Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Private Equity Paralegal - Summer 2018

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
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  • Overview

    The Private Investment Funds Paralegal will provide comprehensive support to the firm's global Private Investment Fund team and be responsible for handling a wide variety of client and team driven tasks. The successful candidate will also support and maintain the institutional memory of several leading global private investment clients. This individual must be able to effectively communicate directly with clients, lawyers, senior management and administrative service providers. 

    The successful candidate will be a highly qualified and motivated recent college graduate who possesses excellent interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, demonstrated ability to multitask effectively and with the highest personal integrity. The environment is fast-paced and professional, requiring high quality work, flexibility and individual initiative. This individual must be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

    Please provide a cover letter with your submission. 


    • Assist attorneys in all stages of the fund formation and closing process
    • Prepare documentation for formation of corporate entities and coordinate filings with corporate service providers
    • Keep track of entity formations and related corporate documents
    • Interface with private investment fund clients and investors
    • Coordinate execution of all legal documents

    • Coordinate background checks on prospective investors
    • Assist in the coordination of practice group training events
    • Conduct research on topics relating to private investment funds
    • Develop and periodically update content for internal electronic resources, including practice group wikis and databases
    • Assist attorneys with any inquiries relating to the above tasks


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 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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