Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters business, is a leading online provider of legal know-how. We help lawyers practice more efficiently and deliver greater value to clients. As a full-time Practical Law Senior Legal Editor on our Litigation team, you will apply your practical experience to drafting, reviewing and publishing long-form guidance, complex and interactive standard documents, and other important resources in a highly professional environment with other experienced attorneys and work on resources covering securities litigation. This is a dynamic job that allows you to fully utilize and continuously expand your legal and analytical skills. Our subscribers include most major international law firms and corporations, including approximately 85% of the Am Law 200, hundreds of small and mid-size firms and over 1,300 legal departments worldwide.
Practical Law is looking for a Senior Legal Editor with expertise in US securities litigation for our Litigation Service.
About the Role
In this opportunity as Senior Legal Editor, you will:
Develop ideas for securities litigation content to be published as part of Practical Law’s online services.
Write, edit, and update legal resources, with a focus on securities litigation substance and procedure, including standard form documents and clauses, practice guidance notes, checklists, and legal updates in accordance with the Practical Law writing style.
Establish and maintain relationships with external law firm contributors providing litigation resources.
Write and edit content for Practical Law’s companion magazine, Practical Law The Journal: Litigation.
Stay informed of current developments and issues in securities litigation to ensure timely updates of existing content and development of new content.
Contribute content and expertise to current, developing, and new projects.
Respond to questions from customers about our published content and legal practice.
Learn to work with new editorial tools or other technology as the work requires.
Support the product, sales, and marketing teams, and the wider business to ensure delivery of business objectives.
Meet with customers, potential subscribers, and internal partners to show our securities litigation content and the Practical Law product.
Adapt to new ways of working and priorities as the needs of customers and the business change.
You’re a fit for the role of Senior Legal Editor if you:
Have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience working as a litigator in a law firm, public company or government agency, with significant experience in securities litigation.
Have enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
Have a keen interest in, and understanding of, the litigation process and court procedure.
Have a solid understanding of the needs of law firm attorneys and corporate counsel with regard to securities litigation.
Have a passion for writing and good editing skills
Have impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English
Can write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
Pay very close attention to detail
Experience in the following areas of securities litigation (either plaintiffs’ side or defense) is strongly preferred:
Securities Act of 1933
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Investment Company Act of 1940
Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act
Securities class actions
Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to submit a writing sample.
What’s in it For You?
You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your
personal and professional growth through:
COVID-19 Response: Currently working remotely and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines with the majority of our offices being remote until January 2022. Upon return, we will be embracing a hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work
Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more
Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking
Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact
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