A Securities & Derivatives Enforcement & Regulatory Project Assistant provides assistance to lawyers & others from the filing of a complaint to the resolution. This is a two-year entry-level position.
Managing all aspects of large scale complex litigations, arbitrations and investigations.
Maintaining, updating and organizing client files, witness 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 and government requests, including redacting documents in hard copy form as well as on line.
Abstracting depositions and 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.
Performs other miscellaneous projects and tasks as requested by attorneys and the Paralegal/Project Assistant Manager.
Performs other work-related duties, as may be assigned.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
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
The use of 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
A self-started who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
Able to work under pressure
Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Sidley Austin LLP is an equal opportunity employer