Senior Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal (NY)
Senior IP Litigation Paralegal
Our client has an opening for a Senior Paralegal with Intellectual Property Litigation experience in their New York office.
The Senior Paralegal applies Litigation knowledge of legal procedures to provide fundamental assistance to lawyers.
In this capacity, the Senior Paralegal will:
- Assist attorney team with day-to-day management of litigations from pre-suit to appeals, including maintenance and organization of master case files;
- Assist attorney team with coordination of document collection of client data in preparation for review and production, including interacting with and management of third-party vendors;
- Assist attorney team with management and preparation of document productions, including working knowledge of Relativity, or the equivalent, for searching, data promotion and export and reporting;
- Assist team with cite-checking, Bluebooking, case law retrieval and other related tasks;
- Assist attorney team with in-depth deposition preparation, including in-person or remote technology, coordination of logistics and management of deposition materials;
- Assist attorney team with coordination, finalization and filing of briefs, and other court filings, including complaints, answers, pro hac vice applications, claim construction briefing, motions and supporting exhibits, and summary judgment briefing
- Assist attorney team with preparation of materials in support of expert reports, including documents cited or relied on, exhibits, and lists of materials considered;
- Assist attorney team with preparation for trial including coordination of trial space and move-in, various third-party vendors, courtroom set-up and technology;
- Attend hearings, arbitrations and trial as first-chair paralegal and supervise junior paralegal team members;
- Assist attorney team with post-trial briefing and related documents;
- Assist attorney team with PTAB filings, including finalization of petitions and related materials;
- Assist attorney team with preparation and filing of appeal-related documents, including briefs and joint appendices;
- Assist attorney team with management and retrieval of patents, prior art, U.S. and international file histories;
- Perform work in an efficient and cost-effective manner so as to permit the Firm to reasonably collect fees for such work and meet expectations of billable hours target of 1,725 (unless otherwise specified);
- Review incoming case materials and prepare accurate case calendar materials/invites;
- Coordinate with internal resources and outside vendor services;
- Work overtime and travel as required; and
- Handle additional projects as assigned.
All paralegals must comply with continuing education requirements pursuant to the requirements of their jurisdiction.
- Advanced proficiency and understanding of the lifecycle of a litigation and working knowledge of key documents related to a litigation, especially in the area of patent litigation;
- Advanced knowledge of relevant jurisdictional/court/agency processes and procedures, including knowledge of PTAB, federal and appellate court practices, local rules and deadlines;
- Proven experience as a first-chair trial paralegal in district court proceedings within the last 3 years;
- Proven experience managing an appeal from inception through oral argument;
- Fundamental proficiency in software including, but not limited to, Relativity, LiveNote, Case Notebook, PACER, ECF/P-TACTS, USPTO Patent Center, Docket Navigator/Alarm, file transfer platforms, Lexis Nexis/Westlaw;
- Advanced proficiency in general software including, but not limited to, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and Acrobat Adobe;
- The ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to manage competing deadlines and assignments, including working with an attorney team on prioritization;
- The ability to troubleshoot, creatively problem solve and identify solutions;
- The ability to manage and supervise junior paralegals and case assistants, including delegation of assignments, follow-up, quality checking and providing constructive feedback;
- Fundamental knowledge of Firm and Intellectual Property Litigation practice-area-specific procedures and terminology;
- Advanced knowledge of relevant jurisdictional/court/agency processes and procedures, including knowledge of federal court practices, local rules and deadlines;
- Advanced knowledge of litigation docketing calculations and deadline identification; and
- A valid driver’s license and willingness to drive, if required.
- 7+ years of Litigation Paralegal experience (Intellectual Property Litigation experience required and Hatch-Waxman experience preferred);
- Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) and ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate (preferred); and
- Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
Employees will be provided with an excellent career opportunity in a collaborative environment, in addition to a generous total compensation package with the opportunity to earn bonuses based on individual contribution and firm profitability.
The salary wage range that the firm expects to pay for this position is a minimum of $91,800 and a maximum of $133,250 annually. The actual pay wage may vary based on experience or other relevant factors.
Eligible employees can participate in the Firm’s comprehensive benefits program, which include the following:
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Long Term Care, and Short- and Long-Term Disability
- Voluntary 401k plan and profit sharing
- 10 paid holidays per year, and a generous PTO program
- Family Support including Paid Parental Leave and Fertility coverage
- Bright Horizons (Back-up childcare, elder care and online tutoring)
- Dependent Care
- Wellness programs (Employee Assistance Program, mental health and well-being events)
- Anniversary Bonus Program
- Professional Development Programs
- Transportation Allowance and Commuter Benefits
- Auto/Home/Legal Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Employee discounts
- And more!