Legal Analyst

Vets First Choice | Portland, ME

Posted Date 4/20/2018

Vets First Choice is looking for a sharp, detail-oriented, enthusiastic legal analyst who is ready to join a fast-growing Maine company. A positive, flexible, can-do attitude is a must. Projects will change from day to day, and while the environment can be challenging at times, you will rarely have the same day twice. You will support in-house legal counsel in transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters.


The Legal Analyst plays an integral role with the legal team at VFC’s corporate headquarters in Portland, Maine, supporting legal functions for the corporate office and VFC’s facilities around the country. You will manage corporate contracts, assist in regulatory filings with state and federal agencies, and provide legal research and assist in advocacy and litigation matters. The Legal Analyst will work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment implementing and aligning business strategy with corporate legal requirements. The Legal Analyst will also provide great customer service to internal departments, and work closely with outside law firms, financial professionals, consultants, vendors, and others.


  • Work with the corporate executive team, corporate finance leadership, attorneys, vendors, and outside law firms in connection with US and international corporate contracts, financing, and regulatory matters.
  • Work closely with the regulatory team at a variety of VFC’s facilities on filings, regulatory actions, and advocacy matters. Provide administrative support for regulatory registrations in fifty US states, and a variety of federal agencies, including managing outside filing services.
  • Manage corporate contracts, including intake, review, drafting, tracking, and execution. Provide general administrative support and coordination on the signing and distribution of various documents. Manage department’s and company’s record retention program.
  • Assist in legal research, fact-gathering, and due diligence in connection with legal, business, litigation and regulatory matters.
  • Communicate effectively and timely with internal clients and external parties on legal, financial, and contract matters.
  • Provide day-to-day support for in house attorneys in working and communicating with internal customers, outside financial and legal counsel, and third-party vendors.
  • Assist with other corporate projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Variable based on experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3+ years professional work experience; previous financial services, law firm, technology, or pharmaceutical work experience a plus; strong writing skills a major plus.


  • Positive, motivated, can-do attitude; self-starter with strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills. Someone who can work hard and have fun even in the face of challenging, deadline-driven work.
  • Eager to work with attorneys and corporate finance professionals to learn the ins and outs of contract negotiation and contract drafting, pharmacy regulation, and all aspects of financial reporting, filings, and public and private offerings, shareholder communications, and stock plan administration.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment; comfortable taking on a high level of responsibility for meeting filing deadlines.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to think critically in ambiguous situations without clear instructions.
  • Ability to be proactive in anticipating and addressing business needs.
  • Demonstrated customer service focus, with a passion for building and maintaining a high level of support for internal customers.
  • Deep drive to remove process barriers, keep projects on time, and do whatever it takes to complete tasks to the satisfaction of internal customers.
  • Basic working knowledge of MS Office; ability to work with cloud-based databases and other IT applications as needed.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Pet-friendly office environment with extensive use of computer.
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Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay

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