Bankruptcy Paralegal (DFM #592)

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Well-known, international law firm, is seeking a Bankruptcy Paralegal to assist in all stages of the bankruptcy process.  Position is to support attorneys in commercial Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice involving Chapter 11 cases, as well as related litigation.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

-Drafts shell/non-substantive notices, motions, affidavits, orders, briefs and other court filings based on past precedent and drafts bankruptcy petitions.

-Uses PACER, Relativity, and other bankruptcy and litigation management resources.

-Pulls cases on Westlaw and Lexis and cite-checks-“Blue booking”.

-Monitors dockets for relevant pleadings, conducts docket searches and pulls and organizes docket filings.

-Prepares attorneys for hearings, including organizing exhibits and preparing hearing binders.

-Files documents with the courts.

-Prepares fee applications.

-Files proofs of claim.

-Monitors dockets for committee formations.

-Monitors various resources for distressed portfolio companies.

-Identifies opportunities for attendance and sponsorship of restructuring events.

-Prepares and coordinates business development opportunities.

-Billable hours requirement is 1650 hours.


Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s Degree required and PL Certificate is preferred.

-5+ years of experience and strong background in commercial bankruptcy required.

-Strong demonstrated knowledge of legal terminology, legal documents, the legal process, electronic case filing, and electronic research technology (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Internet, etc.)

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, etc.

-Self starter and team-oriented, with an ability to work across offices via virtual connection or occasional travel.

-Excellent interpersonal skills, meticulous attention to detail, strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work and anticipate needs.

-Service-oriented attitude and explicit ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

-Requires regular and predictable attendance during assigned work schedule.


Law firm provides a very substantial and competitive benefit package to include covered parking in their building!


Salary:  $85,000-90,000 DOE


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