Paralegal, Banking & Finance

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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199422 8/2
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Paralegal, Banking & Finance

Paralegal, Banking & Finance

Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Banking & Finance Paralegal in the New York office.

Orrick is again one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2017 list.

As a Paralegal, you will support the delivery of quality legal services to clients by performing technical and clerical tasks that require accuracy, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency. You will provide assistance to others in all aspects of corporate work, focusing on the organization and maintenance of documents and transactional information.

You will perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to:

• You will provide assistance in coordinating various finance transactions from inception to closing
• Assist in drafting and reviewing routine legal documents, e.g., preparing signature pages for both OHS and non-OHS agreements, officers’ certificates, consents and working group lists
• Draft indenture annexes, exhibits and schedules; paying and transfer agency agreements exhibits; closing certificates and opinions
• Prepare and file simple UCC financing statements, amendments and terminations and is able to perform simple UCC searches through outside vendors or on-line services
• Proofread and blackline documents
• Prepare blacklined versions of subsequent draft documents, arrange copying and timely distribution to interested parties
• Act as liaison with the client and any outside entities such as government agencies, corporations, vendors and other law firms to facilitate the transaction
• Conduct final page-checking of final documents
• Draft closing checklists
• Assist in closings by preparing and assembling closing files, DTC letters, obtaining good-standing certificates and attending the pre-closings and closings
• Prepare and distribute the closing transcripts
• Review executed documents to ensure proper execution
• Organize documents for mailing
• Follow up with client and other parties to the transaction to ensure delivery of complete documentation required for closing binders
• Perform various administrative tasks as required
• Perform other related duties as assigned

This entry level position is ideal for those who are interested in gaining two years of law firm experience before attending law school.
• A bachelor’s degree is required
• At least one year experience in a business or law office is desirable
• Strong academic background and leadership ability as demonstrated through extra-curricular activities and work experience is required
• Demonstrated detail-attentiveness, excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
• Exhibit aptitude to develop specific and detailed knowledge and understanding of complex issues and procedures
• Strong time management skills, and ambition to work in a dynamic, shared environment are essential; ability to coordinate multiple tasks concurrently
• Ability to work effectively and enthusiastically within a team environment
• Excellent computer skills with proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel and ability to learn any practice related software
• Ability to be flexible with your work schedule

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.

Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

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To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please select the Apply For This Job option at the top of the page. Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter. Submissions without salary expectations may not be considered.

No phone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

We focus on serving the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do.

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