Vedder Price

Vedder Price’s administrative team oversees the capabilities necessary for us to deliver responsive, results-oriented and cost-effective client services.

If you would like to apply to Vedder Price, please submit your resume to:

Gina Grunloh
Staff Recruiter
222 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2600
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Fax: +1 (312) 609 5005
recruiting@vedderprice.com

Careers & Open Positions

Position Summary:  Manage closings and prepare closing sets; preparation and filing of documents and UCCs for closings; post-closing document preparation and follow-up.  This high-profile position entails direct interface with the Global Transportation Finance attorneys, clients and opposing counsel.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, prepare and distribute post-closing sets and other materials
  • Manage and coordinate transaction closings
  • Create electronic post-closing CDs
  • Assist attorneys with business leasing and loan transactions
  • Review and organize due diligence materials
  • Proofread
  • Prepare and review UCC filings and documentation
  • Draft closing documents and correspondence
  • Analyze and organize client records
  • Reconcile vendor invoices
  • Interact with clients and other counsel during business transactions
  • Work with project assistants and other support personnel to complete closing sets

Qualifications, Education and Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • A certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program is preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in commercial lending/asset-based financing and transactional work
  • Familiarity with UCC’s a plus
  • Able to learn quickly and apply training to practical issues
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Able to work under pressure on time sensitive projects
  • Able to work interdependently
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective in managing multiple tasks
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to work overtime
  • Annually log a target 1500 billable hours
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

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Motivated, self-directed Directory and Research Coordinator to work in the Marketing Department and assist Marketing personnel and firm attorneys on directory and survey submissions and general research requests. The Coordinator plays a critical role in managing the firm’s responses to directories, surveys and ranking requests, including managing the overall effort, as well as guiding the Practice Development Liaisons in developing concise and informative responses. This position also helps to bolster the firm's diversity efforts by compiling information from multiple departments to respond to firmwide diversity surveys from both clients and outside publications. A secondary role for this position is supporting the Marketing team in the research function. In this capacity, the Coordinator manages our research tools, creates appropriate templates, trains the Practice Development Liaisons on the use of the tools and provides direct research when required.

Successful candidates will have a strong capacity for working in a client service role in a team environment. The candidate must be extremely comfortable with writing and analysis to provide critical feedback in the directories and research reporting portions of the position. The Coordinator must also be proficient in the use of online information research services.

Essential Functions:

Directories and Rankings Support

  • Supports the Marketing team in managing the overall annual survey efforts, including:  assigning directory submissions to relevant Marketing professionals in advance of the publisher’s deadlines, tracking development of the submissions, providing final review of submissions, and ensuring proper filing and documentation of the submissions.
  • Manages the newly-developed Experience System along with the Technology Manager including:  understanding the data flow of matters collection, directing relevant write-ups to the relevant practice development liaisons, and other duties. 
  • When needed, prepares legal directory submissions including pulling relevant representative works when available and other content files as well as writing and editing the submissions on behalf of the firm when needed.
  • Helps manage league table submissions for transaction-based practice groups.
  • Conducts peer firm analysis such as league table rankings, international activities and client relationships to support various practice and office initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Research Support

  • Creates research templates for use by Marketing team and trains the team members on compiling research deliverables.
  • Performs ad hoc analysis and research on client, practice and office developmental opportunities, when needed.
  • Helps lead in the analysis and presentation of market, industry and geography research combining internal data with external sources on firm strategic initiatives.
  • Follows and tracks trends in the legal industry as it relates to business development efforts across practices and offices.
  • Prepares company profiles including background information, advisory relationships, and market intelligence and connects to the firm experiences and relationships.
  • Analyzes, summarizes and presents analysis on capital markets (public equity and debt offerings) deals and M&A transactions by company, region, industry or peer firms.
  • Develops knowledge and understanding of external data sources for use in business development projects.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills—ability to synthesize, interpret and summarize relevant information from various sources and share insights in an actionable recommendation.
  • Basic acumen of businesses financials; understanding of SEC filings a plus.
  • More importantly, have an innate desire and curiosity to learn about business, industries and markets.
  • Previous experience in directories support required.
  • Knowledge or experience with Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Monitor Suite or other competitive/market intelligence tools required.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products required; experience with InterAction or other CRM application a plus.
  • Self-motivated and able to lead and work independently on projects as well as support team members in major initiatives as required.
  • Strong project management skills with experience in managing multiple projects at once.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience in professional services field required.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet directory deadlines as needed.

