Bankruptcy Paralegal

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, a powerhouse firm with the heart of a boutique, is seeking a Bankruptcy Paralegal for our New York Office.  The Bankruptcy Paralegal will assist attorney(s) by providing clerical and research support services including document preparation and review; coordinating with clients; research, investigations, and fact checking; and hearing preparation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Creates and implements all elements of bankruptcy case management systems, including file management (electronic and hard copy), case calendaring, task lists and bankruptcy-related deadlines.

  • Meets with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to discuss cases or projects.

  • Drafts legal documents including routine retention and fee applications; files motions and pleadings according to judicial procedures.

  • Prepares and files proofs of claim and assists with the claims reconciliation process.

  • Researches and analyzes case management procedures, local court rules and statutes for compliance.

  • Reviews and monitors case dockets to identify, summarize, and circulate relevant pleadings and applications.

  • Manages hearing preparation and support, including scheduling of telephonic appearances and preparation of hearing binders.

  • Prepares, organizes, stores, and retrieves case information, which may include depositions, pleadings, exhibits and other items.

  • Assists attorneys with hearing and trial preparation.

  • Responds to creditor case inquiries.

  • Develops and maintains records regarding billable hours spent on specific cases.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years' experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong knowledge of filing through CM/ECF filing system in all bankruptcy courts.

  • Familiarity with bankruptcy law and principles, court pleadings, claims reconciliation and other related matters.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)