Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Sands Capital Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 3 months ago


About the Firm

Sands Capital is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm based in Arlington, Virginia that manages approximately $45 billion in client assets. Sands Capital's strategies employ a fundamental, bottom-up research process that aims to identify high-quality growth businesses in concentrated portfolios that we can own for the long-term. We invest across the business lifecycle on a global basis, from early-stage private businesses to leading public companies.

Identified below are Core Values the firm holds in high regard and believes are critical for high-performing teams at Sands Capital:

  • Integrity & Trust: Do what is right, not what is popular. Deliver on commitments.

  • Client-Centered: Always act in the best interest of our clients.

  • Commitment to Excellence: Strive to learn and improve. Implement best practices.

Position Summary

Sands Capital is seeking a motivated, experienced, and highly professional Legal Assistant to support the General Counsel and Legal Team. The ideal candidate has a minimum of five years of corporate paralegal experience (law firm and/or in house) and is well-versed in a wide range of regulatory filings, contract and entity management tools, and legal record keeping and project management-related tasks. The candidate should be comfortable working independently with limited supervision while also being proactive in its support of a very active Legal Team. This person must be exceedingly well-organized, have strong attention to detail, and maintain a high level of prudence around sensitive information

We expect this person to work from Sands Capital's headquarters in Arlington, Virginia Monday Friday, or as agreed. While this is currently a full-time position, we will consider part-time candidates able to work at least 25 hours per week.


Essential Functions

  • Managing various regulatory filings for Sands Capital legal entities

  • Organizing and maintaining file systems, file correspondence, and other records

  • Actively maintaining a governance calendar

  • Acting as project manager on initiatives for the Legal Team

  • Conducting first review of certain contracts and clauses (e.g. NDAs)

  • Supporting certain compliance activities

  • Performing data entry

  • Other administrative and clerical duties, as needed


Necessary Skills and Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. degree required

  • Paralegal certificate

  • At least five years of experience working as a paralegal and supporting multiple senior-level staff members

  • Skilled in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Excellent calendar management skills

  • Superior client service skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of staff

  • Strong detail orientation skills

  • Ability to perform position responsibilities independently with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy

  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to both prioritize and also handle multiple priorities at once

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and coordinate work across multiple team members

  • High degree of initiative, self-discipline, and motivation

  • Operates with a positive 'can do' attitude

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team

  • Exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion

  • Strong time management skills

Additional Information

To be considered, candidates must submit a resume that specifically outlines their qualifications for the position. If you wish to apply for this position, please do so via Sands Capital Management's Careers page at We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Sands Capital Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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