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Title : Paralegal - Litigation - Financial Services Disputes & Investigations

Location : California - Santa Monica
Refer to Job # GEKF853938


Paralegal - Litigation - Financial Services Disputes & Investigations The candidate under the supervision of the Paralegal Managers and supervises lawyers, the Paralegal applies knowledge of law and legal procedures to assist lawyers engaging in the delivery of quality, efficient and accessible legal services. Assists lawyers in all aspects of litigation practice including preparation of pleadings, assistance with discovery, document review and organization, and preparation and attendance at hearings and trials. Assists in filing of pleadings, arbitrator selection, production and management of documents and hearing preparation in FINRA arbitration proceedings. Organizes and manages regulatory responses and document production in SEC, FINRA, and state securities regulatory investigations. Drafts routine pleadings, statements, affidavits, and/or other legal documentation as appropriate at the specific direction of attorneys. Organizes and tracks large numbers of documents; develops information retrieval systems which include digesting, abstracting and indexing of documents, and may include calendaring or docketing of information. Obtains information from various courts, administrative bodies, public information sources, etc.. Prepares various reports such as statistical and narrative reports and market surveys, gathers industry standards, etc.. Performs electronic research using PACER, court websites, Westlaw, and Lexis in addition to Shepardizing and Bluebooking citations. Assists with client and/or witness interviews and coordinates vendors in conjunction with a project, such as court reporters, process servers, copy vendors, etc.. Attends trials or client meetings as needed inside and outside the office that require face-to-face contact. Coordinates efforts with trials and hearings such as running trial software programs, taking notes, handling exhibits, organizing and gathering factual information, etc.. Tracks and records time to the appropriate client and assures that services provided are appropriately charged. Contributes to the overall team effort by working with all members and all levels of personnel in various locations throughout the Firm. Performs other duties as assigned. Should have four year college degree, Paralegal Certificate and/or 2+ years previous Paralegal experience. Should preferably have 5+ years of commercial litigation experience, including trial experience, at a law firm .
 
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