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Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., we have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever our clients’ needs take us. As one of the world’s leading law firms, we seek dynamic individuals who share our commitment to service, innovation, and professional growth.
We have an opening for a Due Diligence Attorney (Mergers & Acquisitions) in our Houston office.
The Due Diligence Attorney performs substantive due diligence as a member of the Firm’s Due Diligence Center and will report to the Special Counsel, Due Diligence.
In this capacity, the Due Diligence Attorney will:
Perform due diligence review in connection with client business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financings and other business transactions;
Create due diligence summaries and reports using legal project management software and other technology tools;
Under the supervision of the Special Counsel, Due Diligence, coordinate with deal teams to facilitate the completion of due diligence projects;
Assist Special Counsel, Due Diligence in coordinating due diligence review by the Firm’s attorney subject matter specialists, including tax, environmental, real estate, benefits and regulatory;
Assist Special Counsel, Due Diligence in identifying efficiency opportunities and/or enhancements in the performance of the Due Diligence Center;
Prepare and comment on disclosure schedules;
Review and negotiate non-disclosure and non-reliance agreements;
Coordinate with peers, as appropriate, to ensure best practices in due diligence;
Manage projects to ensure that the work product is delivered accurately and on time;
Work beyond scheduled hours as necessary and travel as required; and
Handle additional related projects as requested.
Advanced legal knowledge and practice skills of due diligence in the context of Mergers & Acquisitions;
Advanced knowledge of the workflows of performing due diligence;
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, specifically Word and Excel;
Proficiency in drafting due diligence reports and related legal transactional documents;
Expert proficiency in the English language, including punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills;
Proficiency in document management search functionality and systems;
Proficiency in the use of legal technologies, such as Inter/Intra/Extranet technologies, legal research databases;
Must have (i) law degree and (ii) current bar admission in the respective jurisdiction in which they sit and in a state in which Paul Hastings has an office location; and
At least 2-3 years of law firm practitioner experience in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions with experience performing due diligence.
Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
About Parker + Lynch Legal
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