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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

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Company name

Law Firm Staff

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff


Washington, DC

Posted on

Aug 01,2018

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This high-powered, long-established firm offers great opportunities for top-notch candidates seeking rapid growth and high volume in intellectual property and dozens of other challenging practices. We really have a lot of good things to say about this firm because the firm seems to consistently set a high mark for itself in numerous, numerous categories. For example, the attorneys in this firm are all almost universally very nice people to work with and this firm puts a real powerful emphasis on quality of life issues for both its associates and partners. Without exception, the firm’s attorneys claim they are treated with a tremendous amount of respect – the firm is genuinely interested in making long-term relationships with people. Management is extraordinarily introspective about the candidates they interview – according to one candidate, the firm is “almost philosophical” in its approach towards recruiting. Attorneys here typically bill in the 1800 range. Duties: Assist with monitoring developments across statutory regimes at the international, federal, state, and local level, across industries and technical disciplines. Apply subject matter expertise to gather and analyze facts and resources. Develop and manage the Privacy & Security Group s knowledge base, develop content for blog, and assist in business product development. Manage time sensitive projects, such as data breaches and other incident responses; coordinate filings with regulators. Assist with drafting privacy policies and other legal documents. Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firm s announced deadlines.

Qualifications: BA/BS degree; paralegal certificate is preferred. CIPP or IAPP certification is preferred. 3+ years law firm or industry experience in any of the following areas is required: privacy, security, or information governance. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), as well as legal research and document retention databases required; advanced proficiency in Excel, including the ability to work with complex Excel formulas is preferred. Prior experience with eDiscovery is preferred. Experience with knowledge management practices and technology is preferred. Experience with data mapping is preferred. Must be highly organized and proactive, with the ability to work independently and with teams. Willingness to adapt to and learn new technology, software programs, and upgrades. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with clients, attorneys, staff members, and other business contacts, are required. Ability to communicate and handle stressful situations in a professional, calm, courteous manner. Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment. Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines, and able to work in an efficient and organized manner.

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Law Firm Staff