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Take the first step toward your future career with Foley through our Career Center. Our current open positions are listed below. If you meet the requirements for one (or more) of these opportunities, we encourage you to apply by checking the box(es) next to the position(s) in which you are interested, click the "Select Positions and click to Apply" link and follow the instructions to submit your resume and law transcript (if applicable).

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Boston, Chicago, Milwaukee or Washington, DC - Information Governance Analyst

The Information Governance Analyst is responsible for administering and monitoring various processes associated with the firmís Information Governance program. Responsibilities include facilitating document holds, preservation orders and destruction obligations, developing processes related to the preservation of electronic records, monitoring compliance with firm Information Governance policies and practices and coordinating remediation activities, performing tasks related to the incoming or outgoing electronically stored information and providing guidance related to the destruction of eligible records. Qualifications include a Bachelorís Degree in Business, Library Science, Information Science, or related field; equivalent combination of education and/or work experience will be considered. A minimum of two years of records management, business analysis, compliance, or auditing experience required. The candidate is expected to be knowledgeable of systems, electronic records management, data transfer, and preservation strategies. Additionally, the candidate must possess strong leadership skills and successfully demonstrate competencies with content management, business analysis, customer service, and computer skills. Preferred qualifications include prior law firm experience; experience with information management technologies, including RIM databases, litigation support tools, document management systems, e-mail systems, and image capture technologies; experience designing workflow processes and project management. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago - Assistant - Litigation/Bankruptcy

The main role of the Litigation and Bankruptcy Assistant is to provide executive level secretarial and administrative assistance to a busy bankruptcy partner and chair of the firmís national bankruptcy group, litigation attorneys and/or paraprofessionals in the daily operation of practicing law as well as administration of practice group matters and the handling of significant client relationships. This position will also provide exceptional service and high quality work product for clients. The assistant will perform executive assistant duties through the performance of complex secretarial and clerical-related tasks. This position requires the assistant to produce documents relating to specific functions and requirements as set forth within the litigation practice group using firm standard software. A minimum of 5-7 years of high-level executive secretarial experience is required, as well as experience and familiarity with litigation, bankruptcy, research tools and publications. Specialized or tech training beyond high school is desired. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago - Event Marketing Coordinator

Under the guidance of the Event Specialists and Senior Manager, Events, the Event Marketing Coordinator will provide support in the planning and implementation of firm conferences, receptions, dinners, and special events. This includes researching venue options; contributing to budget development; food/beverage and audio/visual coordination; overseeing and managing event supplies; participating in planning meetings; providing ancillary support as needed within Event Marketing and firmwide Marketing. Qualifications include a Bachelorís Degree in Marketing, Hospitality, or related field; 2 years of event experience in the hospitality, professional services, or association sectors preferred. Successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills and strong sense of client service. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago - Executive Service Center Assistant

The Executive Service Center (ESC) Assistant is part of a team of professionals specifically selected to support the delivery of quality service to clients by providing assistance to a group of attorneys and paralegals on a firmwide basis. This individual will perform executive assistant duties including document production, proofreading, transcription, meeting coordination, travel arrangements, electronic file organization, research, etc. The ESC Assistant will work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented, virtual environment. Qualifications include at least 2 years of administrative/executive office support experience. Additionally this individual will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; top notch client service skills; expert level technical and computer skills. The employee will have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, work both independently as well as collaboratively within a team and coordinate multiple assignments while meeting deadlines. Knowledge of proper spelling, grammar and punctuation is a must. Law firm or professional services experience is preferred. A Bachelorís degree and Notary Public Commission are desired. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago - Land Use Planner

