Job: Bankruptcy Paralegal

Title Bankruptcy Paralegal
Categories Paralegals
Job ID 2103
Location New York City
Job Information

A preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world is seeking a Bankruptcy Paralegal for the NY office.

The Bankruptcy Paralegal assists Attorneys representing debtors, creditors, and creditor committees in large chapter 11 bankruptcies and in business reorganizations and restructuring.

Responsibilities include:
Assist in analyzing large amounts of due diligence materials regarding all aspects of a company’s business operations
Assist with the preparation and filing of First Day Pleadings, Electronic Court Filings; draft administrative first-day pleadings; cite check and research or update precedent in first and second-day pleadings filed; research the local rules; identify if there are any changes that will affect the filings and send a detailed e-mail to the attorneys indicating such amendments; coordinate with the client’s financial advisors and the client to obtain and analyze certain due diligence material in preparation of major charts and notices to be included as part of the filing material
Correspond with clients, creditors and other interested parties regarding status of cases and other issues
Collate information and exhibits for motions, applications, notices, memoranda, proofs of claim and orders to the court
Assist with the preparation of fee statements and applications; maintain professional fee spreadsheets; analyze dockets, pleadings and monthly invoices and prepare detailed memorandum to the client summarizing the data
Proofread documents and exhibits, charts and diagrams
Maintain calendar
Work closely with other practice groups and offices on matters related to restructuring / reorganizations
Provide training to new paralegals and junior paralegals
Commitment to work overtime; available for travel

Qualifications & Requirements:
The qualified candidate must have 5+ years experience as a Restructuring/Bankruptcy Paralegal in a mid to large size law firm or corporation, demonstrating a significant level of substantive knowledge and understanding of their practice area. The ideal candidate must display good judgment and handle any challenge with maturity and leadership while anticipating issues that may arise and offering well thought out suggestions and solutions. The successful candidate must have excellent analytical and organizational abilities, creativity and initiative. The candidate must maintain high work quality while under pressure of deadlines and competing priorities. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with staff, attorneys, clients, courts, and vendors are essential. The qualified candidate must have demonstrated working knowledge of technology applicable to practice area, including Westlaw and Live Edgar; knowledge of Best Case Solutions and Sharepoint is a plus. Additional technical skills required include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem and Westlaw is a plus. A college degree is required; equivalent work experience will be considered.

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