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Company: Rust-Oleum Corporation
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Vernon Hills, IL, United States Paralegal - Rust-Oleum Corporation As a paralegal with Rust-Oleum, you'll be responsible for working with the legal team at our Corporate Headquarters located in Vernon Hills, IL. You will be working with various levels of the organization with a focus on achieving business goals while maintaining an acceptable level of risk. The position works with internal and external counsel and business personnel to handle the day-to-day legal matters for the business units within Rust-Oleum. Responsibilities include assisting with drafting, analysis and negotiation of commercial contracts, supporting litigation and other disputes, advertising and copy review and intellectual property matters. Solving challenges is the very foundation of who we are. After all, in the beginning, our founder, sea captain Robert Fergusson, didn't particularly care about paint. When he founded our company in 1921, he just wanted to keep his ship intact and stumbled upon a valuable solution. Today, that discovery is Rust-Oleum Corporation. The same passion that drove the Captain to spend his next few years creating the world's first rust-preventative paint still drives us today. When we see a problem, we work diligently until we've perfected a solution, which has led to some of the most cutting edge, durable and innovative products in the industry. Our creative and talented team of over 2000 people across every corner of the world, help us remain the global leader in protective paints and coatings for both home and industry. Here's what you can expect every day Be part of a legal team that supports an over $2B Consumer Group within a Fortune 500 company. This is an individual contributor role within a small, tight-knit legal team that provides comprehensive legal counsel to a growing business with an international presence. The Legal Department's culture is collaborative, informal and results-focused. You will be expected to continually prioritize daily activity in a fast-paced, evolving environment where you will work with multiple brands and businesses. The role requires initiative along with being comfortable with a variety of work. The ability to build relationships and trust through responsive service to multiple internal customers is critical to success. The Position reports to the VP and General Counsel for the Consumer Group and has potential for career growth. The position is based in Vernon Hills, IL. Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assist with the preparation/review of all types of contracts on behalf of the business units, including non-disclosure agreements, contract manufacturing, supply agreements, equipment leases, and other contracts in support of business strategies and obligations. Support litigation on an as-needed basis, primarily assisting with discovery. Maintenance of corporate contract management process and docket. Monitor, provide reminders to associates, and ensuring completion of tasks by due dates as docketed. Organize/maintain department databases and files on a variety of legal subjects. Obtain appropriate legalization from governmental entities for foreign documents. Assist with trademark and patent evaluation, prosecution, clearance, and general IP management. Requirements Bachelor's degree preferred. Paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program preferred. 2-4 years as a Paralegal in corporate and/or law firm environments preferred. Strong working knowledge of contracts administration. Knowledge of domestic and international trademark prosecution practices and experience using IP database/docketing systems is a plus. Highly proficient utilizing standard office software such as the suite of Microsoft products. Detail-oriented and possessing effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact professionally within the corporate environment. Rust-Oleum is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. #INDCORP LI19Job Identification: 2880Job Category: Legal & CompliancePosting Date: 2022-05-26Degree Level: Some CollegeJob Schedule: Full timeJob Shift: DayPosting Date: 2022-05-26PI179816372

Keywords: Rust-Oleum Corporation, Arlington Heights , Paralegal, Legal , Vernon Hills, Illinois

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