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Current IP, Legislative & Paralegal Opportunities

**If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below - or any other position in a law firm please contact Geri Moreland to discuss at  geri@capitolrecruiters.com.

Trademark - Senior Paralegal – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC.  This is a substantive senior level position requiring a minimum of 15 years of trademark prosecution experience.  Candidate will be responsible for assisting attorneys with the management of foreign and domestic trademark portfolios.  Duties for this position include: maintaining docket of prosecution deadlines, assisting with TTAB proceedings and trademark litigation, preparing/filing trademark applications, statements of use, extensions of time, amendments to allege use, Sections 8 & 15 declarations, and other filings; drafting communications with clients and foreign associates; conducting Trademark Searches and draft findings; preliminary evaluations regarding potential specimens showing use for submission. Position Requirements:  Bachelor's degree, Paralegal certificate from an ABA qualified program preferred. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills required as well as proven success working in a fast-paced. Salary commensurate with experience.

Patent Docketing Coordinator for highly regarded law firm in Washington, DC.
This position is responsible for domestic and foreign patent prosecution docketing.
Duties will include: training new staff on department policies and procedures and managing the workflow of assignments, addressing docketing problems by researching errors and answering questions from staff, monitor docketing aspects of file intakes, file internal transfer, transfer outs and other docketing projects, function as go-to person for timekeepers regarding docketing procedures, oversee clearance of final docket, making sure all outstanding items are responded to before the close of business, conduct quality review of docketing items if required, monitor docketing email by ensuring that emails are processed and accounts are archived.  Position Requirements: 10+ years of patent docketing experience using a computerized docketing system, Patricia experienced preferred. Prior successful experience working with domestic/foreign patent prosecution procedures, terminology, and deadlines required. Strong attention to detail, ability to work independently and meet deadlines.  Flexibility for overtime and travel required.Salary commensurate with experience.

IP Docketing Quality Review Specialist - for highly regarded law firm in Washington, DC.  This position is responsible for ensuring superior customer service and quality docketing services for thriving intellectual property law practice.  Responsibilities for this position: Review domestic and foreign patent docket updates to ensure data integrity and strict compliance with country laws, client guidelines and departmental policies; make appropriate database corrections; conduct internal audit review of patent client portfolios; work with Docketing/Technology Manager and Patent Docketing Coordinator to ensure client requirements are met regarding IP Client Portal; regularly review to ensure accuracy of information;  assist with special projects, including new matter intakes.  Position Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree preferred, must have at least 10 of progressively responsible patent docketing experience using a computerized docketing system (CPI and/or Patricia experience preferred), must have at least 1 year of docketing quality review experience, thorough knowledge of USPTO practices and procedures and knowledge and understanding of domestic and foreign patent prosecution procedures, terminology, and deadlines, superior interpersonal and written communications skills required, flexibility for overtime required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Litigation Support Analyst, Louisville, KY office of global law firm. This position is responsible for daily litigation support for assigned cases, from start to finish.  Candidate is involved in case consultation regarding collection, processing and production and trial support.  Duties include: manipulation and processing data; editing video and media files for production and trial support; assessment of data regarding size and formatting and generating scope reports; data validation and system/access management utilizing SOPs as required; maintaining organizational scheme for media; monitoring case status and providing routine status reports including data delivery schedules; coordinates with litigation support vendors; trains attorneys and staff on use of litigation support applications. Position Requirements:  Bachelor's degree preferred.  5+ years of experience developing and managing litigation support data applications and databases required, thorough understanding of electronic discovery guidelines including preservation, collection, culling, and processing and production protocol. Must have prior experience with review applications such as ADI, Relativity, and FYI etc. Proficiency with Concordance, Ipro, Case Map, TimeMap, LiveNote, Sanction, Trial Director, LAW, AdobeAcrobat, Microsoft Access required.  Fluency with iManage, FTP TransferProtocol, EncryptionProtocol ideal. Also required:  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to read and write technical instructions, brief correspondence, and memos, ability to effectively present routine information and status in one-on-one or small group meetings.  The hours for this position are 9am to 6pm; candidate must be flexible for overtime.   

