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Jobs in New York City

Jobs in New York City


A paralegal will often sit with a lawyer in meetings or in Court to take notes or otherwise assist a lawyer in their day-to-day duties. Most paralegals have either undertaken a law degree or are working towards finishing one. You can think of them as apprentice lawyers. When lawyers start their professional journey, they often enter the market either by becoming a paralegal, a legal assistant or an intern.

Paralegals are unregulated in most jurisdictions, meaning they don't need a license to assist the lawyer they work with: as long as there is a lawyer there to supervise their work and have final sign off on any work they produce.

Usual Key Duties
  • Undertake legal drafting, perusal of documents and legal research

  • Liaise with internal teams (front office, operations, compliance, etc.)

  • Assist with the review, drafting and negotiation of certain trading agreements

  • Coordinate the execution of certain documents and liaise with key stakeholders

  • Maintenance of central documentation list

  • Maintenance of document management systems and databases

  • If required, assist with projects

Key Required Skills
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Strong academics, degree educated

  • Legally trained

  • Able to work on their own, independently, and as part of a wider team

  • Ability to prioritise tasks for execution

  • Ability to exercise judgment

  • Ability to manage a generous workload

  • Strong attention to detail

At Rutherford, our team works with some of the best performing asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms globally, and are committed to ensuring top in-house lawyers are placed with our clients. As for Rutherford's private practice team, they specialise in executive recruitment for magic circle, silver circle and white-shoe firms in London and New York. Our private practice partners sit on the most lucrative panels chosen by the best performing hedge funds, private equity firms, private debt firms, asset managers and investment banks in the world.

New York City

New York is known as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, its residents speak over 800 languages and over 60 million people visit the city every year to take it all in.

New York is home to Wall Street and the two largest stock exchanges in the world and it’s known as the most financially powerful city in the world with more billionaires in residence than any other city. For over 200 years, the "Big Apple" has been the centre of opportunities where dreams and accomplishments can be big, and is known for it fast pace, which is unrivalled.

Getting around

Put a New York City map in front of you, and you will see how easy it is to get around town. Most of Manhattan's neighbourhoods are after all quite self-descriptive: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and so on.

Commuting to word can be as easy as putting on a pair of walking shoes: many New Yorkers walk to their destination. If walking isn't your forte, public transit is another great option - or hailing one of its famous yellow cabs. New York is known for its inexpensive and environmentally-friendly rail system, or "subway".