• Corporate Paralegal

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Legal & Governmental Affairs
    Experienced (non-manager)
    Full Time
    Relocation Eligible
  • Company Overview

    For over twenty years, FMC Lithium has been innovating, manufacturing and delivering products and technologies to power a cleaner, healthier and more mobile world. We have grown as a leader in the industry through partnership with our customers, thriving in a marketplace full of challenges and opportunities. The success we’ve achieved follows a simple but critical promise to our customers: provide consistent, high quality products, ensure security of supply, and anticipate solutions for future needs; all backed by a deep expertise in material science.


    This expertise and the unprecedented growth in the market made it clear that FMC Lithium is ready to separate into an independently traded company by the end of 2018. The FMC Lithium business is poised to stand on its own with leaders and talent that will drive the organization to greater opportunities and accomplishments. We are investing in our future and our customers’ future, and our best is yet to come.


    This is an exciting opportunity for you to join the newly formed Legal Department of FMC Corporation’s Lithium business which is planned to be separated into a publicly-traded company later this year.  Based in Philadelphia and under the supervision of internal legal counsel, you will be responsible for providing corporate paralegal support on securities, corporate governance, legal entity, transactional, and general corporate matters.


    This position posts all the advance Board materials to the Board portal, drafts routine resolutions, prepares the draft board and committee meetings calendar, collects the results of the annual self-assessment of Board and Committee performance, and handles routine Board correspondence.  


    Reports To


    General Counsel




    • Assist with public company filings including but not limited to 10-K, Annual Report to Stockholders, 10-Q, 8-K and Proxy Statement, and Section 16 reports on Forms 3, 4 and 5.
    • Assist with NYSE and SEC compliance activities including, monitoring of changes in regulatory requirements for public companies.
    • Coordinate annual review of corporate governance policies, charters and guidelines, and D&O Questionnaires.
    • Coordinate board and committee meetings, including task list and meetings calendar, meeting documentation, and meeting logistics; drafting of routine resolutions and collection of annual self-assessment of board and committee performance, and handling of routine board correspondence.
    • Coordinate Annual Shareholder Meeting process, including task list and calendar, annual meeting documentation, meeting logistics, shareholder record, vote tabulation, etc.
    • Communicating and coordinating as needed with company management, outside counsel, shareholders, transfer agent, financial printers and various regulatory agencies, brokers and employees, as well as various internal departments including but not limited to Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Investor Relations, and Tax.
    • Maintaining articles of incorporation, bylaws, board & shareholder minutes, consents, secretarial certificates, and powers of attorney.
    • Tracking and processing all annual filings and necessary qualifications for domestic subsidiaries and monitoring and tracking the processing of required filings and necessary qualifications for subsidiaries outside the U.S. Coordination with Treasury and Tax Departments on these matters. Management of global entity database.
    • Supporting corporate and commercial transactions and providing support to internal counsel as requested.
    • Supporting internal counsel in the preparation and review of confidentiality agreements, vendor agreements, and supply agreements.
    • Management of contract and other document databases.
    • Assistance with annual Law Department budget process and quarterly accrual and forecast reporting.
    • Conduct legal research as requested by internal counsel.
    • Handle various administrative tasks and ad-hoc legal projects
    • Other duties as required.


    Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA approved institution required.


    • Solid understanding of securities, corporate governance, general corporate, and contract matters.
    • Strong attention to detail, tolerance for time pressure deadlines and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
    • Self-starter, quick learner, and able to work independently.
    • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills.
    • Resourceful and able to assimilate and analyze a wide variety of information, and work with a variety of staff levels and corporate departments.
    • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, demonstrated ability to interact with other professionals to gather and disseminate information.Ability to maintain strict levels of confidentiality
    • Strong general computer skills, including expert knowledge of Microsoft Office business software (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Internet usage.


    Key Competencies  

    • Informing
    • Action Oriented
    • Presentation Skills
    • Written Communications
    • Interpersonal Savvy
    • Problem Solving
    • Perseverance


    EEO Statement

    FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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