SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Attorney / Legal Auditor

The Attorney / Legal Auditor is to assist in the administration of our portfolio from a compliance perspective. We invest in lawyers, law firms, and plaintiffs. This Attorney would look up and monitor developments relating to our investments. This includes a review of case developments. They should be familiar with litigation - they need to read case proceedings and alert me to certain developments, including settlements, rulings (favorable or not), interesting arguments, changes in lawyers, and so on. Experience with document review in a law firm setting would be helpful to this position. This position will help review bank statements, tax returns, and financial statements.

The primary role is an auditing capacity where they will monitor our investments and escalate any issues of concern that are identified. This person needs to be a critical thinker. To the extent we have a particular account in litigation, this position will play a support role by doing basic drafting of briefs and other filings, will assist in the assembly of exhibits, and will ensure that documents are filed on time. This person will assist with brief writing. They will conduct legal research as needed to support our compliance reviews or litigation. They will present the legal research, which can be used to make decisions as to portfolio administration or include in briefs. This person will research applicable filing deadlines and help keep us organized on what those are. They will set deadlines for clients, stay organized as to what those deadlines are, and will escalate if a client misses a deadline.

Position Requirements and Qualifications

  • Experience in these areas of law: bankruptcy, UCCs, liens, mortgages, collections, and, most importantly, litigation.
  • Knowledge of litigation procedures (i.e., how to file documents, prepare exhibits, how to format a legal brief, etc.), especially in Arizona, but also the ability to read cases, understand the substantive legal theory, and draft briefs (not just filling out forms, but doing original drafting).
  • Experiencing in legal research and knowledge of where to look when encountering research projects in new jurisdictions.
  • Experience with UCC filings. We want someone who has experience in this area, especially drafting them. UCCs, liens, mortgages, and collections.
  • Experience with tools such as Lexis Advance, Lexis Diligence, PeopleFinder, Lex Machina, ECF/PACER, online docket platforms (i.e., court case searches), AAA WebFile.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and presentation on calls with our clients is also a plus. Looking for both oral and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organizational skills a must.
  • Good fit with the existing team.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • We would value someone who knows how a law firm operates internally and is experienced in working with lawyers.

Attorneys and experienced paralegals are welcome to apply.

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