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Corporate Paralegal/Legal Administrative Assistant

Wilmington

This is a hybrid position incorporating duties and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant AND Paralegal. You will provide dedicated support to three-four attorneys as an LAA and various and multiple case support as a Paralegal

Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Monday-Friday, with one hour for lunch

Daily responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Handling client billing and maintaining records of billing guidelines, balances, and deadlines
  • Enter attorneys’ time
  • Format, edit briefs; input TOAs and TOCs
  • Make hotel and flight reservations
  • Reserve conference rooms and make arrangements for the visitors, including ordering meals, and catering to various requests
  • File attorneys’ emails in the DMS (Document Management System)
  • Coordinate and make copies; put together binders
  • Create CDRs and TDRs
  • Distribute Key Decision books
  • Create shells for documents
  • Prepare, e-file and serve pleadings and all related documents to be filed with the Court and maintain the file docket in each assigned case
  • Prepare and serve discovery, work efficiently in the e-discovery database system
  •  Submit requests to the e-discovery system and provide follow-up and updates
  • Monitor all activity in assigned cases and respond accordingly, i.e. calendaring, updates to distribution lists, etc.
  • Draft correspondence to Court, and routine documents that are filed with the Court
  • Conduct research
  • Assist attorneys and other paralegals in preparation for trials and provide trial support
  • Maintain case calendar
  • Prepare and maintain case and document files, to include submitting File Opening Memos and closing requested client/matters.
  • Provide back up to daytime paralegals with projects, Court filings and trial preparations
  • Prepare, file and serve pleadings
  • Coordinate shareholder notices, audit notices, delivery of subpoenas to witnesses and parties to action(s)
  • Develop computer proficiency with all applications required by the job, to include, but not limited to: File&Serve Xpress, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PDF Docs, Adobe, iManage filing system, Intapp time entry, Intapp conflict check system, e-discovery databases
  • Type and proofread legal documents, memoranda, correspondence, forms
  • Attend to Corporate calendar, and assigned attorney’s calendars; make appointments and reservations
  • Answer phones, take messages or transfer phone calls into attorney’s voice-mail, transcribe messages, if needed
  • Document production; typing from handwritten copies, tapes and voice-mails
  • Send faxes, make copies, send mail by Federal Express and Certified Mail
  • Transfer calls and set up conference calls
  • Search for addresses, phone numbers and other relevant case information in Outlook and document management system
  • Bring things into the system and send e-mails with more than one attachment
  • Assist with overflow work when needed and any other duties as assigned
  • Assist in other sections if requested, on an as-needed basis

Requirements:

  • College degree required; previous administrative experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Excellent technology skills, including experience working with tables of content and authority, and aptitude; strong typing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and eagerly and possessing aptitude to assist with filings and handle paralegal tasks
  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment; multi-task and meet multiple, overlapping deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; team player attitude is a must
  • Self-starter and motivated; flexible and dependable
  • Availability for overtime after hours and weekends

We offer a beautiful facility; a competitive salary commensurate with skill level and experience; and excellent benefit package, including immediate coverage under our medical, dental & vision plans, parking/commuting allowance, 401K plan and generous paid time off. 

To apply for the position, please submit your resume and cover letter with your salary expectations to [email protected].

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Director of Risk Management

Wilmington

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor is seeking a Director of Risk Management to manage a variety of programs and systems to prevent and mitigate the firm’s operational risks, including New Business Intake, Conflicts of Interest, Information Governance and Data Protection, Insurance and assisting the firm’s General Counsel.

A Risk Management Director is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of all the people, assets, and processes across the organization; facilitates risk management programs to mitigate risks that may affect the organization's reputation and stability; and identifies, assesses and makes recommendations that will manage and mitigate the firm’s operational risks. The Risk Management Director serves as an Assistant to General Counsel; manages the firm’s New Business Intake (NBI) and Conflicts of Interest (COI) processes; oversees Information Governance and Data Protection (IGDP) and Insurance programs; and is responsible for reviewing and analyzing potential conflicts for new business and attorney hiring. The Risk Management Director is an active member of the Administrative Team.

