Specialist, Paralegal (Litigation)

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Job Description

The Paralegal will work closely with attorneys in the Legal Department to assist with the management of the Legal Department function. Assist the attorneys in administrative functions necessary to ensure the processes associated with regulatory functions; namely, examinations and other regulatory inquires, are managed appropriately. Assist in the management of the legal hold function.

  • Provide assistance to the legal function by assisting in the preparation and review of materials provided to regulators in conjunction with regulatory examinations. 

  • Support the litigation processes by preparing the documents for subpoenas.

  • Contribute to the organization of the legal department physical and electronic files, including by contributing to the development of the legal department file plan to document the location of official records.

  • Assist in the maintenance of legal department records in accordance with company records retention schedule and applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Understand, manage, and follow department policies and procedures, as well as track the updating of same. 

  • Draft and provide advice regarding policies, procedures, and memoranda relative to the foregoing and other areas on an as needed basis.

  • Assist in preparation of business colleagues for regulator examinations, attend regulator examinations as needed, and conduct follow-up with regulators post-examination. 

  • Draft minutes for internal working groups, as necessary.

  • Assist with department contract management.

  • Interface with outside counsel, as needed, with respect to matters described above.

  • Track and ensure compliance with internal departmental requirements.

  • Perform internet and legal research as necessary.

  • Update and maintain electronic corporate files, databases, email, and directories. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Education/Technical Skills:

  • Well-organized and capable of handling several substantial assignments at the same time.

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently as well as on a team and to quickly shift priorities in response to changing business environment or priorities.

  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively, including through effective communication, with internal clients from different departments, including risk departments, at various levels of seniority.

  • Ability to promptly produce high-quality, accurate, and detailed work product.

  • Ability to work in a capacity with strict privacy and confidentiality requirements.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Proficiency with Sharepoint, JIRA, Appian and project management are preferred

  • Degree from an accredited college or university, with at least 3 years’ experience as a paralegal.

  • Paralegal certificate and/or law firm experience preferred.

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Location

Adjacent to the Willis Tower, close to CTA, Metra and expressways with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.

An Insider's view of OCC

What are some social events your company does?

Monthly happy hours, summer and winter outings and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.

Yemi

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, technology stipend up to $2,000, mobile data reimbursement of $35 per month. Open offices, online health coaching.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $1000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.
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