Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading international law firm engaged in the practice of law in major cities throughout the world. Cleary Gottlieb’s private funds practice has extensive experience in private equity, credit, special situations, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure funds—many with sophisticated structures attracting multibillion-dollar commitments.
The Private Funds Paralegal will function as an integral part of the firm’s leading private funds practice. The Private Funds Paralegal will provide comprehensive support to the firm’s global private funds team and be responsible for handling a wide variety of client and team-driven tasks. This specialized position provides in-depth exposure to corporate law and the private equity industry, and is an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in attending law school or entering the business world.
The ideal candidate will be a highly qualified and motivated college graduate who possesses excellent interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, demonstrated ability to multitask effectively and the highest personal integrity. The environment is fast-paced and professional, requiring high quality work, flexibility and individual initiative. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
The Private Funds Paralegal will work closely with the firm’s global private funds team and is expected to provide assistance on a vast array of projects and tasks relating to the firm’s private funds practice, which include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting attorneys in all stages of private funds, from fund formation and the closing process to private fund portfolio investments and transactions
- Assisting attorneys and private funds clients with compliance and investment activities
- Communicating directly with private funds clients and their investors
- Contributing to the coordination of practice group training events, practice development initiatives, and business development efforts
- Maintaining the institutional memory of several leading global private funds clients
- Researching topics such as market trends, legislative developments, legal precedents, and other matters relating to private funds
- Preparing documentation for formation of corporate entities and coordinating filings with corporate service providers
- Developing and periodically updating content for internal electronic resources, including practice group wikis and databases
- Coordinating with attorneys in a variety of legal practice groups and global offices
- Bachelor’s degree required (minimum GPA of 3.3)
- Must be willing to make a two-year commitment
- Flexibility to work outside regular business hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed
- Excellent time management, organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and verbal communication skills
- Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Capacity to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
- Professional and enthusiastic demeanor
- Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office programs, and the capability to quickly learn new computer programs