Job: Intellectual Property Paralegal

Title Intellectual Property Paralegal
Categories Paralegals
Job ID 2362
Location Washington D.C.
Job Information

Our client’s Washington D.C. office is seeking a Senior Paralegal/Paralegal with IP Litigation experience. The Senior Paralegal/Paralegal applies advanced IP Litigation knowledge of law and legal procedures to provide high-level assistance to lawyers.

In this capacity, the Senior Paralegal/Paralegal will:
Perform work in an efficient and cost-effective manner so as to permit the Firm to reasonably collect fees for such work;
Meet expectations of billable hours target of 1,725 (unless otherwise specified);
Under the supervision of an attorney, coordinate, organize, prepare and interpret complex legal documents related to IP matters;
Build and maintain relevant databases and files;
File and provide copies to relevant parties;
Organize, review, and maintain IP documents and case files, as well as compile documents for filing at courts and agencies, including the International Trade Commission (“ITC”);
Coordinate productions of documents with attorneys, as well as conduct searches on production databases for relevant documents;
Assist attorneys with preparation of materials for depositions;
Perform factual research in internal and external databases and libraries;
Coordinate trial preparation;
Attend trial and provide support to attorneys at Court and agency hearings;
Coordinate logistics, including local/remote set-up and travel arrangements;
Partner and coordinate with internal resources and outside vendor services;
Direct work and train team members;
Coordinate with other areas/departments of the Firm where overlap exists to develop efficient procedures/communications to streamline processes and satisfy various department needs;
Work overtime as required;
Travel as required;
Handle additional related projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
Expert proficiency in the preparation of motions in limine, jury instructions, verdict forms, and additional pleadings;
Expert proficiency in supporting legal business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, securities, financing or tax activities;
Expert proficiency in the preparation of witness lists, exhibits, and trial binders;
Extensive trial experience, including experience with the ITC (required);
At least 7 years of Paralegal experience;
At least 5 years of relevant IP Litigation experience;
ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate; Bachelor’s Degree;
Advanced proficiency in MS Outlook and web-based conference call/web-sharing applications;
Advanced proficiency in MS Word and document editing/comparison applications;
Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and spreadsheet/database applications;
Advanced proficiency in MS PowerPoint and presentation applications;
Advanced proficiency with transcript management applications (LiveNote);
Advanced proficiency in online research and internet search resources (Lexis Nexis/Westlaw), as well as utilizing PACER, EDIS, and the USPTO websites;
Expert knowledge of Firm and Litigation practice-area-specific procedures and terminology, specifically with a focus on IP matters;
Expert knowledge of relevant jurisdictional/court/agency processes and procedures;
Advanced knowledge of timekeeping and expense reporting applications;
Advanced knowledge of legal billing processes.

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