Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Corporate Paralegal - Summer 2018

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
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  • Overview

    Because of the firm’s cutting-edge corporate practice, the corporate paralegals at Cleary Gottlieb are exposed to a wide variety of complex corporate transactions and work with some of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the country. As a result of the firm’s leading international practice – especially in Latin America – corporate paralegals will be exposed to the latest cross-border transactions. In addition to challenging work, the corporate paralegal experience at Cleary Gottlieb offers an excellent educational experience for those interested in pursuing law school.


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    The corporate paralegals are expected to be able to work independently and equally well as part of a team with a strong sense of loyalty towards co-workers, superiors, and staff.  The corporate paralegals work under the direct supervision of the attorneys and are expected to provide assistance on a vast array of projects and tasks, which include, but are not limited to:

    • Participation in due diligence investigations
    • Preparation of basic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other governmental agencies
    • Preparation for and attendance at closings of various transactions, including assisting the client and attorneys during the closing; and preparation of closing binders to be sent to the client and other involved parties
    • Liaison between attorneys and various state agencies and services
    • Preparation and filing of certificates of incorporation, by-laws, resolutions, and foreign qualifications of companies
    • Translation of foreign language correspondence and documents (subject to the paralegal’s ability) and occasional interpretation for foreign clients attending closings
    • Assist lawyers with proofreading documents and performing cross-reference and defined terms checks


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • We actively seek Spanish and Portuguese speakers
    • Must be willing to make a two-year commitment
    • Flexibility to work outside regular business hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Ability to deliver results with a sense of urgency
    • Must be collaborative with the ability to leverage resources and tools to accomplish objectives
    • Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Professional and positive demeanor


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