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Legal Assistant 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Legal  
Location Brea, CA (Headquarters)  
Req Number LEG-17-00001  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Days  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


To provide legal and administrative support to the General Counsel, Associate General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel.

Provide administrative support to the Ventura Foods Legal Department, including maintaining files and Practice Manager database.

Type and edit legal and other documents, including, but not limited to, correspondence and project work from handwritten or typed materials. Copy, distribute, send, file or otherwise handle completed work. Proofread work product for accuracy, format, grammar, punctuation and syntax.\

Transactional assistance will include preparing and reviewing form confidentiality agreements and other contracts. Handle information of a confidential nature, such as salary or Company information for various purposes.

Serve as contact for Legal Department to people inside and outside the Company; provide litigation support as needed to respond to document production and subpoena requests.

Receive, sort and prioritize incoming legal matters, mail and correspondence. Answer telephone, screen and process telephone calls.Assist in maintaining Company books and records and state filings nationwide.

Support and provide back-up for Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Executive Assistants and other Assistants.

Arrange and coordinate all business travel. Schedule and coordinate department meetings, arrange use of conference rooms.

Perform other duties as assigned to include legal research, intellectual property matters, Company Policies and special projects.

Position Requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
5 years legal assistant or related experience at major law firm

Excellent writing and communication  skills.  Strong organizational  skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.   Demonstrated ability to interact at a professional level with executives, attorneys, and business associates.  Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook) and on-line legal research.  Ability to work as a team player and establish effective working relationships with co- workers.  Also useful would be experience with database and file system organization.




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