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PRIVATE EQUITY SPECIALIST

The O'Neil Search Group

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted June 11, 2021.

A leading global law firm currently seeks a Private Equity Team Specialist to work in the New York office to be responsible for handling client and team-driven tasks, working with a fast paced and energetic team.

Candidates will have the following responsibilities:

  • Communicate and collaborate with Marketing and Business Development; assist with drafting all pitch material and RFPs
  • Prepare PowerPoint and Excel documents for meetings
  • Contribute to the coordination of practice group training events, practice development initiatives and business development efforts
  • Research topics such as market/industry trends and other matters relating to private funds; conduct research for possible new business and speaking engagements
  • Assist and track partner?s BD budget; provide monthly updates
  • Assist with preparation of presentations and marketing / meeting materials
  • Assist the team with project work as needed
  • Draft documents; help with case preparation
  • Heavy calendar management including scheduling appointments, confirming meetings and coordinating with other assistants
  • Assist and manage team meetings; develop agendas
  • Participate in team meetings, taking notes, working closely with Partner to proactively manage and prioritize projects, deadlines, reviewing, assessing, routing, answering and monitoring follow-up action steps as needed
  • Work with Billing Analyst and client contacts on all billing/collections ensuring team is on target with year-end collections goals
  • Coordinate time input regarding pre-bills and moving time to correct matters
  • Manage in scope/out of scope matter budgets and update clients weekly
  • Provide support for Partner investment funds roll-out and ongoing management
  • Work with other assistants to help manage the day-to-day functions of practice

  • Bachelor?s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Extensive experience with Private Equity funds including working with lawyers who represent PE funds
  • Flexibility to work outside regular business hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed
  • Technically savvy in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams)
  • Professional demeanor with the ability to remain poised under high-pressure
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task with great follow-up skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Team player/no job is too small type of attitude
  • Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, high volume environment