Mid-Level Associate

Banking (UCC)

New York

The Banking group in New York is seeking a candidate with five to seven years of Banking experience (i.e., class of 2018-2016). Expertise in various types of secured lending transactions and familiarity with drafting and negotiating security interest opinions would be ideal. Candidate would be expected to develop an expertise in advising clients on UCC issues, with an emphasis on Article 9 Secured Transactions and Article 8 Investment Securities matters.  The work primarily consists of reviewing security documentation, advising clients on personal property security interest issues and structures and reviewing security interest opinions. Candidate would also be expected to keep abreast of any upcoming changes to the UCC and related laws and to help with the Firm’s knowledge management materials in this field. Candidate would support Banking attorneys as well as attorneys in various other transactional and non-transactional practice areas. High level of academic achievement and solid law firm experience preferred. The starting base salary for this New York position is expected to be between $345,000 to $400,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other job-related factors, consistent with applicable law.

Associates who join Skadden laterally participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions. 

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the office and living proximate to the office, underscores Skadden's long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.

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