Job Details

Corporate Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Sep 20,2019

Posted on

Jun 07,2019


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Corporate Paralegal
The candidate will provide duties include: Conduct statutory, regulatory or factual research with respect to client matters. Such research might include investigation of federal or state laws and regulations, relevant markets, corporate participants and industry standards and practices. Participate in due diligence and other reviews of client records and files. Assist with organization of client materials and attorney work product, including use of databases, imaging systems and other computer-based technology. Maintain transaction files and other project records; circulate materials to project team, as needed. Prepare binders of completed transactions. Arrange filings, mailings and service deliveries with appropriate service providers, government agencies and other parties. Under the supervision of an attorney, draft, edit, proofread, conform and otherwise assist in the preparation of legal documents. Obtain services from outside contractors, including research services, filing services and printers. Process billing and disbursement paperwork in connection with those services. Understand UCC and perfection issues, order lien searches, review and summarize search results and prepare and file UCCs in different jurisdictions. Act as liaison for the project team with support departments and other offices of the firm, anticipating and assuming responsibility for special staffing needs, such as overtime, clerical and/or notary assistance.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have BA/BS degree. Legal Assistant/Paralegal certification is desirable. Must have ability to read, write and speak English. Must have familiarity with specific areas of law. Must have substantive knowledge of and familiarity with specific areas of law. Must have strong analytical and research skills. Must have thorough knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate potentially detailed and complex information to others. Must have aptitude and willingness to work with complex procedures. Must have strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to organize self and others. Must have strong attention to detail. Must have ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions. Must have ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner. Must have ability to work independently and with a team. Must have willingness and ability to assume new tasks and responsibilities. Must have strong service orientation and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, peers, office and firm management and outside business partners. Must have ability to work well under pressure, facilitate solutions and meet deadlines and milestones for projects assigned. Must have commitment to maintaining confidentiality of client and office information and adhering to the Firm’s Core Values.

Additional info

Tracking Code: 128-324

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
One Bryant Park
New York City, NY 10036


"A Great Place to Start"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Approach work with an open mind and a good work ethic and you will do well here.

Pros : I did a 6 month internship here so I don't have too much experience, but I found it to be a great place to learn and grow.
Cons : I wasn't able to get hired on for a permanent position but that might change in the future.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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