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Junior Financial Due Diligence Attorney

An Am Law 200 firm in Manhattan is looking for a junior attorney with experience in due diligence and cross border merger and acquisition matters on a contract basis. Candidates should be able to commit onsite in Manhattan; telecommuting/remote is not available. 

This position will start at 20-30 hours per week, and can possibly move to 50+ hours as the deal ramps up. This position will last several months through the end of the IPO.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed investigative research and analysis to help the firm’s clients identify and understand regulatory and reputational risks before proceeding with commercial relationships. (This primarily involves undertaking open source and database research for integrity and compliance due diligence, background investigations, asset traces and risk assessments.)
  • Produce high quality oral and written work product with the ability to understand and summarize large amounts of information in a concise manner.
  • Provide financial, accounting, commercial, and operational due diligence services to clients while evaluating deal opportunities and providing advice on existing or potential transactions.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience in due diligence
  • Experience with IPOs, cross border M&A, and capital markets
  • Has worked with clients on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters
  • Able to draft and review a variety of agreements encountered including NDAs, term sheets, and other commercial documents
  • Familiarity with legal research software such as Westlaw or LexisNexis

Job Skills:

  • Strong negotiation skills, working to reconcile differences and find mutual wins, while demonstrating an ability to close deals.
  • Excellent attention to detail and are persistent and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Strong written/reading comprehension.
  • Strong judgment and decision-making ability.
  • Able to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to translate complex business and legal concepts into clear and compelling text.
  • Outstanding ability to persuade others to change their minds or behavior
  • Exceptional oral comprehension and the ability to actively listen, and asking questions as appropriate.
  • Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Consistent dependability; must be reliable and responsible at fulfilling obligations and show a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Unflappable self-control, maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Capable of being adaptable and flexible/open to change.
  • Accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
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