Pattern Energy Group

  • Senior Corporate Paralegal

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/10/2018 7:55 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Legal
    Job ID
    2018-1315
  • Overview

    Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

    Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Santiago, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.

    Responsibilities

    JOB PURPOSE

     

    The Senior Corporate Paralegal is responsible for supporting the legal department with respect to a broad range of legal, transactional, securities compliance and administrative matters both in the United States and abroad.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working directly with in-house attorneys at a publicly listed corporation as a corporate paralegal and will have demonstrated experience in supporting activities related to a public company, corporate governance, maintenance of corporate books and records, corporate policy implementation, corporate secretary matters, as well as complex transactions and ongoing commercial contracts.  Must possess good judgment and a strong ability to operate independently with minimal supervision.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Managing the formation, maintenance, dissolution, acquisition and disposition of companies, including drafting documents based on existing templates, preparing and maintaining charter documents and foreign qualifications, business registrations and powers of attorney, and coordinating with local counsel for non-US companies.
    • Act as corporate secretary for various Pattern Energy Group subsidiaries, including preparing and maintaining minute books and other corporate records, coordinating matters relating to board and shareholder meetings, preparing minutes and written consents, gathering approvals and signatures, ensuring that all Pattern Energy Group companies maintain good standing status in various jurisdictions, responding to requests from internal personnel for corporate records and information.
    • Support legal team in handling transactional matters including preparing officer’s certificates and resolutions, obtaining good standing certificates, coordinating with outside counsel to ensure smooth transaction closings, responding to know-your-customer and other regulatory requests of financing counterparties.
    • Participate in strategic initiatives as needed including preparing and organizing documents, providing due diligence support, data room management, and liaising with third parties.
    • Assist the public company Corporate Secretary in preparing for board meetings including setting agendas, establishing meeting schedules, collecting materials from executives, managing digital board platform for disseminating agendas and meeting materials to board members, and working directly with board members and internal personnel to coordinate meeting logistics.
    • Assist in preparation for the annual general shareholder meeting of the public company, including establishing a calendar, gathering information to update the proxy statement, setting up proxy in electronic SEC filing software, and coordinating activities with the transfer agent.
    • Assist in aspects of ongoing 10Q quarterly and 10K annual reporting activities of the public company, including gathering information to update required non-financial disclosures and risk factors, and logistics of annual director & officer questionnaires.
    • Assist in 8K current reporting which may be required, including gathering information for disclosures.
    • Prepare SEC filings for Section 16 officers and directors
    • Assist with NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange compliance activities.
    • Assist with respect to quarterly Compliance Reporting of the Chief Compliance Officer to the Board of Directors, including gathering and organizing information to prepare the report.
    • Assist the Assistant General Counsel, Securities in maintaining and updating various corporate policies and Board committee charters
    • Assist the Assistant General Counsel, Securities in compliance training or certification activities relating to various corporate policies, including Code of Ethics, Insider Trading, Whisteblower, and Anti-corruption.
    • Potential research and review of developments in a variety of legal areas, including public company, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate governance, and compliance
    • Assist with director compensation matters.
    • Provide high level paralegal and administrative support with minimal supervision; demonstrate exceptional organizational skills and handle various legal tasks with strong attention to detail. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks within a fast paced environment. 

    Qualifications

    Educational Requirements

    Bachelor’s Degree and Paralegal certificate required.  Notary certification a plus.

    Required Work Experience

    Minimum of 5-7 years in-house corporate paralegal experience including significant experience at a public company required.  Experience supporting international operations is a plus.

    Additional Requirements

    Must possess strengths in the following areas:

    • Exceptional organization skills, strong self-motivator with high attention to detail.
    • Excellent time and deadline management skills in fast paced environment, able to juggle multiple projects and reprioritize quickly and efficiently.
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization in a positive, collaborative manner.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills including familiarity with common legal terminology.
    • Must be able to uphold highest standards of discretion and confidentiality and exercise good judgment on day-to-day decisions.
    • Flexibility in work hours and responsibilities, willingness to do additional work to assist with board meetings and during high activity periods.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat required, experience with Sharepoint, Workshare Compare, Diligent Boards, Workiva a plus.

    Pattern Energy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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