This is an exempt, on-site, full-time position reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

I. Management of New Business Intake (NBI) Process and System

  • NBI software management
    • Maintain and update conflicts and NBI software
    • Train and arrange for training of NBI staff and firm attorneys and staff on software usage
    • Manage data tables in software (currently Intapp Open) to assure accuracy and integrity
  • NBI department staff and budget management
  • NBI system management
    • Create, update, and engage in constant system improvement of systems affected by NBI process
    • Manage system of conflicts and NBI requests response and processing

II. Conflicts of Interest

  • Conflict of interest expertise and management
    • Stay informed and up-to-date on the law of ethical, business, and other conflicts of interest that affect legal representation
    • Advise and counsel firm attorneys on law of conflicts of interest
    • Facilitate disagreements or disputes on or in areas of conflicts of interest
    • Review and analyze lateral and contract attorney prior work history conflicts reports
    • Assist in clearing attorney candidates
    • Assist in implementing ethical walls when deemed appropriate
  • Facilitate Conflicts of Interest Committee
    • Arrange for periodic meetings of partners on committee
    • Advise and seek advice from committee members on notable and timely conflicts topics of concern at the firm and in the law generally

III. Information Governance and Data Protection (IGDP)

  • IGDP committee facilitation and coordination
    • Call and facilitate meetings, set agendas based on current topics of concern in IG or DP; take and maintain meeting minutes
    • Maintain IGDP common collaboration site
  • Security Awareness Program (SAP) management and facilitation
    • Manage Security Awareness training program for new and current personnel
    • Conduct on-boarding security training for new staff and attorneys
    • Conduct periodic testing of personnel for compliance with security protocols (avoidance of phishing and other email-based threats)
    • Manage branded system of SAP
    • Work with Records Manager to manage firm-wide security awareness program
    • Respond to security inquiries
    • Broadcast announcements as needed on emergent data or email security issues
  • Ethical Wall Management
    • Work with Records Manager to manage and stay up to date on software to impose and lift access security (“ethical walls”) to electronically stored information (ESI) worksites and document management system
  • ESI data monitoring
    • Work with Records Manager to monitor ongoing access to ESI in document management system specifically for apparent inappropriate access or to monitor attorneys who will be soon leaving the firm for inadvertent or purposeful misappropriation of data (documents, files, etc.)
  • eDiscovery matter information provided to eDiscovery Manager monthly

IV. Providing Assistance to General Counsel

  • Contract review and drafting
  • Review and counsel on “outside counsel guidelines” and other client-provided or required contract provisions
  • Counsel on general contracts for administrative staff and firm attorneys
  • Assist attorneys in reviewing and drafting engagement letters and specific provisions thereof
  • Maintain indexed archive of all conflict waivers and engagement letters and contracts
  • Due diligence questionnaires: review, coordination of response, and submission
  • Statutes of limitations (SOL) monitoring: maintain database and process to review SOL for tort practices and provide monthly report to Personal Injury Section
  • Assist on various tasks and research as assigned

V. Insurance Program

  • Insurance coverage oversight: continual, ongoing review of sufficiency and types of coverage for firm
  • Insurance coverage management: first point of contact with broker and carriers on general matters
  • Insurance coverage annual renewal process: obtain coverage quotes, compile necessary information and complete variety of insurance applications and renewal questionnaires
  • Insurance claim management: assist GC as assigned
  • Certificates of Insurance: manage the provision and receipt of required certificates of various insurance coverages

Requirements:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Delaware State Bar membership is desirable
  • Experience in conflicts clearance in a large law firm and using internal conflicts database software (IntApp Open) is desirable, but not required
  • Demonstrated risk management mindset; proven ability to exercise discretion and good judgment
  • Knowledge of the ABA and DE rules of professional responsibility, specifically relating to conflicts of interest preferred
  • Proficiency using a variety of online research tools and other business/financial resources
  • Supervisory and training experience preferred
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare, understand, analyze, interpret complex reports and to communicate effectively with the firm’s attorneys regarding conflict of interest issues
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work productively with firm personnel at all levels; effective customer service skills
  • Strong technology skills; proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to research specific jurisdiction rules as they relate to conflict of interest issues
  • Flexibility as priorities/tasks change; availability to work before or after standard work hours as necessary to meet job demands and firm needs
  • Prior experience with law firm applications such as LegalKey, 3E, iManage, FileSite, Accuroute, Equitrac is desirable, but not required
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

At Young Conaway, you will find a beautiful facility in the heart of Rodney Square and a dynamic and friendly professional environment with ample opportunity for experience, development and growth.

