Legal Administrative Assistant – German Speaking (New York)

Offit Kurman, a growing full-service law firm, is seeking a native German speaking legal administrative assistant to join its New York, NY office supporting attorneys in the Corporate/Transactional practice group. Candidates must possess five or more years of successful administrative support working as a legal administrative assistant or secretary. Native German language proficiency is required as well as fluent English.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain filing and retrieval systems.
  • Manage calendars, organize and schedule external and internal meetings, teleconferences, networking events, etc., maintain diary for court dates and follow-up.
  • Open, maintain and close client files.
  • Handle extensive client contact via correspondence, phone, email, and in-person in both German and English.
  • Prepare and draft a variety of corporate documents in English and/or German.
  • Support attorneys in production of documents including formatting (e.g. numbering, table of contents etc.), and German and English proofreading,
  • Track and file attorney and client expense reports and reimbursements.
  • Organize attorney travel.
  • Support German intern administration and training.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with transactional or corporate support.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with proficiency in grammar and spelling in English and German.
  • Proactive work style and analytical skills: able to read, research, review, verify and route correspondence, reports and legal documents.
  • Strong production skills with ability to produce accurate work product when transcribing tapes, formatting documents, inputting data, editing, copying, scanning and transmitting text, data and graphics.
  • Excellent client service skills with proven record of building effective relationships with both internal and international clients.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2017 (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Internet research skills, document management systems, attorney time entry software.

Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the United States. Offit Kurman offers a collegial and professional work environment, as well as competitive salary and benefits, to include Paid Time Off and 401(k) matching. We are a proud EEO employer and we are committed to a diverse workforce.

If interested, please apply directly at: Legal Administrative Assistant – German Speaking