Senior Paralegal (Securities and Corporate Governance)

Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5202

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily 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.

Position Details

You will be a member of our Corporate Governance Team reporting directly to the Assistant General Counsel, Corporate & Securities. You will provide support on securities matters, including Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) reporting and compliance, Board and Executive Officer governance processes, and other areas as may be assigned.  You will work a hybrid schedule requiring 3 days per week at our Lake Forest, IL headquarters. 


This position is approved to support relocation of a candidate who is out-of-state.


You Will

  • Prepare, review, and file various SEC reports, including but not limited to Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, proxy statements, and Section 16 reports (Forms 3, 4, and 5).
  • Ensure timely and accurate submissions of all public filings and NYSE disclosures.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with SEC regulations and corporate governance policies.
  • Maintain organized and accurate records of all SEC filings and related documents.
  • Conduct legal research related to SEC reporting and compliance issues.
  • Stay updated on changes in federal securities laws and regulations, advising the team accordingly.
  • Assist in maintaining the company’s compliance calendar and tracking all required filings and deadlines.
  • Manage electronic and physical document storage systems to ensure easy retrieval and security.
  • Provide support for internal audits and regulatory examinations.
  • Support multiple aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance process, including the quarterly SOX business unit certification process.
  • Provide support to Company attorneys in connection with special projects as directed by the Office of the Corporate Secretary.

You Have

  • 5 plus years of experience in a global legal department or law firm, with a focus on SEC reporting and compliance.
  • Paralegal certificate.
  • Experience working in a corporate legal department or law firm specializing in securities law.
  • Corporate and securities transactional background, with SEC reporting and public company advisory experience.
  • Conducted legal research on Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, on the Internet, and other legal research tools.
  • Acquired an in-depth understanding of business operations and organizational structure.

Rewards and Benefits

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

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage starts day one.
  • Paid time off (PTO) days and 6 company holidays per year.
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period.
  • Education assistance, including financial counseling, tuition reimbursement and low-cost degree options.
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, and more.

DEI Statement

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.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  Should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.