Bankruptcy Paralegal (DFM #775)

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Large, global law firm is seeking a highly qualified Bankruptcy Paralegal who will assist in various stages of the bankruptcy process and support attorneys in the Commercial Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice involving Chapter 11 cases and related litigation.

 

Duties:

-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.

-Reviews conflicts information and summarizes for attorney review.

-Prepares and 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.

-Works proactively and efficiently to support attorneys in case management.

-Billable hour requirements in 1, 650 hours.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Paralegal Certificate preferred.

-5+ years of experience and a strong background in commercial bankruptcy required, preferably in a law firm environment.

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

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook) and various other software and databases.

-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.

 

Firm provides a very rich benefit package along with beautiful offices in the Arts District!

 

Salary:  Competitive salary based on experience!

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