Legal Analyst | Paralegal
Chicago, IL 
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Job Title

Legal Analyst | Paralegal

Job Description Summary

Position Summary
The successful candidate for this position will join a lean, dynamic and diverse legal team with direct responsibility for providing paralegal-level and type support to C&W's Owner & Occupier Services business in North America. The candidate will be responsible for proactively supporting the Owner & Occupier Services businesses, with a varied client base, and fostering C&W's dynamic, collaborative and practical culture. This position may also include providing ad hoc assistance on special projects as they arise and this position reports to the Managing Senior Corporate Counsel - Owner & Occupier Services.

Job Description

Essential Job Duties

Assist Senior Counsel and Corporate Counsel on the team to draft, negotiate, finalize and oversee the approval process for all commercial contracts, agreements, amendments, non-disclosure agreements, and request for proposal responses for the Owner & Occupier Services businesses in North America, which includes the following service lines: Global Occupier Services, Portfolio Solutions Center, Facility Solutions, Asset Services, Facility Services, and Project & Development Services.

Assist Senior Counsel and Corporate Counsel in coordinating review of contract scope and contract appendices in consultation with business colleagues and internal subject matter experts. Coordinate and assemble contract documents for execution.

Consistently analyze and mitigate complex contractual risk, while increasing efficiency and consistency in contracting.

Assist in supporting litigation matters, bankruptcy claims and subpoenas for the Owner & Occupier Services businesses, in coordination with outside counsel and the Assistant General Counsel - Owner & Occupier Services.

Maintain contract templates, subcontract templates, and sub-delegation of authority.

Assist Managing Senior Corporate Counsel - Owner & Occupier Services to develop training for internal clients and the North America Legal Group.

Demonstrate the ability and willingness to work under time-sensitive deadlines and be productive in fast-paced environments with multiple competing priorities.

Collaborate with legal counsel on procurement activities and with the North America Compliance Director on compliance matters.

Review and management of legal invoices.

Perform all other duties as required or requested.

Education/Experience/Training

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Contract management
  • Requires 3 to 7 years of relevant experience

Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated customer/client focus
  • Ability to be productive in stressful, time-sensitive situations and fast-paced environments
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic problem solver
  • Collaborative and creative/team player
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Excellent proficiency in all aspects of MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT, Teams)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative? Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3 to 7 years
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