The IP Litigation Paralegal will manage all aspects of large scale, complex litigation. The position will require overtime and may involve some travel.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Full understanding of litigation motion practice, discovery, trial and appellate procedures; ability to administratively manage all phases of a case.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines.
- Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service and efficiency.
- Trial preparation and attendance in both jury and non-jury trials in Federal courts.
- Preparation and set-up for Markman hearings.
- Manage electronic and hard copy documents using Firm and Client specific technology.
- Prepare deposition notices and subpoenas; organize, maintain and prepare deposition materials, exhibits and summaries; track depositions.
- Preparation for fact and expert witness depositions.
- Coordinate and manage large scale document collection and production.
- Bluebook, cite check, and proofread briefs.
- Thorough understanding of court rules and filing requirements.
- Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet search engines.
- Knowledge of Pacer and ECF filing procedures; draft and prepare documents for service and e-filing in federal jurisdictions.
- Experience with eDiscovery software including Relativity, Case Notebook, Trial Director and Adobe Professional.
- Experience gathering patent documents from USPTO databases and researching technical references.
- Delegate to, and oversee the work of, Project Assistants and temporary staff.
- Remain current in industry trends in IP Litigation and the legal profession.
- Other tasks as requested/assigned by an Attorney or team member.
Education and/or Experience:
- BA/BS with strong academic credentials
- Minimum seven years of Paralegal experience at a medium or large law firm with experience at trial or before the ITC
- Proficient at Microsoft Office applications and eDiscovery software
- Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited program
- Experience with Intellectual Property litigation
Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Good judgment
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
- Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
- Able to work under pressure
- Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.