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Location : New York - New York City
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Associate Attorney, Mass Torts (Personal Injury) Duties: Conduct initial case investigation to determine whether a claim has merit; Locate and interview witnesses, gather and review relevant documents, including accident/incident reports, medical records, OSHA findings and reports of other investigative bodies; Draft and file pleadings, including summonses and complaints, petitions, interrogatories, bills of particulars, discovery demands and responses, and other initiatory documents on behalf of the client; Draft, file and argue, when required, various motions on behalf of the client, including discovery motions, motions for summary judgment and related memoranda of law; Draft discovery demands and responses as per the CPLR and Federal Rules; Attend/Conduct depositions of the Plaintiff, Defendant, non-party witnesses, and expert witnesses; Retain and consult with experts when necessary; Represent the interests of the client at hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and other proceedings; Negotiate settlements on behalf of the client; Conduct legal research, using Westlaw, Lexis or other legal research databases; Remain current on developments in civil litigation; Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: JD Degree. Admission to NYS Bar and Federal Bar. Strong oral advocacy, writing and analytical skills. Ability to handle full caseload and juggle multiple priorities and deadlines. Preferred: Prior litigation experience in both Federal and State Court matters. A background in medicine by way of education and/or experience. Prior work involving personal injury and disability claims. Prior experience analyzing medical records. Proficiency with electronic filing, electronic record keeping, electronic service, electronic document management and file sharing. Strong knowledge of PC applications, Adobe PDF, Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
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