Securities/Blue Sky Paralegal

Paralegal New York, NY


Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, has an excellent full-time employment opportunity for an experienced Blue Sky Paralegal in our New York City office.  We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Position Summary:

The Securities/Blue Sky Paralegal position will provide organizational and practice specific assistance to attorneys in the Corporate Securities Department involved in various securities-related transactions, including related federal and state securities laws research and analysis. The Securities/Blue Sky Paralegal will have specific experience and understanding of the state securities or “Blue Sky Laws” and the general filing requirements in the states. This position services numerous offices and will require the ability to work effectively with remote offices as well as be flexible to work overtime as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and files Form IDs with the SEC to obtain EDGAR codes
  • Prepares and files Form Ds with the SEC and the states
  • Files Form Ds with the states, either electronically through EFD or by paper
  • Performs blue sky research re: state exemptions
  • Prepares and files state registration and/or exemption documents
  • Prepares first drafts of response letters to state comment letters
  • Monitors/tracks state status of registrations and/or exemptions
  • Monitors/tracks and prepares annual state registration and/or exemption renewals
  • Assists in various types of corporate and commercial transactions, including authorizations to do business in the various states
  • Maintains timely and accurate timekeeping records
  • Retains day to day responsibility for performance of general paralegal duties

Skills & Competencies:

  • Knowledge of the workings of a corporation, and a general understanding, appropriate for a paralegal, of federal and state securities laws, and how to research the state blue sky laws
  • Experience working with state securities regulatory administrators, as well as NASAA, the SEC, and FINRA
  • Familiarity with public companies with listed securities or companies that are subject to the ’34 Act reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, reliability and ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Excellent client service skills and ability to work on multiple matters simultaneously in an organized manner and under minimal supervision
  • Flexible and able to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

Qualifications & Prior Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years corporate securities experience within a law firm with a focus on the areas described herein
  • Must be proficient with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must be familiar with practice specific technology
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or combination of relevant experience preferred

The expected annualized base salary range for this position is $85,000.00 to $130,000.00. Salary will be determined based upon education, experience, job related factors permitted by law, internal equity, and market data, including geographic pay differentials in locations where market pay differs from the national average. Full time employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus, health insurance with an optional HSA, short term disability, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K, vacation, sick time, and an employee assistance program. Additional voluntary programs include: voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long term care, voluntary critical illness and cancer insurance and pet insurance. Commuter and Transit programs may also be available in certain markets.

Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

In support of our unwavering dedication to putting diversity, equity, and inclusion into action, GT participates in the Mansfield Rule Certification Program. This Program, which is administered by The Diversity Lab, aims to increase diverse representation in the legal industry. In July 2020, we achieved Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification. A year later, in 2021, we achieved Mansfield 4.0 Certification Plus, meaning we went beyond the requirements of the original Mansfield program. Most recently, in 2022, GT gained Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Plus – again achieving the highest level of certification a law firm can obtain. GT is currently participating in the Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certification Program. Providing your data during the application process helps us with achieving our goals and with meeting reporting/record-keeping obligations under federal and state law and other legal requirements. Providing your data is entirely voluntary and will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be treated confidentially.