Legal Assistant

Centric Brands Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 6 days ago

Specific Responsibilities

Centric Brands is looking for a self-motivated Legal Assistant to provide project and administrative support to a team of four SVP's in our Legal Department.

Key responsibilities of this position will include: providing support on day-to-day operations, priority initiatives, project work, general administrative tasks, meeting and travel planning.

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, sound judgement, exceptional problem-solving skills and is comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • This is a temporary role anticipated to last approximately three months with the potential to go full time.

Responsibilities:

Licensing and Other Contractual Matters

  • Track renewals.

  • Prepare abstracts and recaps for signature.

  • Draft contractual notices.

  • Utilize new contract management software to upload existing contracts.

Corporate Housekeeping

  • Minute book maintenance.

  • Responding to inquiries from business teams as directed.

Litigation and IP

  • Assist with gathering information for responses to claims and cease & desist letters.

  • Assist with filing claims for insured product liability matters.

  • Request settlement checks.

  • Liaise between business teams and outside counsel for TM renewals.

Other Support

  • Coordinate signatures.

  • Assist HR team with misc. legal inquiries.

  • Assist Customs team with import authorization letters and POAs as needed.

Administrative Support

  • Arrange travel for the team as needed.

  • Organize and submit expense reports.

  • Maintain departmental calendar.

  • Process outside counsel invoices; assist with setting up new vendors as needed.

  • Prepare general correspondence and mailings.

  • Liaise with executive admin team and outside counsel for signatures (M&A matters, closing binders, etc.).

  • Route requests for review of contracts to appropriate attorney.

  • CLE registrations.

  • Order supplies.

  • Assist with training sessions.

  • Greeting guests for the department as needed.

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Communications (Paralegal Degree not required).

  • 2+ years' experience as a legal assistant.

  • Previous experience within a law firm, financial services or the apparel industry.

  • Proficient in Word, along with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new systems.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to take direction and work independently with little supervision.

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Centric Brands Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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