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Senior Paralegal, Corporate

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Senior Paralegal, Corporate (24015503)



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.



As a Senior Paralegal, Corporate, you will provide administrative and paralegal support to the corporate, securities and compliance team—with a focus on contracts, subsidiary maintenance and SEC and corporate governance matters—to help ensure that Chipotle is living its values, protecting its business with strong contracts, timely meeting all SEC deadlines, and assisting in the successful management of corporate and compliance matters. This role is important to Chipotle’s success in supporting our operations, fulfilling our legal obligations, and ensuring accurate and timely SEC reporting, which will position the legal department as a valuable cross-functional business partner.



  • Review and provide comments on business contracts such as non-disclosure agreements, purchase contracts, consulting agreements, marketing agreements and event contracts, and manage the implementation and maintenance of our contract management system.
  • Prepare corporate governance documents and materials related to the Board of Directors and Board Committees, including agendas, minutes and resolutions, and manage the distribution of materials via our electronic Board portal.
  • Review, research and assist with drafting Chipotle's filings with the SEC and the NYSE, including Section 16 filings, proxy statements and Form 10-K, and maintain detailed records supporting disclosures; circulate and compile responses to quarterly SEC certifications.
  • Manage our domestic and international subsidiaries, including formation, dissolution and drafting governing documents and required filings and documenting
  • Support Chipotle's charitable campaigns, including gathering internal finance documentation and approvals from the nonprofit organization
  • Facilitate law department budget tracking and management by assisting with law firm setup and billing in e-billing system, and preparation and distribution of related reports.
  • Research, draft and make recommendations regarding the design and implementation of policies and procedures to enhance and ensure compliance with various legal requirements



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university preferred.
  • 5-8 years of corporate paralegal or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Corporate in-house legal department experience preferred.
  • Paralegal certificate.
  • Proficient with MS Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Outlook, online entity management systems and e-billing. Extensive knowledge of MS Excel preferred.
  • Experience with online contract management and entity management systems preferred.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional partners.



Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle had nearly 3,500 restaurants as of March 31, 2024, in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants in North America and Europe. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on Fortune's Most Admired Companies 2024 list and Time Magazine's Most Influential Companies. With over 120,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.



A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $40.38 - $56.25. You are also eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, vacation time, and much more.  Visit

Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. Please contact if you need an accommodation due to a disability to complete an application, job interview, and/or to otherwise participate in the hiring process. This email does not respond to non-accommodations related requests.





Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

Job Legal Job Posting 05/08/2024 Job Number 24015503

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