Corporate Legal Assistant

Boston

Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY:

Assist attorneys in all phases and aspects of corporate transaction-related work with limited supervision. Serve as main point of contact for all Regulatory/Corporate practice areas, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Management, Tax, Corporate Governance, and Executive Compensation.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Handle complex projects with limited supervision
• Prepare and maintain integrity of client and transaction files within Department-approved and file management systems
• Assist with various tasks for IPO transactions including: verification of the Prospectus, preparation of margin notes, drafting of checklists, attending due diligence meetings and coordinating site visits

• Prepare correspondence, audit letters, working group lists and closing checklists
• Proofread agreements for sense, grammar, consistency, cross-references, definitions, formatting, facts, calculations and typos
• Proofread and redline agreements
• Assist with preparation of various deal documents, including but not limited to: disclosure schedules; Exhibits; tender offer materials; SEC filings; Officers' and Directors' questionnaires; Underwriters' questionnaires; financing statements; cusip number applications; employment agreements; proxy statements; registration statements; purchase agreements; merger agreements
• Provide pre-closing, closing and post-closing assistance, including: prepare closing sets, bound volumes, closing CDs, closing memorandum and closing documents; order certified charters, good standing certificates, tax status certificates and bring-down telegrams; coordinate filings, stock and wire transfers; Assist with execution, dating and conforming of documents
• Conduct non-legal research using various research tools
• Assist with due diligence and manage data room
• Organize conference calls and meetings
• Coordinate work at the printer
• Assist with audit letter responses
• Assist other legal assistants and attorneys across practice areas
• Complies with and understands Firm operations, policies and procedures
• Perform other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER JOB-RELATED COMPETENCIES:
• Knowledge of Firm operation policies and procedures
• Proficient computer skills, with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
• Ability to navigate various electronic databases and document repositories
• Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing to facilitate effective working relationships with attorneys, clients and support staff
• Excellent analytical, organizational and trouble-shooting skills
• Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently as well as effectively within a team
• Demonstrates close attention to detail
• Ability to handle multiple projects, shifting priorities, and meet deadlines
• Strong research skills and proficiency in using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, SEC/EDGAR and other media and financial services research tools
• Ability to assume progressive responsibilities within assigned work as experience is gained in the position
• Flexibility to travel
• Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
• Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• High level of professionalism
• Dedication to provide upper-margin customer service

Experience/Education

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Bachelor's degree.
• Minimum of one year related experience in a law or professional services firm

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

Note: Job descriptions are neither intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills and efforts, nor are they intended to form a contractual relationship between the employee and the Firm. Rather, they are intended to be accurate reflections of the essential elements of the job.
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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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