The Paralegal will provide support to lawyers during the entire litigation process from the initial information-gathering stage through discovery and trial, and ending with careful archival of case material. Subject to the supervision of the attorney(s) responsible for the matter, Paralegals may assist in such tasks as: correspondence and discovery, hearings and trials, administrative proceedings, briefs, and settlements. Paralegals also play a significant role in the retrieval, review, and production of documents pursuant to government agency investigations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage multiple active United States Federal court and ITC (International Trade Commission) matters;
Working knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the rules governing practice before the ITC, particularly 19 CFR;
Familiarity with litigation and hearings at the ITC;
Coordinate document retrieval, review, organization, and electronic and/or hard copy production;
Maintain case pleadings, correspondence, discovery, and research related to Federal and ITC matters;
Maintain document, transcript, and work product databases;
Assist with finalizing and appropriate service of briefs, motions, exhibits, subpoenas, discovery requests, and responses;
Organize and prepare exhibit lists, witness binders, demonstrative exhibits, and/or privilege logs; Manage case calendar;
Correspond with clients, counsel, court clerks, expert witnesses, and/or vendors;
Assist with trial site preparation and attend trials and hearings;
Cite-check briefs and memoranda;
Perform Lexis and Westlaw legal research;
Perform PACER, Courtlink, and ECF docket management tasks;
All members of the firm are encouraged to participate in our Global Citizenship program; and
Other duties as assigned.
Supervise temporary staff, as needed;
Coordinate work with outside document/litigation vendors, including adherence to strict deadlines.
Strong knowledge of litigation support databases, i.e., Concordance, Relativity, and LiveNote, as well as Microsoft software products;
Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills;
Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with or without direct supervision and coordinate multiple projects;
Flexibility for overtime and willing to travel; and
Cite checking and "blue book" skills.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Two (2)+ years of ITC experience, including direct trial support, and patent litigation experience preferred;
Large law firm experience preferred;
BS/BA degree or equivalent experience preferred; and
Paralegal certificate desirable.
Core hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., including one hour for lunch, with overtime as required.
This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.
Hogan Lovells is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by law.
Hogan Lovells is more than just a preeminent international law firm of talented and respected lawyers. It is a dynamic team of lawyers and staff who value and share the firm's long-standing and emphatic commitment to professional excellence, collegiality, diversity, and community service.