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Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # JKSR823000
Be a part of a highly successful, full-service law firm that counts among its esteemed clients many Fortune 250 firms. This firm has a reputation for treating associates exceedingly well. The branch office of a large international law firm, this firm's practice has consistently been strong in the litigation, corporate and tax fields; however, the firm also has made a definite commitment to intellectual property related work in the Los Angeles legal market. The Los Angeles branch has a full book of business involving some of the biggest movers and shakers on the national and international scene. An aggressive development track has associates achieving partner status in a very limited amount of time compared to other national firms of its stature. This firms is generally seeking the best and the brightest--meaning it is most willing to consider associates from top schools and firms.
Paralegal II - IP Litigation The candidate obtains information and materials from IP vendors and government agencies, such as the US Patent & Trademark Office. Certified patents. Patent file histories and wrappers. Manages document production processes - hard copy, electronic, etc. Collects material from client, opposing parties, and third parties (hard copies, electronic data, physical evidence). Maintains chain of custody. Tracks materials through the process. Designs and implements document review systems. Prepares privilege logs. Manages logistics of production of documents - hard copy, images, native. Substantive Research. Analyzes documents and materials. Performs factual research. Compiles information into charts, graphs and timelines. Researches prior testimony and publications of opposing experts. Researches rules of procedure for relevant court venues, and assures adherence thereto. Coordinates preparation and filing of briefs and legal documents. Legal cite checking, shepardizing (Westlaw, Lexis). Fact checking. Compiles appendices and exhibits. Blue Book formatting, application of local rules. Files with court and serves on parties. Interacts with outside entities (clients, government agencies, expert witnesses, consultants, other law firms, opposing parties, court personnel, etc.). Manages litigation support systems. Databases (Relativity, etc). Transcript management systems (TextMap). Calendaring, task sharing, collaborative systems. Manages preparation for witnesses and Manages preparation of witness & subject files. Assists in the preparation of witness outlines. Works with expert witnesses. Manages technical logistics for depositions (remote hookups, electronic transcripts, videography, synchronization). Manages trial preparation and trial support. Compiles and tracks trial exhibits. Tracks trial time used by the parties. Prepares pretrial documents. Sets up and manages trial offices and trial support (e.g. remote office setup and logistics). Manages resources. Supervises legal staff. Obtains and supervises support from Firm departments (e.g. Litigation Support, Graphics Services, Purchasing, Trial Support Services). Manages relationships with supporting vendors (graphics, court reporters, trial support, hotels, etc.). Initiative. Anticipates needs, acts without direction, asks questions. Handles many projects at one time. Assumes responsibility for self (and team); does not blame others. Seeks and implements new and better ways of working; process improvements. Markets services to attorneys. Willing to take risks, seek challenges, take over difficult or unconventional projects; can take on a project at any stage. Performance Management. Trains staff and encourages development of knowledge and abilities. Enforces Firm policies. Stays within cost and resource constraints. Assigns work based on abilities of subordinates and to ensure success in meeting needs and deadlines; identifies strengths and weaknesses of team members. Holds subordinates accountable for achieving expectations and working efficiently. Uses flexible approaches to different staff members. Talks openly and directly with subordinates about performance problems, providing guidance and direction; prepares skill development plans. Establishes and refines procedures to increase efficiency based on evidence. Designs systems and procedures to be consistent and to meet high standards. Solving Problems. Breaks problems into component parts to find most appropriate solution. Researches and finds solutions for problems. Finds and tries more than one solution to stop problem from returning. Finds novel solutions. Makes decisions within appropriate time frame and cost constraints. When needed, makes decisions with incomplete or imperfect information; handles ambiguity well. Managing Information. Designs, implements and refines systems to absorb large volumes of data that can be easily retrieved by others. Teaches others to sort and store information using several systems. Establishes and maintains security and confidences. Manages large quantity of changing information in high stress circumstances. Gathering Information. Understands purpose of information. Disseminates information in clear and concise fashion. Uses varied internal and external sources, and creative approaches, in locating information. Develops methods and systems to obtain and organize information. Considers time and cost constraints. Evaluates and refines data-gathering methods.
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