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Paralegal
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24000069 Requisition #

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  Job applicant poster viewing center.


DLA Piper is, at its core, bold, exceptional, collaborative and supportive.  Our people are the backbone, heart and soul of our firm.  Wherever you are in your professional journey, DLA Piper is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career.  Let’s see what we can achieve. Together.


If you are a highly talented individual interested in working closely with clients, attorneys, and paralegals as a Transactions Assistant, we want to hear from you!


This position can sit in our Minneapolis or Chicago office and offers a hybrid work schedule.


The role will be part of our Paralegal Team. The Paralegal Team performs a wide range of substantive corporate filings, case, matter, and entity-related duties by supporting our attorneys, clients, outside legal counsel, opposing legal counsel, and vendors.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School or GED
  • 1 year of demonstrated success working in a fast-paced environment
  • Must demonstrate a basic level of proficiency in Word
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with paralegals, attorneys, and clients regularly
  • Excellent organizational and attention-to-detail skills to manage volumes of documents, binders, letters, charts, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines


Preferred Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree and/or a paralegal certificate is highly preferred
  • 1 year of experience in a law firm supporting paralegals and/or attorneys
  • Experience supporting a corporate practice group
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention-to-detail
  • Managing and running projects
  • Be able to take initiative and engage with projects
  • Proficient in MS Outlook, MS Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Database experience
  • Collecting signatures/ DocuSign
  • Notary/ Apostilles
  • Drafting/ Closing sets
  • Filings/ DE and other states Formations


What will your day look like?
You will support the corporate team on ongoing transactions. You will assist with managing and maintaining electronic data rooms, make corporate filings, prepare closing books, draft simple ancillary documents (with precedent support) and provide general transactional support on ongoing transactions. You will also assist with liaising with local and international teams, collecting signatures, DocuSign, and obtain documents and other information from cities, municipalities, or public agencies.


To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website


We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success. 


General & Essential Job Expectations 
While the specific job requirements of a DLA Piper position may vary depending upon scope of the job and area of specialty, there are certain universal requirements that are expected of all DLA Piper employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, business professionals, and third parties;
  • Produce deliverables, answer phone calls, and reply to correspondence in an efficient and responsive manner;
  • Provide timely, accurate, and quality work product;
  • Successfully meet deadlines, expectations, and perform work duties as required;
  • Foster positive work relationships;
  • Comply with all firm policies and practices;
  • Engage in both physical and sedentary activity, such as (a) working at a computer for extended periods of time, including on-screen reading and typing; (b) participating in digital/virtual conference calls; (c) participating in meetings as needed;
  • Perform all other duties, tasks or projects as assigned.


Our employees are expected to embrace and uphold our firm values as a part of our DLA Piper culture. We are committed to excellence in how we represent our clients and develop our people.


Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements 
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met. 


Application Process:
If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or have any questions about the process, please contact careers@us.dlapiper.com. Please add noreply@dlapipercareers.us to your list of safe senders.

Applicants must apply directly online instead of sending application materials via email.    


No immigration sponsorship is available for this position. 


Agency applications will not be considered.