Principal Legal Specialist at Capital One - US
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R160434 Posted 11/09/2022

Principal Legal Specialist

McLean, Virginia
  • Category Legal
  • Experience Principal Associate
  • Primary Address McLean, Virginia

Overview

Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Legal Specialist

The Governance and Securities team in the Legal Department is seeking an experienced paralegal (known as “Legal Specialists” at Capital One) to join a growing, dynamic group of legal professionals who provide support to Capital One on public disclosures and general corporate governance. This important role within the organization supports the Board of Directors, the preparation and filing of SEC disclosure documents, and a broad range of other corporate governance matters. 

The Principal Legal Specialist will be responsible for assisting with a variety of public disclosure and governance matters.


Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with filings made with the SEC, compliance programs for Section 16 filings, trading plans, director and officer questionnaires, insider trading and other matters related to internal securities policies.
  • Assisting with the development and filing of the annual proxy statement and ensuring compliance with controls and procedures applicable to the proxy and related disclosures.
  • Managing the organization and planning of the annual meeting of stockholders.
  • Supporting enhancement and implementation of effective processes to ensure compliance with policies and procedures relating to Legal Department activities.
  • Assisting with the drafting, updating, and implementation of a variety of corporate governance policies and procedures.
  • Supporting Capital One’s corporate secretarial function, including the in-person and virtual meeting operations of the Board of Directors, its committees, and the company senior management committees.
  • Maintaining strong relationships and lines of communication with business partners and other key stakeholders across the organization.
  • Performing other related tasks and supporting ad hoc projects as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification, or military experience.
  • At least 3 years of paralegal or project/process management experience with either an in-house legal department or a law firm. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of paralegal experience or project/process management with either an in-house legal department or law firm, with a focus in securities and corporate governance.
  • Ability to build collegial and effective relationships with business leaders, attorneys, paralegals, and project managers at all levels of the company.
  • 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. 

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.

If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@capitalone.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to Careers@capitalone.com

Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

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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