Legal Assistant, Global Leveraged Finance (Dec. 2017 grads)

New York, NY - Posted: 12/06/17 | SHARE:


Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

We have an immediate need for an Entry-level Legal Assistant. This position provides legal
assistant support to the attorneys in the Global Leveraged Finance practice area. Key
responsibilities include:
• Conduct and compile research, maintain/update working group lists and organize due
diligence documents.
• Draft letters to clients and other counsel.
• Prepare Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings, order Lien searches and stay abreast
of regulations relating to Article 9 of the UCC.
• Assist with the creation of corporations and limited liability companies, including
preparation of formation documents, ordering searches and overseeing all filing
requirements and maintenance obligations.
• Validate and process vendor invoices in a timely manner.
• Prepare responses to auditor requests.
• Maintain and update case contact information.
• Notarize documents, assist with notary authentication and apostilling/consularization of
• Review and proofread legal documents (grammar/punctuation, definition/cross reference
checks and book reads).
• Assist with closings, draft and review closing checklists and prepare closing binders in
electronic and paper format for distribution.
• Load and organize closing sets and deal documents in relevant databases.
• Draft form documents/correspondence for deal participants.
• Other responsibilities as they may be assigned from time-to-time.



Education and Experience:
• A 4-year college degree required by the time employment commences.
• Strong client service and demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to handle and complete multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
• Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize.
• Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
• Strong attention-to-detail, spelling and grammar skills.
• Ability to think critically and analytically, and exhibit sound judgment.
• Effective and proactive team player.
• Flexible and available to work overtime as needed (includes evening and weekend).
• Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
and Adobe Acrobat.
• Become a notary public within the first 6 months of employment.

• Available to report to work on regularly scheduled days and at the scheduled hour.

This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be
changed from time to time as shall be determined.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Elizabeth Abrego,
Administrative Recruiter at Women, minorities, individuals with
disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Milbank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, which includes providing
equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. We value
diversity and are firmly committed to a policy of non-discrimination, on the basis of actual
or perceived age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, pregnancy, national origin
and citizenship, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, veteran status,
creed, genetic predisposition, carrier status or any other classification protected by law.
Our policy of equal opportunity applies to recruiting, hiring, placement, training,
compensation, and all other terms of employment.

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