Current IP, Legislative & Paralegal Opportunities

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International Trade Economic Analyst - for prominent law firm in Washington, DC.
This position provides economic and quantitative analysis to Trade Regulation and Litigation lawyers and staff and reports to the Director of Litigation Support.


Assist in responding to Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission questionnaires in trade remedy proceedings and related matters.

Assist in preparing clients for Department of Commerce verifications in trade remedy proceedings.

Conduct economic research and analyses in support of trade remedy, trade policy, and litigation matters.

Provide financial and cost accounting support on matters involving complex client financial information in the trade regulation and compliance contexts.

As needed, provide financial and statistical analysis. Advice and problem-solve with, and for Firm lawyers using Excel, and other common software for the preparation of complex quantitative litigation settlement analyses and presentations.

Assist in the preparation of case budgets and litigation risk/reward analyses.

Help identify/evaluate and work with experts who can supplement in-house services in the area.

Position Requirements:

Undergraduate degree and related work experience in economics, finance, trade regulation, international trade, or statistics required. A graduate degree in a related area or JD is preferred. At least 5 years work experience in the area for either an economic services or consulting firm, or the Department of Commerce or International Trade Commission. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft Office applications, and at least one common relational database software tool. Competency with specialized statistical analysis software applications is a plus. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. Thrives in deadline driven environment.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Project Manager, eDiscovery - for global law firm in Washington, DC. This position supports case teams using litigation technologies; assists with managing litigation documents throughout the automation process, and advises, and trains case teams in the use of litigation systems.  The Project Manager is the primary liaison to assigned case teams for the litigation support department. The Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day tracking of litigation support projects outsourced to vendors; works with case teams to prepare documents for vendor processing makes sure that assigned outsourced projects are on schedule.

Responsibilities include:

Liaison with the case team and assisting with any litigation support requirements. 

Consulting/advising case teams on how to best utilize litigation support technologies to support their projects and consults regarding best practices for the preparation of for the automation process.

Creating Relativity workspaces; processing data in Relativity workspaces; running searches at a case team request in Relativity workspaces; and producing documents from Relativity workspaces.  

Consulting with legal teams/clients on issues relating to the selection of third party hosting vendors and evaluation of proprietary review platforms, proper document production formats, management of vendor bidding and selection process, understanding the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and best practices for preservation and collection and document review and production workflow.

Marketing litigation support services to legal teams

Managing vendor relations

Tracking/managing workflow for assigned projects outsourced to outside litigation support vendors and documents in a tracking database

Documenting/communicating project requirements and deadlines to vendors. 

Delivering training on firm standard litigation support applications (Relativity, Brainspace, Opus 2, CaseManagerPro and TrialDirector) throughout the firm.

Coordinating coding projects, including vendor selection and review of coding manuals.

Coordinating requests for new databases

Coordinating database and workflow design.

Training legal teams on management of Opus 2 databases.  Importing and exporting transcripts to and from Opus 2 and providing related services as necessary.

Creating logins for firm standard litigation support (eDiscovery) applications for internal and external users.

As required by the case team, searching databases, printing reports, preparing custom reports and logging, modifying and coding data, print and organizing images. Assisting case teams with production of documents.  Working with legal support personnel to efficiently transition appropriate document management responsibilities to the team.

Position Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required

3+ years of experience in an active litigation environment.

Proficiency with one or more imaging applications. 

Knowledge of relational or transcript database applications.

Ability to handle a variety of projects and tasks simultaneously.

Assumes responsibility for projects from beginning to end, determining appropriate tasks.

Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Possess exceptional judgment and professionalism.

Strong problem solving skills.

Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.

Excellent organization and communications skills, both verbal and written.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.

Exceptional client service skills

Expected to work additional hours, weekends and holidays, as required in performance of duties.

Salary commensurate with experience.


Patent Law Clerk - Life Sciences - for global law firm in Washington, DC.

This position works closely with and received patent law training by a supervising lawyer. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Preparing and filing new patent applications and other patent prosecution documents.

Conducting client technology and patent portfolio assessments.

Supporting business development.

Managing large domestic and foreign dockets.

Position Requirements:

Ph.D. and significant graduate level experience.

Broad training in the biological sciences are sought, with expertise in plant biology, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, microbiology, entomology, immunology or chemical engineering highly preferred.

Research experience or training in RNA silencing, genome editing, nucleic acids chemistry, microbiomes, quantitative genetics, process and reactor design, separation technologies, thermodynamics and kinetics is desirable.

Excellent academic credentials and references.

Law school or prior legal training or enrollment in law school is not required.

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Strong problem solving skills.

Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively working in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting strong attention to detail.

Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.

Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include tuition reimbursement program when applicable.   

International Trade Paralegal - for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. 

This position supports  International Trade Regulation and Litigation practices for this global firm. .

Some of the responsibilities for this position:

Finalize and submit case filings before the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission in antidumping and countervailing duty and other trade remedy proceedings and related matters.

Finalize and submit court filings before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in trade remedy litigation.

Conduct economic research and analysis in support of trade remedies, trade policy, and litigation matters.

Interact with outside entities such as courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, and other law firms, to coordinate activities supporting cases.

Draft/prepare legal documents supporting international trade filings.

Position Requirements:

Bachelor's degree is required, prior paralegal experience in international trade, experience with Federal agency filings, a minimum of 2 years' experience as a paralegal in a large law firm or consulting firm specializing in international trade, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, strong service orientation, attention to detail, proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word, familiarity with the Department of Commerce’s ACCESS system and the International Trade Commission’s EDIS system, comfortable with demanding deadlines, including overtime as casework demands.  Salary is commensurate with experience.