Senior Attorney

Paul HastingsChicago, IllinoisFull TimeOn Site


Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., we have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever our clients’ needs take us. As one of the world’s leading law firms, we seek dynamic individuals who share our commitment to service, innovation, and professional growth.

We have an opening for a Senior Attorney (Corporate), Transactional Services Center.

This is a Staff Attorney, non-partner track position and may sit in any of our U.S. offices.

The Senior Attorney (Corporate) performs and coordinates substantive due diligence and drafts, reviews and negotiates non-disclosure agreements as a member of the Firm’s Transactional Services Center.

In this capacity, the Senior Attorney (Corporate) will:

  • Perform due diligence review for business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and financings and private investment funds;
  • Draft, review and negotiate non-disclosure agreements for the firm’s M&A, Private Equity and Leveraged Finance groups;
  • Coordinate with deal teams to facilitate the completion of due diligence projects;
  • Coordinate due diligence review by the Firm’s attorney subject matter specialists, such as tax, environmental, benefits and regulatory;
  • Create due diligence summaries and reports leveraging the Firm’s licensed technology tools;
  • Identify efficiency opportunities and/or enhancements in the performance of the Transactional Services Center;
  • Coordinate with peers, as appropriate, to ensure best practices in due diligence and drafting;
  • Manage projects to ensure that the work product is delivered accurately and on time;
  • Conduct training of more junior members of the Transactional Services Center;
  • Work beyond scheduled hours as necessary and travel as required; and
  • Handle additional related projects as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Law degree and current bar admission in the jurisdiction where the Senior Attorney (Corporate) will sit;
  • At least 4 years of law firm practitioner experience in M&A, Finance, Securities and Capital Markets, Investment Management/Private Investment Funds or General Corporate practice, with experience performing due diligence and drafting corporate-related contracts (experience practicing at an AmLaw 100 firm preferred);
  • Advanced legal knowledge and practice skills of corporate diligence, including business law principles;
  • Expert knowledge of the workflows of performing due diligence;
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, specifically Word and Excel;
  • Advanced proficiency in drafting due diligence reports and related legal transactional documents;
  • Expert proficiency in the English language, including punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills; and
  • Proficiency in the use of legal technologies, such as Inter/Intra/Extranet technologies and legal research databases.

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