Sidley Austin LLP

  • Project Assistant (Corporate)

    Recruiting Location US-CA-San Francisco
    Paralegal & Project Assistant
  • Summary

    A two-year position supporting paralegals and attorneys in the corporate practice. This position is an opportunity for individuals interested in law school to gain prior legal experience.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assists on miscellaneous functions within Transactional Financings (Corporate, Public Finance and Securitization) as either bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, corporate counsel, disclosure counsel, etc.
    • Performs basic support for Transactional Financings such as initial mark up of documents, proofing, client contact, vendor contact, duplication of documents.   
    • Formats and types various documents as requested.
    • Maintains client files for financings assigned.
    • Inputs daily time through Time Billing System.
    • Maintains a safe and unobstructed work area, including a neat and well organized desk.
    • Performs other work related duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates.


    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). 



    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.


    Other Skills and Abilities:

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

    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
    • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
    • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
    • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
    • Exercises confidentiality and discretion
    • Proofread accurately
    • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines


    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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