Sidley Austin LLP

  • Paralegal - Pooled Investment Entities

    Recruiting Location US-NY-New York
    Paralegal & Project Assistant
  • Summary

    A Pooled Investment Entities Paralegal provides assistance to lawyers by drafting, proofreading and distributing documents.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Supports attorneys in representation of investment funds (including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, debt funds, mutual funds, real estate investment trusts and exchange-traded funds.
    • Assists with the preparation of responses to audit request letters from investment funds and advisors.
    • Drafts and submits formation documents and other corporate filings for investment funds, investment managers and other related entities with Delaware and New York.
    • Assists in the closing of private placements and public offerings of debt and equity securities, including assisting with obtaining good standing certificates, preparing closing opinions, coordinating with couriers and other third party service providers.
    • Assembles closing documents and prepares closing binders.
    • Assists in knowledge management program, including maintaining electronic files for precedent documents.
    • Reviews and files SEC documents, including monthly, quarterly and annual filings.
    • Performs other miscellaneous projects and tasks as requested by attorneys and Paralegal/Project Assistant Manager.
    • Performs other work-related duties, as may be assigned.


    Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


    Education and/or Experience: 


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with strong academic credentials
    • A minimum of 3 years experience working at a large law firm

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good judgment
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
    • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
    • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
    • Proofreads accurately

    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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