Paralegal at Guggenheim Partners

Posted in Professional Services 7 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

ID: 2022-1934

Position Summary

Guggenheim Partners is seeking a smart, energetic and affable person to join its Legal team. Reporting to the Head of Legal Operations at Guggenheim Investments, this person will join a highly collaborative team and will be responsible for supporting various attorneys and functions in the Guggenheim Investments legal group. In addition to meticulous organizational skills and a high attention to detail, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to proactively manage and track various projects both independently and as part of a team, take ownership and responsibility over assignments, assume leadership roles where appropriate, and work on a variety of time-sensitive projects. The successful candidate must be proactive, exercise excellent judgment, have exceptional communication skills, and demonstrate strong customer service and professionalism. The candidate must be comfortable interacting with senior-level attorneys and executives and be highly responsive and efficient. An ideal candidate will have experience reviewing contracts and drafting governance documents as a paralegal or similar in the financial services industry, however, in lieu of specific experience, bright, resourceful, quick learners will also be considered. The Paralegal role presents an opportunity to grow in a dynamic organization and department.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of documents & materials for management of Fund entities, including governance, transactional, regulatory and other legal matters.

  • Maintain various databases relating to directors and officers and entity data.

  • Prepare board resolutions, written consents, corporate certificates, incumbency certificates and related documents.

  • Review various contracts such as NDAs or basic vendor contracts.

  • Draft and edit entity organizational charts in Visio.

  • Participate in and take the lead on special and recurring projects, including document review and overhaul of file and data storage systems.

  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations, Excel worksheets and Visio diagrams.

  • Track long term projects in an efficient manner and report progress to management.

  • Routinely handle confidential information and apply strict sensitivity in the dissemination of this information with quick turnaround.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with certain internal policies and procedures.

  • Perform ad hoc job-related duties and projects as assigned.

  • Process legal invoices.

  • Assist with administrative tasks as a back-up when needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strict attention to detail; accurate and organized while able to prioritize appropriately.

  • Ability to multitask with a high reading level comprehension.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills. Ability to lead projects, including delegating and overseeing tasks appropriately.

  • Ability to effectively and maturely communicate and collaborate with diverse personalities in all levels of management, as well as with outside vendors and clients.

  • Excellent team player; collaborative, energized by the open exchange of ideas, also able to work independently as needed.

  • Ability to learn new software quickly with little external guidance - can "self-teach."

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 2-7 years of experience as a paralegal, experience with the financial services sector or corporate internal legal department a plus.

  • Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.

About Us

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with expertise in fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our team of investment professionals performs rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results.

About Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with three primary businesses: investment management, investment banking, and insurance services. We have a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions, with professionals based in offices around the world. Our commitment is to advance the strategic interests of our clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity. You can learn more about our expertise and values by visiting and following us on Twitter at

To succeed in the Guggenheim culture, candidates must be self-starters and strive for results. We are looking for people who operate as business owners, adhere to the highest standards and think creatively to realize opportunities, wherever they may be.

Guggenheim is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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