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Associate Paralegal

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Jun 3, 2024

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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Associate Paralegal - Corporate and Governance


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will join our Law Departments Corporate and Governance team as a Paralegal - Corporate and Governance. This role will provide vital support to the Corporate and Governance Team in corporate governance matters, securities law compliance, and related tasks. The ideal candidate will have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, strong organizational skills, a solid understanding of legal principles, an affinity for technology and its possibilities, and an interest in continuous improvement.


Assist attorneys with corporate governance matters, including board and committee meetings, the annual meeting of stockholders, annual reports, and regulatory filings including:

  • Assist in the preparation of materials for board and committee meetings, including agendas, presentations, and meeting minutes. Familiarity with and use of board management and online D&O questionnaire platforms such as Directors Desk or BoardVantage preferred.
  • Prepare and file regulatory filings with government agencies, stock exchanges, and other regulatory bodies, ensuring accuracy and timeliness. Familiarity with and use of software and services for the preparation and submission of filings such as Workiva, Section 16 Manager (Computershare), and programs using Artificial Intelligence such as Chat GPT preferred.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, conference calls, and other events related to corporate governance and compliance activities.
  • Conduct legal research and gather information on corporate law, securities regulations, and governance best practices as directed by attorneys. Familiarity with and use of online research tools such as Intelligize, Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Securities Act Handbook (Red Book) preferred.
  • Maintain corporate records, including minute books, board resolutions, and other corporate documents, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Familiarity with and use of cloud-based document retention and collaboration platforms such as SharePoint, OneDrive, and MS Teams preferred.
  • Assist in the drafting, review, and execution of contracts, agreements, and other legal documents as needed.
  • Assist in the management of corporate administrative functions, including drafting and filing of corporate documents, managing signatures, and maintaining corporate databases. Familiarity with and use of subsidiary entity management platforms such as CSC preferred.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a detail-oriented, organized and technology forward individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree


Associates degree and 4 years of legal experience


High school diploma / GED and 6 years of legal experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience working as a paralegal in a corporate legal department or law firm environment.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate governance principles, securities regulations, and legal procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as competency with evolving technologies such as Chat GPT.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and support adoption of new technologies.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize deadlines effectively.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work product, with a commitment to quality and excellence.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact professionally with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative team.
  • High ethical standards and integrity, with a commitment to upholding confidentiality and professionalism in all aspects of work.

What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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