The primary role of the Land Use Planner is to assist attorneys in the fast-paced Land Use practice of Foleyís Chicago office Real Estate Group. This practice specializes in securing land use, zoning and development approvals from local government entities in the Chicago region. Clients primarily consist of institutional property owners in the health care, retail and mixed-use areas. The selected individual will assist in seeking approvals from local government entities in the Chicago region regarding land use, zoning and developments; reviewing and analyzing zoning and municipal codes to determine requirements for governmental approval for client projects and analyzing approvals; act as project manager for client files by identifying action steps and deadlines, tracking responses and progress, motivating team members to action, and providing frequent updates to attorneys and clients. Qualifications include at least 3-5 years of private or public-sector experience in land planning, real estate development, architecture, public policy, or engineering. The ideal candidate must be skilled in project management with strong knowledge of regulations and procedures governing land use approvals in the Chicago and Cook County area. This position requires a Bachelorís or Masterís (preferred) Degree in Project Management and/or Land Use Planning or Urban Planning. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago - Paralegal - Tax, Estates and Trusts

The Chicago office has an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Paralegal with our Estates & Trust practice group. The candidate selected will provide assistance to attorneys and clients in all aspects of estate and trust administration. Primary responsibilities involve a wide range of trust administration services, including maintaining beneficiary information, scheduling distributions, processing gifts and the receipt of new trust assets; researching fiduciary income tax, estate tax and probate issues; preparing documents to probate and administer estates; preparing estate and fiduciary income tax returns; administering trusts and non-liquid trust assets; and attending client meetings and maintaining frequent client contact for administration matters. A successful candidate will have a Bachelorís degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, with estate and trust administration experience (equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelorís degree). A CPA or experience with income, estate and gift tax return preparation preferred. Other qualifications include working knowledge and experience with trust/income tax software, fiduciary, income, estate and gift taxes; ability to work independently and within a team setting; and the ability to meet multiple, frequent deadlines with minimal supervision. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago or Milwaukee - Financial Systems Administrator

The Financial System Administrator (FSA) is responsible for effective security, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of financial systems software and related integration. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the finance infrastructure. This individual also ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff and attorneys to work in an effective and efficient manner. The FSA will assist project teams with technical issues including the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing, and rolling-out the solutions. This individual is accountable for Windows systems that support Finance infrastructure and cost recovery; Responsibilities on these systems include engineering, operations and support, maintenance and research, and development to ensure continual innovation. Qualifications include four to six (4-6) years of system administration or related experience. A Bachelorís Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field preferred. Systems Administration/Systems Engineer certification in Microsoft preferred. Elite 3E or legal system administration preferred. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago or Milwaukee - Financial Systems Trainer

The Financial Systems Trainer provides a variety of learning courses and software to attorneys and staff at multiple sites using a variety of delivery methods which include coaching, group demonstrations, e-learning, classroom, and one-on-one sessions. This position will develop lesson plans and class schedules for new and existing attorneys and staff. This position will develop training standards and materials; will act as a change agent and catalyst of enthusiasm to create positive energy in student, co-workers, and peers; participate on project teams, create and manage the training timeline and deliverables to ensure positive training outcomes and on-time implementation; responsible for conducting web conferences and tracking attendance through the Learning Management System. Qualifications include a minimum of two (2) years of experience training end users on business intelligence tools or business application software; knowledge of adult learning methodologies; demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills; ability to work in a fast paced, team oriented environment; ability to work with different types and ages of people. A Bachelorís Degree in Education, Training and Development, Human Resources, or Business Administration strongly preferred. Experience in legal services preferred. Candidate must be willing to travel and work a flexible schedule. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, or Washington, DC - Supervisor, Electronic Billing

Under the direction of the Billing and Collections Manager, the Electronic Billing Supervisor is responsible for managing, coordinating, and monitoring all electronic billing for the firm. This position will supervise the Electronic Billing Specialists and will work closely with the Billing Coordinators, Billing/Collections Manager, and Accounting Manager within a national structure. A minimum of five years of experience in law firm billing required including experience with LEDES files. Preferred qualifications include Elite and eBilling hub experience, a Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration or related field, and supervisory experience. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Jacksonville - Executive Service Center Assistant

