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Location : Texas - Dallas
Refer to Job # AELH715673
This firm is very strong in most practice groups, and in our opinion is an excellent firm to work for. The firm has a long history, and has managed to draw some well-known political figures into its partnership ranks. The associates we have spoken with at this firm describe it as a good place to work and for the most part the associates working here believe that the partners are friendly and accessible. Additionally, the people who work at this firm are all fairly friendly; however, some associates we have spoken with have told us that there appears to be an air of formality to their friendliness. While the Firm does not always get high marks for diversity, much of that has changed in recent years. Additionally, this firm consistently ranks near the top for quality of life issues and the associates who work here all seem to be fairly enthusiastic about the quality of life of the firm. This firm compensates its associates very well, and there are few complaints about compensation issues. While the firm does have a flex time program, many of the associates we have spoken with do not appear that pleased with the program and believe it could use improvement. We should note that one thing that is notable about this firm is that it does appear very well positioned at most times because it is consistently able to generate work and keep its associates in most departments busy.
IP Litigation Paralegal Duties: Under the supervision of lawyers from the IP/Litigation Department, will provide support for all levels of the litigation process. Will operate as part of a team comprised of lawyers and staff with the goal to provide high level service to both internal and external clients. Expert proficiency with ECF/PACER, including e-filings, research and retrieving documents. Review and manage docket for deadlines; must have the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize tasks on an ongoing, immediate basis, understand docket and deadlines and action needed on each file; inform working attorney of deadlines. Drafting litigation pleadings, i.e. Motions, Notices, Discovery, and Proposed Orders. Liaise with clients, experts, and opposing counsel. Other tasks as assigned by supervising lawyer(s) and Office Administrator.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. 3+ years A?A work experience in a law firm environment, or related professional experience. Experience with all facets of document productions, including confidentiality, deliverables, service and drafting privilege logs. Experience with all facets of depositions, including preparing exhibits, digesting transcripts and preparing errata sheets. Experience at trial in Federal Courts, with possible travel. Willing and able to step into an experienced paralegal role in active Federal litigations. Extensive knowledge of the federal litigation process. Experience with appellate level litigations, including preparing appendices and Federal Circuit filings. Knowledge of PTAB (including IPR A?A s) and PAIR systems and knowledge of USPTO rules and procedures is a plus. Extensive knowledge and skills in utilizing the Internet; experience with legal research tools preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including MSWord, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.; working knowledge of Nuance required; working knowledge of FileSite document management system is a plus. Ability to learn and use databases. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals in multiple offices and multiple time zones. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Ability to proofread materials for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors. Must have strong organizational, decision-making skills and problem solving skills. Must be reliable and a self-starter. Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer and photocopiers. Routinely review and process vendor invoices. Extensive contact with lawyers, staff and colleagues in multiple offices and time zones. Assist lawyers in contacts with clients, opposing counsel, government agencies and courts. Contact with outside vendors. Must be able to spend long periods of time working at computer workstation. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Position is full-time and requires a five-day workweek and standard hours as outlined in the firm policy manual. Work frequently requires more than the regularly scheduled hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position. Must be available to work overtime, including weekend hours, when necessary to meet established deadlines or stay current with occasional peaks in workload. Must be willing to change regular work schedule to meet the needs of the Firm. Must be able to perform essential duties of the position with time constraints and frequent interruptions. Ability to work well in high pressure environments. Position may require some travel including weekend and week-long travel.
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