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Paralegal, Corporate and Securities

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

The Corporate Legal Group at Gilead is seeking a Corporate and Securities Paralegal to join its team.  Responsibilities will include work on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including public company reporting and securities compliance, board matters and corporate governance, corporate finance transactions and other general corporate matters. The individual must thrive in a high-volume, fast-paced, high-performing and collaborative corporate environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the preparation, distribution and maintenance of meeting materials for the Board of Directors and its committees, including developing and managing Board processes.
  • Coordinate Board-related documentation (e.g, new director package, board cash compensation and annual equity grants), annual self-assessment process and D&O questionnaires.
  • Assist with the preparation of SEC reports (10-Q, 8-K, 10-K, S-8, proxy statement), review of Section 16 filings and maintain/update exhibit index for quarterly and yearly filings.
  • Coordinate requests to outside counsel for quarterly audit update letters and responses.
  • Assist with monitoring and maintenance of updates to corporate governance policies, such as Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, Insider Trading Policy as well as Board and committee charters.
  • Prepare and file confidential treatment requests with the Securities and Exchange Commission and track expiration and extensions.
  • Draft and maintain minutes for key committees (Ethics Hotline, Senior Risk Committee, Disclosure Committee).
  • Help document processes/approvals required for SOX compliance (e.g., Disclosure Committee certifications).
  • Assist with the formation and maintenance of domestic and global subsidiaries, including preparation of corporate charter documents, resolutions authorizing various transactions, powers of attorney, inter-company agreements, as well as election/resignation of officers and directors for domestic and foreign subsidiaries, foreign qualification, withdrawal and dissolutions.
  • Support merger and acquisition transactions and other strategic corporate development transactions, including due diligence, document preparation, closing mechanics, and post-closing integration and administration. Assist with HSR filings, FINRA inquires and data room maintenance and updates.
  • Assist in case management including document production in response to subpoenas and other requests.
  • Working with other members of the legal team on special projects and initiatives, including debt and security offerings.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Tax, Investor Relations, Stock Administration, Human Resources and Benefits.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of seven (7) or more years previous work experience is required.
  • Public company or law firm experience is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Certified Notary preferred, or willingness to take the exam and become a Notary.
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, iManage and other office software programs.
  • Must have the ability to solve problems and use business good judgment.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, juggle and effectively prioritize many projects at one time.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to collaborate and work with other departments within Gilead.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.  
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Well-developed organizational & prioritization skills.
  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity and positive attitude.

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