Description

 

The successful applicant will support the Director of Legal Services and Associate Director, Legal Services with the execution of client billable paralegal and project assistant assignments from the Employment & Compensation (E&C) practice and related administrative support activities, and assist with the delivery of projects to the various Baker McKenzie offices around the globe.

The intent is for the NA E&C practice group to have enough work to keep this role busy.

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Discharging client assignments as defined by the E&C partners and associates, with a focus on assignments involving employment based immigration and global equity compensation filings
  • Assist with editing and maintenance of billable and complimentary knowledge management tools published by E&C group
  • Assist with project management of large matters (e.g. multi-jurisdictional surveys)
  • Conducting billable projects, working individually or with teams
  • Compile data or other research for preparation of employment-based filings or other projects
  • Communicating with the instructing team, other internal Baker McKenzie teams and relevant third parties (where appropriate) throughout the duration of billable projects
  • Investigate, compile and digest facts of the case
  • Draft appropriate forms/filings regarding client matters
  • Ensuring own compliance with Firm time recording requirements on projects.

 

Travel requirements:

  • May be required to travel to meet with clients and E&C team members in other offices, as appropriate
  • May be opportunity for secondment.

The successful applicant will support the Director of Legal Services and Associate Director, Legal Services with the execution of client billable paralegal and project assistant assignments from the Employment & Compensation (E&C) practice and related administrative support activities, and assist with the delivery of projects to the various Baker McKenzie offices around the globe.

The intent is for the NA E&C practice group to have enough work to keep this role busy. 

 

Main responsibilities:  

  • Discharging client assignments as defined by the E&C partners and associates, with a focus on assignments involving employment based immigration and global equity compensation filings
  • Assist with editing and maintenance of billable and complimentary knowledge management tools published by E&C group
  • Assist with project management of large matters (e.g. multi-jurisdictional surveys)
  • Conducting billable projects, working individually or with teams
  • Compile data or other research for preparation of employment-based filings or other projects
  • Communicating with the instructing team, other internal Baker McKenzie teams and relevant third parties (where appropriate) throughout the duration of billable projects
  • Investigate, compile and digest facts of the case
  • Draft appropriate forms/filings regarding client matters
  • Ensuring own compliance with Firm time recording requirements on projects.

 

Travel requirements:

  • May be required to travel to meet with clients and E&C team members in other offices, as appropriate
  • May be opportunity for secondment.

Experience Required

    • Bachelor’s degree is required.
    • Experience in US Immigration and Mobility law, with law firm experience preferred
    • Must have exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the Firm.
    • Knowledge of relevant IT packages, such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint and extranet administration.
    • Experience of document review platforms, such as Relativity, Ringtail, Clearwell etc.
    • Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
    • Must demonstrate high degree of responsibility and dedication.
    • Ability to command the respect of colleagues.