Senior Regulatory Paralegal - for prominent law firm in Washington, DC.  Ideal candidate has transactional experience versus medical malpractice.? OR ? **We will also consider candidates outside of the healthcare fields (e.g., telecommunications, and government).Candidate will be responsible for supporting the healthcare practice with case management; including document production and review, trial prep, and database creation. Other duties include: conducting research, drafting correspondence, analyzing pleadings, and assisting with cite checking; Preparing agency filings and drafting responses to questions regarding procedural issues for agency filings; Drafting and submitting FOIA requests; Preparing licensure applications; and Certificate of Need; Monitoring status of proposed legislation and regulations of interest to clients. Position Requirements: experience with, knowledge and understanding of Medicare and Medicaid, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, 6+ years of regulatory or healthcare experience, ideal candidate will have significant experience with healthcare licensing, multistate experience preferred,  proficiency with MS Office, Litigation databases and transcript databases, Salary is commensurate with experience.

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. 

PROJECT PARALEGAL -(hiring several) for top tier global law firm in Washington, DC.  This position is a project-based litigation paralegal that will contribute as a paralegal on a large, complex cases.  Contract attorneys with litigation paralegal experience or an interest in this position are encouraged to apply.  This position is expected to last 5 months to a year or possibly longer.  Some of the duties for this position include:  litigation case management such as file management, case calendaring, discovery, and trial activities.  Candidate will on a case-specific basis, coordinate and oversee the tasks of more junior paralegals and other support staff as needed on large litigation matters and/or investigations in all phases of litigation from discovery through trial/arbitration, liaise between case team attorneys and support staff as needed to ensure that case-specific paralegal services are meeting the team’s expectations, interact with outside entities such as courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms to gather information or coordinate activities as needed in support of firm activities, specifically trials and arbitrations.  Other responsibilities for this position: draft, review, and analyze legal documents; conduct legal research under attorney supervision.  Position Requirements: BS/BA required.  Prior experience as a litigation paralegal or experience as a contract attorney with an interest in paralegal work, experience/knowledge regarding all stages of litigation, including intake, discovery, and trial, experience with Section 337 investigations conducted by the U.S. International Trade Commission or patent litigation a plus, trial prep or trial experience ideal, experience preparing for and attending arbitrations/hearings preferred, experience coordinating trial logistics and setting up remote office space, and coordinating with vendors preferred, superior interpersonal and written communication skills, prior experience with court and administrative agency filings, including electronic or e-filings, preferred, familiarity with USITC Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) preferred, prior experience using e-discovery databases preferred, prior experience using litigation support software for managing files and transcripts ideal, proficiency with cite-checking and Bluebook rules preferred.  Candidate should be available for overtime work and travel as needed. 

Senior Paralegal – Litigation – for highly respected global law firm in Washington, DC.  This position is the lead paralegal on large, complex cases and will provide instruction and informal mentorship to junior paralegals at the Firm.  Ideal candidate is a career-track litigation paralegal with significant litigation experience. Responsibilities include: litigation case management, file management, case calendaring, discovery, and trial activities;  coordinate/oversee tasks of junior paralegals on large litigation matters and/or investigations in all phases of litigation from discovery through trial/arbitration; liaise between case team attorneys and support staff to ensure case-specific paralegal services are meeting expectations; coordinate with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) to gather information or coordinate activities as needed in support of trials and arbitrations;  draft and analyze legal documents as requested by attorneys; conduct legal research under attorney supervision.  Position Requirements:  Must have at least 5 years of experience as a litigation paralegal, experience with all stages of litigation, including intake, discovery, and trial, experience with Section 337 investigations conducted by the U.S. International Trade Commission a plus, experience coordinating trial/arbitration logistics, including negotiating for work space, setting-up remote office space, and coordinating with vendors, experience developing and maintaining processes to collect, store, and maintain paper and electronic case files, experience with court and administrative agency filings, including electronic or e-filings, familiarity with USITC Electronic Document Information System preferred, experience using e-discovery databases, experience using litigation support software for managing files and transcripts, proficiency with cite-checking and Bluebook rules, available for overtime and travel as needed, Bachelor’s degree, Paralegal certificate preferred.  Salary is commensurate with experience.