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Junior Paralegal - Capital Markets

Job ID: 5636

Updated: Apr 16, 2021

Location: San Francisco, CA, 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 and/or Attorney, helps to manage and organize the materials and information relating to particular matters and transactions. The Capital Markets Junior Paralegal will process the factual backup work on all special purpose acquisition company.  This is a one year position and will be mostly remote. 

The Corporate Junior Paralegal assists attorneys and legal staff with the preparation of documents necessary to comply with federal, state and local regulations in the conduct of business activities as well as:

  • Complete factual backup work on all de-SPACs
  • Prepare and complete UCC search requests and compile information into UCC logs.
  • Proofreading and drafting written material for attorney review.
  • Conduct research on Westlaw, Live Edgar, and other databases.
  • Commitment to work overtime as needed, which may be heavy at times, and may include weekends or holidays with potential to be for extended periods of time. Must be available to travel.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

This is a one year position for a recent college graduate with a high GPA and strong interest in law school.  The position will mostly be working remotely.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary and ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, and clients.  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, Adobe Acrobat, and a Document Management System; Overtime availability is a must and a college degree is required.

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