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Bankruptcy Paralegal

Company: Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Faegre Drinker is a firm designed for clients and designed for you. We understand that our people are critical to our success and we are committed to investing in our paraprofessional, administrative and operations professionals. We are always looking for talented, service-focused individuals to join our flexible and high-performing culture. With technology tools and resources that support our hybrid work environment, our colleagues enjoy a culture of learning, support for work and personal goals, opportunities to give back to our communities, and competitive benefits and rewards programs. At Faegre Drinker, you will have the opportunity to share your expertise within and across teams and contribute to our success.Job Description Summary:Faegre Drinker has an opportunity for a Bankruptcy Paralegal to work with our Finance & Restructuring team in our Wilmington office. You will be part of a dynamic team dedicated to assisting in analyzing due diligence materials regarding all aspects of a company's business operations. This position will work with other talented individuals who share a passion for doing great work in the best interest of our clients. Job Description:What you would do:Assist attorneys representing debtors, creditors, creditors' committees, and other parties in interest in large chapter 11 restructuring cases and adversary proceedings, including but not limited to preparing/drafting basic documents such as agendas, fee applications, certifications of counsel, notices, and forms of motionsAssists in analyzing due diligence materials regarding all aspects of a company's business operationsAssists in preparation of pleadings and complete daily assignments related to supporting active litigation matters and preparing for trialCorrespond with clients, creditors and other interested parties regarding case issuesDemonstrate knowledge and background of the essentials for moving cases through the multi-district proceedings including filing proceedings, managing appellate processes, and managing cases when matters are removed or otherwise dispositionedMaintains and organizes litigation files and case materialsFamiliarity with local rules of Delaware courts and willingness to be trained on those unfamiliar with research validity of cases and statutes and provides summary to attorneys.What is expected:Ability to problem-solveExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a virtual environment (e.g., via phone, web/videoconference)Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline-orientated environmentDemonstrated ability to use good judgment in taking initiative while asking for direction or clarification and consulting others, as appropriateWillingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environmentAbility to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientationAbility to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential informationAbility to maintain stamina throughout a standard workday, on- and off-siteAbility to maintain regular attendance and work regularly scheduled hoursAbility to take direction and accept supervisionDemonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situationsAbility to work effectively with co-workers in a team-oriented, collaborative environmentWhat we offer:Hybrid work arrangementPaid time for firm-sponsored volunteer eventsWellness programming with personalized content and activitiesProfessional environment and the opportunity to work with experts at the top of their fieldsVariety of health plan options, as well as dental, vision and 401(k) plansGenerous paid time offWhat is required:Bachelor's Degree with at least three (3) years of direct or related work as a paralegal is required; in the alternative, five (5) years of direct or related work as a paralegal may be substitutedPrevious law firm experience with litigation background at the federal and state level, particularly in complex bankruptcy actions representing debtors and creditorsExperience in CM/ECF or local e-filing processes strongly preferredDegree in Paralegal or Legal Studies is highly preferred, but all disciplines are welcomed to applyCertification by the NALA or NFPA is also beneficial, but not requiredApply now if you are ready to join the Faegre Drinker team!Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP participates in the federal government's E-Verify program. With all new hires, we provide the Social Security Administration and, when applicable, the US Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of employment, including retirement, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline and termination.Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath (and any subsidiary) has an internal recruiting department and does not accept unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Wilmington , Bankruptcy Paralegal, Other , Wilmington, Delaware

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