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Corporate Legal Assistant, Structured Products Analyst

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, Structured Products Analyst
New York
Corporate Legal Assistants
Reports to

Manager, Corporate Legal Assistants – Structured Products

Work Schedule

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

Position Summary

Davis Polk is currently seeking entry-level Structured Products Analysts for our highly specialized Structured Products group. 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 expand both their quantitative and qualitative skills and gain an understanding of a niche area of corporate law.

Structured Products Analysts assist attorneys as they advise financial institutions on numerous types of structured products transactions. The structured products include synthetic exchangeable securities and other equity, commodity and currency linked products.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Draft deal-related documents with accuracy under attorney supervision
  • Revise, proofread and distribute draft agreements and other transactional documents
  • Review documents for errors with diligence
  • Gather, organize and maintain precedent collections
  • Coordinate with internal and external working groups to facilitate transaction execution
  • Monitor the filing of documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission and with stock exchanges
  • Oversee the deal flow process
  • Steer transaction through various stages of review and correctly incorporating all comments
  • Ensure the completion of each deal filing ahead of client deadlines and keep client informed of status
  • Keep attorneys informed as to transaction status, deadlines and any changes
  • Maintain an organized directory and database of all structured product deals
  • Establish positive working relationships with the client and the shelf team
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, meet 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 and a positive attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to proofread typed material for typographical, spelling and grammatical errors
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • 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

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.

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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.