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This position is responsible for managing, coordinating, consulting and advising in all aspects of legal matters pertaining to the technology-intensive portions of the EDRM, including but not limited to leading client technology calls, monitoring case-specific eDiscovery budgets and expenses, data analysis, processing, production, and presentation of ESI. Day-to-day duties involve management of individual projects/cases within budget constraints and serving as lead team member on complex, fast-moving matters involving eDiscovery.

Responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day management of individual projects, including providing technical expertise and related advice to legal teams, clients, and other outside parties
  • Providing on-going direction and assistance to other team members
  • Ensuring requirements are defined and met for all phases of eDiscovery projects including preservation, collection, processing, hosting, production, and presentation
  • Manage most aspects of eDiscovery projects on an independent and self-directed basis
  • Ensure proper implementation of quality control measures on project deliverables using internal procedures and systems, focusing on timeliness, quality, accuracy and completeness
  • Management of communications (both oral and written) with an expectation that all communication must be clear and concise

Required knowledge, skills and experience include:

  • Significant review platform administration experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Substantial knowledge of early data assessment and processing software and procedures
  • Strong familiarity with paper scanning concerns, software troubleshooting skills, and ability to multitask and reprioritize work while under pressure
  • Understanding of project management fundamentals
  • Experience in data analysis and developing litigation support and/or eDiscovery best practices
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 4-6 years of full-time project management experience in litigation or eDiscovery support

Preferred knowledge, skills and experience include:

  • Paralegal background or law school experience highly preferred
  • Administrator-level experience with Relativity and case and transcript management tools
  • Familiarity with MS-Access and text editors
  • Passing familiarity with a wide range of non-legal technologies, from networks to email to structured databases
  • Strong fundamental understanding of computer systems, generally
  • Programming or DBA experience
  • Must be willing to work overtime and travel as needed

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The Information Security Engineer position is primarily responsible for implementing and maintaining various technologies to ensure the security of the firm’s systems. Thorough understanding on both product based solutions and fundamental security best practices are vital to this role. The Information Security Engineer will also be responsible for providing technical leadership for strategic projects and initiatives on the security roadmap as well as participating in more general network security and architectural efforts. Furthermore, the Information Security Engineer will collaborate with other Engineers and SMEs to apply and support best practices for security, server building, change management, account management, documentation, and user experience management.

Ongoing Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, administer, troubleshoot, and support security infrastructure on Vedder Price’s network, including the following:
Multicontext firewalls and clustering
Intrusion detection and prevention
Vulnerability management
Centralized log management
Data Loss Prevention
Content Filtering
VMWare and Microsoft Windows systems
Non-Windows authentication controls, i.e., cloud-based identity management, Cisco, and Palo Alto Networks
  • Collaborate with other staff in Information Services to ensure that security standards are developed and enforced in the course of implementing or upgrading firm technology, educating others on security best practices.
  • Demonstrate awareness of security best practices across common technologies, advocating for additional controls as necessary to ensure optimal security. Examples of technologies to be addressed include the following:
Active Directory
Group Policy
Windows desktop systems and “locked down” desktop management
VMWare and Microsoft Windows Server systems
Non-Windows authentication controls, i.e., cloud-based identity management, Cisco, and Palo Alto Networks
Two-factor authentication
Network access control
  • Participate fully in all efforts to develop security policies and meet client or other compliance requirements. Lead efforts to document security standards and procedures, demonstrating best practices to auditors or reviewers.
  • Review business processes, recommend and implement supportable security changes, including any relevant tools to better secure those processes.
  • Evaluate, implement, and enforce security practices around mobile and remote solutions, including Citrix, VPN, and MDM.
  • Maintain and coordinate incident response planning, assisting in execution of the incident response plan as needed.
  • Investigate actual and suspected security breaches.
  • Ensure consistent policies are applied to any hosted or cloud-based services being utilized by the firm.
  • Conduct log review and reporting on security devices and identified Windows systems.
  • Generate evidence for compliance/audit.
  • Work with vendors as necessary to supplement our security capabilities and recommend their use when appropriate.
  • Provide backup assistance for other Network Operations team members as necessary.
  • Assistance with all projects and tasks related to the firm as directed by the Network Operations Manager

