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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.
Senior Paralegal Duties: Under the supervision of lawyers from the IP/Litigation Department, the IP Litigation Paralegal 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. Extensive knowledge of the ECF/PACER, PTAB and PAIR systems. 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; preparation of weekly docket reports. Drafting litigation pleadings, i.e. Motions, Notices, Discovery, and Proposed Orders. Review files and preparation of documents for litigation/IPR procedures. Liaise with clients, experts, and opposing counsel. Experience at trial in State and Federal Courts plus in the ITC, with possible travel. Willing and able to step right into a leading paralegal role in active state, Federal and ITC litigations.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. 3+ years work experience in a law firm environment, or related professional experience. Experience filing documents with the PACER and PTAB, including IPR s and CBM s. Experience with all facets of documents productions, including confidentiality, deliverables, service and drafting privilege logs. Experience with all facets of depositions, including preparing exhibits, digesting transcripts and preparing errata sheets. Extensive knowledge of the state, federal and ITC litigation process. Experience with appellate level litigations, including preparing appendices and Federal Circuit filings. Must have knowledge of USPTO rules and procedures. Extensive knowledge and skills in utilizing the Internet, Adobe Acrobat, U.S. Patent Office Electronic Filing System, EPCT; experience with legal research tools preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including MSWord, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Ability to learn and use databases. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals. 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, photocopiers, fax machines and typewriter. Routinely review and disburse vendors invoices. Extensive daily contacts with lawyers, staff and colleagues. Assist lawyers in contacts with opposing counsel, government agencies and county clerks. Contact with outside vendors. Assist lawyers in contact with clients.
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