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Job Details

Corporate and Contracts Paralegal

Company name
American Society Of Clinical Oncology

4-5 yrs required

Alexandria, VA, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Account Management, Administrative, Finance, Customer Service, Legal

Posted on
May 17, 2021

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Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

Who we are:
ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking membership organization that operates in a results-oriented work environment in which employees’ evaluation emphasizes performance outcomes over presence or time. This is an Alexandria, VA position that offers an excellent benefits package and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn what it’s like to work at ASCO, click here.

Who we are looking for:

ASCO is in search of a high performing Corporate and Contracts Paralegal to join our Center for Integrity and Law within the Office of the Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate will perform paralegal functions, support a team of legal, contracting, governance, and compliance professionals, and participate in team projects and initiatives.

What you will do:

  • Prepare contracts and amendments from established templates under the supervision of legal team
  • Serve as primary contact for the legal team’s contracting function, including advising clients on templates and contracting policy and procedures, and liaising with IT concerning support issues regarding contracting database
  • Assist with facilitating signatures on contracts approved by legal team through e-sign software
  • Research legal, governance, and compliance matters and monitor relevant legislative or regulatory activity, including performing Westlaw and other database searches, and draft related memos, reports, and articles
  • Assume and carry out responsibility for timely preparation, submission, tracking, and filing of regulatory filings and legal notices, working closely with other departments and affiliates, external agencies, and vendors
  • Establish, use, maintain, and improve corporate, legal, compliance and policy files, reports, databases, postings, and procedures, and support administrative functions
  • Assist in administration and implementation of corporate policies and procedures and maintain corporate policy database
  • Coordinate document production and filing for litigation
  • Monitor certain e-mail accounts and provide timely responses to inquiries and communications
  • Support team of attorneys and governance staff on a variety of legal, governance, and compliance matters

What you will need to be successful:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field; and having Paralegal certifications is a plus
  • At least 4-5 years of related experience as a paralegal including law firm experience being a plus
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
  • Advanced technology aptitude and demonstrated mastery of applications and databases including contracting systems
  • Clear, concise, persuasive, and effective communication skills, including written, verbal, and listening
  • Professional demeanor and presence including the ability to handle confidential information
  • Experience with corporate matters, including drafting and reviewing transactional documents
  • Solid research and investigative skills
  • Multitask-oriented, self-managed with proven skills to use initiative, time management, and organizational skills to prioritize work to deliver results
  • Attention to detail, issue-spotting, and logistic complexities

ADA/Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.


No travel required

ASCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) 

Company info

American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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