The Executive Service Center (ESC) Assistant is part of a team of professionals specifically selected to support the delivery of quality service to clients by providing assistance to a group of attorneys and paralegals on a firmwide basis. This individual will perform executive assistant duties including document production, proofreading, transcription, meeting coordination, travel arrangements, electronic file organization, research, etc. The ESC Assistant will work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented, virtual environment. Qualifications include at least 2 years of administrative/executive office support experience. Additionally this individual will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; top notch client service skills; expert level technical and computer skills. The employee will have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, work both independently as well as collaboratively within a team and coordinate multiple assignments while meeting deadlines. Knowledge of proper spelling, grammar and punctuation is a must. Law firm or professional services experience is preferred. A Bachelorís degree and Notary Public Commission are desired. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Milwaukee - Benefits Coordinator

The Benefits Coordinator is a key member of the National Human Resources Benefits Team, performing advanced customer service, HRIS maintenance, administration, and accounting functions for all health and welfare benefit programs. Benefit responsibilities include responding to benefit inquiries from firm members, assisting with online enrollment and questions; maintaining benefit related HRIS database and assure accuracy of ongoing vendor, including COBRA, and payroll file feeds; reconciling and processing monthly benefit invoices, and coordinating with the Accounting Department to assure accurate expense allocations. Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration or related field or 3 years of experience in Benefits/Human Resources required. Position also requires proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel and Word; strong customer service skills; attention to detail and proven organization skills; ability to maintain confidentiality; and effective and empathetic interpersonal and communication skills. Experience working with a HRIS preferred. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Milwaukee - Conflicts Analyst

The Conflicts Analyst has responsibility for the entire conflict research and identification process as it relates to new business of the firm, from research and identification through resolution and clearance. This includes preparing initial conflicts analysis, providing support to firm attorneys in resolution and clearing of conflicts and drafting of engagement and waiver letters. The Conflicts Analyst will partner with attorneys in the departmentís leadership to ensure firm compliance with ethical rules governing lawyers and complete other projects as assigned. Qualifications include a Bachelorís Degree and five years of professional work experience or two years of related legal experience. Prior experience working in a law firm conflicts research role or as a paralegal is highly desirable. Additionally, a successful candidate will possess strong issue identification, research and analytical skills; strong communication, customer service, attention to detail and organizational skills; proven ability to provide high quality, accurate and efficient work product in a high volume environment. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Milwaukee - Executive Service Center Assistant

The Executive Service Center (ESC) Assistant is part of a team of professionals specifically selected to support the delivery of quality service to clients by providing assistance to a group of attorneys and paralegals on a firmwide basis. This individual will perform executive assistant duties including document production, proofreading, transcription, meeting coordination, travel arrangements, electronic file organization, research, etc. The ESC Assistant will work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented, virtual environment. Qualifications include at least 2 years of administrative/executive office support experience. Additionally this individual will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; top notch client service skills; expert level technical and computer skills. The employee will have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, work both independently as well as collaboratively within a team and coordinate multiple assignments while meeting deadlines. Knowledge of proper spelling, grammar and punctuation is a must. Law firm or professional services experience is preferred. A Bachelorís degree and Notary Public Commission are desired. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Milwaukee - Patent Prosecution Paralegal

We currently have an excellent opportunity available for a Paralegal in our Intellectual Property Department to assist our attorneys in the prosecution of patent applications in both U.S. and foreign jurisdictions. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, conducting independent research related to patent prosecution and procedures; preparing and filing documents and correspondence relating to U.S. and International patent prosecution and communicating regularly with domestic and international clients and attorneys as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign counterparts. Successful candidates will have a minimum of two yearsí experience as a Paralegal or an Assistant in the Intellectual Property field coupled with a minimum of two years of specific work experience related to U.S. and/or Foreign patent prosecution responsibilities. Knowledge of USPTO rules and regulations a must and experience with Electronic Filing System (EFS) a plus. Other qualifications include a Bachelorís Degree or equivalent work experience, strong customer service orientation, excellent oral and written communications skills to effectively interact with all levels of personnel, clients and foreign associates and superior problem solving skills. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Milwaukee - Trademark Paralegal

