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Legal Assistant - Securitization

💼 Graduate Job

New York

🤑 $54K - $62K

AI generated summary

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong academic background, clear writing and verbal communication skills, related work experience, proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, organizational and technology skills, ability to work long hours under pressure, collaborative with various internal departments, ethical judgment, maintain confidentiality, willingness to travel, foreign language skills a plus.
  • Assist legal teams in securitization transactions by conducting research, organizing files, coordinating closings, drafting documents, liaising with clients and vendors, proofreading documents, and utilizing software programs to enhance work product for clients.

Graduate Job

LegalNew York

Description

  • Capital Markets Legal Assistants work under the supervision of Capital Markets attorneys in providing legal services to clients. Their responsibilities vary depending upon the practice group to which they are assigned. They may also work with other personnel (e.g. other legal assistants, Practice Technology, Global Technology Services, librarians, Professional Support Lawyers, Marketing professionals, practice assistants, copy center, mailroom, etc.) at the Firm in delivering legal services to clients. Capital Markets Legal Assistants will be requested to perform other duties as required. 

Requirements

  • Four year college degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5
  • Strong academic background
  • Clear and concise writing skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Related work and/or internship experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime and long hours
  • Basic knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity and competency with technology
  • Ability to follow through on projects
  • Ability to work under pressure and with a variety of personalities
  • Ability to work with and liaise with colleagues in other internal departments (e.g., Office Services, Practice Technology, Global Technology Services, Research & Information Services, Operations, Practice Assistants, Document Services, etc.)
  • Excellent professional and personal references
  • Excellent judgment
  • High ethical standards
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Foreign language skills a plus

Education requirements

Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Legal

Responsibilities

  • In addition to the duties described in the Position Summary, Capital Market legal assistants are required to assist Capital Markets legal teams on an as-needed basis. Legal assistants will acquire an understanding of the mechanics of corporate representation and transactional matters. This will be achieved by attending legal assistant training sessions, corporate practice group and section seminars, database training sessions and through general on-the-job experience. Such work may include:
  • Become familiar with the legal and factual issues of matters
  • Utilize a variety of resources including on line sources to perform factual and legal research
  • Organize, maintain and distribute files/documents as requested
  • Coordinate closings and post-closing aspects of transaction (coordinate logistics of on line and in person closings, prepare closing sets, and oversee E-Bible creation)
  • Liaise with corporate service providers for entity search requests
  • Draft standard closing documents (receipts, officer’s certificates)
  • Prepare schedules and tables to agreements
  • Prepare initial drafts of closing checklists
  • Conduct definition checks, cross reference checks and editing of documents using applicable software
  • Contact clients, attorneys, service organizations and other professionals in connection with transactions, with the approval of the supervising attorney
  • Proofread and blackline documents, including familiarity with Workshare software
  • Develop knowledge of software programs to perform work, e.g. iManage, Legalkey, Excel, Bloomberg Law, Worksite, Intralinks, Lexis/Nexis, Securities Mosaic. Litera, Luminence
  • Create databases, charts, graphs, tables, etc. for analysis of data
  • Process invoices related to vendor services contracted on behalf of a client or attorney
  • Prepare daily time entries and submit weekly overtime reports for services performed.
  • Partner with legal assistant manager and/or director of legal assistants to formulate yearly goals.
  • Develop a plan of action to achieve yearly goals.
  • Utilize firm technology resources to enhance work product delivered to clients.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Location

New York

Salary

54000 - 62000 USD