McGuireWoods LLP

  • Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary

    Job Location US-GA-Atlanta
    Legal Support
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    McGuireWoods LLP has an opening for a Corporate Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary to join the Debt Finance – Capital Markets/Syndicated Finance group in our Atlanta 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, team oriented, and have strong attention to detail.


    McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and business solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 184 years. Our law firm has earned the loyalty of many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. People come here to do great, challenging work and we provide the resources and training for them to succeed and develop professionally. Working together from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuireWoods is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. For more information, visit


    • Prepares, edits and formats legal documents, including closing documents, signature pages and binders
    • Assists with the opening of new client matters and the gathering of pertinent information to complete task
    • 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 at least three 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 Adobe (or other comparable time entry software)
    • Professional demeanor and detail orientated

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