Legal Externship, Summer 2020

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
06-06-2020
Description:
J2’s Legal Department, which supports J2 Global, Inc.’s network of related U.S. and international companies, is seeking a Legal Extern. The externship is an opportunity for a current law student to receive training in the responsibilities expected of an in-house attorney. As part of their training, in addition to assisting the Legal Department with its day-to-day operations, the extern will work on long term projects that impact J2’s corporate growth and development. The extern will not only work extensively with in-house counsel, but will also interface with outside counsel and non-legal personnel across multiple departments. Specific projects will be selected from a broad range of topics, and areas of training can be customized to the extern’s interests. This opportunity is well suited for a law student looking to sample multiple areas of law. The externship is unpaid and intended to provide training for the extern only. There is no guarantee of a position with the company at the end of the externship.

Job Duties
  • Projects will vary depending on the extern’s interest. Externs from previous years have received training in the following areas:
  • Regulatory compliance, including data privacy
  • M&A deals
  • Corporate governance and SEC filings
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual property
  • Customer and vendor contracts
  • Internal policies and procedures

Job Requirements
  • The externship is open only to students currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited, top-tier law school. The ideal candidate is in the top third of his or her class.
  • Must be eager to learn and willing to dive in outside of the candidate’s comfort zone. The ideal candidate can work efficiently with guidance and direction but requires minimal supervision.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate is someone that others readily describe as being a pleasure to work with.
  • Must demonstrate discretion and sound judgment. The work is real and the extern will be exposed to confidential materials, attorney-client privileged information, and attorney work product.
  • Must have excellent legal research and writing skills.

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