We currently have an excellent opportunity available for a Paralegal in our Intellectual Property Department to assist our attorneys in acquiring, protecting and maintaining trademark rights in the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions. Responsibilities include but not limited to conducting independent research related to U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution and procedures, preparing and filing routine and non-standard/complex U.S. and international trademark applications, providing database management support including work related to trademark portfolio management, and communicating regularly with domestic and international clients and attorneys as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign counterparts. Successful candidates should have a minimum of two (2) yearsí experience related to trademark prosecution, a strong working knowledge of USPTO rules and regulations, and experience with the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Other qualifications include a Bachelorís Degree or equivalent work experience, strong customer service orientation, excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of personnel, clients and foreign associates and superior problem solving skills. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled

New York City - Office Services Assistant (Reception/Hospitality)

We are seeking an Office Services Assistant with 1-3 years of experience in a conference services or catering role. The ideal candidate will be responsible for all catering orders, and setting up food, beverages and supplies for firm meetings and events. The assistant is responsible for the appearance and cleanliness of the conference center and reception area. Responsibilities also include answering phones, greeting and directing clients and visitors, processing requests for conference rooms through reservation database and maintaining daily conference schedule. Successful candidates will possess outstanding customer services skills, strong attention to detail and follow through, ability to meet deadlines and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Orlando - Temporary Assistant

We are seeking a Temporary Assistant to work with attorneys on our Transactional/Hospitality team by providing support that includes: document production, proofreading, transcription, meeting coordination, travel arrangements, electronic file organization and research. Additionally this individual will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; top notch client service skills; and expert level technical and computer skills. The candidate will have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, work both independently as well as collaboratively within a team and coordinate multiple assignments while meeting deadlines. Knowledge of proper spelling, grammar and punctuation is a must. Law firm experience in the hospitality or timeshare industry is preferred. A Bachelorís degree and Notary Public Commission are desired. This is a 40-hour per week, Monday Ė Friday assignment through January 3, 2017. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Silicon Valley - IP Paralegal (U.S. and International)

The IP Patent Paralegal will be responsible for the creation, revision, and filing of prosecution documents. This position will support various intellectual property attorneys to provide excellent service to our clients. The IP Patent Paralegal will be responsible for reviewing and maintaining a docket, for timely reporting of communications to the client and foreign associates, and for timely handling of various prosecution formalities. This is a position with an annual 1500 billable hour requirement. Candidate must have at least two (2) yearsí experience in international and/or U.S. prosecution and a high school diploma, although a bachelorís degree and/or a paralegal certificate is preferred. Thorough knowledge of patent procedural requirements and USPTO practices required. The position requires excellent attention to detail, strong organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. Analytical thinking and problem solving skills are essential. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is a must. Strong customer service orientation and oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with all tiers of personnel and clients are essential. A working knowledge of Microsoft products and an accurate minimum typing speed of 50 wpm are also required. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Tampa - Litigation Paralegal

We are looking for two experienced Litigation Paralegals. The Litigation Paralegals provide paralegal services to attorneys and acts as a liaison between the attorney and the case files throughout all stages of litigation including pre-suit, investigation and case development, mediation, arbitration and trial; handles arbitration demands, consolidations and final hearing preparation and management; responsible for managing the workflow of caseload to ensure that statutory, court and arbitration deadlines are met; coordinates and manages bulk multi-party mediations, from scheduling through the execution of settlement agreements and payments; communicates with insurance adjuster and insurer representatives, providing requested documents and confirming coverage details; ability to problem-solve, create and implement best practices for workflow of team; coordinates trial or hearing logistics; works with litigation support specialists and attorneys on electronic productions; and performs other tasks as assigned. The ideal candidate will have strong time management skills; ability to work under pressure on time-sensitive projects; willingness to work overtime and travel occasionally; self-motivation and the ability to work independently; ability to work effectively on a team and with all levels of personnel; excellent oral and written communication skills; superior knowledge of legal terminology, documents and the legal process; excellent research and analytical skills; and high-level attention to detail. A Bachelor's degree, paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in Litigation, and a minimum 3 years of Florida litigation experience is required. Construction litigation experience a plus. Experience in Blue-Booking/Cite-Checking, Relativity and Case Map a plus. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Tampa - Office Services Assistant

