Legal Assistant (Corporate)

New York

Job Summary

This position provides attorneys, members of the Department and other professional staff with diversified clerical, administrative and case/deal support by handling complex tasks and projects, with limited supervision, throughout all phases and aspects of Corporate work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Handles complex projects with limited supervision.
  • Organizes and manages electronic and paper files.
  • Ensures that all files are maintained within Department-approved protocols and case management systems.
  • Maintains the integrity of client files.
  • Assists with the preparation and/or filing of registration documents, forms, etc., as needed.
  • Assists with retrieval of rules, regulations and company profiles, as needed.
  • Assists with transactions and/or closings.
  • Assists with preparation for client meetings.
  • Proofreads documents, as needed.
  • Performs cross-reference and defined terms checks.
  • Performs non-legal research using various research tools, including the Internet, SEC/EDGAR and other media and financial services sites.
  • Updates attorney and deal team binders.
  • Manages databases in accordance with Firm standards.
  • Assists other legal assistants and attorneys across practice areas.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned or needed.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Ability to navigate various electronic databases and document repositories
  • Strong research skills and proficiency in using various research tools, including the Internet, SEC/EDGAR, and other media and financial services
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively, within a team
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Flexibility to travel, as required
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a Corporate legal assistant position or a position requiring similar skillset, expertise and experience
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