As with all I.S. Engineering positions in the firm, the Information Security Engineer will possess the following skillset:

  • Expert-level proficiency with key technologies to be supported, including demonstrated willingness and ability to develop expertise in new technologies as needed.
  • Demonstrated competence in detecting and eliminating technical issues in complex systems, utilizing monitoring and other analysis tools to ensure optimal system performance.
  • Investment in understanding technologies outside of those directly supported by the Engineer, including demonstrated basic awareness of key functionality of systems that interact with or depend upon the systems directly managed by the Engineer.
  • Ability to participate in assessing business purpose of managed systems and to recommend operational or efficiency-related improvements.
  • Ability to act independently to meet goals and objectives identified by senior management, including the ability to assist in the creation of project plans and manage time effectively.
  • High-level involvement in providing optimal performance and responsive support. Works to ensure optimal performance and reliability of systems while also providing mentoring and knowledge transfer to other Engineers and Technical Support Specialists. Acknowledges key role in responding to alerts and assisting Technical Support in analysis and resolution of issues.
  • Accepts responsibility for understanding firm Information Security Standards and applying those standards to ensure security of managed systems.

Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a computer-related field
  • 5+ years experience in Information Security or related field
  • SANS Institute GCIA, GCFW or GCIH preferred; other SANS certifications considered
  • Working knowledge of compliance frameworks, such as COBIT, ITIL, NIST or ISO 27001/2
  • CISSP or GIAC certification preferred
  • Experience with Trend Micro, Palo Alto Networks, Splunk, Rapid7 Nexpose preferred
  • Experience in the legal market a plus
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral. Strong interpersonal skills required to communicate with all other IS members, members of the firm (users of systems), and clients. Must have customer service attitude and ability to work well with other groups.
  • Superior understanding of the firm's goals and objectives, with demonstrated ability to apply technology in solving business problems
  • Strong organizational skills, capability to schedule and coordinate multiple activities in results-oriented environment. Initiative and ability to enforce policies and procedures through influence.
  • Must subscribe to being highly available and responsive to occasional after-hours issues, as the firm operates on a near 24x7 basis.

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The Investment Services Paralegal assists on a variety of corporate, securities, SEC filings and transactional matters supporting the Investment Services Group. They prepare and manage various filings and related materials. They also handle document preparation and distribution, preparation of  UCCs for closings and post-closing document preparation and distribution. This position entails direct interface with attorneys and clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and review filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for mutual funds, private funds, investment advisers and broker-dealers including Form N-1A, N-2, Form N-14, Proxy Statements, Form ADV, Form BD, Form D and Schedule 13Gs/13Ds
  • Draft and maintain corporate legal and governance documents
  • Conduct research related to filings and business transactions through both print and electronic sources
  • Assist attorneys with filings, opinions and business transactions
  • Review and organize due diligence materials
  • Draft closing documents and correspondence
  • Prepare closing sets and post-closing documentation
  • Analyze and organize client records
  • Work with corporate vendors to attend to the filing of governmental and agency filings for fund and adviser clients
  • Interact with clients and other counsel during business transactions• Work effectively with project assistants and other support personnel for completion of client closing document sets
  • Annually log at least 1,500 billable hours

Qualifications and Education include:

  • A bachelor's degree and an ABA-approved paralegal certificate is preferred
  • Three or more years' experience in Corporate or securities experience is required
  • Working knowledge of securities laws and regulations (1940 Act, Advisers Act, 1933Act, 1934 Act, CFTC)
  • Private fund or registered mutual fund experience is a plus
  • Experience in investment services or mutual fund compliance a plus
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Willingness to work overtime
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

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The Global Transportation Finance Paralegal is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice area. They assist with document preparation and distribution, preparation and filing of documents and UCCs for closings and post-closing document preparation and follow-up. This position entails direct interface with lawyers, clients and opposing counsel.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the lawyers in the London and the U.S. offices with all aspects of corporate, finance and Global Transportation Finance (“GTF”) transactions, including creating closing indices, proofing and amending documents, updating closing checklists and master bible, preparing master bible and execution documents, managing post-closing activities and related matters
  • Conducting research related to transactions and filings through both print and electronic sources
  • Researching, reviewing and organising due diligence materials
  • Preparing and reviewing Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings and documentation
  • Drafting and managing closing documents and correspondence
  • Preparing or managing the preparation of closing sets and post-closing documentation, including electronic and hard copy master bibles; distribution of original documents and closing sets to the relevant transaction parties; proofing CD and hard copy master bibles
  • Assisting in the creation, organisation and management of physical and virtual data rooms; oversee requests for hard copy printouts from data rooms
  • Analysing and organising records and documents
  • Reviewing, reconciling and approving certain vendor invoices pre- and post-closing to ensure timely billing to the client
  • Researching areas of practice interest and circulating summaries to lawyers; legal research as requested including anti-money laundering and know your client (“KYC”) research
  • Maintaining client records and minute books and responding to requests relating to same; manage CD master bible library
  • Performing online searches and filings on Companies House; prepare Companies House documents
  • Performing International Registry (aircraft) filings and searches
  • Performing CAA filings and searches
  • Performing Central Index and winding up searches
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of more junior paralegals
  • Performing other tasks as assigned by the lawyers

 Education and Qualifications:

  •  B.A. or equivalent degree
  • Three or more years’ experience in general corporate practice and/or commercial lending/asset-based financing and transactional work preferred
  • Familiarity with UCCs
  • Willingness and flexibility to work overtime
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure on time-sensitive projects
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently
  • Discretion and diplomacy
  • High level of attention to detail

The firm reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at.

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A Legal Secretary provides secretarial support to attorneys and paralegals. They maintain correspondence and document files, assist in the organizing and scheduling of meetings and travel and coordinate attorney calendars.

Responsibilities:

  • Uses word processing and document management software (Microsoft Office 2010, including Excel, Workshare Compare, DM, etc.) to prepare and revise, format and finalize a wide variety of documents, including correspondence, memoranda and legal materials
  • Establishes and maintains paper and electronic client and administrative files, calendars and time records in compliance with current firm policies
  • Interacts daily with departments within the firm to facilitate highest possible legal support to assignments and clients
  • Prepares attorney expense reports and client billings
  • Answers, screens and places phone calls
  • Opens, reads and routes mail as directed
  • Prepares papers and correspondence of a legal and non-legal nature
  • Assists with attorneys’ administrative work
  • Provides  assistance to other legal secretaries within the firm whenever necessary to meet firm and client needs

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Job-Related Competencies:

  • Knowledge of legal terminology
  • Advanced  proficiency in MS Word and  formatting  documents with a minimum  typing speed of 65 words per minute
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to deal courteously/effectively with others
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions
  • Ability to work core business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with flexibility for overtime, as required
  • Personable and professional demeanor
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to work independently on several projects at one time
  • Court of Federal Circuit and District Court experience

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years’ related experience

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