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Senior Corporate Governance Paralegal - Hybrid

Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: Hybrid, IL, US, N/A LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses


Grainger is a broad line distributor with operations in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


This position offers work from home flexibility 3 to 4 days per week but will require presence at our Lake Forest, IL headquarters 1 to 2 days per week. 

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel you will support the Corporate Secretary Function by managing the corporate governance and compliance posture of Grainger's 30+ international subsidiaries. You will be the primary relationship contact to different functions within the organization, local teams, global entities and our third-party legal service providers. You will assist with additional corporate/transactional, litigation, and product compliance matters including conducting research, developing communication drafts, reviewing intercompany agreements, supporting corporate resolutions, documenting meeting minutes and preparing other legal documents to support tax, treasury, finance, accounting, and corporate development. As a Senior Paralegal you will manage important corporate information, including corporate M&A and financing due diligence; and communicate legal issues and information to Company managers and employees outside of the Legal Dept.


  • Draft and review many corporate documents, including minutes, resolutions, intercompany agreements, certificates, notices and letters for our tax, treasury, and other departments.
  • Prepare and maintain relevant regulatory filings.
  • Manage third-party service provider(s) and outside local counsel on legal entity matters for our 30+ international subsidiaries.
  • Advise on legal entity management structures and step plans while collaborating with legal, tax, treasury, accounting, and corporate development to support legal entity formation, merger or dissolution processes.
  • Maintain, update, and organizing entity records (hardcopy and electronically in Grainger's entity management database).
  • Stay current on best practices in entity management, and develop templates, plans and processes.
  • Communicate and process entity data with multiple other external and internal sources (e.g. treasury, tax, and accounting).
  • Conduct legal research on many legal issues.
  • Manage and follow the budget for annual global legal entity management compliance, including generating quarterly status and analysis of external provider account.
  • Prepare corporate documents and reporting for international treasury and tax funding projects.
  • Provide support to Company attorneys in connection with special projects as directed by the Office of the Corporate Secretary.
  • Support Grainger's litigation and product compliance efforts.
  • Cross-trains administrative assistants and paralegals to perform important tasks/processes of the Legal Department.
  • Understand corporate structures, tax, accounting and finance core concepts.


  • 5 plus years of applicable work experience.
  • Mastery of organization and prioritization.
  • An understanding of multicultural clients and international laws while ensuring global compliance under a US-centric compliance structure.
  • Worked as a member of a team and collaborated with Legal Department team members and other areas of the business.
  • Improved processes and completed analysis.
  • Experience using legal research tools such as Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Internet or other similar tools.
  • Can acquire an in-depth understanding of our business operations and organizational structure.


With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs.


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.