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Employment Type:
Full time
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Administrative Legal Assistant
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Job Description


Responsible for providing logistical and administrative support both professionally and personally to attorneys, as required. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented display a calm and professional demeanor at all times. Must be a college graduate. The position is ideal for those with an intent to pursue law school or a higher degree program. Exemplary oral and written communication skills are required. Ability to conduct research and create presentations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Conduct research on legal and financial topics.
* Create letters, memos, presentations and spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
* Redline, revise, proofread and draft legal correspondences.
* Maintain attorney filing system and process client bills as requested.
* Screen telephone calls and deliver accurate telephone messages in a timely manner.
* Establish and maintain calendar and reminder systems, including managing deadlines, scheduling meetings and appointments and making travel arrangements.
* Greet clients and visitors, maintain good relations with clients and observe confidentiality of attorney-client relationship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

* Thrives in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment; maintains a calm demeanor at all times.
* Works independently, taking ownership of administrative tasks for business purposes and personal matters.
* Functions in a team environment to coordinate coverage and overtime requests.
* Multi-tasks and manages competing priorities ensuring a seamless follow-through of all requests.
* Portrays excellent interpersonal skills and command of the English language to communicate effectively.
* Detail-oriented and results driven, providing appropriate solutions to questions.
* Understands computer equipment and software in order to prepare and edit documents.
* Willingness to work overtime, both early morning and evenings, as requested.
* Proactive, self-starter, who anticipates needs.
* Maintains confidence and poise during high stress situations.

Education and Experience

* Bachelor's Degree required.
* Notary Public license or willingness to become a Notary.
* Exposure to a legal environment preferred.

Working Conditions

Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like.


About Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz provides a unique service to our clients and enjoys a global reputation as one of the most prominent business law firms. We specialize in matters that require special attention, extensive experience, high expertise and the reputation of our partners. We are privileged to be involved in a high percentage of the largest and most sophisticated merger and acquisition transactions, and are routinely called on to assist clients in their most sensitive and critical matters, including "bet the company" litigation and government investigations and proceedings.