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U.S. Corporate & Securities Paralegal/Program Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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What You'll Do

As U.S. Corporate & Securities Paralegal/Program Manager, your primary responsibilities will be to assist Cisco's Corporate & Securities legal team in managing all aspects of its U.S. corporate practice, including maintenance of Ciscos U.S. subsidiaries, U.S. securities law compliance, maintenance of corporate records, and compliance with corporate governance policies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of U.S. subsidiaries, including scheduling board meetings and drafting various corporate documents, including unanimous written consents, resolutions (director and officer changes, signatories, etc.), secretary certificates, and powers of attorney

  • Convert acquired companies to LLCs and related post-acquisition work (including officer and director changes, signatory resolutions, state qualifications and withdrawals work with Tax department)
  • Dissolution of U.S. entities and related post-dissolution work
  • Assist with Cisco Systems, Inc. board of directors matters, including drafting resolutions and secretary certificates, tracking board attendance, tracking board retainer payments, and drafting board payment letters  and committee minute books and uploading of documents to online electronic repository for Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Maintain U.S. subsidiary minute books and uploading of documents to online electronic repository for U.S. subsidiary entities
  • Section 16 program coordination/maintenance, including drafting of Form 3s and Form 4s, coordinating with outside counsel on Section 16 filings, coordination with brokers, updating Section 16 shareholding ownership spreadsheets, scheduling electronic notifications for Section 16 vesting events, maintaining file of Section 16 Edgar codes, coordinating with Ciscos global stock plan services team, and leading communication with investor relations and public relations teams on Section 16 events
  • Assist with annual meeting/proxy statement (coordination of annual D&O Questionnaires, preparation of proxy tables, etc.)
  • Maintain quarterly list of related parties and entities, and coordinate collection of data with Ciscos finance department
  • Maintain original SEC filings
  • Other general corporate work including assisting with preparation/filing of annual California Corporate Disclosure Statement and California Statement of Information, preparation of subsidiary list for 10-K, assisting with coordination of S-8 filings
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as may be required

Who You'll Work With

You will work as part of the corporate & securities legal team. You will work with many other attorneys and program managers across the legal department as  well as many cross-functional teams across Cisco, including the corporate controllers group, stock administration, tax, treasury, business development, investor relations, public relations, human resources, and workplace resources, among others. You will also work directly with outside legal counsel and other advisors.

Who You Are

The Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • B.A. or equivalent experience, excellent academic credentials

  • At least five years of paralegal or similar experience, preferably with both a top-tier law firm and an in-house legal department, including significant experience in managing corporate matters

  • Excellent analytical skills, with a strong ability to draft and review legal documents, analyze legal advice and apply legal advice to business needs

  • Hard working, well-organized and detail-oriented

  • Must be able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure

  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters

  • Ability and willingness to take initiative to address problems and make continuous process improvements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, dynamic and highly team-oriented

  • Ability to perform work under minimal supervision

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Posted: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-07-19
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