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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Location: Tampa, FL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 12, 2023

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Job Description

Since 1983, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading independent global professional services firm, has set the standard for working with organizations to solve complex problems, boost operating performance and maximize value for stakeholders. Drawing on a deep operational and turnaround heritage and hands-on approach, A&M helps companies across the industry spectrum to improve operating and financial performance, and to navigate business, litigation and tax matters with speed, responsiveness and unmatched quality. A&M’s professionals based in locations across North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America excel in problem solving and value creation. The firm expects high performance and rewards individual contributions to the team’s success.

Responsibilities

The Paralegal/Legal Assistant will support A&M’s Legal Department (“A&M”), with the primary responsibility overseeing A&M’s creation of digital ethical screens/information walls. 

Essential Functions:

  • Implementing ethical screens pursuant to ethical rules and waivers, at the request of Firm clients, or as directed by the Firm’s Office of General Counsel
  • Liaising with internal staff and relevant departments such as Managing Directors, Executive Assistants, the Conflicts Department and Finance Departments to implement and maintain ethical screen requirements
  • Coordinate with internal Counsel on drafting language of Information Wall memoranda
  • Circulation and tracking of Information Wall acknowledgements through the Firm’s internal workflow system
  • Ongoing monitoring of Information Wall activity to ensure compliance and disabling of Walls when no longer needed or appropriate
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for the Legal Department during any upgrades or testing of the workflow system as it relates to Information Walls, and participating in such testing as required

Other Functions:

  • Perform miscellaneous administrative and clerical tasks within the Legal Department as needed
  • Undertake special projects of a complex nature under general supervision

Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary education preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of legal administrative support experience in a professional environment.
  • Familiarity with legal documents and case components
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • High level of judgment/organizational skills and initiative to deal with complex duties
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask, while working under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to adapt to constantly shifting priorities and a changing work environment
  • Ability to exercise discretion and integrity when dealing with sensitive, highly confidential matters
  • Self-starter with a positive outlook and a desire to solve problems, while working collaboratively with members of the Legal Department and other colleagues across the Firm

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Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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