Sidley Austin LLP

  • Paralegal (Regulatory)

    Recruiting Location US-DC-Washington
    Paralegal & Project Assistant
  • Summary

    The Regulatory Paralegal will manage all aspects of large scale within the Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory group. The position will require overtime and may involve some travel.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Mainly responsible for all of the cite checking assignments for the Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory group
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong research skills
    • Experience with proof reading
    • Edit and format written submissions using Word styles
    • Manage electronic and hard copy documents through litigation technology
    • Legal and factual cite checking including the ability to shepardize and Blue Book a brief
    • Thorough understanding of court rules and filing requirements
    • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet search engines for research purposes
    • Knowledge of SEC, FINRA, CFTC and N4SE
    • Supervise project assistants and temporary staff
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with Clients, Partners, Associates, Legal Assistants and all staff members



    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
    • Proficient at Microsoft Office applications


    • A minimum of three years of paralegal experience at a medium or large law firm
    • Experience working in securities/regulatory practice
    • Paralegal certificate


    Other Skills and Abilities:

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

    • Experience working in securities/regulatory legal practice
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Strong sense of good judgment
    • 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
    • Strong proofreading skills
    • Strong PowerPoint skills     


    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




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