Sidley Austin LLP

  • Paralegal - Global Finance

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

    A Global Finance Paralegal provides assistance to lawyers involved in large transactions by drafting, gathering, reviewing and organizing all documents related to the deal; in addition, prepares filings.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Coordinates with clients, trustees, trustees' counsel, underwriters, underwriters' counsel and insurers involved in various transactions for efficient management and distribution of closing documents and signature pages.
    • Proofreads and maintains prospectus supplments, transaction documents, closing documents, legal opinions and closing sets.
    • Creates and reviews Form 8-K, Form 10-K and 424(b) filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Files UCCs for clients.
    • Reviews documents delivered at closings, organizes the execution of documents at closings, maintains files for closings and follows up, as necessary, regarding outstanding documentation.
    • Assembles and distributes post-closing volumes and electronic documentation.
    • Summarizes, outlines, edits, abstracts, redlines and compares legal documents.
    • Orders documents from government agendies, private document retrieval companies and internal sources.
    • Assembles and updates working group lists, timetables and checklists.
    • 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 3-5 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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