Compliance Legal
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The Stanford University Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and Stanford Management Company (SMC) are seeking qualified candidates to provide paralegal support to the OGC lawyers supporting the investment and operations teams at SMC.  SMC is the fiduciary for the $30 billion Merged Pool, which comprises the substantial majority of Stanford’s investable assets.  Annual payouts from the Merged Pool support teaching, learning, and research across a wide variety of disciplines.  More information about SMC can be found at https://smc.stanford.edu.  This position will report to the Director of Legal Services in OGC, with day-to-day direction from Senior University Counsel supporting SMC. 



  • Support all aspects of the investment process, including coordination of communication between the legal, investment and operations teams, due diligence, document preparation, closing mechanics and processing, and post-closing administration.

  • Draft and review contracts and other investment-related documents, such as confidentiality agreements, amendments, withdrawal requests, certifications and compliance filings.

  • Prepare state and federal regulatory and compliance and informational filings.

  • Respond to information requests from other university business units.

  • Maintain an efficient legal filing system and manage retention of electronic documents.

  • Assist with ethics and compliance programs.

  • Gather and analyze data in support of business initiatives.

Other duties may also be assigned.



Education & Experience:

Two-year college degree or equivalent, and three years of related experience in corporate transactions/finance or possess at least one of the following three requirements:

  • Completion of a paralegal certificate program approved by the American Bar Association.

  • Completion of 24 semester units of paralegal education at a state-approved or accredited institution.

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in any field combined with one year of law-related experience under the supervision of a lawyer.

Must also complete all required continuing legal education every two years in order to lawfully perform services or identify self as a paralegal in the state of California.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with investment process and investment office middle- and back-office processes and procedures a plus.

  • Proven project management skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Multitask effectively; self-directed.

  • Ability to handle shifting priorities with flexibility and patience.

  • Proficient in common office computer applications.

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Exercise good judgment.



  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently sitting.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone, writing by hand.

  • Rarely kneel/crawl, twist/bend/stoop/squat, sort/file paperwork or parts.


Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



  • Flexible work hours, may work on weekends.



  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


Why Stanford is for you: 

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture. We provide excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commute programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

Please visit Stanford’s Benefits and Rewards page for more details.


A background check will be required for all final candidates.

We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position.


The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.



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