Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 900 lawyers, with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who collaboratively provide innovative solutions to our clients’ most critical and complex legal and business challenges. Our two year Paralegal Program offers positions in both our Litigation and Corporate Departments and is a great opportunity for students looking to gain exposure and experience in the legal industry in preparation for a legal career. Paralegals have the opportunity to work on challenging and high-profile matters and quickly become involved as team members, providing key assistance to the case or transaction teams to which they are assigned.
Job Description: Litigation Paralegal
Gain valuable and real-world legal experience by working alongside attorneys during all phases of the litigation process, from the initiation of a case to the discovery period through trial and post-trial findings and appeals.
Litigation Paralegal Responsibilities
· Organize documents and coordinate document productions.
o Conduct the bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents. Set up and maintain files which are organized chronologically, numerically and/or by subject matter. Work with E-Discovery Services on electronic productions. Under the guidance of an attorney, categorize documents by subject matter, prepare a chronology of facts and create production charts.
· Conduct various document searches and factual research.
o Create and maintain internal case databases, run searches on internal and external document databases and systems, cull relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations.
· Prepare witness and matter materials for case preparation.
o Organize interview memos, digests and other relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation.
· Prepare for and attend depositions.
o Under attorney supervision, gather and prepare documents relevant to the deponent, organize exhibits, take notes and handle exhibits during the deposition, and digest transcripts to summarize highlights of a proceeding.
· Motion practice.
o Pull relevant documents, proofread papers, organize exhibits and create document indices in the preparation of motion filing.
· Court filings.
o Work with attorneys and the Managing Attorney’s Office in the preparation and filing of all court documents. Create, bind and distribute both file and courtesy copies. Organize the briefs, exhibits and appendices.
· Act as liaison among various internal departments as well as with outside agencies.
o Oversee the progress of documents through litigation support departments, order transcripts from reporting services, and fulfill requests from outside counsel and others.
· Prepare for and attend trials.
o Organize exhibits, files and all other supporting documents, coordinate trial set-up and logistics, assist attorneys in the courtroom by taking notes, handling exhibits, and marking documents referred to by counsel, assist in the preparation of witness testimony and serve as liaison between trial attorneys and in-house staff.
Job Description: Corporate Paralegal
Corporate paralegals assist lawyers in all stages of corporate transactions and with the preparation of documents necessary to comply with federal, state and local regulations in the conduct of business activities.
Corporate Paralegal Responsibilities
Assist attorneys to prepare integral corporate documents/materials.
Work with lawyers to prepare all documents required to form corporations (both business and not-for-profit corporations), partnerships and limited liability companies in any state.
Assist lawyers in the preparation of documentation for amendments, withdrawals, mergers and dissolutions of corporations, partnerships and/or limited liability companies.
Assist lawyers with the completion of stock certificates. Complete franchise tax forms for lawyer review.
Create and maintain corporate minute books.
Work directly with attorneys and clients during closings and corporate transactions.
Provide lawyers with assistance in the preparation for and closing of various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.
Assist with SEC Filings.
Work directly with lawyers to prepare SEC filings with regard to securities offerings and respond to the requirements of the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934 filings.
Prepare/conduct UCC Filings/Searches.
Assist lawyers in the preparation and filing of UCC filings and handle UCC filing search requests in all states.
Work with Internal Revenue Service.
Assist with the completion and filing of SS-4 Forms with the Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of obtaining Employee Identification Numbers (EINs) for corporations, partnerships and/or limited liability companies.
To be considered for a position as a Paul, Weiss Paralegal, please verify that you meet the following qualifications:
Four-year college degree;
Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA upon graduation;
Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment;
Demonstrate leadership skills and a detail-oriented mindset; and
Interest in the legal field as demonstrated through undergraduate coursework, extracurricular activities, or jobs and internships.
Virtual Information Sessions
We invite you to learn more about the Paul, Weiss Paralegal Program by attending one of our Virtual Information Sessions. Please contact ParaRecruitment@paulweiss.com to RSVP for one of the following dates:
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:00am-12:00pm EST
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 5:00-6:00pm EST
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