Legal Intern - Dispute Resolution - Los Angeles, CABookmark This
Los Angeles, CA
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2014 Summer Internship Program
FINRA is dedicated to providing you an internship opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the securities industry with an employer that places a high value on the professional and personal growth of our employees. We set the bar high - we are looking for interns that are strong academically, can bring results, and are committed to exceeding expectations. We need you to represent the highest standards of personal integrity and organizational values. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, then consider an Internship with FINRA.
We are seeking a well-qualified individual for a Legal Internship in our Dispute Resolution Office in Los Angeles, CA. The Summer Internship Program runs from May 19, 2014, through August 8, 2014. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers. No phone calls, please.
The function of the intern will be to assist the Case Administrators and Case Assistants in striving to provide excellent customer service in various areas of case administration. The intern will derive benefits from the in-depth knowledge he/she acquires regarding FINRA Dispute Resolution. This knowledge is invaluable to anyone who anticipates a potential career with FINRA, becomes an attorney who practices in the forum, or aspires to a career in the securities industry.
Essential Job Functions:
- Assist Case Administrators with reviewing case files, drafting awards and preparing final accountings of arbitration fees assessed to parties.
- Assist Case Assistants in various responsibilities, including preparing final accountings of arbitration fees on settled cases, generating NLSS lists, checking for arbitrator conflicts, processing motions, analyzing pleadings, and answering constituent inquiries
- Assigned other duties as determined by management.
- Assigned a primary summer project, which has been pre-determined by the Department. Project findings to be presented internally at end of term.
- A law student with an interest in Dispute Resolution and/or Securities Law.
- Work experience in a financial, brokerage or investment environment is a plus.
- Strong work ethic, positive attitude and professional demeanor.
- Effective communication, time management, and organizational skills.
- Ability to work with others to meet deadlines.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
- Work is normally performed in an office environment.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
To be considered for our Summer Internship Program, please submit the following to the Internship opportunity that is the best match to your ambitions:
- A cover letter (i.e. outlining your area of interest, what you hope to achieve through this program, what you can contribute to the organization and your current GPA) and
- Your current resume.
- Note - A transcript is not required with your initial resume submission, but those students selected for an interview will need to submit a transcript at that time.
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA's mission is to protect America's investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. All told, FINRA oversees nearly 4,600 brokerage firms, about 164,000 branch offices and approximately 632,000 registered securities representatives.
FINRA's independent regulation plays a critical role in America's financial system and touches virtually every aspect of the securities business-from registering and educating industry participants to examining securities firms; writing rules; enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws; informing and educating the investing public; providing trade reporting and other industry utilities; and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and registered firms. We also perform market regulation under contract for the major U.S. stock markets, including the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca, NYSE Amex, The NASDAQ Stock Market and the International Securities Exchange.
FINRA has approximately 3,000 employees and operates from Washington, DC, and New York, NY, with 20 regional offices around the country.
In today's fast-paced and complex global economy, FINRA is a trusted advocate for investors, dedicated to keeping the markets fair and proactively addressing emerging regulatory issues before they harm investors or the markets.
Find out more about us and how we work-and view our current openings-at www.finra.org/careers.
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