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Corporate Legal Assistant, Analyst, Structured Products – Tax

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. From offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals, our more than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Job title
Corporate Legal Assistant, Analyst, Structured Products – Tax
Location
New York
Department
Corporate Legal Assistants
Reports to

Corporate Coordinator – Tax

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-Exempt
Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (overtime as required)

Position Summary

Davis Polk is currently seeking entry-level Corporate Legal Assistants for our Tax Department. We are seeking candidates with strong academic credentials. Education/experience in quantitative subjects, such as Economics, Business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a plus. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to gain an understanding of a niche area of tax law.

Corporate Legal Assistants – Tax assist attorneys as they advise financial institutions on tax aspects of numerous types of structured products transactions. The structured products include equity, commodity, and currency linked products. The legal assistants also assist with discrete tax projects.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Revise, proofread and distribute tax disclosures and other transactional documents
  • Draft correspondence and documentation with accuracy under attorney supervision
  • Gather, organize, and maintain precedent collections
  • Conduct factual research assignments
  • Monitor the filing of documents with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Maintain an organized directory and database of all structured products transactions
  • Steer transaction through various stages of review and correctly incorporate all comments
  • Keep attorneys informed as to transaction status, deadlines and any changes
  • Interface with client regarding information necessary for the tax analysis, tax disclosure and/or tax forms, including risk of loss and other representations regarding the transaction and the issuer’s “comparable yield.”
  • Establish positive working relationships with the shelf team
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other applications as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with attorneys and staff, demonstrating strong teamwork
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to proofread typed material for typographical, spelling and grammatical errors
  • Ensure confidentiality of all the Firm’s and clients’ documentation and information
Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record is required.

Compensation

The expected base salary for this position is $60,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, anticipated assignment and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Submit resume, cover letter, college transcript and a short academic writing sample to:

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This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.