Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Private Funds Paralegal - Summer 2019 Start

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
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    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading international law firm engaged in the practice of law in major cities throughout the world.

    The Private Funds Paralegal will function as an integral part of the firm’s leading private investment funds practice.  The Private Funds Paralegal will provide comprehensive support to the firm's global private investment funds team and be responsible for handling a wide variety of client and team driven tasks.  This specialized position offers an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in pursuing law school or entering the business world by providing in depth exposure to corporate law and the private equity industry.


    The ideal candidate will be a highly qualified and motivated individual 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.  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 investment funds team and is expected to provide assistance on a vast array of projects and tasks relating to the firm’s private funds practice.    


    • Assisting attorneys in all stages of the fund formation and closing process
    • Preparing documentation for formation of corporate entities and coordinating filings with corporate service providers
    • Assisting attorneys and private funds clients with compliance and investment activities
    • Communicating directly with private investment clients and their investors
    • Assisting in the coordination of practice group training events
    • Researching topics such as market trends, legislative developments, legal precedents, and other matters relating to private investment funds
    • Maintaining the institutional memory of several leading global private investment clients
    • Developing and periodically updating content for internal electronic resources, including practice group wikis and databases
    • Coordinating between 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, and problem-solving skills and a strong ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • 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


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