Paralegal/Senior Paralegal.- posted 1/15/19

Paralegal/Senior Paralegal.- posted 1/15/19

Company Name: 
Paul Hastings LLP
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Chicago
IL
Salary Range: 
Job Summary: 

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With offices across the U.S. and the world, we have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever our clients' needs take us. We have an immediate opening in our Corporate department for an experienced and motivated Paralegal/Senior Paralegal.

The Paralegal/Senior Paralegal applies advanced Corporate knowledge of law and legal procedures to provide high-level assistance to lawyers.

In this capacity, the Paralegal/Senior Paralegal will:

  • Perform work in an efficient and cost-effective manner so as to permit the Firm to reasonably collect fees for such work; Meet expectations of billable hours target of 1,725 (unless otherwise specified);
  • Under the supervision of an attorney, coordinate, organize, prepare and interpret complex legal documents; Build and maintain relevant databases and files; File and provide copies to relevant parties;
  • Perform factual research in internal and external databases and libraries;
  • Assist with legal business transactions and logistics including local/remote set-up and travel arrangements; Partner and coordinate with internal resources and outside vendor services; Direct work and train team members;
  • Work overtime as required; Travel as required; and •Handle additional related projects as assigned.
Requirements or Qualifications: 
We are seeking candidates who have: •At least 5 years of Paralegal experience; •At least 5 years of general Corporate experience, as well as Private Equity; •ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate; Bachelor’s Degree; •Expert proficiency in supporting legal business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, securities, financing or tax activities; •Advanced proficiency in MS Outlook and web-based conference call/web-sharing applications; •Advanced proficiency in MS Word and document editing/comparison applications; •Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and spreadsheet/database applications; •Advanced proficiency in MS PowerPoint and presentation applications; •Advanced proficiency in online research and internet search resources (Lexis Nexis/Westlaw); •Expert knowledge of Firm and Corporate practice-area-specific procedures and terminology; •Expert knowledge of relevant jurisdictional/court/agency processes and procedures; •Advanced knowledge of timekeeping and expense reporting applications; and •Advanced knowledge of legal billing processes. All paralegals must comply with continuing education requirements pursuant to the requirements of their jurisdiction.
Application Process: 
https://jobs.phextranet.com/PH-STAFF/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=45&FilterJobCategoryID=3&FilterJobID=368
Selection Criteria: 
Additional Information: 
Paul Hastings LLP is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Competitive benefits are offered to full-time staff. Continuous professional development is available for all.