New York, NY or San Francisco, CA 


Premier, global, law firm is seeking an Intellectual Property Paralegal for their San Francisco or New York office.   The Firm consistently seeks exceptional candidates with the talent to deliver outstanding service that anticipates client needs.  The IP Paralegal will work closely with attorneys and other case team members on the firm’s IP litigation cases to deliver best in class services to clients. This position requires significant experience with complex US civil litigation, including the organization of documents and evidence, case filings, preparation for depositions, court hearings and trial, and working with e-discovery and case management software. Their IP practice consists of complex patent and trade secret cases in federal and state courts and the United States International Trade Commission.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support attorneys and other case team members in IP cases from the pre-suit investigation through trial phases
  • Coordinate and communicate efficiently and effectively with the attorneys, legal analysts, litigation assistants and other support staff professionals to ensure all deadlines are met in a timely manner
  • Take ownership of assignments related to the IP process, managing timelines, and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Determine if additional resources and time are required for the successful completion of tasks; confer with lead attorneys on case budget when necessary
  • Establish and develop protocols, procedures, and work product templates to ensure cases are managed and organized
  • Establish and maintain the infrastructure and organization for all case files in preparation for drafting motions, expert reports, depositions, and trial
  • Coordinate with the e-Discovery team to being the process of document review, document production, and database maintenance
  • Oversee, coordinate, and take ownership of all aspects of discovery, including, the organization, management, collection, and production of electronic discovery
  • Oversee, coordinate, and take ownership of all aspects of pre-trial and trial assignments:  creating workflows and templates in preparation for motions, deposition designations, witness and exhibit selection and preparation, prepare and maintain a virtual war room, create, and maintain trial task list to ensure efficiency, assist with witness and cross examination processes etc. 


  • A. from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a litigation paralegal (IP experience preferred)
  • Working knowledge of civil litigation in Federal and State Courts, legal procedures, terminology, and court rules
  • Experience with Relativity, CaseMap Suite, and Trial Director preferred
  • Trial experience is strongly preferred
  • Possess strong analytical skills with exceptional attention to details and accuracy
  • Proactively follow through and demonstrate ability to anticipate and address business needs
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and self-motivation with a desire to take initiative
  • Possess excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, with an ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, and confidentiality in interactions with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyze and efficiently present significant amounts of information
  • Highly adaptable to a fluid and ever-changing work environment
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office required

Salary: $100,000.00-$125,000.00, dependent on experience and location
Date Active: 10.14.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt