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Corporate Counsel I

Company: Duff Phelps LLC
Location: New York
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Prime Clerk, a division of Duff & Phelps, is a young successful company looking for employees who would like to work in an exciting fast-paced environment with a growing company. We provide comprehensive claims administration, case management, noticing and consulting services to companies, their attorneys and financial advisors. We offer effective and efficient technology-based solutions for restructuring cases, whether inside or outside of bankruptcy. This individual will report to Prime Clerk's General Counsel, working closely with the General Counsel as well as with other members of Prime Clerk's team primarily to support Prime Clerk's legal function. The ideal candidate will be a proactive and meticulous critical thinker with excellent organizational and communication skills. To be successful in this role, the employee will need to thrive in a busy, team-oriented environment. Responsibilities: The Corporate Counsel I, in coordination with and under the supervision of Prime Clerk's General Counsel, will: review, draft and negotiate a broad range of standard and non-standard agreements, pleadings and other documents in support of business needs and initiatives, including client service agreements (letters of engagement, master services agreements and client-furnished documents), vendor agreements, referral and business development consultant agreements, marketing agreements, technology agreements, and data privacy agreements prepare engagement agreements, retention applications, and fee applications and attend bankruptcy-related hearings; assist with the development and administration of policies and procedures; assist with the development of non-disclosure agreements and performance of due diligence on business opportunities; apprise executive management of legal, compliance and risk issues related to general business matters, and providing practical, responsive advice to facilitate timely resolution; counsel colleagues on risks, both legal and otherwise, associated with client engagements and relationships, building trust and a positive working relationship provide case support on risk management matters; provide guidance on employment-related matters; and assist with various other projects, as requested. Requirements: J.D. and active NY Bar membership. 2+ years corporate / transactional law experience; bankruptcy law experience a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications Strong communication skills (oral and written) Drafting/negotiating skills and experience, including: - ability to work with forms contracts and procurement agreements; - effectively addressing and resolving legal risk issues, including indemnification, liability - limitation, privacy, data protection and information security; - ability to successfully handle multiple matters at once, effectively prioritizing issue escalation and resolution; - confidence in negotiating with sophisticated counterparties to achieve timely, successful outcomes; and - ability to articulate and defend company positions in an effective manner, prepare clear and efficient redlines, and bring agreements to closure. In order to be considered for a position at Duff & Phelps, you must formally apply via ************************** Duff & Phelps is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applications for reason of gender, gender identity, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.

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