Corporate Legal Secretary

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Posted: 02/04/2019 Job Category: Legal Job Number: 1690

Their title: Corporate Secretary

The Los Angeles office of Cooley LLP is seeking an experienced legal secretary in our Corporate Department. Qualified candidates must have strong MS Office skills to provide comprehensive administrative and secretarial support.  Duties include preparation of documents, handling incoming calls, creation and maintenance of files, opening new matters, conflicts checks, engagement letters, scheduling, travel arrangements, time entry, expense reimbursements, and all other administrative support. The secretary must be able to independently prioritize and manage multiple tasks while satisfactorily meeting deadlines and desired outcomes. The ideal candidate will have extraordinary attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills and keen proofreading abilities. The secretary must work well as a team member, demonstrate flexibility in providing coverage for other timekeepers, and work overtime as needed.  Candidates must have a minimum of five (4) years’ experience in the legal or professional services industry. A College Degree is preferred. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package.

Haeley Girlich
Director of Legal Recruiting

Haeley joined the ABA team in 2012 as a Staffing Specialist generalist. Searching for a career out of college that was both intellectually stimulating and people-oriented, Haeley came to ABA and has never looked back. She has a passion for people and thrives on matchmaking corporate cultures to vibrant people. Haeley loves the exciting spectrum of Silicon Valley business that allows her to work with all types of clients – from the big names to the start-ups with brilliant minds.

Haeley earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business and graduated Cum Laude from Gonzaga University. As an undergraduate she kept quite busy; Haeley was Chief of Staff for the Psychology Club, Secretary for the Italian club, a member of Psi Chi (International Psychology Honors Society), and played in the symphony. 

Haeley is currently the President of the Gonzaga Bay Area Alumni Chapter and a Board Member for the Golden Gate Chapter of California Staffing Professionals organization.

Haeley lives in San Francisco.

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Weekend trips to wine country!

Favorite quote: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

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