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Sr Paralegal (Securities and Governance)

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Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  65222 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 

 

Position Specific Description

This role provides securities and governance support to NextEra's public companies and most significant subsidiaries and is responsible for preparing and filing reports under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The Senior Paralegal is responsible for providing timely and accurate information in response to requests from senior management, the General Counsel, the Corporate Secretary and outside counsel.  The Senior Paralegal provides public securities and governance support for the most significant enterprise-wide initiatives, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, execution of the Treasury financing plan and public utility regulatory matters. 

 

The Senior Paralegal will be expected to:

  • Support governance of NextEra's public companies and most significant subsidiaries, including serving as Assistant Secretary
  • Prepare and track corporate resolutions and authorities at NextEra's public companies and significant subsidiaries
  • With attorney oversight, prepare and file all Section 16 reports (Form 3s, 4s and 5s) and maintain stock ownership records for directors and officers, and communicating with directors and officers regarding stock ownership matters;
  • Prepare and draft 10b5-1 plans for Section 16 and non-Section 16 filers
  • Special projects as requested by General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, business unit general counsels and Managing Attorney to whom the Senior Paralegal reports
  • Support major transactions, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, and Treasury corporate and capital market financings
  • Provide support on international entities, particularly for Canadian matters, and including extensive support to the tax department
  • Respond to inquiries about minutes; review and redact corporate board minutes and materials for regulatory audits and proceedings
  • Maintain accurate, confidential records, logins and passwords for SEC filings; Manage process for instruction letters to transfer agent
  • Conduct proxy due diligence for related party analysis and update and maintain responses to director and officer questionnaires
  • Oversee and support entity management database; oversee officer change updates and written consent process

Support other subsidiary governance tasks for the company’s 1900+ subsidiaries as needed

Job Overview

Employees in this position are responsible for providing paralegal support to the company and for the attorneys within the law department.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Under limited supervision:

  • Drafts and edits legal documents based on edits and input from corporate attorneys
  • Participates in special projects or activities related to the legal discipline being supported  
  • Performs legal and transaction related research
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Paralegal Certification

 

Employee Group:  Non Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  No

 

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

 

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

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