Paralegal

Date:  Jun 28, 2024
Location: 

Dallas, Texas, US

Custom Field 4: 
Company:  Worldwide Flight Services, Inc.
Compensation:  Depends on experience and education

About WFS

Join our Worldwide Flight Services family and contribute to the timely delivery of cargo shipment, luggage, business to customer delivery, and on-time flights while operating safely and securely.  We perform at the highest level for our customers every day, and strive to be an exceptional leader in our industry with our teams of cargo, passenger, ramp handling, and technical service experts in 164 airport locations, 18 countries, and on 5 continents.  Are you ready to take off on your next career with us?

Job Summary

Worldwide Flight Services is seeking a dynamic Dallas/Fort Worth based paralegal to support a small yet mighty in-house legal department. Background in corporate transactional compliance, and/or labor & employment practices preferred. Law firm experience a plus. Must have excellent verbal and written communication, and organizational skills. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop professionally and provide input into the foundations of WFS’s growing legal operations. Hybridposition (remote + in-office).

  • Direct report to SVP and General Counsel.
  • Free covered parking.
  • Complimentary gym facilities in office building.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in projects relating to all legal functions, including corporate transactions, corporate compliance, contract management, labor, employment, and corporate secretarial matters.
  • Help prepare agreements and company-related communications.
  • Assist in data gathering and compiling information for special projects as assigned. Interface with internal and external lawyers, executives, and internal clients.
  • Assist in contract management (e.g., create and maintain electronic contract database).
  • Support Legal's training programs.
  • Organize, manage and maintain all electronic and paper-based files for the corporate compliance organization and develop suitable naming conventions for departmental documentation. Assist in vendor management including performing Third-Party Due Diligence (TPDD) on new and existing vendors to manage Foreign Corrupt Practices Act risk and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Assist with litigation-related and government agency administrative matters (e.g., draft position statements in EEOC type claims).
  • Assist in conducting company investigations.
  • Review, scan and maintain sensitive documents, e.g., employment-related and personnel files.
  • Perform online and legal research.
  • Maintain resource lists (e.g., global list of outside counsels).
  • Assist with company policy updates in coordination with other stakeholders.
  • Perform general administrative and clerical tasks (e.g., meeting scheduling, scanning and mailing, travel planning, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a paralegal in a law firm or in-house legal department.
  • Associates' or Bachelor's degree
  • Able to take direction and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision, maintain accuracy and meet deadlines.
  • Self-starter with ability to prioritize a myriad of competing matters.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, utmost discretion and ability to keep information confidential as required.
  • Exceptional communication, organization, listening and writing skills.
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively across the global legal
  • organization, and with all levels of management, customers and external parties.
  • Creative and practical problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer technology skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Pro and Access).
  • Proficiency with Westlaw and/Lexis, internet research and other research tools.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of the legal system including court rules, statutes, and ordinances; legal terminology, principles, precedents, and procedures; methods of legal research and drafting legal documents; investigative and interviewing methods and techniques; and legal time constraints and deadlines imposed by law.

Preferred Skills

  • Background in corporate transactional, compliance and/or labor & employment practice.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, independently, as well as collaboratively, and operating under tight deadlines with a broad range of responsibilities.
  • Highly detail-oriented, resourceful and flexible.
  • Certificate of completion from an ABA-approved paralegal certification program of education and training, or an associate degree in paralegal studies.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Description may not include all of the essential functions, knowledge and abilities listed.
  • Able to work in an office environment including extended sitting, typing, reading and lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Able to concentrate, prioritize, meet deadlines, .
  • Consistent and regular attendance
  • Ability to internally communicate with all levels of employees, in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to follow through on problems and requests.

Perks & Benefits

  • Want your pay in advance?  Access up to 50% of earned wages before payday and get paid up to two days early through the Branch app!
  • Are you a top performer who thrives on recognition?  On the spot awards offered through the Awardco Platform including gift cards and more!
  • Need quality medical care?   Multiple options for both full and part-time employees!
  • Want WFS Employee Extras? Travel Discounts, Pet insurance, Discount Shopping & More!
  • Looking to stay healthy and improve your life?  Wellness Programs offered to all employees!
  • Want to invest in your future?  401k program offered with company match!
  • Looking to grow and have a career with us?  Opportunity for Internal Mobility and transfers available!

 

WFS is an equal opportunity employer committed to employment equity and inclusion. We accept applications from all qualified individuals.