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Associate Principal, Paralegal

About Us
The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

What We Offer
A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include: 
A hybrid work environment, up to 3 days per week of remote work
Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education
Student Loan Repayment Assistance
Technology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely
Generous PTO and Parental leave 
Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision

What You’ll Do

The Associate Principal, Paralegal will work closely with the Corporate Secretary Paralegal will work closely with the Office of the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation under the supervision of licensed attorneys.  The Corporate Secretary Paralegal will assist the Office of the Corporate Secretary in administrative functions necessary to ensure that OCC’s Board and internal governance frameworks meet appropriate regulatory requirements, Delaware corporate law and fit the needs of the Corporation and of its directors and support the Office of the Corporate Secretary in ensuring that the Board of Directors understand and carries out its fiduciary and regulatory duties. 

A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong attention to detail along with understand general concepts of corporate governance.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.
•    Provide confidential functions to the Corporate Secretary, CEO and Senior Management, by producing a variety of documents such as correspondence, executive minutes, agendas and Board resolutions;
•    Assist with the review of all Board of Directors and Committee materials prior to Board and Committee meetings including proofreading and cite checking;
•    Help ensure that the Board of Director and Committee meeting material review process for executive officers is conducted in an efficient and expedient manner;
•    Prepare for the Corporation’s Annual Stockholders’ meeting.
•    Update and maintain records of Board of Director and Committee meetings, including those in which confidential executive session minutes have been taken, and draft appropriate resolutions;
•    Draft Minutes for internal governance groups for review by the Corporate Secretary;
•    Perform internet and legal research, as necessary;
•    Perform administrative functions for the Office of the Corporate Secretary including the following;
•    Track and ensure compliance with governance internal functions;
•    Develop, maintain, and revise board, board committee, and management committee agendas consistent with corporate requirements in charters, corporate governance principles, or By-Laws, including by ensuring meetings with the Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel, and other appropriate senior officers is conducted in a timely manner;
•    Update and maintain of materials for the annual board and committee self-evaluations and Director Orientation materials;
•    Prepare director skill matrices;
•    Prepare and maintain written stockholder consents;
•    Assist with onboarding of new directors, including by maintaining a list and preparing a record of receipt of new director candidate documentation;
•    Coordinate and maintain information received from directors on an ongoing basis;
•    Update and maintain electronic corporate files, databases, email and directories;
•    Utilize desktop publishing applications where required; and
•    Perform other duties as required.


•    Must be able to work as a team in a capacity with strict privacy and confidentiality requirements both inside and outside the Corporation.
•    Working familiarity with Delaware corporate law.
•    Experience in corporate governance with a regulated entity, particularly a self- regulatory organization with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, preferred
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Strong management and organizations skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
•    Detail-oriented, flexible, and creative. 

Technical Skills:

•    Experience with Microsoft Office systems, Adobe, Oracle, and ServiceNow.

Education and/or Experience:

•    Undergraduate degree, with at least three years’ experience in corporate secretary or corporate governance role.

Certificates or Licenses:

•    Paralegal certificate and/or large law firm experience preferred.

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

For more information about OCC, please click here.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-2662
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: May. 12, 2022

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 ([email protected]).