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Senior Paralegal

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Business Unit:

Global Legal

Salary Range:

$70,000 USD - $95,000 USD

Specific compensation will be based on candidate’s experience, skills, qualifications, commercial considerations, and other job-related factors permitted by law. At Russell Investments, salary is just one part of our compensation package. Our total rewards approach includes an annual performance bonus (subject to eligibility criteria) in addition to participation in our competitive benefits programs including healthcare, retirement, vacation, and wellbeing programs.

Job Description:

As a Paralegal you will work with the US legal team on a variety of corporate, governance, securities law, disclosure and contracting matters, including legal, regulatory and disclosure support for the Russell Investments’ mutual funds. This position works with all levels of company staff and management, inside and outside legal counsel, trustees and officers of the funds, and other service providers.

Your Core Responsibilities:

  • Assisting supervising attorney with negotiation, execution and maintenance of various contracts and other related documentation.
  • Assisting with the preparation of post-effective amendments and supplements to the registration statements for 1940 Act registered mutual funds.
  • Providing support for regulatory and governance requirements for 1940 Act registered mutual funds.
  • Tracking, preparing and assisting with corporate organizational documents, corporate entity maintenance and required state statutory corporate or regulatory filings.
  • Supporting litigation and regulatory exams, including responses to inquiries and document production requests from internal and external parties.
  • Drafting, implementing and updating procedures.
  • Recordkeeping and file management.
  • Assisting members of the Legal Department on a wide variety of legal matters as may be required to facilitate the efficient and effective delivery of legal services.
  • Interacting and coordinating with various associates in the Legal Department, other business units, trustees, outside counsel and external service providers to accomplish these tasks as well as developing and maintaining a strong and flexible working relationship with other business units.

Your Expertise:

  • Strong administrative, project management and organizational skills, including attention to detail, ability to execute and achieve results, effective prioritization to meet multiple (and sometimes contemporaneous) deadlines, management of multiple complex projects independently and strong personal initiative.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience as a paralegal in a corporate legal department, law firm, or industry-related position or a proven track record with equivalent experience demonstrating proficiency in the skill sets described above. Recent and substantive experience in registered mutual funds is a plus. Will consider recent law school graduates.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems, including by designing, implementing and maintaining organizational solutions for large bodies of data, text and documentation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in drafting, reviewing, revising and proof-reading detailed agreements, documents, reports, and complex legal forms.
  • Successfully interacting with executive-level individuals.
  • Strong comprehension, analytical and decision-making skills with sound judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative and teamwork skills
  • Proficient in business desktop applications, including Microsoft Office applications and Outlook, with ability to learn new applications such Diligent.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Paralegal certificate or equivalent training in research, critical thinking and communication is preferred (preferably in the financial services industry).

Equal Employment Opportunity

Russell Investments is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all associates and employment applicants regardless of race, religion, ancestry, creed, color, gender (including gender identity which refers to a person's actual or perceived sex, and includes self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not different from that traditionally associated with a person's biological sex), age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, past or present unemployment status , or any other characteristic protected by law.