Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

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Western Union is changing. Yes, we're the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we're on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved - billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today's global consumers and businesses. So if you're looking for a company on the move - and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet - then Western Union could be for you.

Right now, we are seeking a Legal Assistant , based at Western Union's global headquarters in Englewood, Colorado.

You will be responsible for providing administrative support for WU global employment, labor and compensation programs and projects, to primarily include Associate General Counsel and his/her reports, as well as administrative support to Senior Counsel and Counsel and their direct reports.

In addition you will:
  • Screen incoming calls for Associate General Counsel, Senior Counsel and Counsel ("Attorneys")
  • Provide effective calendar management: coordinate and schedule conference calls, meetings and travel for the Attorneys and their reports
  • Prepare travel bookings through the Western Union booking tool for Attorneys
  • Prepare expense reports through Concur for Attorneys
  • Compose correspondence, draft email responses, spreadsheets, and presentations as required
  • Read all business emails for Associate General Counsel and prioritize for printing and filing the emails in the ELG. Respond to emails daily (Email management)
  • Establish and maintain Global Employment, Benefits and Labor Law Group hard copy and electronic filing system (Filing)
  • Maintain the ELG monthly invoice approval process (to include billing, matter set-up, reports, and troubleshooting billing issues) - Serengeti Tracker
  • Perform typing and revision of legal documents
  • Perform copying, faxing and filing
  • Distribute mail daily
  • Maintain department address book and International Outside Counsel List
  • Maintain office supplies
  • Assist with or coordinate special projects as assigned
  • Renew organization memberships, legal subscriptions, registrations, and filing of CLE credits for Attorneys
  • Work regular business hours and additional hours, as needed
  • All other duties as reasonably requested
Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years previous experience as a Legal Assistant (in either an in-house or law firm environment) - Minimum Requirement
  • Experience with Employment Law preferred
  • HS degree or equivalent, minimum of a 2 year degree preferred or if limited legal experience then a college degree with specific focus in pre law
  • Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
  • Accurate typing speed of at least 60 wpm
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to make administrative decisions, identify proactive solutions and problem solve
  • Ability to show initiative
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to manage in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities while maintain high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to efficiently access and use social media for employment related matters
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software specific in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe and .pdfs
  • Strong professional and effective interpersonal verbal and written communication skills and ability to manage multiple personalities
  • Experience with automated office equipment
  • Ability and experience to conduct legal research, interpret and apply information to complete projects
  • Ability to manage lengthy documents drawn from multiple sources
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks
  • Must be highly organized

    With a 160-year history of connecting people when it matters most, Western Union continues to shape the world in which we live. WU offers one of the easiest ways for families and friends to send money and stay connected almost anywhere in the world. We take pride in being close to our consumers. Together with our Agents, we speak our consumers' languages and live in our consumers' neighborhoods. As a result, our Agents and employees are more like ambassadors. They are ambassadors of trust. Ambassadors of responsibility. And ambassadors of hope. They are the living, breathing manifestation of who we are as a company and reflect the WU behaviors: Inspired. Connected. Driven. Game-Changer. Responsible. EOE/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, veteran status, disability or other protected category.