Associate Attorney

Koya Law LLC
Posted Nov 10
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

Koya Law LLC is a Chicago-based, boutique law firm specializing in the negotiation and documentation of agreements supporting capital markets transactions including prime brokerage, OTC and listed derivatives, custodial agreements, repurchase agreements, ISDA Master Agreements, and other similar agreements on behalf of its global hedge fund and institutional client base.

Open positions:  Junior Associate (1st – 2nd year)

Responsibilities Include :

  • Summarize legal documents and negotiation points for partner review;
  • Participate in negotiations with clients and dealers;
  • Review and draft contracts under attorney supervision;
  • Assist with Client’s due diligence functions;
  • Facilitate communication between clients and attorneys;
  • Develop and test web based legal applications;
  • Track and maintain records of open negotiations;
  • Assist with file management and project tracking;
  • Support administrative staff; and
  • Research precedent and audit existing contracts.


  • Excellent writing skills and a strong grasp of English grammar;
  • Highly detailed;
  • Ability to multitask;
  • Proficient in MS Excel and Word;
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint is helpful;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Highly motivated and adaptable;
  • Able to work on a team of diverse individuals;
  • Possesses sound judgment and integrity;
  • Able to persevere in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment; and
  • Possesses a strong interest in legal frameworks and financial markets.

Position involves varying levels of the responsibilities described above. Our employees gain invaluable exposure to the finance and legal industries while working closely with analysts and senior attorneys. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé (with GPA), transcript, and an academic writing sample to Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Interested candidates should reside in the Chicagoland area and be willing to work in person, 5 days per week in the firm's River North office.