Intellectual Property & Technology Senior Paralegal

The Practice Support Services Department of a prestigious law firm has a Senior Paralegal opening supporting the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group in the Washington, DC office.  The Senior Paralegal provides high-level Intellectual Property & Technology litigation paralegal support under the direct supervision of attorneys on various client and firm matters.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Filing and retrieving documents at courthouses and government agencies, including USPTO PTAB, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Courts.
  • Assisting with drafting, reviewing, cite-checking and preparing PTAB, Federal Circuit and District Court filings.
  • Assisting with the electronic discovery process, including the collection, preservation, and review of materials for eventual production
  • Tracking incoming and outgoing productions and assisting with the preparation of privilege logs.
  • Establishing and maintaining case files, document collections, and chronologies.
  • Drafting correspondence.
  • Compiling materials for witness interviews and depositions.
  • Assisting with trial preparation and trial set up; Organizing trial exhibits and notebooks and developing charts and graphs; Maintaining exhibits as well as taking notes at trials and assisting with trial presentations.
  • Developing information retrieval systems with an emphasis on use of computerized litigation support.
  • Checking citations, Bluebooking, and proofreading legal documents.
  • Conducting computer searches, research and case management functions on client databases or firm resources such as Opus 2, Relativity, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, HighQ/Engage and the Internet.
  • Collaborating with eData department on computer issues regarding electronic discovery and other matters.
  • Pulling cases and obtaining resources from local libraries.
  • Assisting with coordinating and supervising teams of contract attorneys on document review projects.

Qualifications: 

  • Four-year college degree strongly preferred.
  • Excellent academic record.
  • Paralegal certificate preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of IP litigation paralegal experience.
  • Prior Experience with USPTO PTAB, U.S. District Court, and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals matters.
  • Familiarity with Relativity, Opus 2; Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, HighQ/Engage, and other case management and e-Discovery tools.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a large workload efficiently and effectively.
  • Highly detail-oriented with a strategic focus.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and collegiality.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, critical thinking abilities and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary, including nights, weekends, and travel, as necessary.

 

 

 

Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Salary: $72,000-$95,000

Date Active: May 30, 2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Not Exempt

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