Overview

New York, NY

Responsibilities

  • Support attorneys throughout all phases of litigation including initiating suit; discovery (including eDiscovery); preparing court submissions; trial; and post-trial and appellate procedures.
  • Assist attorneys in preparation for hearings and depositions, document review, drafting pleadings/discovery documents, and preparing declarations and supporting exhibits for filings and e-filings.
  • Manage documents and war rooms, both electronic and physical, and work with attorneys to coordinate large-scale document collections, reviews, and productions.
  • Monitor rule and other changes in the federal, state and administrative forums where the firm practices.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
  • This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum of 2+ (through 5 years) (Legal Assistant level) OR 7+ years (Legal Specialist level) of litigation paralegal experience in a law firm.
  • Extensive experience with New York state and federal litigation.
  • Federal, state, and administrative trial experience through verdict as well as experience with mediation and arbitration preferred.
  • Expertise in document review software such as Relativity, Summation, Concordance or the like required.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands and meet various deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
  • Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.
  • High level of integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

*This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this position.

Salary: $75,000.00-$100,000.00, dependent on experience
Date Active: 10.20.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt