Wachtell,Lipton,Rosen & Katz

  • Corporate Paralegal Supervisor

    Job Location Other
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
    Corporate Paralegal
    Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Full Time
  • Summary

    The Corporate Paralegal Supervisor assists in overseeing the Firm’s Corporate Paralegal Department. Responsibilities include coordinating assignments and workflow, performing a variety of duties with respect to transactions and other Department initiatives, coordinating and/or providing training, and maintaining direct daily contact with attorneys and support staff.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Works directly with attorneys on all phases of corporate transactions, including due diligence, transaction signing, transaction closing and post-closing work;
    • Assigns paralegal support to specific matters, determining scheduling and support requirements while ensuring that all deadlines are met;
    • Maintains record of assignments and calendar of paralegal schedules so that the Department may provide optimum and continuous support to attorneys at all times;
    • Coordinates with other support departments to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of each transaction or project;
    • Creates and maintains training manuals for corporate paralegals;
    • Provides and/or coordinates training regarding all corporate paralegal skills and support applications (includes coordination of seminars and educational gatherings as needed);
    • Assists in analyzing and reporting on paralegals’ time to assess workload, productivity and ability to meet ongoing Firm needs;
    • Assists Director in assessing paralegals’ performance and resolving issues;
    • Assists with entity management and payment of vendor invoices.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

    • Knowledge of corporate documents (name, purpose, format); types of corporate transactions (mergers, acquisitions, tender offers (hostile and friendly), IPOs, LBOs, securities offerings, etc; transaction sequences and what is involved in each phase (pre-transaction research, negotiating sessions, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, closings and post-closing activities); and SEC filing rules and EDGAR filings;
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
    • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints;
    • Ability to maintain working knowledge of Firm’s practice areas and procedures associated with each practice area;
    • Ability to consistently evaluate and upgrade practice support service and technology;
    • Ability and willingness to take on additional responsibilities as the need arises;
    • Position frequently requires more than 35 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position. Ability and willingness to extend the workday is required;
    • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree required;
    • Minimum of three years’ experience as a corporate paralegal or supervisor of corporate paralegals in a major law firm;
    • Supervisory experience preferred.

    Working Conditions

    Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like.


    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


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