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Paralegal & Project Assistant

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A Securities & Derivatives Enforcement & Regulatory Paralegal provides assistance to lawyers from the filing of a complaint to the resolution, including coordinating all administrative aspects, i.e., documentation, databases and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing all aspects of large scale complex litigations and arbitrations.
  • Maintaining, updating and organizing client files, trial transcripts, fact and research files, court papers and correspondence files in hard copy form as well as electronic form.    
  • Producing electronic and hard copy documents.
  • Assisting with responses to discovery requests, including redacting documents in hard copy form as well as on line.
  • Assembling documents for use at depositions.
  • When needed, preparing for and attending court trials and/or arbitrations and handling all duties associated with a trial such as: preparing witness binders, preparing and tracking exhibits, contacting clients and witnesses, scheduling court reporters, etc.
  • Cite-checking, blue-booking and proofreading briefs. 
  • Preparing privilege logs.
  • Filing documents electronically with the courts.
  • Must be proficient in Relativity.
  • Trains and mentors entry-level project assistants.
  • Performs other miscellaneous projects and tasks as requested by attorneys and Legal 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 5 years experience working at a large law firm
  • Cite-checking, blue-booking and proofreading briefs.
  • Demonstrated experience with Lexis, Westlaw, PACER & Relativity


Other Skills and Abilities:
In addition to the above, the following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to works 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