Legal Administrative Assistant

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

Venable LLP is seeking an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant to support our Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice group in our Washington DC Headquarters.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for... 

  • Providing comprehensive administrative support to assigned legal staff in our Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups
  • Prioritizing assignments and preparing sensitive and detailed correspondence.
  • Preparing correspondence including legal documents, forms, presentations and the like using advanced knowledge and skills with word processing related and other software programs.
  • Interacting professionally with members of other departments and varied external contacts, and assisting others where needed.
  • Scheduling appointments, making travel and/or meeting arrangements, and maintaining business calendars as instructed.
  • Effectively establishing and maintaining well organized files, while managing the integrity of original client documents.
  • Assisting with partner billing, including preparing bills for distribution, maintaining billing records, and recording attorney time.


The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • A minimum of five years prior work experience supporting lawyers in Corporate Merger & Acquisitions is required
  • Ability to prioritize and triage incoming work
  • Advanced level experience using of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Strong technical acumen, including experience using a document management system (WorkSite/FileSite preferred)
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to proof and edit correspondence, reports and tables for typographical errors, and sentence structure, as well as draft routine correspondence
  • High level of communication skills requiring social sensitivity in order to communicate effectively with staff and management within and outside the department and external contacts, including clients
  • Must be a problem solver, willing to work and think with independence, handle confidential information with discretion, and accept responsibility for producing work that is consistently complete, timely, effective and accurate
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail


If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.  Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.