A legal analyst is someone who is familiar with laws and legal documents, but is not necessarily an attorney licensed to practice law within a certain state. Legal analysts generally assist attorneys in reviewing and drafting various legal documents, including contracts, litigation filings, discovery material, legal memos and other documents that relate to a particular legal transaction or court case.
Here are a few sample legal analyst job descriptions:
In house Paralegal - Legal Analyst
The candidate will triage all incoming legal documents. Will respond directly to regulatory and 3rd-party requests. Work closely with attorneys as well as outside counsel in connection with various matters. Assist in the production of the quarterly litigation report for senior management. Assist in production of Litigation/Regulatory Reporting. Must have BA degree and 1+ year of big law firm or in house experience. Background in litigation or corporate is preferred.
In-house Legal Analyst/Paralegal
The candidate will join treasury legal group. Responsibilities may include, among others: Working with trading desks to prepare offering documents for structured products linked to equities, commodities, currencies or interest rates, both in the U.S. and internationally; working on funding activities with the firm's corporate treasury team, providing advice and preparing offering materials with a focus on offering documents for debt securities. Working with the Financial Reporting, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations teams in preparing periodic SEC filings and other shareholder communications, such as the firm's annual and quarterly reports and earnings releases as well as other public releases and statements. Assisting in overseeing the work performed by outside law firms.
Basic Qualification Requirements: Individual with interest in finance and the law will be considered. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to articulate ideas clearly. Accurate and detail-oriented with sound judgment and integrity.
The candidate will reporting directly to the firm's General Counsel, will work closely with the team of lawyers and compliance professionals to draft and proofread documents, review contracts, and ensure compliance with the firm's legal policies, procedures, and internal controls. Responsibilities: Organizing and maintaining legal documents in various databases, including the contract management database and SharePoint; Assisting with drafting and proofreading various documents; Reviewing simple contracts under attorney supervision, and obtaining necessary signatures from all parties; Assisting with formation of entities, including preparation of entity organizational documents; Assisting with drafting resolutions and board minutes, and maintaining the books and records for client's various affiliated entities and committees; Ongoing communication and coordination with personnel across various groups within the company, including those in overseas offices, and with external counsel; Coordinating meetings and maintaining project plans and schedules; Providing other support as necessary. Should have strong academic background. Word and PowerPoint expertise, with basic Excel proficiency. Extremely diligent and detail-oriented. Superior organization skills. Flexible and motivated to take ownership of projects and demonstrate follow-through. Independent, self-starting, and self-motivated for high performance. Highly collaborative, with ability to work well with all types and levels of people. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to manage multiple projects and to prioritize and work to firm deadlines for both short- and long-term projects.
Attorney - Legal Analyst
The candidate will review data privacy, cross border, outsourcing and bank secrecy laws in connection with proposed technology initiatives requiring the cross border transfer of data. Review of data privacy, cross border, outsourcing and bank secrecy laws, regulations, guidelines, etc., in the 100 countries in which the bank does business. Evaluate all related major regulatory changes. Interact on a daily basis with the DPO's Regional and Country Support staff and with Country and Regional Legal, Compliance and O & T staff. Interface with initiative sponsors/stakeholders, the DPO's Intake Unit and the DPO's Regional and Country Support staff to assist in the resolution of inquiries generated by in-country Legal and Compliance.
Temporary-Junior Legal Analyst (ISDA/Derivatives)
The candidate will sit within the Legal Department on the Documentation team. Will work with ISDA documentation, ISDA Master Agreements, CSAs, and additional Derivative Agreements. Assist more senior negotiators with analyzing, drafting, and negotiating ISDA documentation. Should have JD degree. Recent Law Graduate with ISDA Experience or Coursework is essential. Should have 0-2 years of experience or coursework with ISDA and/or transactional Derivative.
Senior Legal Analyst
Duties: Primary responsibility is to be part of the litigation/subpoena response team. Work closely with other in-house legal team members and business unit representatives to research and respond to high volume of subpoenas issued. Investigation into substance of request, track and gather relevant information. Understand redaction requirements for confidential/personal information. Works with numerous IT applications and systems so knowledge of technology is critical.
Requirements: Bachelor of Arts. ABA approved Paralegal Certificate. 5-7 years litigation and/or subpoena response experience. Knowledge of eDiscovery collection work preferred. Proficient in use of IT applications and systems; research and investigative skills required. Understanding of State & Federal discovery rules/requirements. Ability to review and understand complex legal documents and prepare responses/documents in response. Communicate effectively with all levels of management. Proven ability to understand and work with highly confidential and proprietary information. Ability to work independently, often with competing priorities. Ability to identify potential problem areas and appropriately escalate to manager as needed.
Legal Analyst - Risk
Duties: Will help provide customized solutions and high quality, cost effective legal services to support company's goals and objectives while ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Will be responsible for support of risk matters for the legal department relating to operational risk, information risk, IT risk and TP risk, among others, for company's Bank, N.A. and other company's U.S. Prepare presentations, attend meetings, draft procedures and perform risk analyses and other legal matters as assigned. Assist Legal Counsel to drive improvements to the Legal Risk Issues Watch List including build out of sustainable process to capture and monitor new issues and manage interactions with senior Compliance, Risk and Internal Audit at quarterly Watch List meetings; drive the establishment of formal Legal KRIs, and own the publication of the monthly "4-boxer" snapshot as well as new trending reports for Legal. Assist Legal Counsel I to provide advisory legal support to members of the risk organization in the areas including ORM, ILD, TPRM, material and significant risk issues, iGRC. Assist Legal Counsel I to direct policy and procedure development, review and maintenance for the Legal Department related to risk matters at SBNA. Keep apprised of changes in law and regulations for risk matters under the Basel, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd Frank, and other Federal Reserve Act, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regulations. Advise Senior Deputy General Counsel and Legal Counsel I on risk related matters, as assigned.
Qualification Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent; paralegal certificate or equivalent from an accredited institution. 5+ years of experience in a law firm or in-house corporate environment in banking or the financial services industry. Current certification as a paralegal Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Share Point. Ability to deal effectively with the legal colleagues and executive management Strong organizational and prioritization skills; ability to manage competing priorities effectively. Proven ability to meet stringent deadlines and adapt to changing priorities, operating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Excellence in drafting; ability to present information in written and oral form clearly and effectively Ability to define problems and collect relevant information and apply relevant legal principles to relevant factual situations.
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