Paralegal - posted 4/16/18

Paralegal - posted 4/16/18

Company Name: 
Gap Inc.
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
San Francisco
CA
Salary Range: 
$100K - $115K
Job Summary: 
We are looking for a paralegal to support the franchise legal team. This role will be responsible for supporting several key work areas including: working with 3rd party vendors to conduct reputational due diligence of prospective franchisees and distributors, conducting legal research and validating international franchise regulatory requirements (including preparing and updating franchise disclosure documents or offering circulars), with the support of local counsel, and managing franchise documents, data collection and analysis. This position will work directly with internal franchise business partners and local counsel on day to day and long term growth strategies and ongoing franchisee support matters. This role will have the demonstrated ability to manage projects against deadlines and local and regulatory requirements. This role requires sound judgement, a strong sense of curiosity and an understanding of the nuances of having a US brand operate overseas, including the political and economic issues that impact the franchised business. Finally, this role requires an individual who is solution oriented and can help identify business objectives.
Requirements or Qualifications: 
• Managing legal due diligence process of franchise and third party partners to include: liaising with internal stakeholders, prospective franchisees/third party partners to obtain corporate information, instructing background reports and reviewing the same, supporting the compliance team to determine follow up steps, executing on such and driving to resolution by completing a final summary memo • Managing and updating contracts database: summarizing contracts and uploading summaries into database • Managing the process of confirming local franchise regulatory requirements and other applicable legal requirements, supporting Senior Counsel, Strategic Alliances to determine follow ups and providing advice and risk assessment to internal business partners • Managing the agreement execution process, including validating local signing requirements, supervising the Legal Administrator and Filing Clerk to ensure accurate signing and filing system in place • Analyzing contracts to advise on various contractual provisions and supporting Senior Counsel, Strategic Alliances in relation to interpretation of such provisions and risk assessment to advise the business • Filings and disclosures support: managing any initial, renewal or amendment franchise filings to include collecting all necessary information, preparing and updating the filings/disclosures and validating details with Senior Counsel, Strategic Alliances and local counsel to submit to regulatory authorities • Working with business partners to support the business in day to day operational matters such as clearance requests, store closure, and short term extensions • Advises and mentors junior team members • Provides technical and professional interpretation and recommendations • Uses judgment based on the analysis of information • May evaluate complex situations using multiple sources of information • Manages projects and program execution within area of specialty and ensures quality of work • May influence decisions related to business operations in specialty area • Impacts own team/closely related teams or area • Developed communication skills to exchange complex information • Adapts communication techniques for audiences at multiple internal/external levels. • College degree required • Paralegal experience required preferably in a reputable law firm or a global or multinational corporation • Franchise legal experience highly desirable • Database management and project management experience preferred • Process oriented • Strong attention to detail • Strong organizational skills with ability to juggle, escalate appropriately and continually prioritize to balance work load • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing • Desire and ability to work in fast-paced, challenging environment, to tight timelines • Ability to work independently and drive results • Adaptable and responsive to changing business priorities • Ability to work effectively with team members, business partners, local counsel and franchisees in different locations and time zones
Application Process: 
send to Christie_annis@gap.com
Selection Criteria: 
Application Due Date: 
May 10 2018
Additional Information: 
or follow the link to the posting on the career site: Here’s the link to your job posting : https://jobs.gapinc.com/job/san-francisco/senior-paralegal-franchise/1649/7731269