.