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Senior Bankruptcy Paralegal

New York, NY

The Bankruptcy Paralegal works effectively and collaboratively to provide organizational and substantive support to attorneys and paralegals in the Restructuring Department. Assignments may extend into other practice areas and departments.

  • Manage assigned cases and their related tasks and projects.
  • Prepare various pleadings, including Pro Hac Vice, notices of hearing, hearing agendas, and certificates of no objection.
  • Assist with preparation of Chapter 11 petitions, schedules and SOFAs, largest unsecured creditor lists, and first day motions and applications.
  • Verify legal authority in briefs and memos and ensured accuracy of Bluebook citation format.
  • Review Local and Federal Bankruptcy Rules, as well as administrative orders, to ensure that filings were in proper form.
  • Electronically file documents with Bankruptcy and District Courts and served documents according to case management orders.
  • Review billable hours of attorneys and staff and prepare monthly fee statements and invoices for all cases.
  • Prepare interim and final applications for compensation and reimbursement of expenses.
  • Assemble first day, hearing, and case law binders.
  • Work directly with attorneys and clients to ensure quality and efficiency of case project management.
  • Fiandle organization and administration of high volume of electronic and hard copy case files, paying strict attention to detail.
  • Edit documents that were filed with the Court, ensuring accuracy of information.
  • Monitor docket reports daily on PACER, communicating status of cases to attorneys.
  • Retrieve pleadings and other documents from case dockets using PACER.
  • Conduct research, locating and retrieving precedent documents.
  • Prepare letters to judges, clients, vendors, and other counsel.
  • Monitor court docket sheets for assigned cases and take ownership of case calendars.
  • Prepare drafts of notices, motions, fee applications and proofs of claims.
  • Remain current in industry trends in Bankruptcy/Restructuring and the legal profession.
  • Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.

Required Skills
  • Minimum 7 years of Bankruptcy Knowledge of Bankruptcy Court procedures and practices.
  • Familiarity with chapter 11 reorganization process and basic documents such as, SoF As, fee applications, disclosure statements, and plans of reorganization.
  • Prior working experience in the bankruptcy group of a law firm representing debtors and creditors in complex chapter 11.
  • Experience with e-filing within the Federal Courts, specifically with both the U.S. Bankruptcy and the U.S District Courts.
  • Familiarity with CM/ECF and PACER filing system.
  • Ability to conduct research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, and Courtlink.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Strong sense of accountability, taking ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolving issues proactively.
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to assess information, anticipate issues and outcomes, and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to manage multiple requests, assess priorities, and achieve solutions under deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and a strong client service orientation.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as required.

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