Litigation Paralegal - posted 11/26/18

Litigation Paralegal - posted 11/26/18

Company Name: 
Mayer Brown LLP
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Washington
DC
Salary Range: 
Job Summary: 

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned paralegal in all aspects of the litigation life cycle as well as have the knowledge, interest and exposure to antitrust law needed in order to perform the following:

  • litigation case set-up, filings, discovery, trial/mediation/arbitration and post-trial matters
  • organize and manage a document collection, review and production with outside vendors
  • assist with leading a trial team
  • prepare initial drafts of Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) premerger notifications and report forms, conduct initial review of related documents
  • track HSR developments and rule changes, prepare reports to communicate with practice group
  • perform company and industry research related to M&A transactions

Essential Functions:

Manage complex files; review documents and organize relevance; assist with confidentiality and privilege reviews. If litigation, prepare witness files, assist with deposition preparation; assist in all aspects of trial preparation, arbitrations and mediations; attend trials. Participate in client interviews; oversee document productions; manage large numbers of documents as well as electronic data; understand and develop database structures for use in Relativity and other database applications; coordinate data processing with Electronic Discovery Services (EDS) Department and with outside vendors; work analytically; identify interrelationships among cases, statues, regulations and other legal authorities, cite-check legal memorandum and other legal documents; participate in training and mentoring initiatives. During absences acts as back-up to other paralegals for specific case projects. Travel as needed. Other duties as requested by attorneys and manager. Specific Technical Skills: Solid computer skills; knowledge of and experience using MS Word, Outlook Calendar, Excel and Power Point expected. Progressive use of technology and technical tools including Relativity, Case Notebook, and Case Map. Knowledge and experience using PACER and CM/ECF expected. Specific practice areas may require specific software illuminated during the recruiting process.

Requirements or Qualifications: 
Specific Technical Skills: Solid computer skills; knowledge of and experience using MS Word, Outlook Calendar, Excel and Power Point expected. Progressive use of technology and technical tools including Relativity, Case Notebook, and Case Map. Knowledge and experience using PACER and CM/ECF expected. Specific practice areas may require specific software illuminated during the recruiting process. Performance Traits: Ability to take on more responsibilities and complete tasks that require proven skills; outstanding performance; lead role on case and project teams; demonstrated leadership and project management ability; anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment; attention to detail; strong organizing skills; ability to apply practice area concepts to appropriate tasks; ability to work independently and on a team; ability to prioritize and organize work, strong problem solving skills; excellent oral and written communication skills. Flexible to work overtime as needed, with ability to travel for extended period of times if necessary. Experience and Education Requirements: Bachelors degree with solid academic credentials is required Minimum three + years hands-on litigation paralegal experience in a legal or corporate environment is required.
Selection Criteria: 
Additional Information: 
If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section (no e-mailed resumes, please) on https://jobs3-mayerbrown.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&hashed=124489139