Legal Secretary
Latham & Watkins LLP - Houston, TX

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About The Firm
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Legal Secretary to join our winning team in our recently opened Houston office. This office further enhances Latham's status as one of the premier law firms in the international energy sector and establishes Latham as one of the few law firms to offer considerable experience in the US power and oil & gas financing sectors. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

Job Description
The Legal Secretary will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.

As a Legal Secretary at Latham, you will perform a variety of secretarial duties of a highly responsible and confidential nature for attorneys and/or paralegals. You will maintain positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff. The Legal Secretary will report to the Office Administrator and work to accomplish these and other critical functions:
  • Complete secretarial functions for attorneys and/or paralegals requiring knowledge of format, procedure and specialized terminology.
  • Research and obtain a wide variety of information or documents requested by attorneys and/or paralegals.
  • Compose materials such as correspondence, manuscripts, minutes, pleadings, petitions, real estate and finance documents and general forms.
  • Maintain and track schedules and calendars as well as perform a variety of other administrative tasks

As the Legal Secretary, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. A minimum of two (2) years of secretarial experience is required, preferably in a law firm or professional services organization. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, possess strong knowledge and proficiency in PC applications such as MS Word and MS Excel and demonstrate well developed interpersonal skills, superior customer service skills and organizational skills. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, however some college or business school coursework is desired; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the Apply Now link.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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Latham & Watkins' founders Dana Latham and Paul Watkins flipped a coin in 1934 to determine which of their names would go first on...