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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior Paralegal - Corporate - Phoenix, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Business and Administrative Services

Job Description:

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.
We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.
Under minimal supervision, assist Attorneys and Legal Managers in managing and conducting day-to-day legal operations.  Lead and manage projects, interface with outside counsel and other parties on complex issues, collaborate with coworkers company-wide, prepare correspondence and legal documents to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, attend meetings and conduct complicated research.
  • Identify, gather and review information; comply with information requests, investigations, due diligence, discovery and document production; investigate the factual evidence of a transaction, event, proceeding or case; and prepare summaries, analyses, tables, charts or diagrams to display such information
  • Actively assist in analysis of information gathered and how it relates to specific transaction or project at issue
  • Manage life cycle of business entities, including drafting Corporate minutes, complex legal documents, reports and correspondence
  • Interface with in-house counsel and staff, outside counsel, contractors, government agencies and business clients on legal matters or assigned projects
  • Conduct traditional and internet legal research for applicable laws, regulations, cases, business information due diligence materials, government filings and other required research, which may include international law; prepare summary of findings as requested
  • Oversee maintenance of power of attorney database and Global Entity Management System
  • Participate in appropriate department initiatives (e.g., meetings, assigned or voluntary projects, technology training) as recommended by Manager; may also conduct various training sessions for staff members; develop department-wide forms
  • Work closely with team members to ensure that all pertinent information, documents and records are appropriately organized and maintained in centralized Legal Department electronic and hard copy files
  • Serve as Notary Public
  • Perform other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree and/or Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program and five (5) years of relevant experience as a Paralegal for a law firm, corporation or government agency
  • Able to use a variety of computer software, including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications (Microsoft Office Suite), as well as SharePoint
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects and consistently focus attention on details
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability and willingness to keep client and department matters confidential
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards