Terex Corporation

Legal Assistant

Location US-CT-Westport
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/29/2018 12:56 PM)
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About Terex:

Terex is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services that deliver lifecycle solutions to maximize customer return on investment. Terex delivers lifecycle solutions to a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining.  Terex reports in three business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Cranes; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. For more information about Terex, its products and services, visit www.terex.com and/or www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation.


About the Position:

Title:            Legal Assistant      

Reports to:  Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary       

Location:     Westport, CT        

Relocation:  N/A     


Position Overview:

The Legal Assistant will be part of the Terex Legal Department and will be involved in a variety of administrative, legal expense management, and other support activities related to the legal operations of the Company and will actively interact with members of the legal department, outside counsel, business and finance managers and other Company team members.



  • Provide administrative support including drafting and revising letters and documents, preparing PowerPoint presentations, making travel arrangements and preparing expense reports.
  • Prepare and maintain electronic and hard files, reports, logs and databases of relevant information.
  • Provide legal expense support including adding new matters to the electronic billing system, setting up new vendors in the system, ensuring proper posting of invoices by outside counsel, closing matters and appropriately resolving issues.
  • Assist with the budget process for outside counsel fees, including the preparation of quarterly fee estimate and probable loss reports and other reports regarding legal expenses.
  • Prepare check and wire requests and obtain appropriate approvals.
  • Prepare document preservation notices for new litigation and release for concluded matters.
  • Provide assistance and support on varied matters as needed.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree
  • Minimum 3 years of legal administrative assistance experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic credentials
  • 10+ years of legal assistant experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as be able to handle and effectively prioritize a diverse workload and a variety of matters in a fast- paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to consistently produce accurate work, and improve and streamline processes, as applicable.
  • Able to effectively handle multiple and varied tasks simultaneously in a high quality manner and meet deadlines, while managing multiple, competing and shifting priorities.
  • Able to collect, organize, evaluate and synthesize information from various sources and apply critical thinking in order to identify the relevant points.
  • Possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess a high level of discretion, professionalism, maturity and ethical integrity, including the ability to interact with legal and business colleagues and outside parties in a positive and professional manner under pressure.
  • Be a self-starter and able to work well with a team and independently under limited supervision.





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