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Legal Staff Paralegal in New York City, NY

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Company name

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe L.L.P

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area


Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Sep 15,2017

Posted on

Jun 08,2017

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Senior Paralegal, Restructuring Duties: Research debtor's company background to determine officers, directors, major creditors, major litigation, other assigned matters. Review of Local and Federal Bankruptcy Rules, as well as administrative orders, to assure that filings are in proper form and order. Prepare electronic filing of pleadings with PACER. Check case history with Shepard's to ensure case law cited in brief is valid; review cite form in pleadings for completeness and accuracy in accordance with Blue Book. Assist with preparation of debtor's petition, schedules and statement of financial affairs, 20 largest unsecured creditors, equity holders, and related first day filings. Draft pro hac vice for attorneys not admitted to the bar in the state of the court proceeding. Draft notices of stay in various pending litigation involving the debtor. Assist in drafting complaints and related pleadings, including discovery, in connection with various adversary matters. Conduct Uniform Commercial (UCC) searches and real property searches to determine status of liens on property and/or equipment. Examine and, if necessary, obtain public records relevant to facts of lawsuit. May delegate certain tasks to other firm resources as appropriate and feasible, and are expected to provide guidance and leadership to ensure that their work meets firm's standards.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree is required and a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program is preferred. Demonstrates good organization, verbal, and written communication skills, plus exhibits specific and detailed knowledge and understanding of complex issues and procedures. Significant working knowledge of US Bankruptcy Code and the court procedures, Delaware General Corporate Law, New York Business Corporate Law, and California Corporations Code, and ability to understand and apply the local rules regarding bankruptcy administrative filings of other states. Proven ability to delegate appropriate tasks and offer guidance to other firm resources. Strong time management skills and ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and any practice related software. May be required to be licensed as a Notary Public in the appropriate jurisdiction. 8+ years of equivalent paralegal experience is required to be considered for a senior paralegal position with the firm.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe L.L.P
51 West 52nd Street
New York City, NY 10019-6142