1+ months

Paralegal, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equi

Orange County, Ca, CA

Are you a self-starter and have a high level of initiative and drive? Are you looking for a position where you can utilize your 5+ years of corporate paralegal experience and your strong organizational skills working with a dynamic, collaborative team? If so, this may be the opportunity for you.

Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity in the Orange County office for a Paralegal with the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity (MAPE) practice group.

As a Paralegal in the MAPE group, you will perform a wide variety of tasks related to all stages of corporate life-cycle, including assisting on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Reorganizations
  • Private equity financings
  • Securities transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Blue Sky exemption filings and notices
  • Preparing and filing necessary state and federal forms and reports with appropriate governmental entities
  • Establishing the corporate name, obtaining the EIN, preparing organizational documents and coordination of execution and subsequent filing in proper jurisdiction
  • Performing research regarding filing, recording and notary procedures required in the locality where the transaction is located
  • Researching state statutes for corporate filings
  • Obtaining documents from Secretary of State offices and Franchise Tax Board
  • Drafting and reviewing of routine transactional documents, e.g., signature pages, officer's certificates and correspondence
  • Acting as a liaison with the client and any outside entities such as government agencies, corporations, vendors and other law firms to facilitate the transaction
  • Drafting of closing checklists
  • Preparing and assembling closing files, obtaining good-standing certificates and attending the pre-closings and closings
  • Reviewing executed documents to ensure proper execution
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
  • A bachelors degree is required, and a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved training program is preferable but not required
  • At least five (5) years of Orrick equivalent paralegal experience is required
  • A thorough understanding of California Corporations Code and Delaware General Corporate Law is required
  • Significant substantive working knowledge of the procedures, terminology and documents relating to the formation of a variety of corporate entities
  • Strong time management skills, and ambition to work in a dynamic, team environment are essential
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and any practice-related software
  • Proven ability to delegate appropriate tasks and offer mentorship to other firm resources
  • May be required to be licensed as a Notary Public in the appropriate jurisdiction
  • Ability to be flexible with your work schedule

California Requirements: In the California offices, paralegals must meet the qualifications, including compliance with the continuing education requirements, as set forth in the California Business and Professions Code, Section 6450 et seq.

Who is Orrick?Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. Financial Times has selected Orrick as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America from 2016-2018 and named us runner-up in 2019. The American Lawyer gave the firm its first Legal Innovation Award and in 2019 recognized us for Best Use of Technology. For the fifth year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2020 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company.

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, including lots of extra perks like free biometric screenings, paid time to participate in community service activities and the day off for your birthday.

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/en/Careers.

No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted: 2020-02-27 Expires: 2020-05-03

We focus on serving the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do.

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Paralegal, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equi

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orange County, Ca, CA

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