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Junior Paralegal, Restructuring

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Job ID: 4462

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Location: New York, NY, United States

Category: Junior Paralegal


About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

A Junior Paralegal, under the supervision and direction of a Paralegal, helps to manage and organize the materials and information relating to particular matters and transactions. These duties allow them the opportunity to work with and assist our legal staff in representing debtors, creditors, and creditor committees in large chapter 11 bankruptcies and in business reorganizations and restructuring. The projects typically involve clerical duties and basic file organization tasks, and may require long hours and travel.

Provide legal and administrative support to Paralegals and Attorneys in the Restructuring Department.

  • Assist in analyzing large amounts of due diligence materials regarding all aspects of a company's business operations
  • Assist with the preparation and filing of First Day Pleadings, Electronic Court Filings; draft administrative first-day pleadings; cite check and research or update precedent in first and second-day pleadings filed; research the local rules; identify if there are any changes that will affect the filings and send a detailed e-mail to the attorneys indicating such amendments; coordinate with the client's financial advisors and the client to obtain and analyze certain due diligence material in preparation of major charts and notices to be included as part of the filing material
  • Correspond with clients, creditors and other interested parties regarding status of cases and other issues
  • Collate information and exhibits for motions, applications, notices, memoranda, proofs of claim and orders to the court
  • Assist with the preparation of fee statements and applications; maintain professional fee spreadsheets; analyze dockets, pleadings and monthly invoices and prepare detailed memorandum to the client summarizing the data
  • Proofread documents and exhibits, charts and diagrams
  • Maintain calendar
  • Work closely with Kirkland's other practice groups and offices on matters related to restructuring / reorganizations
  • Commitment to work overtime; available for travel

Qualifications & Requirements

The ideal Junior Paralegal candidate is a college graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and corporate law with the ability to commit to the position for at least two years.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, legal assistants, clients and vendors.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment.  Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem and Westlaw is a plus.  Overtime availability is a must and a college degree is required.

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