New York NY

Senior Legal Assistant – Corporate Restructuring (Paralegal)

CM Legal

Senior Legal Assistant – Corporate Restructuring (Paralegal)

Within this position, you will be responsible for assisting the Corporate Restructuring practice area attorneys and case teams in all phases and aspects of Corporate Restructuring work including bankruptcy cases and out-of-court corporate reorganization. This position will be based in the New York office and has a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.

As the Senior Legal Assistant – Corporate Restructuring (Paralegal) you will:

  • Assist attorneys throughout all phases of mega chapter 11 cases, chapter 15 cases, and appeals.
  • Assist in preparation, and handling, of bankruptcy e-filings and service of court papers.
  • Draft notices, hearing agendas, and other basic documents.
  • Prepare hearing binders/e-binders and other supporting materials for court.
  • Assist with all aspects of hearing preparation.
  • Provide support for in-house case-related meetings such as auctions and depositions, and assists with preparation for outside meetings.
  • Prepare and manage first-day filing checklists.
  • Assist with preparation of fee applications.
  • Monitor case dockets and circulates case filings.
  • Track deadlines in complex cases for planning purposes.
  • Monitor federal and local bankruptcy forms for periodic revisions and updates firm working versions.
  • Assist with attorney court admissions, manages PACER and ECF accounts, and maintains virtual hearing accounts.
  • Monitor changes to federal and local rules, and requirements of the United States Trustee’s office, and keeps informed of changes to court procedures.
  • Communicate with court clerks and chambers staff on case matters.
  • Research and retrieve precedent motions, disclosure statements, and plans.
  • Assist team with conflicts-of-interest tasks for new matters.
  • Review and research unidentified bankruptcy-related mail.
  • Perform non-legal research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, and other court-related websites for case law, statutes, articles, and books. 
  • Oversee the organization and accuracy of documents and data in electronic databases including: managing case materials, indexing, and coding information. 
  • Ensure that all Corporate Restructuring files are maintained with department-approved protocols and case management systems. 


  • Extensive knowledge of the United States Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge of local bankruptcy rules for the Southern District of New York
  • Extensive practice in handling e-filings, including ECF filing requirements for pre-filing and post-filing of mega chapter 11 cases
  • Familiar with Claims and Noticing Agent websites, and filings on same
  • Extensive knowledge of bankruptcy appeals process
  • Knowledge of Chapter 13 and 15 filing and procedures
  • Ability to navigate various electronic databases and document repositories
  • Strong research skills and proficiency in using various research tools
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Flexibility to travel as required
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of six years’ experience in a Corporate Restructuring legal assistant position or a position requiring similar skillset


  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

The starting base salary for this position is expected to be within the range listed under Salary Details.  Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.

Salary Details
$100,000 – $120,000

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