Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Sands Capital Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 3 months ago

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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 http://sandscapital.com/careers/. We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Sands Capital Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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