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Senior Paralegal - Corporate Governance

Bread Financial

Last Updated: 5/19/24

Job Description

The Senior Paralegal performs a variety of complex legal-tasks under minimal supervision of Attorneys and other Law team members. This role provides professional assistance and support to the legal staff in the development, research, management and resolution of legal issues involving their practice group which includes Corporate Governance, Transactional matters, including Contract and Client Management, Litigation, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, and Operational and Lending matters. The Senior Paralegal prepares and drafts moderately complex legal documents.

Distinction (Business Support): The role performs complex legal review and analysis, and drafting support, in connection with a variety of legal and contractual matters. The Senior Paralegal reviews and negotiate Vendor contracts, NDAs, and assist with Brand contracts, as needed. This role assists with updating, auditing, maintenance, and reporting of data and maintaining and developing processes, procedures, and workflows. With an understanding of complex legal, business, regulatory issues and laws, utilizes innovative thinking and legal principles to effectively problem solve business issues. Effective working in a deadline intensive environment, managing multiple responsibilities while effectively focusing on priority issues, while demonstrating the ability to maintain strict confidentiality with strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Distinction (Corporate Governance): Research, analyze, and understand complex legal and regulatory issues and laws, including those related to corporate governance and bank rules and regulation. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of business, governance, and regulatory issues in order to anticipate business and team needs. Exercises independent judgment to fulfill entity management responsibilities, including entity formation, registration, maintenance, and drafting of corporate documents. Provides Board meeting support and direction, including logistics coordination, material management, drafting, reviewing, and administrating related documents such as agendas, minutes, resolutions, and consents. Utilizes strategic thinking and decision making in relation to Board software management. Project lead and demonstrated ownership of policies and procedures. Provides regulatory examination support and advice in relation to document creation, collection, and provision. Maintains governance and regulatory documentation, including corporate records, Bank Board material, minutes, etc. Organization and maintenance of Corporate Governance and Bank Regulatory team intranet sites.

Distinction (Litigation): Responsible for reviewing, researching and summarizing issues related to incoming demand letters and legal complaints, including those matters with a high degree of complexity. Leverages business systems, including VCARS, Docuware, BID Inquiry tool, Salesforce, Web Collections, Kana, NICE, etc. to perform legal analysis and draft case summaries. Partners with outside counsel to assist in the resolution of legal matters. Responds to outside counsel information requests. Works to resolve and settle various legal matters in-house. With little to no direction from Attorneys, drafts affidavits, declarations and manages the entire discovery process. Serves as a mentor and subject matter expert to others on the team, including paralegals and legal coordinators. With little to no direction/oversight from attorneys, performs case summary reviews that are reviewed with various business stakeholders.

Job Summary

Essential Job Functions:

  • Document Preparation: With minimal supervision, utilizes strong attention to detail and accuracy to assist with the preparation, drafting, and filing of legal documents, including, but not limited to, contracts, letters, agreements, procedures, corporate filings/resolutions and business responses. Maintains strict confidentiality working with sensitive legal documents and information. Utilizes knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams as well as Adobe Acrobat to execute daily work.

  • Reporting and Analysis: Assists in obtaining complex information from legal documents for tracking, analysis, and reporting purposes. Identify trends and work with Legal Supervisor to update policies and procedures as needed. Identify issues and work with other Legal team members to respond to various department, business and external inquiries. Displays strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills when partnering with internal stakeholders and external partners, including executive officers, directors and outside counsel to assist with various projects.

  • Process and Project Management: Consistently meets deadlines while facilitating multiple responsibilities and focusing on priority issues. Proactively identifies trends and works to enhance processes, policies, and procedures as needed by applying problem solving and innovative thinking skills to achieve business objectives and directives. Maintain files and databases, including contract lifecycle management system, Share Point and matter management system. Provides administration, analysis and summarization of information, which may include contract terms, litigation facts, laws, regulations, processes and procedures and intellectual property.

Reports to: Supervisor or above
Direct Reports: 0+
Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements:
  • This position is hybrid with an onsite schedule of 3 - 4 days per month.
  • In-office requirements are subject to change based on business needs. This position is currently available to candidates that reside within 60 miles of Columbus, OH; Chadds Ford, PA; Plano, TX; Draper, UT; Wilmington, DE or Coeur D’Alene, ID
  • Normal office environment, some travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree Required: Certificate or Associates Degree or equivalent experience
  • Area of Study: Paralegal, Paralegal Studies or other related area
  • Years of Work Experience Required: Two or more years
  • Type / focus of work experience required: Legal Secretary/Paralegal and/or related
Preferred Experience:
  • Degree Preferred: Bachelor’s degree with Paralegal Certificate
  • Area of Study: Paralegal Studies or related field
  • Years of Work Experience Preferred: Three or years
  • Type / focus of work experience preferred: Legal or related experience

This job description is illustrative of the types of duties typically performed by this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of each and every essential function of the job. Because job content may change from time to time, the Company reserves the right to add and/or delete essential functions from this job at any time.

Typical Pay Range:
$33.60 - $60.85

Full Pay Range for position:
Washington: $35.30 - $70.00

The actual base pay within this range may be dependent upon many factors, which may include, but are not limited to, work location, education, experience, and skills.

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Bread Financial offers medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and other voluntary benefits (including basic and optional life insurance, supplemental medical plans, and short and long-term disability) to eligible associates (regular full-time associates scheduled to work 30 hours per week or more) and their spouses/domestic partners, and child(ren) under the age of 26. New associate elected coverage begins on date of hire (with the exception of disability coverage which has a 6-month waiting period). Six weeks of 100% paid parental leave for eligible parents is available after a 180-day waiting period. Hired associates, both full time and part time, can immediately enroll in Bread Financial’s 401(k) plan.

All associates receive 11 paid holidays. Full-time hourly associates receive a bi-annual grant of Paid Time Off (“PTO”) in each January and July based on their service date and scheduled hours, whereas newly hired full time hourly associates in their first year of employment receive a prorated PTO grant on their 61st day of employment based on the month of hire and scheduled hours. Associates will receive a payout of any unused PTO, up to 40 hours, paid out in the next calendar year (except associates in Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana and Nebraska who are paid for all unused PTO). Additionally, hourly associates (except those in California) generally receive 72 hours of Paid Sick Leave Plus (“PSL+”) per calendar year, with a pro-rated grant in the associate’s first year of employment to the extent allowed by applicable law. If additional PSL+ is required in a particular jurisdiction, the company with comply with applicable law. Unused PSL+ does not carry over from one calendar year to the next unless required by applicable law. Instead of PSL+, hourly associates in California receive 80 hours of Paid Sick and Safe Time (“PSST”) upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year.

Hired associates will be able to elect the purchase company stock during offering periods in June and December.

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About Bread Financial

At Bread Financial, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, give back to your community, and be part of our award-winning culture. We’ve been consistently recognized as a best place to work nationally and in many markets and we’re proud to promote an environment where you feel appreciated, accepted, valued, and fulfilled—both personally and professionally. Bread Financial supports the overall wellness of our associates with a diverse suite of benefits and offers boundless opportunities for career development and non-traditional career progression.

Bread FinancialTM is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digitally enabled choices that offer ease, empowerment, financial flexibility and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth for its partners through a comprehensive suite of payment solutions that includes private label and co-brand credit cards and Bread Pay™ buy now, pay later products. Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer products that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded Bread CashbackTM American Express® Credit Card and Bread SavingsTM products.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Bread Financial is powered by its approximately 7,000 global associates and is committed to sustainable business practices.

  • Bread Financial offers competitive pay, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).
  • The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for the Company.
  • The Company participates in E-Verify.
  • The Company will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.
  • The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and all applicable state/local laws. The Company will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process. Applicants with disabilities may contact the Company to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact the Recruiting Team at

Company Details

Columbus, Ohio, United States
Bread Financial (NYSE: BFH) is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. We offer a comprehensive product suite that includes private label and co-brand credit cards, as well as buy now, pay later (BNPL) options. Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer solutions through our branded Bread Cashback American Express® Credit...