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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Alter Domus Alter Domus

Chicago, United States


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Paralegal/Legal Assistant


We are Alter Domus. Meaning “The Other House” in Latin, Alter Domus is proud to be home to 85% of the top 30 asset managers in the alternatives industry, and more than 5,000 professionals across 23 countries.  

With a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in alternatives, we believe in being different. Invest yourself in the alternative, and join an organization where you progress on merit, where you can speak openly with whoever you are speaking to, and where you will be supported along whichever path you choose to take.  

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Alter Domus is currently seeking a new Paralegal or Legal Assistant to join our internal Legal team at our Chicago, IL office.


  • Analyze legal agreement negotiation trends in conjunction with the attorneys and assist in updating legal agreement forms as necessary;
  • Assist with organization of legal documentation in legal team folders;
  • Manage the implementation and rollout of the CRM system for legal agreements within the U.S.;
  • Draft delivery letters and other routine items at the request of the legal team members;
  • Manage the process for maintaining certain databases specific to the work done within the Legal team, including detailed data entry and integrity, tracking, logging, and reporting;
  • Handle routine administration duties, all with a sense of urgency and utmost confidentiality;
  • Prepare closing set signature pages, collateral packages, and communicate with outside parties on overnight delivery; and
  • Assist with other projects as they arise on the legal team.


  • A bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 4 years of administrative executive support experience within a global organization; law firm or legal department experience a plus;
  • At least 1 year of experience in a professional/office environment;
  • Outstanding written, verbal communication and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Skilled at maintaining professionalism and confidentiality;
  • Must be committed to a client-focused, collaborative approach;
  • Ability to work and adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment while maintaining outstanding attention to detail and organization;
  • Experience working with executive management, clients, public relations and a range of external contacts; and
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, intellectually curious candidates are highly desirable



What we offer

We are committed to supporting your development, advancing your career, and providing benefits that matter to you.  

Our industry-leading Alter Domus Academy offers six learning zones for every stage of your career, with resources tailored to your ambitions and resources from LinkedIn Learning.  

Our global benefits also include:  

  • Support for professional accreditations such as ACCA and study leave  

  • Flexible arrangements, generous holidays, birthday leave and graduation leave  

  • Continuous mentoring along your career progression  

  • Active sports, events and social committees across our offices  

  • Support with mental, physical, emotional and financial support 24/7 from our Employee Assistance Program  

  • The opportunity to invest in our growth and success through our Employee Share Plan  

  • Plus additional local benefits depending on your location  

Equity in every sense of the word

We are in the business of equity, in every sense of the word. For us, this means taking action to ensure every colleague has equal opportunity, valuing every voice and experience across our organisation, maintaining an inclusive culture where you can bring your whole self to work, and making Alter Domus a workplace where everyone feels they belong.  

We celebrate our differences, and understand that our success relies on diverse perspectives and experiences, working towards shared goals and a common purpose. Thanks to the work of our Group DE&I Committee and network of DE&I Champions, we empower all of our people to be truly invested in the alternative.   

We are committed to ensuring an inclusive recruiting and onboarding process. Please contact our hiring team if you require any accommodations to make our recruitment process more accessible for you.  

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