Senior Corporate Paralegal,

United States, Illinois, Chicago

Business unit: Other Cross BA Support Global

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


AkzoNobel, with headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is a leading paint and specialty chemicals company with 50,000 employees in 80 countries world-wide with annual global sales of $20 billion.  We are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.  With prominent brands such as Dulux, Interlux, Eka and Sikkens, AkzoNobel markets coatings for homes, infrastructures and the transportation industry and chemical ingredients for ice creams, soap, asphalt, paper, plastics and numerous other products. 
AkzoNobel seeks to fill a corporate paralegal position to join its North American legal team in its Chicago, IL regional headquarters.  The primary function of the corporate paralegal is to support the North American legal team on a variety of corporate governance, strategic and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions. In addition, the corporate paralegal will handle a variety of additional matters as needs arise with respect to litigation, employment law, environmental matters and commercial legal affairs.

- Assist with all corporate secretarial requirements, including coordination and preparation of materials for meetings of Boards of Directors, and drafting corporate resolutions, meeting minutes, secretary certificates and other corporate documents.
- Assist with corporate transactions including due diligence and the organization, preparation, review and execution of deal documents in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other corporate initiatives.
- Assist with legal drafting, including agreements and amendments to agreements, position statements to various government agencies, and internal memoranda, among others.  Also, assist with legal analysis of agreement terms and conditions.
- Assist with formation, merger and dissolution of legal entities, and maintain legal entity organizational charts and lists of officers and directors.
- Maintain all necessary state filings.
- Respond to inquiries from colleagues across the organization regarding corporate information.
- Keep complete and up-to-date information in the matter management system.
- Upload original contracts and agreements to contract registration database.  
- Assist other members of the North American legal team with various other projects as needed.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States





Business unit

Other Cross BA Support Global

Sub business unit

OTGL Legal, IP, Compliance, Legacy

Job family

Legal, IP & Compliance

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Minimum five (5) years paralegal experience at a major law firm or a multi-national corporation.
- Bachelor’s Degree and Paralegal certificate required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Results-driven, customer-focused with an ability to perform in a performance  driven culture. 
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
- Must be highly proficient in 2010 MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Westlaw, Datacert or other Matter management systems, a plus, and ability to learn and adapt to other database formats. 
As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families.  Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401K with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V).