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Investment Services Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 12,2018

Posted on

Aug 11,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Washington, DC
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
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Investment Services Paralegal Duties: Assist with SEC filings and a variety of corporate, securities and transactional matters supporting the Investment Services group. Prepare and manage various filings and related materials. Perform document preparation and distribution as well as post-closing document preparation and distribution. This position entails direct interface with attorneys and clients. Prepare and review filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission through the EDGAR system for mutual funds, private funds, investment advisers and broker-dealers, including Forms N-1A, N-2, N-4, Forms N-14, proxy statements, Forms D and Schedules 13G/13D/13HD, Forms N-Q and Forms N-CSR. Prepare and review Forms ADV and amendments for advisers and exempt reporting advisers through IARD system. Draft and maintain closing checklists; maintain and manage closing deliverables; prepare and compile closing opinion diligence; prepare closing books; perform attorney support for business transactions. Prepare SEC filing opinions; prepare and manage filing opinion diligence. Draft and maintain corporate legal and governance documents. Conduct research related to filings and business transactions through both print and electronic sources. Assist attorneys with filings, opinions and business transactions. Review and organize due diligence materials. Draft closing documents and correspondence. Prepare closing sets and post-closing documentation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required and an ABA-approved paralegal certificate is preferred. 3+ years’ experience in the corporate or securities field. Experience with SEC filing systems including EDGAR and IARD. Proficiency in Excel and legal databases. Working knowledge of securities laws and regulations (1940 Act, Advisers Act, 1933 Act, 1934 Act, CFTC). Private fund or registered mutual fund experience. Experience in investment services or mutual fund compliance a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Vedder Price, P.C.
888 16th Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006


"A Wonderful Firm"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Don't feel overwhelmed at first, because it's a pretty chill environment once you get used to the intense workflow.

Pros : I started at Vedder Price, P.C. 4 years ago and I'm sure I made the right choice. Management is very understanding and will do whatever they can to help you succeed.
Cons : There is a huge workload and sometimes it seems like it will never end. But they understand that there are only so many hours in the day.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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