Overview

New York, NY 

Summary

Our client is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. They are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person our client is seeking to join their Paralegal department in New York as a Paralegal.

Responsibilities

The paralegal will work closely with attorneys, drafting offering documents for structured notes offerings. The paralegal will be expected to work independently with clients, with minimal supervision. The paralegal will be expected to keep track of the timing of any offerings worked on so that client deadlines and SEC filing deadlines will be met.

Essential Functions

  • Drafting high volumes of structured note pricing supplements daily, to be reviewed internally, and approved by clients and subsequently filed with the SEC
  • Assist attorneys at times with the closing of securities offerings by companies in various industries, including the financial, life sciences and technology sectors

Securities

  • Assist in the preparation and filing of SEC documentation including, but not limited to, pricing supplements, term sheets and prosperous supplements
  • Extensive interaction with Wall Street financial institutions
  • Prepares drafts of structured note offering documents
  • Liaise with attorneys regarding status of offerings and documentation 

General Corporate/General Finance

  • Assist in major organizational projects, such as public and private offerings
  • Assist with necessary SEC filings
  • Prepare and file DTC Letters of Representation
  • Prepare and file CUSIP applications with the CUSIP Service Bureau
  • Obtain information and certified filings with Secretaries of State and other state and federal government agencies, including Good Standing Certificates and Charter Documents
  • Prepare and assist with closing of transactions, including the creation of closing files and closing sets of CDs
  • Maintain client files in an orderly fashion and in compliance with Firm procedures
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives

Qualifications

Education/Training/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree with the experiences has been directly related to the functions of the job 

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in the financial markets required 

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Paralegal will be trained in SEC filings, coordinating with financial printers and using a Bloomberg Terminal 

Performance Traits

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
  • Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
  • Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to proofread documents for accuracy and consistency
  • Excellent telephone skills 

Physical Requirements

  • May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.

*The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties

Salary: Highly competitive above market compensation
Date Active: 1.11.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt