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Legal Assistant

Location: Multiple Offices

Description

 

The Brattle Group is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant in our Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA, or Washington, DC office.

Legal Assistants play an active role in the substantive work of the Firm’s Legal Department, including contract negotiations and corporate governance.  In addition, because Brattle’s business involves litigation support, Legal Assistants have an unique window into the litigation process and the legal practice more generally. 

Legal Assistants report directly to the General Counsel and collaborate with other members of the Legal Department on short and long-term projects. Legal Assistants also have significant interaction with the Firm’s domestic and international consulting and corporate services staff, as well as external law firm personnel and client procurement departments. As the Firm grows, this position offers increasing responsibility and challenging work to the right candidate.

 

Core responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with legal risk management matters by performing detailed contract review, negotiation, and management, and by collaborating with consulting, accounting, and administrative staff to ensure contract compliance;
  • Assisting with responses to Requests for Proposal issued by Firm clients (e.g. contact review, corporate compliance documentation);
  • Maintaining electronic contract files including engagement contracts, software/data and misc. license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, academic advisor agreements, vendor agreements, and master and subcontractor agreements;
  • Liaising with the Firm’s billing personnel to open and track new client projects;
  • Supporting the Conflicts Paralegal with the conflict check process by vetting information regarding potential engagements against both previous project work and publicly available information and updating conflicts database with further information from retainer agreements;
  • Compiling and maintaining corporate filings with federal, state, and local government entities;
  • Assisting with responses to other corporate and contractual requirements;
  • Assisting with insurance matters and maintaining corporate governance and shareholder records;
  • Training corporate and administrative staff on matters covered by the Legal Department, such as confidentiality, working with outside experts, and engagement contracts.

 

THE CANDIDATE

This position requires strong organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive projects concurrently both independently and as part of a team.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who possesses intellectual curiosity about business and legal concepts and the ability to think beyond the assignment given.  This candidate should also have a professional approach to their written and verbal communications.

 

Other requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of experience (including internships) in a business environment, preferably in a legal or professional services firm
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to build positive relationships with senior-level consultants and across all corporate services groups including Accounting, Business Support Services, Human Resources, IT, Marketing, and Planning and Business Analysis
  • High degree of ownership and commitment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research and communication skills
  • Ability to develop working knowledge about the Firm’s areas of expertise
  • Impeccable moral and ethical standards and an ability to exercise appropriate judgment and comply with confidentiality obligations
  • Working overtime including nights may be necessary

 

THE PACKAGE

We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K/profit sharing, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and internal professional development and training programs, designed to reward success at all levels. Details regarding compensation will be based on the successful candidates’ knowledge, skills, and experience.

 

To be considered for this position, you must apply through the link below  by submitting a cover letter and resume.  

 

The Brattle Group is an equal opportunity employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Please click here to read our full EEO Statement. 




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