Charles Schwab Paralegal in San Francisco, California


San Francisco - CA, SF211MN, 211 Main St, 94105-1905

Jessie M. Golden


We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

Corporate Legal Services provides legal advice to all aspects of Schwab's business. This in-house paralegal position will be in our Institutional & Retail Legal Team (IRLG) which serves as enterprise counsel for the client-facing businesses of Schwab, including Investor Services, Advisor Services, Corporate and Retirement Services, and multiple investment adviser affiliates. This paralegal position is within the Retail sub-team but will also provide support to other attorneys in IRLG as opportunities become available.

What you’ll do:

The Paralegal will principally carry out the following tasks:

  • Assist with review, preparation and filing of perennial federal and state regulatory document updates, including Form ADV Part 2 and Franchise Disclosure Document

  • Assist with internal and external audits and similar reviews, including tracking project status, coordinating with SMEs and counsel/consultants.

  • Play coordination role for lawyer participation in business governance and risk councils and committees, including organizing meeting materials and tracking deliverables.

  • Locate, organize, and research relevant state and federal legislative and regulatory materials, including press, law firm and industry group commentary on same.

  • Maintain and update templates for delivery of legal advice.

  • Develop and maintain searchable database legal guidance, including attorney-client privileged internal and outside counsel memos.

  • Special projects as needed to support new corporate or legal team initiatives.

Other possible tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the organization and review of documents submitted or received from third parties ( e.g. , responses to or from regulators or litigants).

  • Under the direction of an attorney, perform legal research tasks to support legal review and analysis.

  • Assist with managing legal deliverables on key projects and serving as a liaison as appropriate

What you have:

Essential skills and requirements include:

  • Undergraduate degree.

  • Resourceful and self-motivated professional who is committed to delivering excellence

  • Strategic self-starter with strong problem-solving skills and analytical abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across cross-functional teams to achieve objectives

  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability with a record of taking initiative to make improvements, such as the creation of more efficient processes and systems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills -- able to communicate clearly, directly, concisely and diplomatically, knowing how, when and what to communicate.

  • Highly developed PC skills, including demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

  • Highly-developed legal and general research skills

Strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to anticipate, improvise, and adapt for optimal resolutions.

  • Highly productive, able to work effectively and independently on a variety of projects simultaneously and prioritize competing priorities on high-visibility projects.

  • Results-oriented style delivering outstanding quality and timeliness with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships within and outside the organization

  • Comfortable working independently and with minimal supervision in a fast-paced setting, maintaining grace under pressure

  • Experience in an in-house setting and experience with the financial services industry is preferred but not required

  • At least 5 years of prior experience in a paralegal, legal assistant or similar role is preferred.

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at" .

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: Legal-6+ yrs, Legal-2-5 yrs

Position Located In: CA - San Francisco

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time


Activation Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Expiration Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018

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