Title:  Paralegal

Date:  Feb 24, 2024
Location: 

Dallas, TX, US, 75201

Basic Function

HF Sinclair in Dallas is seeking a Paralegal to solve unique problems and provide advanced paralegal assistance to Corporate Legal and internal clients including matters pertaining to the review, preparation, investigation, and analysis of regulatory, compliance, and contractual issues. Leads projects and teams with moderate to high complexity as needed to accomplish legal objectives for the business. Maintains and administers paper and electronic files in order to meet the Company's requirements. Works independently with guidance in only the most complex situations.

Job Duties

  • Manages and leads document preparation and retention of resolutions, proxy statement, special projects such as acquisition and merger related activities, and other related legal documents.
  • Provides legal assistance to the Legal Department SVP and attorneys and acts as a liaison between the company and outside counsel, third parties, and in-house employees. In addition to, working with company employees on cross-functional special projects and initiatives.
  • Reviews, prepares, administers and maintains accurate and up-to-date information, systems, reports and other related documents (agreements, contracts and legal memoranda) in the corporate database for government and other reporting entities to ensure all legal entities (including international) maintain compliance and reflect current legal relationships
  • Coordinates all materials and documents (financial and legal) required for review at specified meetings, and obtains all necessary approvals including, but not limited to, external lawyers and auditors
  • Codes, approves for payment, obtains signatures, and ensures accurate payment of all legal fees for domestic (US) and foreign legal entities
  • Coordinates correspondence to outside corporate directors
  • Performs legal and factual research and analyzes past case law impacting corporate strategies, statutes, recorded judicial decisions, trademarks and patents, legal articles, constitutions, and legal codes
  • Provides executive administrative support to the legal department's SVP and at times the attorneys
  • Organizes, tracks, and collects project files, contract expiration dates, filing deadlines, calendaring, and metrics
  • Monitors and maintains company intellectual property portfolio and assists in filing patent, trademark, and copyright applications

 

May include some or all of the following depending upon assignment:

 

  • Provides specialized paralegal support (e.g. SEC filing or contract administration)
  • Maintains corporate minute books
  • Reviews and monitors new and updated laws and regulations in relevant fields of law, including telecommunications, corporate governance, information security, intellectual property and government contracting
  • Interviews clients to gather background information needed for contract review and preparation

 

Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion

Experience

A minimum of zero to eight years of paralegal experience handling unique and complex situations, transactions and documents required. Must have proven history working and directing with outside counsel

Education Level

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree or the equivalent number of years of directly related experience is required.

Required Skills

Demonstrates high standards of integrity, honesty, ethics, and confidentiality. Able to apply advanced clerical and data entry assignments based on pre-established guidelines. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision. Ability to communicate effectively in person and by telephone with the public, attorneys, government entities, contractors, etc. Ability to successfully negotiate with all internal client levels, external counterparties, and personalities. Advanced knowledge of the purpose and technology of legal documents and extensive knowledge of legal terminology. Advanced knowledge of legal concepts and procedures. Thorough knowledge of legal and business communication principles and practices, legal research techniques, and legal terminology. Relevant computer knowledge and experience. Advanced research, analytical, and critical thinking skills. Ability to work well as part of a team. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Strong written and verbal communication skills; detail oriented; proven ability to work in a complex environment with multiple priorities and projects while maintaining a high stress tolerance. Proficient in planning and organizing, and monitoring information. Advanced reading and intermediate math skills.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) preferred.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

May provide direction to junior level paralegals, interns, and contract personnel.

Work Conditions

Office based with travel up to 5% required by land or air. Subject to varying road and weather conditions.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movement, lifting and carrying up to 20lbs, pushing and pulling up to 20lbs.

Our One HF Sinclair Culture:

At HF Sinclair, we are united through our One HF Sinclair Culture, which is underpinned by our five core values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Ownership and Inclusion. Developed to empower our people, our five core cultural values are at the heart of everything we do and extend to how we engage our stakeholders. These values influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.

We maintain a true Safety culture for our employees, communities, environments and customers. Our goal is to make sure everyone returns home safely each day. We have a long-standing commitment to Integrity and ethical behavior and do what is right for our employees, investors, communities and the environment. We encourage employees to Step Up and Stand Out by championing a culture of Teamwork and Ownership. We foster a culture of Inclusion by encouraging diversity of experiences, viewpoints and backgrounds. What makes each of us different, together makes us stronger.

About HF Sinclair Corporation

HF Sinclair Corporation ("HF Sinclair"), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent energy company that produces and markets high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel and other specialty products. HF Sinclair owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Washington and Utah and markets its refined products in 19 states principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. HF Sinclair supplies high quality fuels to more than 1,300 Sinclair branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at more than 300 additional locations throughout the country. In addition, subsidiaries of HF Sinclair produce and market base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, and export products to more than 80 countries. Through its subsidiaries, HF Sinclair produces renewable diesel at two of its facilities in Wyoming. HF Sinclair also owns a 47% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HF Sinclair subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HF Sinclair Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth