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Litigation Paralegal

Jackson Lewis PC - Branch Office
32 Attorneys; 20 Staff
Reports to the Office Administrator
LOCATION: 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Ste 2500, Chicago, Illinois
EDUCATION:  Associates Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred Paralegal degree or related certificate, high school diploma or equivalent minimum
EXPERIENCE:  5 years minimum legal experience is a plus, preferably in employment law Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedures Well versed in trial preparation Experience with class-actions, and wage and hour productions a plus Results oriented and excellent time management. Reliability, teamwork, professionalism, and the ability to multi-task are essential.
DESCRIPTION: Assist with preparation of pleadings and discovery in federal and state court matters and arbitration proceedings. Analyze, review and organize documents from data from materials produced during discovery; and, prepare/coordinate document production and responses to discovery requests. Trial and arbitration preparation; preparation and management of trial exhibits and other trial related assistance. Prepare initial drafts of various pleadings and discovery documents in matters before Federal Law Judges. Conducting legal research, including but not limited to Lexis and Pacer research. Cite-checking and shepardizing and assistance with motion preparation. Liaison with courts and litigation vendors, including process servers and couriers.
Send Resumes to/Apply Online By Visiting: ChicagoRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com
Posted: November 19, 2017

Global Transportation Finance Paralegal

Vedder Price - Main Office
200 Attorneys; 100 Staff

Reports to the Paralegal Manager
LOCATION: 222 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601
EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree is preferred; a certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program is preferred
EXPERIENCE: • Minimum of two years’ experience in commercial lending/asset-based financing and transactional work • Familiarity with UCC's a plus • Able to learn quickly and apply training to practical issues • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Excellent verbal and written skills • Able to work under pressure on time sensitive projects • Able to work interdependently • Ability to travel as required • Excellent interpersonal skills • Effective in managing multiple tasks • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite • Willingness to work overtime • Annually log a target 1500 billable hours • Ability to lift 25 pounds
DESCRIPTION: Manage closings and prepare closing sets; preparation and filing of documents and UCCs for closings; post-closing document preparation and follow-up. This high-profile position entails direct interface with the Global Transportation Finance attorneys, clients and opposing counsel.
• Manage, prepare and distribute post-closing sets and other materials • Manage and coordinate transaction closings • Create electronic post-closing CDs • Assist attorneys with business leasing and loan transactions • Review and organize due diligence materials • Proof read • Prepare and review UCC filings and documentation • Draft closing documents and correspondence • Analyze and organize client records • Reconcile vendor invoices • Interact with clients and other counsel during business transactions • Work with project assistants and other support personnel to complete closing sets
Send Resumes to/Apply Online By Visiting: ch.recruiting@vedderprice.com
Posted: November 5, 2017

Chicago - Paralegal - Real Estate/Corporate

Foley and Lardner LLP   - Branch

124 Attorneys; 163 Staff

Reports to:           Business Law Paralegal Manager         

LOCATION:            321 N. Clark St., Ste. 2800                      

EDUCATION:              Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or paralegal designation preferred.       

EXPERIENCE:         A minimum of five (5) years of work experience is required (equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree). Candidates must be proficient in MS Office, virtual data rooms and electronic recording software.
DESCRIPTION:       The Chicago office has an excellent opportunity for an experienced commercial Real Estate/Corporate Paralegal. This position requires strong transactional experience with real estate, finance and corporate matters. Primary responsibilities include reviewing, analyzing, and preparing real estate documents in connection with sales, acquisitions, leases, financings, workouts and foreclosures; recording documents; obtaining title searches, title commitments, policies and endorsements; reviewing and summarizing land surveys; coordinating municipal sale requirements, preparing closing checklists and closing documents; coordinating due diligence; coordinating and attending real estate closings, and managing documents. Duties also involve working with all aspects of company formations, for corporations, LLCs and partnerships, including related startup organization management; maintaining corporate/stock records; ordering and summarizing UCC, litigation and lien searches for commercial transactions; assisting with due diligence, closing checklists, executing documents and closing procedures for M&A transactions or venture capital financings. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or paralegal designation preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of work experience is required (equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree). Candidates must be proficient in MS Office, virtual data rooms and electronic recording software. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     foley.com/careers under the "Staff" page              

Posted: October 20, 2017

Trademark Paralegal

Nixon Peabody LLP - Branch Office
80 Attorneys - 79 Staff

Reports to the Paralegal Manager
LOCATION: 70 W. Madison St., Ste 3500, Chicago, IL
EDUCATION: Paralegal Certificate
EXPERIENCE: 5+ years trademark paralegal or specialist experience Solid understanding of U.S. and foreign trademark filings and prosecution procedures Solid understanding of Trademark rules of practice (37 CFR) and some familiarity with trademark clearance searching, copyrights, domain name registrations and TTAB proceedings Familiarity with USPTO Trademark systems including TEAS, the Assignment Branch and the TTAB Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office Exceptional organizational skills with great attention to detail Exceptional multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus Ability to work independently and as part of a team, while effectively using firm resources
DESCRIPTION: Review docket for deadlines and manage assignments in support of clients' global trademark portfolios Prepare and file U.S. trademark applications electronically, including subsequent filings through to registration Correspond with foreign associates and clients on trademark matters Prepare and file powers of attorney and letters of instruction Responsible for preparing and filing relevant documents related to prosecution and/or maintenance of U.S. and foreign trademarks Assist attorneys with trademark filing strategy and due diligence Comprehend chain of title in U.S. trademarks and ability to perfect same Draft trademark status reports upon request of client Communicate with foreign associates, including foreign filing instruction letters, and obtain and send copies of registration certificates or other evidence requested by foreign associates Run basic searches requested by attorneys or clients Assist attorneys in trademark opposition and cancellation actions before the TTAB
APPLY ONLINE BY VISITING:  http://www.nixonpeabody.com/careers
Posted: October 6, 2017


Immigration Paralegal

Confidential - Branch Office

100 Attorneys; 180 Staff

Reports to:             Paralegal Manager

LOCATION:                Chicago, IL            

EDUCATION:              Bachelor's degree.

EXPERIENCE:       3+ years of progressive business immigration experience. - 2 to 5 years of experience and training in various immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications - Solid experience preparing complex business visa filings. - Must have a congenial personality, excellent client interaction skills and demonstrated passion for immigration work. - Must have the ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously and work independently as needed. - Candidate must be well-organized, detail-oriented, manage time efficiently, work independently as needed, astute at identifying issues and a quick learner in a fast-paced environment. - Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Must be able to communicate diplomatically and effectively in writing and verbally in both languages. Additional language skills a plus.

DESCRIPTION:          National Law Firm seeks a qualified paralegal with 2-5 years of experience and training in various immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications. Candidate must be able to successfully multi-task, in a deadline-driven environment. This position will participate in all aspects of the firm’s Business Immigration and growing Global Mobility practice, including working closely with attorney in case review and analysis, preparing drafts and filing final employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including H-1, L-1, E-1/E-2, I-140 EB1 and EB2, I-526, PERM Labor Certification, J-1 Waivers Petitions. Assist with management of client relationships.   

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:         HRServices312@gmail.com   

Posted: September 22, 2017 


Archdiocese of Chicago

8 Attorneys; 3 Staff

Reports to:               General Counsel

LOCATION:        835 N. Rush St.
EDUCATION      Paralegal Certificate

EXPERIENCE:          5 years experience in legal office environment   

DESCRIPTION:      http://legacy.archchicago.org/Employment/Default.aspx for position description    

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:         jleonatti@archchicago.org

Posted: August 18, 2017

Investment Services Paralegal

Vedder Price - Main

200 Attorneys; 300 Staff

Reports to:          Manager of Paralegal/Project Assistants

LOCATION:         222 N. Lasalle St., Chicago, IL 60601    

EDUCATION     A bachelor's degree is required and an ABA-approved paralegal certificate is preferred.                                

EXPERIENCE:     • Three or more years' experience in Corporate or securities experience is required • Working knowledge of securities laws and regulations (1940 Act, Advisers Act, 1933 Act, 1934 Act, CFTC) • Private fund or registered mutual fund experience is a plus Experience in investment services or mutual fund compliance a plus •Strong research skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment • Keen attention to detail • Willingness to work overtime • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines • Strong organizational skills • Ability to lift 25 pounds       

DESCRIPTION:           : • Preparing and reviewing filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for mutual funds, private funds, investment advisers and broker-dealers including Form N-1A, N-2, Form N-14, Proxy Statements, Form ADV, Form BD, Form D and Schedule 13Gs/13Ds. • Drafting and maintaining corporate legal and governance documents • Conduct research related to filings and business transactions through both print and electronic sources • Assist attorneys with filings, opinions and business transactions • Review and organize due diligence materials • Draft closing documents and correspondence • Prepare closing sets and post-closing documentation • Analyze and organize client records • Work with corporate vendors to attend to the filing of governmental and agency filings for fund and adviser clients • Interact with clients and other counsel during business transactions • Work effectively with project assistants and other support personnel for completion of client closing document sets • Annually log at least 1,500 billable hours

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:            Apply on our website or send resume to ggrunloh@vedderprice.com

Posted: August 17, 2017


Cheng Cohen LLC    – Sole Office

15 Attorneys; 4 Staff

Reports to:               Office Manager

LOCATION:       311 N. Aberdeen Street, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60607

EDUCATION          College degree; paralegal certificate or paralegal experience                  

EXPERIENCE:      2-5 years' experience as a corporate or transactional paralegal. Experience on ProLaw a plus but not required.

DESCRIPTION:       Paralegal to work with group of transactional lawyers in franchise boutique law firm. Best candidates will have initiative, be able to multi-task, be able to read and understand franchise regulations, be organized, and be able to manage docket of corporate, regulatory and trademark filings.   

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:           Joanna.lim@chengcohen.com      

 Posted: August 8, 2017

Corporate Paralegal

Faegre Baker Daniels   – Branch Office

65 Attorneys; 40 Staff

Reports to:      Beckie Mills        

LOCATION:      311 S Wacker Drive, Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60606                 

EDUCATION    Paralegal certificate or a 4-year college degree                       

EXPERIENCE:     • 5-7 + years of large law firm, complex litigation experience. • Trial preparation and experience. • Minimum of 2 years of experience handling general corporate, finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities

DESCRIPTION:  FaegreBD, a top national and international law firm, is looking to hire an experienced Paralegal to contribute to our robust Corporate Investment Management practice group working on complex security litigation matters as well as traditional corporate formations and maintenance. This group counsels clients on regulatory enforcement proceedings and investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FINRA, state securities regulators and other government entities; assist clients with their compliance and regulatory risk management needs; and represent clients in complex civil and securities litigation. What you would do in this job: • Prepare, review, analyze and organize documents in connection with a wide range of sophisticated and complex corporate transactions. • Assist in and organize due diligence on transactions. • Manage clients’ corporate records and filings. • Prepare and make corporate and regulatory filings (including UCC, Form D and Section 16 filings) as well as perform legal research with regard to such filings. • Work as part of a dynamic collaborative team, including experienced and recognized lawyers and an advanced in-house technology department for managing litigation. • Put into practice advanced case management skills, seeing a case from inception through discovery, examination, trial preparation, trial and post-trial phases of matters. • Review, analyze and organize litigation documents; • Provide clear and complete work delegation to association, administrative legal assistants and other support staff as necessary. • Assist with development and assessment of securities compliance programs • Monitor on-going case activity and shifting deadlines. What we would expect from you: • Energetic, organized, detail oriented and disciplined with the willingness to work hard. • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team, through effective communication strategies. • Ability to manage workflow and work under tight deadlines and other time constraints, with competing and shifting priorities. • Ability to bill 1550 hours annually towards the firm’s paralegal billing expectation. • Strong project management skills. • Willingness to travel. What you could expect from us: • A paralegal career model which provides paralegals with a growth opportunity and an outlined path toward advancement in their career within the firm. • Presumptive bonus tied to billable hours and a discretionary bonus to recognize high performers. • Encouragement to prepare for future responsibilities and career success by pursuing in house and off-site professional and educational opportunities. • Opportunities to contribute to the health and vitality of the communities where we live and work through our tradition of pro bono, volunteerism and philanthropy              

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:                https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25727&siteid=5377&AReq=777BR

 Posted: August 8, 2017