This individual is responsible for mail, messenger/facility, hospitality, copies/scans, fax, and processing other office services requests for internal customers in a timely and efficient manner including performing internal and external deliveries, maintaining utility hubs, conference rooms and kitchens, covering front desk when needed and performing other related duties. The ideal candidate will have a high level of attention to detail, ability to work at a fast pace independently and as part of a well-functioning team, outstanding comprehension and communication skills to communicate courteously and effectively, strong follow up and follow through abilities to gather information needed for meeting deadlines, and computer software and organizational skills to master daily tasks and responsibilities. The Office Services Assistant works with the Office Services Supervisor and other Office Services Assistants to provide quality service to the Tampa office staff and attorneys. Requires a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years of work experience in an office. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Tampa - Project Assistant

We are looking for a temporary FT or PT (20-25 hours a week minimum) Project Assistant. The Project Assistant provides general support to paralegals and litigation Attorneys. Responsibilities include general office and clerical duties, such as document production and trial preparation; organizing and managing case files including all documents contained within each file through case file tracking systems; may be assigned a particular task within a case or work on a case from start to finish; and perform other tasks as assigned. A minimum of one year experience in a law firm is preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong time management skills; ability to work under pressure on time-sensitive projects; self-motivation and the ability to work independently; ability to work effectively on a team and with all levels of personnel; excellent oral and written communication skills; superior knowledge of legal terminology, documents and the legal process; and high-level attention to detail. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Tampa - Real Estate Paralegal

We have an excellent opportunity available in our Real Estate Practice Group. The candidate selected will provide assistance to attorneys and clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and finance transactions. Primary responsibilities include reviewing, analyzing, coordinating and preparing title and survey matters, real estate documents and instruments to acquisitions and dispositions, including Purchase Agreements, banking and loans, foreclosures and work-outs; preparing and analyzing UCC, bankruptcy, litigation and lien searches; e-filing and electronically recording documents with Simplifile; producing title commitments, policies, endorsements and calculation, collecting and remitting agent and underwriter premiums; filing and maintaining corporate documentation with Florida Department of State; coordinating document execution; coordinating and attending real estate closings; maintaining electronic client files; and managing all real estate post-closing documentation. Candidates with a bachelorís degree or paralegal designation preferred. A minimum of three (3) years work experience as a Florida paralegal is required. (Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor's degree.) Candidates should be proficient in MS Office and electronic recording software. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Washington, DC - Billing Coordinator

The Billing Coordinator will perform complex billing on a monthly and weekly basis, including system file maintenance. In addition, this person will manage the production of reports upon request, and help monitor the WIP and A/R inventory for their assigned attorneys. Qualifications include a high school diploma; an associateís degree in a related field is preferred. A minimum of 2 years of billing experience desired, preferably in a professional services or law firm environment. Experience working in Elite and 3E billing systems preferred. Successful candidate will have a working knowledge of submitting electronic billing through e-billing systems and thorough knowledge of billing procedures. Candidates must have an excellent attention to detail; strong organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment; analytical thinking and problem solving skills; ability to work in a team environment; strong customer service orientation and oral and written communication skills; and proficiency in MS Office. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Washington, DC - IP Docket Specialist

We are currently seeking two Intellectual Property Docket Specialists for the DC office. The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, analyzing incoming correspondence related to the prosecution of intellectual property rights, discerning the pertinent information and entering it into the docketing database. A prime duty is reconciling client, foreign agent and attorney correspondence against docketed due dates in order to rectify the daily docket; and to perform all other job related duties as assigned. The Docket Specialist is responsible for effective communication with attorneys and staff, to include answering docket related questions; timely preparing customized reports; and resolving inaccuracies and other associated requests where applicable. A minimum of five years previous experience with docketing software programs required. Proficient Intellectual Property Docketing background with both patent and trademark prosecution (domestic and international) knowledge desired. Must have accurate data entry skills, proven organizational abilities, and attention to detail; knowledge of spreadsheet and database programs; self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as make practical decisions; ability to problem-solve; and possess proficient oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with attorneys and all levels of staff. Position also requires that candidates must take and pass all three sections of the internal Foley & Lardner Docket Certification Exam to become a delegate for docket clearance. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Washington, DC - IP Paralegal (U.S. and International)

