Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal

    Job Locations US-CA-Palo Alto
    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/1/2018 2:31 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3613
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Corporate
  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.


    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.


    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL (PALO ALTO)

    The Legal Assistant/Paralegal is an integral member of the Legal & Compliance Department who works with other members of the department to provide legal assistance to support the company’s needs.  The Legal Assistant/Paralegal will be confident and proactive in his/her approach, have the ability to work collaboratively and also be capable of working autonomously, and be comfortable with, and skilled in, interacting with attorneys, senior management, and members of the Board of Directors. The responsibilities of the Legal Assistant/Paralegal include:

    • Organize and maintain records for general corporate matters;
    • Support the preparation of SEC reports and filings, including proxy statements, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, S-8s, and Section 16 filings;
    • Support the preparation of annual director and officer questionnaires;
    • Assist with the maintenance of subsidiaries, including managing the subsidiary database;
    • Assist with stock trading window compliance and activities related to 10b5-1 plans;
    • Assist with due diligence activities and document organization for debt and equity offerings, M&A, and business development transactions;
    • Assist with activities related to compliance with credit agreement and other significant corporate obligations;
    • Assist as needed with litigation document management, discovery efforts, and document holds;
    • Assist with preparations related to Board, committee, and shareholder meetings;
    • Assist with ad hoc and special projects, as requested;
    • Develop and implement processes and procedures to continually improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of his/her areas of responsibility, working closely with other departments within Jazz Pharmaceuticals, as applicable;
    • Set appropriate priorities with internal clients and deliver results according to the timelines established; and
    • Willingly assist Legal & Compliance Department colleagues with their projects and activities to maintain a collegial atmosphere and balanced workload.

    Essential Position Requirements:

    • Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience at a company or with a national or international law firm
    • Experience with SEC filings, including Section 16 filings
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision
    • Strong writing, interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to collaborate and function well in a team environment
    • Outstanding attention to detail
    • Experience with Equity Edge Online and/or Workiva a strong plus
    • Pharmaceutical experience preferred but not required

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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