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Paralegal Tier III - (Hybrid)

Company: Reed Smith LLP
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

US Job Description Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 30 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com. Position Summary Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures provides legal/general support to the attorneys in the U.S. Corporate practice group and capital markets subgroup. Must be familiar with general corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private and public issuances of securities and making federal and state securities filings. Should be comfortable with following and observing established policies and guidelines. Must maintain positive contact with attorneys (both the company's and outside counsel), support staff, and vendors. Observes confidentiality of all matters. This position is not limited to the functions and skills listed on this description and responsibilities may be revised as needed. Additionally, access to our U.S. offices will be limited to personnel who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19. If you believe that you require an accommodation to this policy because of a medical, religious or other reason, please let us know at the time of your interview so that a reasonable accommodation can be discussed. Essential Functions Experience with formation of corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships, including preparation of formation documents, bylaws, organizational minutes and obtaining EIN's; General experience in completing and managing due diligence projects related to corporate transactions; Familiarity and general experience with blue sky research, obtaining SEC EDGAR access codes, preparation of Form D filings and documents required for state securities filings through the EFD system; Experience with completing SEC filings via EDGAR, including Section 16 filings, Form 8-K filings and familiarity with managing EDGAR codes; Ability to draft corporate resolutions and written consents to support corporate transactions and other corporate governance actions such as appointing officers and directors and entering into material agreements; Experience in the preparation of documents in connection with transactional closings such as secretary and officer certificates, closing agenda, obtaining good standing certificates and certified charter documents; Experience with the preparation and filing of corporate filings and UCC financing statements at the state level; Ability to track and maintain multiple entities, minute books and other corporate records; Ability to prepare initial drafts of basic corporate documents and various agreements and prepare closing checklists; Experience with qualifications, mergers, conversions, dissolutions, withdrawals, and preparation of documents required for each, including review of relevant statutes to determine requirements in each jurisdiction; Experience with obtaining lien and judgment searches, helping to determine proper location for searches, and summarizing search results as needed; Highly motivated and a self-starter; Good organizational, writing, and proofreading skills; Ability to work and learn independently, meet deadlines; and Ability to interact well with attorneys, co-workers and clients. Requirements Condition of Employment: All personnel designated as office-based, hybrid or flexible under the Firm's Flexible Work Policy are required as a condition of their employment to have had the initial series of COVID-19 vaccinations, meaning either two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson. This policy applies to all U.S. partners and employees, regardless of full-time, part-time, temporary, exempt, non-exempt, or any other status or classification. If you believe that you require an accommodation or exemption to this policy because of a medical, religious or other reason, please discuss with the recruiter so that a reasonable accommodation can be considered. Education: Undergraduate degree and paralegal certificate required; will consider candidate with comparable relevant experience in lieu of a paralegal certificate. Experience: Paralegal with at least five (5) years of corporate & securities experience, preferably with a large law firm. Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work with individuals at all organizational levels. Ability to organize and prioritize issues and workload. The ability to work on projects independently or with little supervision. Flexibility and ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities. Exercising independent judgment and initiative. Other Supervisory Responsibilities: None. Equipment To Be Used: Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax, machine, copier, scanner, etc. Typical Physical Demands: Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment. Typical Mental Demands: Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas. Communicate with various personalities at all levels. Working Conditions: Hybrid working environment with the willingness and capacity to commute into the office and off site locations may be needed. Subject to change at the discretion of the Firm. Often called upon to work overtime. Reed Smith offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan. Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reed Smith's success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all. Reed Smith provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process. Qualified candidates only. No search firms.

Keywords: Reed Smith LLP, Los Angeles , Paralegal Tier III - (Hybrid), Legal , Los Angeles, California

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