Paralegal - Banking - Leveraged Finance
New York, NY 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description
Allen & Overy
Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over 30 countries all over the world. We're built on the work of talented and motivated people, in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We operate at the forefront of the legal industry, and our deals and cases often make headline business news. With many of our partners and senior leadership acknowledged as leaders in their field, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do. We're thoughtful and inventive, and we've developed a culture in which difference and openness is positively valued, where people are free to be themselves. We're one global team, supportive and collaborative but also ambitious and driven. Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.

Department purpose and structure
Allen & Overy has a market-leading U.S. leveraged finance practice with top-tier experience in all aspects of the US leveraged finance market, including syndicated loans, privately placed (or direct lending) loan facilities, high yield bond financings and investment grade debt. Our practice is supported by pre-eminent U.S. and global Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Private Equity, Securitization and Restructuring teams. This collective expertise combined with in-depth sector insights, makes us one of very few firms with the ability to advise on state of the art and complex U.S. and cross-border leveraged finance transactions across the full spectrum of the capital structure, as well as on all types of "crossover" and emerging markets loan and bond transactions.

Role purpose
The Leveraged Finance paralegal is responsible for providing excellent client service, technical, and project support in accordance with A&O's best practices. This role works under the guidance of the Leveraged Finance partners as well as the US paralegal manager.

Key relationships
  • Leveraged Finance partners and associates
  • Fellow paralegal team members

Job description
This role involves acting as a reliable point of contact as it relates to the Leveraged Finance partners and associates. The paralegal support function is crucial to the day-to-day success of the business and this individual will play an essential part in this model.

Role and responsibilities
Assist attorneys on a vast array of projects and tasks, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conducting in-depth legal research on domestic and international topics
  • Writing brief summaries on relevant topics or findings from legal research
  • Participating in due diligence investigations by reviewing documents and providing organizational assistance
  • Assisting with closings and the preparation of closing sets to be sent to the client and other parties
  • Interacting with service providers to submit filings and order documents
  • Drafting client-facing memos and presentations on a variety of topics
  • Working on pro bono matters as opportunities become available

This position reports directly to the Leveraged Finance partners, but also works closely with other members of staff, including but not limited to the wider paralegal teams.

Key requirements
  • Four-year bachelor's degree with strong academic background
  • Excellent organizational, communication, research, time management, and writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact professionally with clients and employees at all levels of the organization
  • Strong Word, Excel, and PDF skills
  • Familiarity with iManage or a similar tool a plus but not required
  • Demonstrated interest in the Leveraged Finance or banking space would be a plus, but not required


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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