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Corporate Senior Paralegal, Public Company (Remote Eligible)

Location: Washington, DC

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,400 lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity and financial industries. Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart. Also a global destination for business professionals, Goodwin’s team of professional staff was named in 2019 the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

Goodwin is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to work remotely. We enable a flexible approach for specific positions. We are open to candidates who live in CA, DC, MA, NY, CT, MD, NJ. We may also consider candidates who live in GA, IL, MN, OH, PA, SC, UT, WA, CO, VA. NV, TN, NH, TX and WY.

At Goodwin we realize that being a paralegal is not just a job, it is a profession. As professionals, Paralegals are offered opportunities to play key roles on our client teams while also developing themselves to the highest caliber. Goodwin Paralegals work side-by-side with attorneys to provide high-quality, cost effective legal services on each of our groundbreaking matters. They add value through experience, advising on how to best approach tasks at hand.

As a Corporate Paralegal at Goodwin, you will have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with our attorneys and clients, while building substantive and institutional knowledge that adds critical value to our practice. Corporate Paralegals collaborate with attorneys on groundbreaking matters in a variety of practice areas.

What you do:

  • Assist with EDGAR and EDGAR Filer Management
  • Assist with Nasdaq and NYSE applications
  • Assist with Ticker Symbol Reservations
  • Assist with CUSIP Numbers
  • Assist with Confidential Treatment Applications
  • Assist with ’34 Act annual reporting matters
  • Assist with public company governance matters
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned by attorneys and paralegal staffing relating to various capital markets and securities offerings
  • Developed independent understanding of basic ideas and/or legal concepts involved with the types of matters to which he/she is likely to be assigned, and seeks such information on assigned matters
  • Independently handles unexpected issues that arise during the course of a project 
  • Effectively carries knowledge gained regarding how to perform a task or project to the next, similar project, with no re-explanation, and can at times apply this knowledge to different types of tasks, in order to create efficiencies
  • Understands how clients’ business needs relate to work assignments without explanation
  • Handles assignments involving complex matters or fact patterns with supervision from attorneys
  • Proactively stays informed regarding changes in the law pertaining to practice area

Who you are:

  • BA/BS preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience, Paralegal Certificate or qualifying work experience required
  • Experience on both issuer and underwriter side of capital markets transactions preferred, but not required
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to exude a high level of attention to detail
  • Capable of handling multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to work well in a team oriented environment
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required


Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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