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Securities Paralegal

Location: Deerfield, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 17, 2021
Closing Date: May 22, 2021

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Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


Caterpillar is seeking a corporate law department paralegal to provide support for corporate and securities law. The paralegal will work closely with the Securities attorney and the duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and filing, or providing support for SEC filings (including Forms 8-K, Forms 10-Q, Forms 10-K, Section 16 reporting, registration statements, and debt offering prospectuses);
  • Filing and providing support for filings with international securities/stock exchange listing requirements;
  • Managing document processes/approvals required for SOX compliance;
  • Assisting with significant Treasury projects that may result in an SEC filing such as public debt offerings, share repurchases and annual credit facility renewals;
  • Assisting with other projects as necessary, including communication with transfer agent etc.; and
  • Serving as key contact for internal stakeholders in the SEC filing process, including Accounting, Treasury, Investor Relations, and others and facilitate coordination among such stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate compliance with SEC requirements;

Basic Qualifications:

  • Four (4) year university or college degree is required
  • At least three (3) years’ experience as a paralegal is required
  • Mid or large size firm or corporate law department in a public company with significant SEC experience is required
  • Paralegal certificate is preferred
  • Experience using Wdesk/Workiva or similar platform strongly preferred

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Strong organizational and project management skills and significant attention to detail while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Skilled in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to quickly learn new software systems
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills;
  • Highly professional with superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior experience providing paralegal support for a public company is preferred

Additional Information

Location: Deerfield, IL

Relocation is not offered

Employee benefit details:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details:

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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May 17, 2021


United States

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