Senior Legal Specialist - Governance and Securities

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Mar 05, 2023
Mar 25, 2023
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Legal Specialist - Governance and Securities

The 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 supports the logistical and legal operations for the Board and its committees, and supports a range of other corporate governance and securities matters.

Job responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting the in-person and virtual meeting operations of the Board and its committees, including managing, preparing and distributing meeting materials via electronic portal
  • Ensure post-meeting activities are completed, including preparation of Board and committee materials for regulators
  • Drafting meeting agendas, resolutions, minutes, certificates, and other documentation, associated with Capital One's corporate secretarial function
  • Maintaining strong relationships and lines of communication with business partners and other key stakeholders across the organization
  • Responding to requests for information in support of corporate transactions, regulatory inquiries, and litigation or other sensitive matters in accordance with Capital One's practices and procedures
  • Supporting the onboarding of new Board members and ongoing education of existing Board members
  • Performing research to assist with periodic audits and regulatory examinations and reviews
  • Providing support for Capital One's senior management committees, includingpreparation of agendas and materials
  • Assisting with the drafting, updating, and implementation of a variety of corporate governance policies and procedures
  • Working with internal legal counsel and/or business clients to improve existing business practices and procedures
  • Performing other related tasks and supporting ad hoc projects as needed

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification
  • At least 2 years of paralegal or project/process management experience with either an in-house legal department or a law firm

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of paralegal experience or project/process management with either an in-house legal department or law firm
  • Possess a strategic mindset paired with strong problem solving, judgment, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment, properly prioritize workload, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Capability to anticipate and resolve problems quickly and independently
  • Enthusiasm, willingness to assume increased responsibility, and a continuous improvement mindset
  • Familiarity with corporate governance at financial services or highly regulated entities
  • Proficiency 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.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

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.

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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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