Legal Assistant - Corporate

DORSEY & WHITNEY LLC   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Legal
Posted on November 11, 2021
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Dorsey & Whitney is an AmLaw 100 international law firm with more than 520 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. We are a premier legal counselor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including banking & financial institutions; development & infrastructure; energy & natural resources; food, beverage & agribusiness; healthcare; and technology.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant for the Corporate Department in our Anchorage office. As a key member of our team, you will assist in all aspects of the transactional practice including the preparation of various transactional documents, signature page packets, minute books and stock certificates. Strong executive assistant and phone skills are essential, as this position will have heavy client contact. If you have a deep understanding of corporate transactional practice and strong communication skills, we would appreciate hearing from you.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide day to day legal and executive support for the Corporate Group.
  • Process time entry, open new matters, draft engagement letters and audit responses, make travel itineraries, process reimbursement expenses, maintain calendars, organize and coordinate meetings and conferences.
  • Maintain client files; review and prepare billing invoices and other administrative duties.
  • Create and revise client documents, spreadsheets and forms from drafts, originals or dictation.
  • Create and maintain corporate minute books.
  • Answer and screen telephone calls for attorneys.
  • Prepare and submit conflicts check forms, screening forms and new matter request forms.
  • Exercise excellent judgment to determine priority level of work assigned daily; assure high priority items are completed in a timely matter.
  • Assist other team members with coverage and overflow.
  • May be requested to perform other duties not listed above.

What we’re looking for:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • At least five years of Corporate Legal Assistant experience working in a law firm or similar setting.
  • Strong communication skills and capable of initiating, drafting, editing and finalizing correspondence.
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve in a highly demanding, deadline-driven environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat, including Excel spreadsheets and document handling.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Knowledge of bankruptcy or litigation procedures a plus.

About Dorsey:

Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive workplace. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Dorsey participates in E-Verify.

Dorsey offers a competitive pay and benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners; a generous paid time off policy; retirement savings plan; profit sharing contribution; paid holidays; paid parental leave, paid volunteer day; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more! (Some benefits are subject to eligibility criteria).

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.


Anchorage , AK