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Corporate Program Paralegal (entry-level)

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Feb 28,2020

Posted on

Nov 15,2019

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
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Corporate Program Paralegal (Entry-Level)
RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the Paralegal Managers, Paralegal Supervisors and Paralegal Coordinators. Comply with department and firm administrative procedures, policies and best practices. Responsible for billing of 1600+ hours of client-related projects and other credited work. Communicate, correspond and interact with clients and outside entities, such as government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations and other law firms to gather information or data. Track and maintain client files, including corporate minute books, board books and stock records. Calendar and maintain deadline-driven documents and filings. Prepare and file various forms with the IRS and other state taxing authorities. Draft and process legal response letters in connection with audit requests in compliance with established firm policy and procedure. Assist in the preparation and drafting of corporate documents, including but not limited to stock certificates, option agreements, and financing statements as needed. Assist with due diligence review of materials and retrieval of publicly available documents from state officials for corporate transactions or when requested. Perform public searches, including federal and state lien searches, financing statement, and secretary of state records and prepare charts or summaries to illustrate results. Assist with filings to and searches of Federal and state Agencies, including U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Secretary of States sites, and others. Coordinate and participate in the review of printer proofs (proofreading). Assist with the organization and maintenance of corporate closing and data rooms, whether physical or electronic. Assist in post closing activities and deliveries, including closing binder preparation and distribution, and with other corporate document distributions. Will involve significant contact with lawyers and paralegals at the Firm.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from a top-ranked institution. General working knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Word and Excel needed. Prior experience utilizing Adobe Acrobat a plus. Must be a demonstrated self-starter who is both highly organized and a team player. Able to maintain strict confidentiality of the firm’s internal and personnel affairs and client information. Understands ethics of position including ethical rules in regards to confidentiality, billing, and client representation and advocacy. Able to interact effectively and professionally with clients and all levels of personnel, including attorneys, co-workers, management and support staff. Able to be a proactive, self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context. Able to own professional development by seeking out feedback and learning new skills. Able to embrace new processes and incorporate new technology to meet client demands as they evolve. Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; able 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. Able to plan, organize and complete multiple related tasks. Able to exert influence at all levels of the organization. Able to problem solve and work with minimal supervision. Able to anticipate problems and issues and exercise independent judgment for resolution. Must deliver high quality work product and display ownership, having the ability to follow up and follow through. Must possess the ability to work independently, as well as on teams, in a fast-paced environment. Able to effectively work in a multi-office environment and a culturally and educationally diverse environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Start date: June 2020.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ropes & Gray LLP.
1211 Avenue of The Americas
New York City, NY 10036

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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