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Paralegal II - IP Litigation

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Law Firm

Washington, DC, United States

Paralegal II - IP Litigation

Legal Staff

Min 5 yrs required

Full-time

No

typically one ip litigation paralegal is assigned to most ip litigation cases, particularly those that are large, complex, or multi-party actions. )
manages the large volume of documents and information during the discovery phase of litigation by setting up databases, either on-line or in-house, obtaining assistance and support as necessary from litigation support and from outside vendors
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, as well as novel solutions, to stop problem from returning
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 and 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
leading teams (for those managing teams/staff)
keeps members informed
maintains a positive working environment and gives credit and recognition
keeps group motivated during long hours of work and high stress
leads differing types of teams - flexible, cross-functional
communication (oral, voicemail, e-mail)
works well with attorneys, clients, experts, vendors, consultants
effectively listens and responds; detects underlying meaning
maintains professionalism and clarity in communication
displays tact and good judgment
changes communication style and mode as needed
explains complex information and interprets data
maintains confidentiality
sells ideas and proposals to partners, clients
influencing others
understands where to go for information and to accomplish tasks
models behavior desired in others - leadership by example
promotes change within organization
persuades individuals and groups (partners, clients) to adopt best practices
using technology
keeps up to date on changes and improvements of technologies relevant to practice area
selects and applies most effective technologies to client matters
trains staff and attorneys on use of technology
uses complicated technical functions, and adapts technology for own needs
develops and helps select new technical applications within the firm
monitoring for accuracy, quality and order
maintains high work quality while working under pressure of deadlines and competing priorities
monitors details and quality of others’ work (staff, attorneys)
develops and manages complex systems to coordinate development and compilation of work product involving k&e attorneys (sometimes across practice areas), clients, other parties, potential bidders and investors, staff, consultants, and vendors in accordance with strict and often accelerated schedules

qualifications & requirements

education, work experience, skills

the ideal candidate will possess at least five years of ip litigation paralegal experience with a bachelor’s degree preferred. specifically, the candidate is responsible for preparing for trials in various venues in the federal court system. to complete an application and submit your resume, please click "apply now. if you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with kirkland & ellis llp ("k&e") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if k&e hires the candidate. direct contact with k&e employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the firm

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typically one ip litigation paralegal is assigned to most ip litigation cases, particularly those that are large, complex, or multi-party actions. )
manages the large volume of documents and information during the discovery phase of litigation by setting up databases, either on-line or in-house, obtaining assistance and support as necessary from litigation support and from outside vendors
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, as well as novel solutions, to stop problem from returning
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 and 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
leading teams (for those managing teams/staff)
keeps members informed
maintains a positive working environment and gives credit and recognition
keeps group motivated during long hours of work and high stress
leads differing types of teams - flexible, cross-functional
communication (oral, voicemail, e-mail)
works well with attorneys, clients, experts, vendors, consultants
effectively listens and responds; detects underlying meaning
maintains professionalism and clarity in communication
displays tact and good judgment
changes communication style and mode as needed
explains complex information and interprets data
maintains confidentiality
sells ideas and proposals to partners, clients
influencing others
understands where to go for information and to accomplish tasks
models behavior desired in others - leadership by example
promotes change within organization
persuades individuals and groups (partners, clients) to adopt best practices
using technology
keeps up to date on changes and improvements of technologies relevant to practice area
selects and applies most effective technologies to client matters
trains staff and attorneys on use of technology
uses complicated technical functions, and adapts technology for own needs
develops and helps select new technical applications within the firm
monitoring for accuracy, quality and order
maintains high work quality while working under pressure of deadlines and competing priorities
monitors details and quality of others’ work (staff, attorneys)
develops and manages complex systems to coordinate development and compilation of work product involving k&e attorneys (sometimes across practice areas), clients, other parties, potential bidders and investors, staff, consultants, and vendors in accordance with strict and often accelerated schedules

qualifications & requirements

education, work experience, skills

the ideal candidate will possess at least five years of ip litigation paralegal experience with a bachelor’s degree preferred. specifically, the candidate is responsible for preparing for trials in various venues in the federal court system. to complete an application and submit your resume, please click "apply now. if you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with kirkland & ellis llp ("k&e") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if k&e hires the candidate. direct contact with k&e employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the firm

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