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2018-06-182018-07-18

Practice Assistant, Technology Companies Group

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Silicon Valley, CA
  • Job Code
    199434 3/1
Practice Assistant, Technology Companies Group

Practice Assistant, Technology Companies Group

Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity in our Silicon Valley office for an entry level Practice Assistant ("PA") with the Technology Companies Group (TCG).

Are you a self-starter and have a high level of initiative and drive? Are you looking for a position in Silicon Valley where you can gain 2 years of legal experience prior to attending law school?

Orrick is proud to be one of the only firms to offer a destination startup practice with deep Silicon Valley roots and a broad global platform that scales with our clients as they grow. Over the past year, we closed more than 650 deals valued at $12.4 billion in venture capital financings, representing such hot tech companies as 23andMe, Asana, Betterment, CB Insights, Pinterest, Planet Labs, SoFi and Stripe, as well as investors like Airbus Ventures, Atomico, Bessemer, Battery Ventures, Coatue Management, Founders Fund and Goodwater Capital. We have also driven numerous high profile M&A deals in the market, including Humble Bundle’s sale to ING, Yelp’s sale of Eat24 to GrubHub and Flipagram’s sale to Toutiao.

Our Practice Assistant positions are ideal entry-level positions for those who are interested in the legal field and want to get 2 years of hands-on experience before attending law school. The Practice Assistants work side-by-side with attorneys and paralegals, performing real-time client work and doing factual research and document production to contribute to client success.

As a PA, you will support the delivery of quality legal services to clients. Your responsibilities will include completing technical and clerical tasks that require accuracy, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and computer proficiency.

You will gain experience and develop a greater understanding of corporate transactional work. You will have the opportunity to work on more advanced projects that may be delegated to the PAs. You will assist others in all aspects of corporate work.

You will perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to:
• You will provide general assistance in coordinating transactions from inception to closing.
• You will provide support attorneys and paralegals of all levels in the formation of various business entities.
• Assist with the organization of documents for transactions.
• Communicate with clients and other team members.
• Assist with closing preparation and provide general assistance at closing. This includes preparing closing documents, preparing signature pages, maintaining closing checklist, and indexing and handling closing document files.
• Demonstrate effective teamwork.
• Work in coordination with other departments and individuals in the firm.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree required with a strong academic background.
• Prior legal experience or the equivalent Practice Assistant experience is useful but not required. Prior office experience is helpful.
• Prior experience with startups and/or technology companies is also useful but not required.
• Have flexibility, have the ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks in a dynamic working environment.
• Be attentive to details, have flexibility with your work schedule and have demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Have the ability to become familiar with the procedures, terminology and documents relating to complex transactions.
• Ability to work in a forward-thinking working environment within a team environment.
• Advanced computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Strong time-management skills are required.
• A passionate desire to work with startups is a must!

California Requirements: In California, Practice Assistants are not considered by the firm to be working as "Paralegals" as defined by the California Business and Professions Code, Section 6450 et seq. Experience as a Practice Assistant, however, may serve to qualify an employee to be considered for promotion to a paralegal position in accordance with the firm's advancement and promotion policies and procedures.

Who We are:
Orrick is again one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2018 list.

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please select the Apply For This Job option at the top of the page.

No phone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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