Senior Legal Specialist - Governance and Securities

Capital One
Fairfax, VA
Aug 12, 2022
Aug 21, 2022
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, VirginiaSenior Legal Specialist - Governance and SecuritiesThe Governance and Securities team in the Legal Department is seeking an experienced paralegal (known as "Legal Specialists" at Capital One) to join a dynamic group of legal professionals who support Capital One's Board of Directors (the "Board") and SEC reporting and public disclosure processes. This important role within the organization will support a range of corporate governance and securities matters.Job responsibilities will include:Project management of Environmental, Social, and Governance ("ESG") initiativesConducting research and benchmarking on governance practices across Capital One's peer group, including benchmarking of peer disclosures such as proxy statements and ESG reportsTracking and summarizing shareholder proposalsSupporting the in-person and virtual meeting operations of the Board and its committees, including by preparing and assembling meeting materials and other documentation to be used in meetingsSupporting Capital One's corporate secretarial function, including drafting meeting agendas, resolutions, minutes, certificates, and other documentation, and maintaining the organization's books and recordsMaintaining strong relationships and lines of communication with business partners and other key stakeholders across the organizationResponding to requests for information in support of corporate transactions, regulatory inquiries, and litigation or other sensitive mattersSupporting the onboarding of new Board members and ongoing education of existing Board membersPerforming research to assist with periodic audits and regulatory examinations and reviewsSupporting the creation and filing of documents with the Securities and Exchange CommissionProviding support for Capital One's senior management committeesAssisting with the drafting, updating, and implementation of a variety of corporate governance policies and proceduresWorking with internal legal counsel and/or business clients to improve existing business practices and proceduresPerforming other related tasks and supporting ad hoc projects as neededBasic Qualifications:High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification, or military experienceAt least 2 years of paralegal or project/process management experience with either an in-house legal department or a law firmPreferred Qualifications:3+ years of paralegal experience or project/process management with either an in-house legal department or law firm, with a focus in corporate governance and securitiesPossess a strategic mindset paired with strong problem solving, judgment, and decision-making skillsAbility to multitask and work in a fast paced environment, properly prioritize workload, and meet deadlinesExcellent organizational skills and ability to work both collaboratively and independentlyExcellent communication skills, both written and verbalCapability to anticipate and resolve problems quickly and independentlyEnthusiasm, willingness to assume increased responsibility, and a continuous improvement mindsetFamiliarity with corporate governance at financial services or highly regulated entitiesProficiency in Google Workspace (formerly G Suite - Gmail and Google Docs and Drive)At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.No agencies please.Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace.Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to Careers@capitalone.comCapital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

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