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Senior Corporate Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 11,2018

Posted on

Jul 20,2018

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Boston, MA
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Senior Corporate Paralegal Duties: Participate as a team member and assist attorneys and paralegals in the corporate department. In addition to the essential functions detailed below, paralegal will be considered a leader in the practice and paralegal group. Availability for overtime and flexibility for travel are required. Takes lead role in transactions, tracking and obtaining pre- and post-closing documents and formalities to assure performance of obligations; manages mid and entry-level paralegals in large or complex closings. Demonstrates familiarity of unique or uncommon events in life cycles of public and private companies; familiarity with the state and federal reporting requirements in connection with regulatory matters and company documents. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of tasks and projects in primary area of expertise. Works proactively to stay up-to-date on developments in practice area. In unique situations, can develop a logical course of action. 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. Participates in proctoring trainings sessions when necessary. Performs other work-related duties as assigned by other corporate paralegals and other individuals within the corporate management structure. Will involve significant contact with lawyers and paralegals at the firm

Qualification and Experience

The candidate will have a bachelor's degree. 7+ years' experience as a paralegal supporting corporate matters is required. Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate 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 andpersonnel affairs. Able to interact and collaborate effectively with all levels of personnel, including management staff and support staff.Possesses strong oral and written communication skills.Able to successfully manage and lead a team. Able to be a proactive self-starter, who understands the details within a much larger context.Serves as a resource, facilitator and mentor in order to effectively support the needs of the department. Must be flexible and able to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.Able to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks. Must be able to anticipate problems and issues and exercise independent judgment to make sound, justifiable decisions and take action in solving problems while knowing when and to whom to escalate issues. Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.Able to influence at all levels of the organization. Possesses excellent attention to detail and follows up and follows through on deliverables. Owns professional development by actively seeking out feedback and learning new skills.Takes ownership of deliverables and is accountable. Able to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations. Able to effectively work in a multi-office environment and a culturally and educationally diverse environment. Able to travel nationally and internationally on short notice.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ropes & Gray LLP.
Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

Review:

" Law Firm with Some Professionals"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

The firm should focus on getting management training to handle difficult problems and issues. Members of the management team need to be more considerate of staff and employees. Management should take responsibility for issues and problems and deal with them and not try to blame employees and staff for them.

Pros : A law firm in which the environment is composed of pleasant and knowledgeable staff and employees. The firm offers benefits to those working in the firm.
Cons : The law firm does not do a great job in terms of how management handles difficult situations. Management sometimes does not take the responsibility for problems and issues that occur.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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