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Collecting and analyzing legal due diligence documentation required to confirm capacity and authority of counterparties and customers to enter into transactions under agreements for trading or prime brokerage accounts.
Reviewing documents against checklists for dynamic counterparty types from numerous jurisdictions, and verifying all documents are received and are acceptable to satisfy legal due diligence requirements
Chasing for required due diligence documents as needed, both internally, through publicly available sources, and externally, with some client-facing interaction possible
Storing all legal due diligence documents in proprietary storage system
Completing quality control checklists to verify requirements are met for legal due diligence and communicating diligence completion to internal partners
Coordinating with negotiators to ensure legal due diligence is acceptable and complete prior to execution of any agreement
Company maintains a Working Flexibility Policy, subject to the terms as set forth in the Company United States Employment Handbook.
You are experienced paralegal or legal assistant preferably with corporate or derivatives background from working in a law firm, corporate legal department, or financial institution. You will have legal due diligence experience.
Minimum 2-5 years’ of relevant experience
Undergraduate degree strongly preferred with some coursework in law or paralegal major; law degree or paralegal certificate a plus
Proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook is a plus!
Ability to learn new technology systems (Framesoft, IRIS, etc.)
Legal analysis skills and attention to detail
Highly motivated, willing to work in both team and independent situations depending on current workload, with flexibility to take things on not necessarily wholly within the written scope of the function
Interpersonal skills: responsive, polite, clear, and succinct. Has confidence to work with senior partners and sensitive clients. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Highly organized, can handle multiple issues at a time, can work under pressure, and clearly communicate status to manager and partners
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