Legal Assistant

Western Union - Denver, CO4.0

We’re seeking a Legal Assistant at our Western Union (WU) Global Headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

Sounds interesting? Here are some specifics:
Perform general and legal administrative support for one or more lawyers and/or paraprofessionals. General administrative duties include, but are not limited to scheduling, arranging appointments, travel and meetings and reception
Requires a general knowledge within the legal function and basic analysis skills, use of initiative and some independent judgment. You will often have access to highly confidential information
Requires knowledge of basic operations of the legal function, corporate policy and may be called upon to interpret and communicate the lawyer's intent to others
Prepares and updates legal documents based on guidance from a lawyer
Acts as a liaison with outside counsel

What you will need to succeed:
Typically a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a law firm or corporate legal department as a legal secretary or administrative assistant with 3 to 5 years’ experience supporting executive management
Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
Will be supporting various team members based in the US, EU, and Asia
Professional demeanor and ability to interact with all levels internal and external to the organization
Must be highly organized
Excellent written and verbal skills, with ability to complete basic drafting, edit and proofread (good vocabulary)
Attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities while maintaining high degree of accuracy
Ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks
Flexibility with work hours

What will make you stand out:
May require bi-lingual skills
HS degree or equivalent, minimum of a two-year degree preferred
Expertise in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required, including the ability to create and edit contracts and professional looking presentations for senior management
Experience or willingness to learn Microsoft Excel is highly desirable
An interest in learning about global privacy is also desirable