McGuireWoods LLP

  • Corporate Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary

    Job Location US-NC-Raleigh
    Category Legal Support
  • Overview

    McGuireWoods LLP has an opening for a Corporate Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary to join the M&A, Corporate Transactions & Technology group in our Raleigh office.  The secretary will support attorneys with legal and administrative tasks, which include transactional work, document management, opening and closing of files, calendaring, time entry/billing, travel arrangements, meeting/conference scheduling and other special projects.  The ideal candidate will be service-oriented, proactive, and have strong attention to detail.


    McGuireWoods LLP is a global law firm with a legacy reaching back more than 175 years.  We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others.  We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world.  Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity.  For more information, please visit


    • Prepares, edits and formats legal documents, including closing documents, signature pages and binders
    • Manages attorneys’ calendars, coordinates meetings, schedules conference rooms, and makes travel arrangements as required
    • Assists with billing process to include entering attorney time, reviewing pro formas (initiates transfers), editing and preparing draft/final bills and cover letters for clients
    • Prepares forms for expense reports, check requests, reprographic services, etc.
    • Prepares legal documents and correspondence from draft
    • Opens, prioritizes and distributes mail. Coordinates mailings, deliveries, copying and courthouse filings where appropriate


    • Requires high school diploma or GED and four to seven years corporate/transactional legal experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Requires strong multitasking skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills
    • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and Elite (or other comparable time entry software)
    • Professional demeanor
    • Excellent communication skills


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