Paralegal (Capital Markets)

Location: New York

Contact(s): Marguerite Lawless

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is one of the world's most prominent and  growing law firms. Our clients include the world's premier financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations, government entities, charitable and health care organizations, and private clients.  Our attorneys have earned a reputation for crafting innovative business and financial solutions and developing precedent-setting legal strategies to achieve our clients' goals.

We have an immediate opening for an entry level Capital Markets Paralegal. Our Capital Markets Paralegals help attorneys address the most challenging legal and business issues in their department. They enjoy a broad range of responsibilities, including performing research, drafting documents, assisting with the preparation and filing of transactional documents. Also, they will support Capital Markets attorneys regarding daily requests. Combining their own skills with the state-of-the-art technology and the assistance of an extensive administrative staff, our Paralegals help Cadwalader attorneys provide a superior level of legal representation.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone willing to start immediately and make an approximate two year commitment to the position.

Candidates should possess the following:

  • four year college degree and have a min. 3.0 GPA upon graduation
  • motivated and detail oriented with proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • ability to work well in a team environment
  • effective communication skills
  • ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • availability/flexibility for overtime


EEOC: Cadwalader is an equal opportunity employer. We offer opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or status in any group protected by federal, state or local law.


The anticipated annual base salary range for this position is $50,000 to $55,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the applicant, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location from which the applicant will be performing the job.