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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileSenior Investment Management Paralegal Duties: Participate as a team member and assist attorneys, paralegals and other members of the firm in the Investment Management practice group primarily with support of other practice groups as necessary. Work directly with certain key Investment Management clients, handling individual and ongoing projects. Assist with managing, filing, proofreading and drafting all documents and correspondence related to mutual funds and/or unit investment trusts. Availability for overtime and flexibility for travel are required. Assists with the drafting and shows high-level understanding of various regulatory and organizational fund documents such as registration statements, shareholder reports, and annual disclosure updates by creating prospectus or statement of additional information shells, risk matrices, or ancillary documents to accompany filings (facing sheets, Part Cs, etc.). Coordinates the filing of various regulatory and organizational fund documents, including review of printer proofs in a systematic way to include comparison against source documents, checks for comment incorporation, and review of table of contents, series/class identifiers, and section references. Takes lead in coordinating activities of client team participants and managing work flow to ensure deadlines are met.May serve as primary liaison with outside clients. Assists with fund launches and mergers and drafts initial formation documents and certificates based on previous models. Conducts research using the EDGAR database via the sec.gov general search engine and alternative search programs. Drafts, edits and prepares board meeting agendas, minutes and compilation of board materials. Actively mentors more junior paralegals and attorneys; recognizes different learning styles and adjusts method of instruction accordingly when supervising on projects; confirms comprehension by others of instruction. Assists in the creation of training materials and other resources for paralegal group and firm in their designated practice area.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree in paralegal studies who wants a career position. 7+ years' experience as a paralegal supporting investment management or mutual fund’s is required. Significant contact with lawyers and paralegals at the firm and requires strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be a demonstrated self-starter who is both highly organized and a team player. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the firm’s internal and personnel affairs. Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management and support staff. Ability to be a proactive self-starter, who understands the details within a much larger context. Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks. Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties. Ability to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities. Ability to work in a multi-office environment. Ability to influence at all levels of the organization. Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment. Must pay attention to details and have the ability to follow up and follow through.