Legal Assistant | Upwork | Remote (North America)

Legal Assistant | Upwork | Remote (North America)

Application ends: August 17, 2024
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Job Description

Upwork ($UPWK) is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential.

Last year, more than $3.3 billion of work was done through Upwork by skilled professionals who are gaining more control by finding work they are passionate about and innovating their careers.This is an engagement through Upwork’s Hybrid Workforce Solutions (HWS) Team.

Our Hybrid Workforce Solutions Team is a global group of professionals that support Upwork’s business. Our HWS team members are located all over the world.

Work/Project Scope:

  • Assist our VP with meeting schedule and travel arrangements as needed
  • Assist with tracking incoming legal process and ensuring prompt responses in ongoing matters
  • Coordinate incoming product & marketing requests for internal reviews, and triage submissions
  • Assist with intellectual property matters, including conducting basic research
  • Coordinate with the privacy law team to assist with program processes, including privacy impact assessments, data subject requests, and commercial agreements
  • Assist with ongoing internal AI and algorithmic governance processes
  • Assist with managing outside counsel budgets and onboarding
  • Support insurance matters, including annual policy renewals and claim submissions
  • Route documents for signature via DocuSign
  • Support with ad hoc projects and research as needed

Must Haves (Required Skills):

  • Some experience with litigation preferred
  • Experience with keeping internal processes running smoothly, and proven ability on process improvement
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to collaborate seamlessly with external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail, ability to track and coordinate multiple projects (and sometimes with competing deadlines).
  • Some experience with managing outside counsel billing and onboarding
  • Paralegal certificate preferred but not required

Upwork is proudly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. We never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.