We are currently seeking two IP Patent Paralegals for the DC office. The IP Patent Paralegal will be responsible for the creation, revision, and filing of prosecution documents. This position will support various intellectual property attorneys to provide excellent service to our clients. The IP Patent Paralegal will be responsible for reviewing and maintaining a docket, for timely reporting of communications to the client and foreign associates, and for timely handling of various prosecution formalities. This is a position with an annual 1500 billable hour requirement. Candidate must have at least two (2) yearsí experience in international and/or U.S. prosecution and a high school diploma, although a bachelorís degree and/or a paralegal certificate is preferred. Thorough knowledge of patent procedural requirements and USPTO practices required. The position requires excellent attention to detail, strong organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. Analytical thinking and problem solving skills are essential. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is a must. Strong customer service orientation and oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with all tiers of personnel and clients are essential. A working knowledge of Microsoft products and an accurate minimum typing speed of 50 wpm are also required. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Washington, DC - IP Transfer Project Manager

Our Washington, DC office is currently seeking an IP Transfer Project Manager for the IP Transfer Department. The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the day to day workflow management of the IP Transfer department operations and staff. This includes the administration of both incoming and outgoing client IP file transfer projects. The IP Transfer Project Managerís role is critical to ensuring client IP transfers are timely transitioned and integrated into the firm defined workflow technologies, namely the IP Transfer Database and the firmís IP Docketing database. One of the managerís primary objectives is to support the firmís loss prevention goals and ensure that client/matter records are created and physical files, electronic data/files timely transitioned into the Foley IP work environment. The IP Transfer Project Manager oversees the accurate entry of docket due dates and transfer of responsibilities at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and abroad. A minimum of 10 years of proficient Intellectual Property experience in both patent and trademark prosecution (domestic and international), three years in a supervisory role and five years previous experience with IP transfers and docketing software programs is required. Strong oral and written communications skills, with the ability to interact with all levels of personnel throughout the firm, including attorneys, paralegals, staff as well as external counsel and clients are essential. A Bachelorís Degree is preferred. Experience with CPA Inprotech docketing program is a plus. This individual should have strong leadership abilities with a solid understanding of supervisory principles along with strong interpersonal skills to effectively lead a team; communicate effectively; utilize good judgment; be able to manage a large team and sizable IP file transfers; must have accurate data entry skills, proven organizational abilities, and attention to detail; knowledge of spreadsheet and database programs; self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as make practical decisions; and have the ability to problem-solve. Position also requires that candidate must take and pass all three sections of the internal Foley & Lardner Docket Certification Exam. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Washington, DC - IP Transfer Specialist

The IP File Transfer Specialist will be responsible for reviewing and triaging of incoming IP files, auditing file histories and docketing bibliographic details and accompanying deadline information in Inprotech as well as creating profile details of each new case. The Transfer Specialist will inventory physical files and electronic data into the file transfer database, creating matter titles and bibliographic details for Elite and Legal Key. He/she will prepare and file Assignments, Revocation and Power of Attorney documents and communicate with both clients and Attorneys on formality status. The ideal candidate will possess at least 2-4 years of high-level US and Foreign Patent/Trademark IP experience; proficiency with US and Foreign Patent and Trademark office websites and the ability to research and locate data; advanced Paralegal, Formalities and IP Docket experience and working knowledge of LegalKEY and Elite or other billing and records software. Other requirements include knowledge of IP rules in both US and International Patent and Trademark markets, working knowledge of IP docket systems and docket progressions, ability to evaluate and build IP family relationships and history, ability to audit Patent and Trademark file histories to determine priority dates, a high level attention to detail and deadline orientation, ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment and proven organization and communication skills. A high school diploma is required, however; a bachelorís degree or technical training beyond high school is preferred. This position requires the ability to pass 3 IP knowledge exams as well as frequent overtime. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled

 

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