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Legal Assistant and Law Clerk

Company: Walker & Dunlop
Location: bethesda
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


This position provides support to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel; performs a variety of administrative, technical, and paralegal functions. The position involves regular interaction with other Senior Executives and the Board of Directors.

Ready to bring your whole self to work every day? At Walker & Dunlop, we didn't get to where we are by hiring ordinary individuals. We got here by hiring the exceptional! WD is looking for individuals who are caring, collaborative, driven, insightful, and tenacious to join our team!

Primary Responsibilities
  • Organizes complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences, and department activities.
  • Coordinates corporate board meetings and conferences, including scheduling, correspondence, board book preparation and board meeting records, including using the Diligent Board Portal software.
  • Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes.
  • Prepares, edit, and proofreads legal documents for review, approval, and use by General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel.
  • Develops, maintains, and updates record keeping for the Legal Department.
  • Handles department administration, including preparing expense reports, distributing mail.
  • Answer phones, take messages, and field/answer all routine questions; prioritizes incoming information; work in cooperation with other assistants to cover phones.
  • Maintains contact list and task list as necessary, using Outlook, Salesforce, and other technology solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required.
  • 3 - 5 years of paralegal or other experience supporting executives in a corporate environment a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail, judgment, flexibility, and dependability.
  • Strong business sense and ability to prioritize work as well as to find solutions to various problems while prioritizing and managing deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest in or experience with real estate finance.
  • Demonstrated learning orientation.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and maturity to handle sensitive and confidential information. Position continually requires poise, tact, diplomacy, and initiative.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team, while providing a strong individual contribution.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with Board portal software.
  • Familiarity with contact management systems (e.g., Outlook, Apple Products, Salesforce, Sharepoint).

Still reading? Then we think you should apply!

EEO Statement
Walker & Dunlop is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Please be wary of recruitment scams. An indication of a scam might be a request for sensitive or bank information at the time of application or emails coming from a non email address. Please call us at 301.215.5500, if you have any concerns about information requested during or after the application process.

Keywords: Walker & Dunlop, Bethesda , Legal Assistant and Law Clerk, Other , bethesda, Maryland

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