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Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP McLean, VA Full-Time
McLean, Virginia

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

-Works under the supervision of an attorney who practices in Intellectual Property Litigation.  Assists the attorney with case management duties, first-round drafts, filings, meeting deadlines, trial preparation, and trial technology.  Serves as the attorney’s right-hand person at trial.

-Researches, gathers, analyzes, and compiles information and documents to assist in advising in litigation matters and as part of the discovery process.

-Works with attorneys in the identification, interviewing, and preparation of witnesses and collection of documents.

-Conducts electronic searches and researches technical references, patents, copyrights, trademarks, and legal matters.

-Coordinates and manages large electronic discovery collections and productions.

-Provides general assistance to attorneys, and prepares summaries of factual findings, legal research, and/or sequential and chronological events for attorneys.

-Works with attorneys in the drafting of pleadings, motions, and discovery documents.

-Communicates with court personnel, personnel at state and federal agencies, and other agencies regarding proceedings.

-Maintains a thorough understanding of all aspects of the department's work and its context in the organization as a whole, and maintains an awareness of, and stays up to date with changes in law and procedures, specifically relating to the litigation practice area, intellectual property issues, and electronic discovery.


-A minimum of 3+ years' experience providing intellectual property litigation support in a law firm environment.

-College degree or comparable paralegal experience is required; paralegal certificate preferred.

-Ability to meet the Firm's billable hours requirement while maintaining excellent service and producing consistently high quality work product that meets or exceeds the Firm's quality standards.

-Ability to travel to assist IP Litigation attorneys at trial.

-Excellent data entry and organizational skills.

-Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and coordinate projects.

-Ability to use good judgment, initiative, and command of resources to accomplish results.

-Strong interpersonal skills to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys, and staff to provide information with courtesy and tact.

-Ability to multitask and work independently.

-Ability to work well under pressure and be self-motivated.

-Ability to type at least 60+ wpm accurately.

-Proficiency with MS Office Suite is a must.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the California Fair Chance Act.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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