Corporate Paralegal (Hybrid) - 90304270 - Philadelphia

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
This position is responsible for providing legal support to Law Department’s attorneys and staff in matters and administrative projects. In particular, this position will partner with attorneys in Amtrak’s Corporate Affairs group and assist with matters supporting Amtrak’s work in Procurement, Marketing, Real Estate, and other departments.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in-house counsel with drafting and review of confidentiality agreements, operating agreements, purchase agreements, design phase agreements, construction phase agreements, force account agreements, and internal corporate governing documents
  • Organize and maintain the Law Department’s contracts repository, ensuring all executed agreements are available for attorney reference
  • Liaise with the Real Estate Department regarding deeds, lease agreements,transactions, acquisitions and other legal matters
  • Conduct title and survey reviews
  • Review environmental site assessments
  • File and document organization and maintenance
  • Perform legal research involving developments in laws concerning real estate, and their impacts on Amtrak’s operations
  • Create new folders and maintain existing folders utilizing an automated records management system
  • Prepare working files for attorneys
  • Organize files for off-site storage, as well as active file maintenance
  • Carry out extensive legal research, including gathering and analyzing research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal arguments, codes, and documents 
  • Draft responses to third-party subpoenas
  • Prepare and manage cases for attorneys by organizing legal correspondences, and maintaining documents in paper and electronic filing systems
  • Lead other special projects, legal support tasks, and administrative duties as needed

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate, or equivalent and significant substantive experience
  • Two to five years of relevant experience working in a large law firm or corporate legal department environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with internal clients and outside counsel.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent prior job performance
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload
  • Ability to organize and analyze large volumes of information and documents
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet constant deadlines
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities in a strong team environment
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Coordinate multiple cases and projects and adapt to changing priorities
  • Effectively manage and utilize Amtrak’s financial resources

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with railroads or other industrial environments with extensive
  • personnel policies, labor agreements, and discipline processes. 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:75999
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Legal 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.
 

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.


All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.



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