Paralegal

Employer
PCAOB
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 19, 2017
Closes
May 22, 2017
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Requisition Number 17-0022 Post Date 5/16/2017 Title Paralegal Division Division of Enforcement and Investigations PT/FT Full Time City Washington State DC Description Our MissionThe PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.Job DescriptionThe PCAOB has a full-time, regular position for a Paralegal in the Division of Enforcement and Investigations at its Washington, DC headquarters office. This key role reports to the Paralegal Manager and requires a proactive person that thrives in a multi-faceted professional environment.ResponsibilitiesAssist Division attorneys and accountants in organizing and conducting investigationsOrganizes large document productions and maintains documents through use of litigation support and document storage software, and manual storage systems;Handles all aspects of document management and e-discovery for investigations and litigation in conjunction with legal technology personnel;Assists with electronic document review and prepares documents for testimony and hearings in conjunction with attorneys, accountants, legal technology staff, and vendors;Assists staff in testimony preparation for both investigations and litigation, including the assembly of exhibits and outlines and organizing relevant documents;Performs legal and factual research, including witness and expert due diligence in support of the attorneys' and accountants' preparation for the taking of testimony and/or disciplinary hearings;Monitors and retrieves SEC filings and other public documents relating to audits of public companies;Reviews and summarizes SEC filings and runs tracking reports on audits of public companies or broker-dealers;Oversees the Division's production of documents in the litigation setting, including development of protocols in coordination with Division attorneys to assure efficiency and completeness;Runs trial presentation software in hearings; Cite-checks legal briefs and inter-departmental documents using Bluebook and other style reference guides;Assists with preparing pleadings, accounting board demands, memoranda, briefs, correspondence and other litigation materials, and preparing for hearings as necessary;Maintains high standards of confidentiality with respect to all matters and documents; andEnsures high level of accuracy in all details. Requirements QualificationsBachelor's degree required; Paralegal certificate and/ 5-6 years equivalent legal experience required; Strong technical skills with working knowledge of EDRM and document review programs, preferably Relativity;Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Professional; Proficient with Lexis, Courtlink, Westlaw, and PACER; Strong cite-checking skills and working knowledge of Bluebook; Experience with SharePoint or Trial Director preferred; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Solid time management, organization, and prioritization skills; Ability to meet deadlines and make effective decisions; Self-starter with demonstrated ability to multi-task, juggle priorities, work effectively under pressure, and be flexible; andAbility to travel occasionally. Our ValuesThe PCAOB encourages a spirit of cooperation and teamwork, and fosters an environment of professional growth where employees can exercise their leadership ability, creativity, technical competence, and public interest focus in helping the PCAOB fulfill its mission.Equal Employment OpportunityAll PCAOB employees are entitled to equal opportunity and a professional work environment, free of discrimination and harassment. A workplace free of discrimination is fundamental to professional success and to the PCAOB's mission. The PCAOB will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law. #LI-TS1-R .ButtonClassNavigation, .ButtonClassDataModification, .ButtonClassTools, .ButtonClassFormReset{ width: 150px;}.ButtonClassNavigation:hover, .ButtonClassDataModification:hover, .ButtonClassTools:hover, .ButtonClassFormReset:hover{ width: 150px;}.ButtonClassNavigation:active, .ButtonClassDataModification:active, .ButtonClassTools:active, .ButtonClassFormReset:active{ width: 150px;} Send This Job to a Friend This site is operated by UltiPro. Use of this site is governed by Ultimate Software Group's policies and practices, including its Privacy Policy, which can be found at -Policy.