We offer competitive compensation commensurate with skill level and experience; excellent comprehensive benefits package, including immediate coverage under our medical, dental & vision plans, parking/commuting allowance, 401K plan and generous paid time off; and exceptional opportunities for training, experience and growth.

To apply for the position, please submit your resume and cover letter with your salary expectations (required) to [email protected].

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Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Wilmington

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, a large Delaware law firm with its headquarters in the heart of Wilmington on Rodney Square, is seeking an experienced commercial real estate paralegal to work with attorneys on a wide variety of commercial real estate matters, including those related to commercial financing and conveyancing.

This is a non-exempt, on-site, full-time position (7.5 hours per day), with flexibility as to the exact schedule.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review lenders’ commitment letters and websites for details of transaction and closing requirements
  • Prepare closing checklists – must be able to work with tables (used for checklists and other lists)
  • Draft and revise documents for purchase and sale, loan, and lease transactions
  • Communicate with clients and counsel outside of and within the firm, to clarify terms of transactions or for information needed to draft documents
  • Use XpressDox program to draft documents
  • Review organizational documents of parties to transactions
  • Review purchase and sale agreements and other documents for information
  • Use Secretary of State and Recorder of Deeds websites in various locations to obtain information on properties and their owners, and obtain copies of recorded documents
  • Search borrowers’ websites for information on property
  • Review property title commitments and title exception documents
  • Order title searches, prepare title commitments and final title policies
  • Record documents electronically, occasionally by hand delivery or mail
  • Prepare closing binders using Binder Project pdf program, scan documents if hard copies are received
  • Follow up for post-closing items, missing documents, final title insurance policies
  • Review property record plans/drawings to obtain information (for example, to determine location of utilities)
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of time spent on various matters
  • Copy, scan and import documents into document management system, send documents by email, overnight delivery services, certified mail, and hand delivery
  • Adjust to changing conditions, workload, procedures and duties

Candidates should possess excellent drafting/writing skills, strong technology skills, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, and superior attention to detail.

At Young Conaway, you will find a beautiful facility in the heart of Rodney Square; and a dynamic and friendly professional environment with ample opportunity for experience, development and growth.

We offer competitive compensation commensurate with skill level and experience; excellent comprehensive benefits package, including immediate coverage under our medical, dental & vision plans, parking/commuting allowance, 401K plan and generous paid time off; and exceptional opportunities for training, experience, growth, and advancement.

To apply for the position, please submit your resume, writing sample and cover letter with your salary expectations (required) to [email protected].

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Intellectual Property Associates

Wilmington

Young Conaway is seeking mid-level associates to join its expanding intellectual property litigation practice.

Associates will provide a broad range of intellectual property and trademark enforcement services to national and international corporate clients before Delaware’s federal and state courts.  Ideal candidates should have experience in all phases of litigation including motion practice, oral advocacy and eDiscovery.  Candidates do not need to be patent bar eligible, but should have a demonstrated interest in intellectual property litigation.  Delaware bar admission is preferred, but candidates willing to take the Delaware Bar Exam will also be considered.
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and writing sample to Stacey Funk, Legal Recruiting Coordinator, at [email protected]

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Business Transactions Associates

Wilmington

Young Conaway is seeking mid-level to senior level associates to join its expanding business planning and tax practice. 

Associates will work on a wide variety of complex and challenging matters for local, national, and international clients.  Ideal candidates should have experience in negotiating and documenting merger and sale transactions, complex financial arrangements, entity organizational documents (including limited liability company agreements and stockholders agreements), and general business contracts.  Delaware bar admission is preferred, but candidates willing to take the Delaware Bar Exam will also be considered.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and writing sample to Stacey Funk, Legal Recruiting Coordinator, at [email protected].

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Corporate Litigation and Counseling Associate

Wilmington

Young Conaway is seeking a mid-level associate to join its expanding corporate litigation and counseling practice.

Associates will work on a wide variety of complex and challenging matters including M&A litigation, derivative suits, control disputes, alternative entity disputes, and proceedings brought pursuant to Delaware statutory provisions, primarily in the Court of Chancery, but also in other Delaware state and federal courts. Ideal candidates should have experience in all phases of litigation including motion practice, oral advocacy and eDiscovery. Delaware bar admission is preferred, but candidates willing to take the Delaware Bar Exam will also be considered.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and writing sample to Stacey Funk, Legal Recruiting Coordinator, at [email protected].

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Commercial Litigation Paralegal (Part-Time)

Wilmington

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor is seeking motivated and experienced candidates with strong technology aptitude and an interest in technology and litigation to fill a part-time Litigation Paralegal or Legal Assistant position in our Commercial Litigation section.  The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 3:00 or 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, for a total of 15-20 hours per week.  The position has opportunity for substantial growth.

Qualified candidates will have strong technology aptitude and skills, proficiency (or aptitude to gain proficiency) with court filings (especially through PACER), MS Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; will be highly motivated, organized, dependable and have excellent attention to detail; will possess demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, communicate clearly in writing and verbally, and work both independently and as part of a team. 

Additional requirements for the position are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree (for a title of Paralegal) or Associate’s degree (for a title of Legal Assistant). Alternatively, must be on a path to a degree in college;
  • Previous litigation experience strongly preferred;
  • Excellent technology skills and aptitude;
  • Motivated self-starter, with ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Superior attention to detail and proofreading skills, organizational skills and good judgment;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines;
  • Availability for overtime after hours and weekends to meet case demands;
  • Ability to learn quickly and eagerly.

We provide competitive pay and a professional environment with numerous opportunities for experience and growth. 

To be considered, please e-mail your resume and salary requirements (required) to [email protected]

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Payroll Coordinator

Wilmington

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor is seeking an experienced Payroll Coordinator to join our busy and dynamic Accounting team to handle all the firm’s payroll-related functions. This includes processing payroll, taxation forms and benefits, as well as maintaining employee data, handling payroll questions and completing any other tasks necessary for monitoring and overseeing the firm’s payroll process. Payroll Coordinator reports to the Accounting Supervisor and Director of Accounting and Finance and works in close contact with the Human Resources Department.

This is a non-exempt, full-time position, with 8:30 am-5 pm schedule and occasional late shift on a rotating basis for coverage.

Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze, prepare and input payroll data for a semi-monthly payroll for 200+ personnel in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Audit time and attendance aspects of HRIS for integrity.
  • Process separate payrolls on an as-needed basis, including special bonus runs.
  • Facilitate and ensure appropriate distribution of all year-end tax documents.
  • Participate in annual Workers Compensation and 401K compliance audits.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports for management.
  • Work closely with Finance team on journal entries, account reconciliations and general ledger support.
  • Assist with employee compensation and benefits portion of the annual budget preparation process.
  • Calculate and account for exception pay, where warranted, for PTO, Short-Term Disability and other forms of non-working pay.
  • Stay abreast of all relevant changes and trends in the law and the industry, making recommendations about process improvements and compliance requirements.
  • Other Payroll- and Accounting-related duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance or Business, required
  • 3-7 years of previous Payroll experience
  • Superior attention to detail, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills; able to work well with all levels of personnel
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Technology aptitude and proficiency with MS Suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and payroll systems

At Young Conaway, you will find a beautiful facility in the heart of Rodney Square and a dynamic and friendly professional environment with ample opportunity for experience, development and growth.

We offer competitive compensation commensurate with skill level and experience; excellent comprehensive benefits package, including immediate coverage under our medical, dental & vision plans, parking/commuting allowance, 401K plan and generous paid time off; and exceptional opportunities for training, experience and growth.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and salary requirements (required) to [email protected]

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