• Corporate Paralegal

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco

    The Paralegal provides legal assistance to the attorneys of First Republic Bank (the “Bank”) on (a) corporate governance, transactional, and regulatory matters, (b) litigation matters (including discovery and matter management and insurance correspondence), and (c) maintenance of Bank forms documents and file systems.  Under attorney supervision and acting on own initiative and direction, the Paralegal provides complex legal support by performing tasks that require analytical thinking, accuracy, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency. The Paralegal is able to handle several projects simultaneously, consistently meet deadlines, and work professionally with Bank personnel at all levels.  It is paramount that applicants for this role be willing to “roll up their sleeves” on the job and learn new subject areas and undertake tasks outside of their prior experience with enthusiasm and confidence.     



    Provide legal support for to the Bank’s attorneys as needed.


    Responsibilities include:


    - Prepare legal memos, documents and correspondence.

    - Entity and subsidiary management.
    - Prepare board related materials including resolutions and minutes and presentations.
    - Prepare regulatory filings including Section 16 reports.
    - Assist in managing and updating the Bank’s resolution plan.
    - Assist in lending transactions including negotiation of related agreements.
    - Assist in negotiation of confidentiality and other commercial agreements.
    - Conduct legal and factual research.



    - Assist with general litigation preparation and discovery including:

    - Prepare responses to discovery requests and subpoenas.
    - Review documents for responsiveness and discoverability.
    - Identify and collection of custodians, documents and data.
    - Manage of litigation holds and document and data preservation.
    - Maintain litigation files and status tracker. 



    - Manage Bank template agreement database and file system.



    - Participate in special projects as needed and develop, prioritize and monitor achievement of project goals.



    Critical features of this job are described under the items above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



    Key Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

    • Required Skills
      • Paralegal certificate.
      • 5–7+ years of paralegal experience with a large law firm in the corporate or banking group and/or in-house at a regulated financial institution.
      • Expertise in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
      • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
      • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
      • Ability to build consensus and contribute in a team environment.
      • Ability to exercise good judgment, common sense and initiative and to anticipate and spot potential issues.
      • Ability to engage in strategic thinking, innovative problem solving, and finding client-focused solutions.
      • Strong time management skills and ability to multi-task and manage a heavy workload and priorities effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
      • Flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of tasks, from the administrative to the complex, and take direction with equanimity.
      • A high level of discretion and confidentiality and a professional demeanor.
      • Provides extraordinary service.
      • Furthers the Bank’s culture and values.
    • Desired Skills
      • Demonstrated knowledge and experience relating to subpoenas or other legal process.
      • Demonstrated general knowledge and experience in legal research and writing.
      • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of, and experience with, bank products and services, regulatory laws, rules, regulations and guidance.
      • Demonstrated success in managing and conducting a variety of bank transactions or regulatory matters/projects.

    Mental/Physical Requirements:

    • The ability to learn and comprehend complex instructions and respond quickly, accurately and appropriately.
    • Vision must be sufficient to read hard copy documents and files and to read computer screens.
    • Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.
    • Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange complex information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or multi-step directions.
    • Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
    • Must be able to travel as position requires; approximately 0% – 1 0%.
    • May be required to lift 15-25 lbs.


    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, to the extent consistent with applicable federal and/or state law.


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