Corporate Bankruptcy Paralegal (Restructuring)

POSITION: Senior Bankruptcy Paralegal (Corporate Restructuring) – Remote to start 

LOCATION: Chicago, IL 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Base salary up to $125,000, plus bonus and well paid OT, Medical benefits, generous vacation and sick/personal days, all paid holidays, 401K, and much in a firm noted for an exceptional culture with a history of career growth, stability and security.

THE ORGANIZATION: Large U.S. Based Multinational Law Firm is looking for an experienced corporate paralegal for a fast-paced corporate team. Salary is highly competitive in the industry and based on experience.

SUMMARY: Seeking a qualified paralegal with experience advising clients on corporate bankruptcy / restructuring. A successful candidate will have both litigation and transactional bankruptcy experience.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work on cases representing creditors and debtors in complex bankruptcy / restructuring cases

  • Ensure completion of required procedures and timeline of filings, and keep clients apprised of ongoing developments

  • Draft chapter 11 petitions and other bankruptcy filings (notice of transfer, motions, pleadings, etc.)

  • Perform legal research on local rules

  • Research case precedents, perform fact checks, and check legal citations using various databases, including Westlaw, Blue Book, and Lexis

  • Work on corporate reorganization at various stages of the restructuring process, from filing a plan to the final decree of bankruptcy

  • Prepare exhibits and other documents for hearings, attend hearings and assist attorneys 

  • Travel for cases and hearings, electronic filing experience required

  • Prepare closing books

  • Ensure compliance with SEC

  • Manage fee applications in a timely manner

  • Collaborate with other practice groups, as they relate to corporate restructuring

  • Supervise and train staff 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • 5+ years Bankruptcy experience

  • Bachelor’s degree highly preferred

  • Experience with Concordance, Relativity, PACER, Summation, Westlaw, Lexis and Blue Book 

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Leadership skills and dedication to improving systems and processes

  • Excellent Proofreading Skills

  • Knowledge of Standard Office Methods and Equipment

  • Ability to Maintain Strict Confidentiality

  • Ability to Manage Time and Tasks Effectively

  • Solid Interpersonal Skills