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Paralegal - Transactional (1060)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical America

Mitsubishi Chemical America (MCA), one of 4 regional headquarters established by parent company Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, includes 20 group companies in North and South America. The formation of this regional headquarters on April 1, 2017 has provided the organization and infrastructure needed for us to realize synergies, within regions and globally, among the vast network of Mitsubishi Chemical companies. MCA and the group companies represent decades of knowledge and experience across numerous industrial and technological industries, with over 4,000 employees in 4 different countries.

The origin of Mitsubishi goes back to 1870, when the founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping firm with three aging steamships. Yataro’s brother, son and nephew expanded the business into various fields during their respective terms as president and set the foundation of the Mitsubishi companies. After WWII, the original Mitsubishi organization was disbanded to become independent companies as they are today.

Mitsubishi Chemical Group is seeking Paralegal - Transactional to join a team committed to excellence, continuous improvement and driving sustainable business results. In this role, you will work with business partners at the subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group Corporation in the Americas and Japan. Our portfolio companies range from manufacturers of carbon fiber, polyester film, and biodegradable resins, to a branded pharmaceutical company, and a venture capital fund. Our team deals with a diverse set of issues involving day-to-day transactions, material transactions, employment, intellectual property, litigation and investigations, compliance, regulatory matters, and corporate governance. MCA is a family-friendly work culture where attorneys’ work product and advice are valued and an investment in professional development is a priority. We are looking for support as we grow toward the best-in-class legal and compliance team poised to advise MCA as it seeks to lead in sustainable chemistry.

Come be a part of this dynamic team!!

Who Are We...

Mitsubishi Chemical Group is the 5th largest chemical company in the world, is the world leader in the manufacture and supply of acrylic monomer, serving a broad base of downstream applications ranging from architectural and automotive coatings to acrylic sheet applications, to specialty moldings that serve a variety of industries such as electronics and health care.  Mitsubishi Chemical Group is the only producer that owns and operates all three technical routes to acrylic monomer to accommodate C2, C3, and C4 based feedstocks. Our talented people are the energy and driving force behind a dynamic business that supplies a range of growing sectors and geographic markets in EAME, The Americas and Asia.

What You Will Do...

  • Working closely with staff attorneys, the transactions paralegal will support drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and executing a wide variety of commercial contracts.
  • Manages intake of request for legal assistance, including assignment of projects to appropriate staff/counsel. Coordinates projects with assigned outside counsel.
  • Serves as triage and gate-keeper for the contract management program including the implementation/enforcement of policies.
  • Support creation of playbooks, standard operating procedures, templates, and systems for managing contracts.
  • Manage certain software interfaces for legal team, including contract management and third party / restricted party screening.
  • Support extraordinary transactions and manage due diligence processes with respect to mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions.
  • Perform legal research as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Have...

  • Certification or associate’s degree in paralegal studies
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in a paralegal role
  • Investigative mind and strong research skills
  • Working knowledge legal database software
  • Experience in preparing legal reports
  • Good organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to work directly with clients and lawyers under minimum supervision.  
  • Previous transactional paralegal experience a plus.
  • Japanese language and cultural experience also a plus.

What You Will Get…

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) with a generous match and much more!

We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies, therefore we will not a pay a fee for resumes submitted.


The salary range for this position is $62,400 - $93,600. Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.

EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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