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Paralegal - IP Litigation

Job ID: 7886

Updated: Jun 18, 2024

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Category: Paralegal


About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500 lawyers) operating from 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

The Washington, D.C. office is looking for a Paralegal-I for our IP Litigation Group. Paralegal-I’s generally have 2+ years of IP Litigation experience and most often work under the supervision and direction of Senior Paralegals and/or Advisors.  They help manage and organize the materials and information relating to particular matters and transactions and are able to independently see projects through to completion.  These duties allow them the opportunity to help in preparing for depositions, due diligence investigations, document productions, hearings, and trials.  The projects typically involve data and document management and organizational tasks, and may require long hours and travel.  We use some of the latest technology available for electronically managing documents and information, and we strongly encourage staff to take advantage of our extensive software training.

Qualifications & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree; 2+ years of IP Litigation experience, ABA Certified Paralegal Certificate preferred, but not necessary; ITC experience a plus 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: strong coordination and teamwork skills; planning and organization skills, including the ability to manage a number of projects concurrently; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; proactive approach and the ability to work "hands-on" as required; strong problem-solving skills; proficiency in the use of software, including Word and Excel.

Paralegal I’s are full-time employees, and are eligible for paid holidays, paid vacation days, sick days, and insurance, as well as overtime and bonuses.  In addition, we offer a very competitive salary as well as excellent opportunities for advancement into Paralegal positions.

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