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Associate Paralegal

The Associate Paralegal reports to the Director, Legal.

Associate Paralegal Job Grade

The Associate Paralegal is a grade 5.

Associate Paralegal Responsibilities

  • Support administration of legal issue tracker and Legal page in Handbook.
  • Prepare or support attorneys in preparing standard agreements as assigned.
  • Responding to and running point on internal and/or external questionnaires.
  • Assist in-house legal team in coordinating federal, state and local regulatory compliance documents.
  • Support corporate governance functions by assisting with drafting reports, maintaining records, completing forms and updating documents.
  • Support in-house legal team and outside counsel in preparing documents, conducting due diligence and performing other responsibilities related to corporate acquisitions.
  • Conduct research in support of the legal team, as required.
  • Work on other projects as assigned.* Support responding to internal and/or external compliance and other questionnaires.

Associate Paralegal Requirements

  • 1-2 years of experience working in an in-house legal department in a paralegal capacity preferred but will consider comparable experience outside the legal department.
  • Paralegal certification preferred but will consider comparable experience in lieu of certification.
  • Strong attention to detail and affinity for use of various types of technologies.
  • Proactive, dynamic and result driven individual with strong organizational skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to interface effectively with all business functions throughout the organization.
  • Enthusiasm and "self-starter" qualities enabling him or her to manage responsibilities with an appropriate sense of urgency; the ability to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced & dynamic environment.
  • Superior analytical ability, project management experience, and communication skills
  • Ability to manage internal customer priorities and needs.
  • A curious mind who does not back down from a challenge.
  • Previous experience in a Global Start-up and remote first environment preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Ability to use GitLab.

Paralegal (Intermediate)

The Intermediate Paralegal reports to the Director, Legal.

Paralegal Job Grade

The Intermediate Paralegal is a grade 6.

Paralegal Responsibilities

  • Extends that of the Associate Paralegal responsibilities
  • Administer, maintain and manage the legal issue tracker for the particular subject matter to which the role is assigned.
  • Prepare standard agreements for subject matter to which the role is assigned.

Paralegal Requirements

  • Extends that of the Associate Paralegal requirements
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience working in an in-house legal department in a paralegal capacity.
  • Paralegal certification.


Paralegal (Corporate)

Paralegal (Corporate) Responsibilities

  • Assist in responding to requests for information and documents from our internal and external auditors, regulators, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Support corporate governance processes, including general recordkeeping, preparation of board and committee meeting agendas, presentations, resolutions, consents, minutes, and other materials, as well as assist with our electronic board portal.
  • Assist with compliance and corporate governance matters for our international and domestic subsidiaries.
  • Assist with M&A and other strategic transactions, including providing due diligence support data room management, and preparing and organizing deal documents.
  • Maintain corporate records.
  • Future responsibilities may include preparation of Section 16 reports and assistance with other SEC filings, as well as annual meeting preparation.
  • Identify, design, and implement new processes and procedures to improve efficiency, productivity, and communication
  • Support special projects as needed, including research, organization, and project management.
  • Other responsibilities based on experience, abilities, and interest.

Paralegal (Corporate) Requirements

  • 5+ years corporate paralegal experience at a law firm, in-house legal department, or a combination of both; experience at a publicly-traded company preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication. and organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to adapt and willingness to work on a variety of matters.
  • Excellent tech skills, including G-Suite applications and Slack.
  • Exceptional level of accuracy, superb attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Self-starter who has exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative team-player with a sense of humor who is intellectually curious, capable of learning on the job, and developing new approaches when there are no precedents.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Paralegal (Corporate) Performance Indicators

  • Review legal issue tracker for corporate compliance requests and timely response.
  • Complete MR’s and Open Epics and Issues to support corporate compliance projects.
  • Maintain, and manage GitLab Inc. and its subsidiaries’ corporate records.
  • Ensure all due diligence and deal documentation for strategic transactions are organized within the appropriate shared folders.

Paralegal (Employment)

Paralegal (Employment) Requirements

  • Extends that of the Associate Paralegal responsibilities.

Paralegal (Employment) Responsibilities

  • Draft employment-related agreements.
  • Develop employment-related policies.
  • Identify and develop employment-related training.
  • Manage global employment-related projects as assigned.
  • Conduct research and monitor employment law developments.

Employment Performance Indicators

Performance Indicators

Career Ladder

The next step in the Paralegal job family is not yet defined at GitLab.

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find their job title on our team page.

  • Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with our Global Recruiter.
  • Next, candidates are invited to schedule a first interview with the hiring manager.
  • Next, candidates are invited to schedule with additional team members.
  • Finally, candidates are invited to interview with the director.

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

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