Data Direct Networks

  • Corporate Paralegal

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Clara
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/8/2019 9:36 AM)
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  • Overview

    DDN, the world’s largest privately-held data storage infrastructure company, seeks an experienced corporate paralegal to support the company’s global business. The Legal Department consists of the General Counsel, and a part-time contracts negotiator. This full-time position reports directly to the company’s General Counsel and is located in Santa Clara. 


    Job Description

    We are seeking a Corporate Paralegal to support DataDirect Network’s (DDN) General Counsel. This role will help support corporate governance and compliance matters, including governance for domestic and international subsidiaries.  Experience with the preparation and negotiation of customer and vendor contracts is a plus.


    • Focus on corporate governance and compliance activities, including the preparation of minutes, resolutions, and other legal documents
    • Support projects to establish and reorganize subsidiaries
    • Maintain corporate registrations in various U.S. states
    • Responsible for organization and management of corporate / legal files
    • Assist with due diligence and related support for corporate transactions (M&A, financings, etc.)
    • Provide contract support, such as preparing and negotiating contracts
    • Updating and maintaining contract templates
    • Facilitating global cross-functional compliance and other projects with a collaborative approach 


    Key Qualifications and Attributes


    • Bachelors’ degree with strong academic record
    • Minimum of 3 - 5 of experience as a corporate paralegal or equivalent, ideally with both law firm and in-house experience
    • Paralegal certificate preferred
    • Experience managing international subsidiaries
    • Experience in records management
    • High ethical standards and integrity
    • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • A team player who works collaboratively to accomplish company goals
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high output environment and to prioritize and manage tasks efficiently
    • Proactive with ability to execute projects with minimum supervision
    • Strong client service orientation with a solutions-oriented approach

    DDN Core Characteristics

    DDN has a very strong orientation towards these 4 characteristics and any successful employee will demonstrate these capabilities: 


    Self-Starter - Takes independent action to identify and solve problems. Seeks out relevant information needed to make decisions. Gets involved with new initiatives. 

    Success/Achievement Orientation - Delivers quality results consistently. Targets, achieves (or exceeds) measurable results. Sets challenging goals, focuses on critical priorities, and is accountable. 

    Problem Solving - Recognizes problems and responds with a systematic assessment that identifies and addresses cause of issue. Practical, realistic, and resourceful. 

    Innovative - Builds and improves key business processes that enhance the effectiveness of DDN. Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, and solves problems creatively.


    DataDirect Networks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, sex stereotyping, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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