ERISA Paralegal

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Category
    Legal Support Personnel - Paralegal
  • Contract Type
    Direct Hire
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ERISA Paralegal 

The paralegal plays a key role in supporting the Firm’s global Executive Compensation/ERISA practice by working directly with attorneys and clients in all aspects of the group’s client matters.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist attorneys in tracking outstanding awards under various management compensation plans and programs (including stock option, profits interest, and other cash and equity-based arrangements).
  • Prepare and maintain equity capitalization tables and spreadsheets with securities law analysis under Reg D and Rule 701 relating to equity grants (with support from clients’ in-house securities law specialists).
  • Assist attorneys with day-to-day corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, including preparation and revision of applicable securities filings relating to equity awards and investments (including Section 16 filings and compensation disclosure in proxies). [Familiarity w/ EDGAR filing process?]
  • Conduct research on EDGAR and Lexis Securities Mosaic for public company equity and employment-related documents.
  • Proofread due diligence memoranda and other legal documents.
  • Maintain records, track outstanding/missing signature pages and handle other administrative tasks on behalf of attorneys. Coordinate the execution of documents, compile and distribute execution versions as needed, and coordinate post-closing tasks.
  • Utilize Firm document management systems, databases, and other resources to organize and maintain all types of documents and information.
  • Provide other forms of ad hoc support to the Executive Compensation/ERISA Department as needed.
  • Qualifications:

    Education: Four-year college degree required.

    Experience:  Minimum of 3-5 years of prior paralegal experience required. Experience supporting an Executive Compensation/ERISA transactional practice strongly preferred, or other corporate transactional practice (law firm or in-house).

    Skills and Abilities: Must be able to effectively work and communicate with all levels of partners, attorneys, and staff, as well as clients. Must be able to keep information confidential. Must be proficient in multitasking and time management, prioritizing deadlines and time-sensitive tasks, and working under pressure to meet important deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Must communicate effectively with respect to competing priorities. Must have a client service mindset and be highly responsive. Requires effective written and verbal communication and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, able to work independently as well as part of a team, and deliver quality work with a high degree of accuracy.  

    Must be a Notary Public licensed in New York State or able to obtain a commission within six months of joining the Firm.

    Prior organizational experience and proficiency with various software programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, and use of the Internet. Proficiency with document management systems and online database management. Will need to use computer software extensively in their work. This position requires punctuality and regular attendance.

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