Position Overview: Our Dallas office is seeking full-time Bankruptcy Paralegal who will assist in various stages of the bankruptcy process and support attorneys in the Commercial Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice involving Chapter 11 cases and related litigation. The essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Drafts shell/non-substantive notices, motions, affidavits, orders, briefs, and other court filings based on past precedent and drafts bankruptcy petitions.
Uses Pacer, Relativity, and other bankruptcy and litigation management resources.
Pulls cases on Westlaw and Lexis and cite-checks - "Blue booking".
Monitors dockets for relevant pleadings, conducts docket searches and pulls and organizes docket filings.
Prepares attorneys for hearings, including organizing exhibits and preparing hearing binders.
Files documents with the courts.
Prepares fee applications.
Files proofs of claim.
Monitors dockets for committee formations.
Monitors various resources for distressed portfolio companies.
Identifies opportunities for attendance and sponsorship of restructuring events.
Prepares and coordinates business development opportunities.
Billable hours requirement is 1650 hours.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and Paralegal Certificate preferred. 5+ years of experience and a strong background in commercial bankruptcy required. Strong demonstrated knowledge of legal terminology, legal documents, the legal process, electronic case filing, and electronic research technology (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Internet, etc.). Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, and various other software and databases. Self-starter and team-oriented, with an ability to work across offices via virtual connection or occasional travel. Excellent interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail; strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work and anticipate needs. Service-oriented attitude and explicit ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Requires regular and predictable attendance during assigned work schedule.
Our commitment to serving clients is reflected in our commitment to our employees. In addition to offering competitive salaries, the Firm provides an excellent benefits package.
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Thompson & Knight LLP is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.
About Thompson & Knight LLP
Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight today is a full service law firm known for our capabilities in energy finance, taxation, business transactions, and an ability to resolve our clients'? controversies in or out of court. The Firm has more than 300 attorneys with U.S. offices in Texas, New York, and California, and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe. Our attorneys and resources circle the globe from areas such as Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Argentina, and Nicaragua in Latin America; Algeria, Libya, and Egypt in North Africa; Ghana, Angola, South Africa, and Nigeria in sub-Saharan Africa; England and France in Europe; and China, Japan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and South Korea in Asia. In addition to providing a wide range of traditional legal services to clients in many industries, the Firm takes pride in the depth of our experience in the energy industry. Thompson & Knight is named “Law Firm of the Year” in Natural Resources Law (2018) and in Oil & Gas Law (2011-2013, 2015, 2017) by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms."?