Current IP, Legislative & Paralegal Opportunities
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Senior Trademark Paralegal - for prominent law firm in Washington, DC.
Candidate will be responsible for assisting with management of foreign and domestic trademark portfolios as well as USPTO TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board) proceedings; such as oppositions, cancellations, and civil actions.
• Maintain prosecution docket
• Assist with TTAB proceedings and trademark litigation
• Review office actions and summarize issues for attorneys
• Prepare and file trademark applications, statements of use, extensions of time, amendments to allege use, Sections 8 & 15
declarations, and other filings
• Draft client and foreign associate communications
• Conduct Trademark Searches; draft findings
• Draft filing instructions for trademark applications;
• Maintain charts of client's prosecution matters
• Prepare preliminary evaluations regarding potential specimens showing use for submission
Bachelor's degree is required, 8 + years of trademark litigation and TTAB prosecution experience, prior experience with copyright prosecution ideal, foreign and domestic trademark experience required, very strong interpersonal and written communication skills required,
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Immigration Paralegal – Bilingual Spanish – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for supporting a busy practice with case management, immigration filings and immigration database administration. Candidate will provide legal research and investigation for immigration related issues and will be responsible for maintaining organized case files with relevant documentation. Ideal candidate has a thorough understanding of practice area protocols, and possesses excellent interpersonal, and written communication skills. Position Requirements: Fluency in Spanish, Bachelor’s degree required (or Associate's degree plus a paralegal certificate), 3+ years of immigration paralegal experience, prior experience preparing US Business Immigration submissions and utilizing Immigration Tracker software. This position requires some flexibility for OT and travel. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Senior Analyst, Litigation Support – For Highly regarded law firm. This position is responsible for general litigation technology support to case teams and serves as liaison between attorneys, paralegals, internal support groups and outside service providers. Candidate will function as hands-on technical expert, performing data intake and manipulation tasks required by their cases. Some of the duties for this position include: assisting attorneys and paralegals regarding case needs to identify discovery document management tools and solutions for transcripts, pleadings and correspondence. The Senior Analyst will plan, schedule and budget for case specific support such as document collection, processing, review, production and trial; advises case teams on Firm’s Best Practices for managing electronic discovery. Candidate will coordinate with IT and administrative departments to support case team requirements for services such as SFTP transfer, securing source code, and war room setup, administer document review databases, including user rights management, database and coding form design, indexing, import/export of fielded data, OCR/extracted text, and metadata, prepare early case reports of load files and raw data using tools such as Microsoft Access, Excel, text editors, and LAW, acts as a mentor for more junior members of the department. Position Requirements: must have at least 4+ years of experience in a large law firm or legal environment in progressively more responsible litigation support positions, superior interpersonal and technical writing communication skills, strong service orientation with the ability to develop effective working relationships with others, including legal teams and vendors, and mentees, familiarity with methods to identify duplicates, near duplicates, email threads, and families within document collections, experience in case management to initiate and navigate vendor relationships on cases that may be large or have special needs, proven success as a team leader who will coordinate tasks with others in the department and with vendors, extensive knowledge of multiple document review tools such as Ringtail, Concordance, Relativity, EZReview, or Kroll Ontrack Inview. LiveNote, IPRO, or other similar tools is required, experience supporting tools for case and transcript management such as CaseMap and LiveNote. Candidate should have flexibility to occasionally travel as needed to other offices and trial sites, prior trial experience ideal, Bachelor’s degree required. Salary plus OT and generous employee benefits offered.
Litigation Support Analyst – for prominent global law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for providing litigation technology support to case teams and functions as interface between attorneys, paralegals, internal support groups and outside service providers. Candidate will be the technical expert, conducting data intake and manipulation tasks required by their cases. Some of the duties for this position: Assists attorneys and paralegals to identify discovery document management tools and solutions for transcripts, pleadings and correspondence; prepare plans, schedules and budgets for case support such as document selection, processing, review, production and trial; advises case teams on Firm’s Best Practices for managing electronic discovery, develops working relationships with client-approved vendors, communicates data specifications and requirements effectively, administers document review databases, including user rights management, database and coding form design, indexing, import/export of fielded data, OCR/extracted text, and metadata, manipulates and prepares early case reports of load files and raw data using tools such as Microsoft Access, Excel, text editors, dtSearch, and LAW, prepares small document collections for review by processing data using LAW. Also coordinates similar processing for larger collections with outside processing providers, assists with preparation of search strategy for culling of documents based on discussions with legal team and knowledge of query syntax in early case assessment/culling and document review platforms, provides training and support of Firm Software (Ringtail, Concordance, LiveNote, and CaseMap) to legal teams and corporate clients, assists department leadership and other Analysts in preparation of various standardized procedures and materials, participates in presentations and training on various litigation support topics. Position Requirements:
2+ years of experience in a law firm with a thorough understanding of the requirements of litigation support, legal documents, and procedural requirements, trial experience ideal
Excellent communication, organizational, technical writing and interpersonal skills
Strong service orientation and ability to develop effective working relationships with others
Working knowledge of multiple document review tools such as Ringtail, Concordance, IPRO, Relativity, EZReview, or Kroll Ontrack Inview, LiveNote or similar is required
Must be able to support end-users and perform administrative tasks, experience supporting tools for case and transcript management such as CaseMap and LiveNote
Ability to work under pressure and to facilitate solutions
A self-starter with minimal supervision required
Proven ability to learn and adjust to new software without formal training
Flexibility for overtime and/or travel for trials
Salary is commensurate with experience plus paid overtime.
Litigation Paralegal – for highly regarded global law firm in Washington, DC. This is a great opportunity for a litigation paralegal with trial experience to transfer their skills to a powerhouse global law firm. Some of the responsibilities for this position:• Work closely with senior paralegals and lawyers regarding all phases of litigation case management; including document and file management, case calendaring, discovery support, and trial prep and logistics activities.• Coordinate with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) as needed in support of assigned cases, Draft and review legal documents as requested by attorneys; and conduct legal research. Position Requirements; prior experience with all stages of litigation, including use of e-discovery database tools, e-filing, and trial preparation activities required; experience working at trial or arbitration proceedings, strong interpersonal and written communication skills required, ability to work well under deadlines and pressure typical of complex litigation, investigation, and arbitration matters, Proficiency with cite-checking and Bluebook rules preferred, availability for overtime business travel as needed. BS/BA degree required, paralegal certificate preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience.