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Boston - IP Assistant

The Boston office is seeking an experienced IP Assistant for our Intellectual Property department. The assistant will support assigned legal staff with primary responsibilities to include managing attorney dockets and handling all administrative aspects of US and foreign patent prosecution. The ideal candidate will possess three years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm or in-house position. 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, as well as strong technical skills, proficiency in MS Word and the ability to learn new software quickly. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is a must. A customer service attitude and excellent communication skills to effectively interact with all tiers of personnel and clients is essential. This is a wonderful opportunity for a results oriented team player. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Boston - IP Paralegal

The Boston office has an excellent opportunity for an experienced IP Paralegal. The ideal candidate must have strong expertise in all phases of international and U.S. patent prosecution. Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to preparation and filing of U.S. patent applications, Provisionals, Utilities, Continuations, Continuations-in-part, Divisionals, Designs, Plant Patent and U.S. National phase applications; preparation and handling of all related formalities, such as Declarations, Power of Attorneys, Assignments, Formal Drawings, Information Disclosure Statements, Extensions of Time, Preliminary Amendments, missing parts/requirements, as well as client communications. The successful candidate will have experience with filing via EFS-Web; knowledge of international PCT and National Phase applications; corresponding with foreign associates; and other duties related to international patents. A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 2 + years of U.S. and Foreign patent prosecution experience in a law firm or in-house environment is required. Candidate must possess excellent organizational and technical skills, superior attention to detail and communication skills, the ability to independently prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast paced environment, and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies with tact and professionalism. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Boston, Chicago or Washington, DC - Sr Mgr, Business Development (Business Law)

The Senior Manager of Business Development is a highly visible, hands-on, results-oriented position that directly supports the firm’s attorneys and practice groups within the Business Law Department (BLAW). The BLAW Department includes such practices as Corporate, Real Estate, PE/VC, Employee Benefits and Tax. This role is measured by successful development and execution of focused business development programs that engage clients and drive revenue. Candidates must be able to work with multiple practice groups simultaneously to help attorneys proactively engage clients and win work. Developing a deep understanding of firm capabilities and aligning those services with client needs and emerging industry trends is an important success factor for the role. Responsibilities include developing and executing focused go-to-market business plans for the practice groups within the BLAW department; supervising a team of business development focused professionals supporting the Business Law Group; providing business development counsel and support to the primary relationship attorney on pursuit opportunities; and supporting firm training programs within the BLAW group. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field. Minimum of five years of experience in related role including large client/account management cross-selling experience; proven revenue growth and client relationship management experience; practice group strategy and management experience; direct sales or client management experience within a professional service firm environment preferred. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago - Office Services Assistant - Hospitality

The Chicago Office is seeking a Hospitality Office Services Assistant to assist with the set up and food service for the conference rooms; maintain kitchen areas and food service inventories; and provide professional hospitality service to all legal and non-legal employees of the Firm. Responsibilities include responding to requests for conference room set up and food services; ensuring that the café and pantries are neat and orderly; replenishing supplies and brewed coffee in café and pantries; cleaning and restocking food services inventories; maintaining order and cleanliness in the food preparation area; and taking initiative as necessary to maintain department standards. A high school graduate or GED is required, as well as a minimum of one year work experience in a hospitality or maintenance service environment. Some restaurant or food service experience is preferred. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago - Paralegal - Real Estate

The Chicago office has an excellent opportunity for an experienced commercial Real Estate Paralegal. This position requires strong transactional experience with real estate and corporate matters. Primary responsibilities include reviewing, analyzing, and preparing real estate documents in connection with sales, acquisitions, leases, financings, workouts and foreclosures; recording documents; obtaining title searches, title commitments, policies and endorsements; reviewing and summarizing land surveys; coordinating municipal sale requirements, preparing closing checklists and closing documents; coordinating due diligence; coordinating and attending real estate closings; and managing documents. Duties also involve working with company formations, including related start-up organization management; ordering and summarizing UCC, litigation and lien searches for commercial transactions; and assisting with due diligence, closing checklists, executing documents and closing procedures for M&A transactions or venture capital financings. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or paralegal designation preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of work experience is required (equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree). Candidates must be proficient in MS Office, virtual data rooms and electronic recording software. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago - Project Assistant - Litigation

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. Organizes and manages 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. Affirmative Action Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago - Travel Operations Specialist

The Travel Operations Specialist is the primary liaison between the firm and the firm’s travel agent; vetting internal inquiries and working in concert with the travel provider on solutions. The Travel Operations Specialist will collect and monitor firm travel data, provide analytics to leadership, prepare budget forecasts, market the travel platform within the firm, build efficiency and work with the travel provider to integrate new hires into the travel system. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree and three years of corporate travel implementation and management experience, preferably in a professional services environment. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee or Washington, DC - Electronic Records Project Manager

The Electronic Records Project Manager is a new position and is responsible for ensuring that all firm records are stored electronically in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and industry regulations. This includes making certain that the storage of these records is such that the information contained therein is highly secure and readily accessible to authorized persons. The Electronic Records Manager will also use their records-keeping expertise and organizational skills to develop standards and procedures for records maintenance and retention across the firm. A clear understanding of imaging and publishing tools is required for this role. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree (Equivalent experience considered) and a minimum of five (5) years of experience working with various forms of storage media including paper, digitally scanned images, disk, tape, CD_ROM etc. Preferred qualifications include experience leading and managing a team who may be dispersed in various locations and certifications such as Project Management Program ("PMP"); Certified Records Manager ("CRM"); Information Governance Professional ("IGP"); or electronic records management, content management or business process automation certifications granted by the Association of Information and Image Management ("AIIM"). Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee or Washington, DC - 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; and be 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; and the ability to work with different types and ages of people. A Bachelor’s 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.

Detroit - 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 firm wide 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 two 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 Bachelor’s degree and Notary Public Commission are desired. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Madison - IP Paralegal

The Madison office currently has an excellent opportunity for an IP Paralegal. Candidate should have some experience with Intellectual property areas. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, preparation and filing of U.S. patent applications, Provisionals, Utilities, Continuations, Continuations-in-part, Divisionals, Designs, Plant Patent and U.S. National phase applications; preparation and handling of all related formalities, such as Declarations, Power of Attorneys, Assignments, Formal Drawings, Information Disclosure Statements, Extensions of Time, Preliminary Amendments, missing parts/requirements, as well as client communications. A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent U.S. and Foreign patent prosecution experience in a law firm or in-house environment is required. Candidate must possess excellent organizational and technical skills; superior attention to detail and communication skills; the ability to independently prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment; and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies with tact and professionalism. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Madison - Office Services Assistant

The Office Services Assistant is responsible for mail, facilities, hospitality, copies/scans, fax, and processing other office services requests for internal customers in a timely and efficient manner. This includes performing internal deliveries, maintaining supply rooms, conference rooms and kitchens; backup reception; and performing other related duties. The ideal candidate will have a high level attention to detail; ability to work at a fast pace independently and as part of a well-functioning team and with all levels of personnel; Great communication skills, 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. This position works with the Office Services team to provide quality service to the Madison office staff and attorneys. Requires a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of work experience in an office or customer service setting. 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) years’ experience in international and/or U.S. prosecution and a high school diploma, although a bachelor’s 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

Silicon Valley - Office Services Assistant

We are currently seeking a Hospitality/Office Services Assistant for the Silicon Valley (Palo Alto), CA office. The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, arranging/moving furniture in conference rooms and offices as directed, and assisting with maintaining supply inventory. A prime duty is setting up food, beverages and supplies for the firm’s meetings and events, as well as maintaining and stocking the firm’s kitchens. In addition, the Hospitality/Office Services Assistant may be assigned to receptionist duties, event set-up and other job related assignments on an as needed basis. In addition, he or she will provide assistance in our production center: receiving, sorting and routing incoming mail to firm departments and individuals; processing and dispatching outgoing mail; completing large numbers of reprographics; operating production printers and copiers, including inputting job-processing settings and managing job queues, operating finishing equipment and ordering supplies. Successful candidate will possess a minimum of one year of work experience in a professional services firm, preferably in office services; possess the ability to use office equipment, including telephones, fax machines, postage machines, copy machines, and lift up to 50 pounds. In addition, the successful candidate will possess strong computer and technical skills, have the ability to learn the firm’s computer systems and software programs, be a team player and self-motivated, provide excellent customer service support to all attorneys and staff, and possess outstanding attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Tallahassee - Assistant

The Assistant will be responsible for supporting multiple attorneys in a variety of administrative and clerical functions, including: interfacing with clients and managing client communications; creating and maintaining client files; scheduling appointments, depositions, court proceedings, meetings and travel; entering new client and matter information in the intake/conflicts system; inputting attorney time; filing and efiling documents with courts and administrative agencies; preparing expense reimbursements and check requests; assembling and organizing pleading binders; assisting with trial preparation; and performing other tasks as assigned. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma and a minimum of two years’ experience as an assistant in a legal or professional setting. Candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal skills, typing ability, advanced computer software and organizational skills, exceptional prioritization and judgment, ability to work at a fast pace, excellent time management, strong follow up and follow through, ability to work independently and as a part of a well-functioning team, and flexibility to work outside of scheduled hours when needed. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Tampa - Assistant

This individual will provide administrative legal assistance to three or more Business Law attorneys. Responsibilities include performing complex assistant duties and clerical tasks including legal document production, creating and formatting various legal documents, opening new client matters, maintaining client files, organizing meetings, travel arrangements and monitoring calendars. Successful candidates must have exceptional communication, administrative skills and display proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. The candidate must have substantial prior experience as an assistant in a law firm. Candidates must be highly organized; proactive, result-oriented; skilled in coordinating and managing multiple projects/assignments/priorities simultaneously while working with attorneys to set priorities; possess a keen eye for detail; have diplomatic assertiveness; excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and work effectively within a team environment. Must have prior experience in corporate and/or tax law matters. Real estate experience a plus. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Tampa - Project Assistant

The Project Assistant will be responsible for assisting attorneys with preparation of documents, filing, and assisting in all phases of real estate work. This includes, but is not limited to, organizing, reviewing and coordinating all tasks and requirements associated with transactions and other related duties as assigned. Qualified candidates must have training beyond high school or a paralegal certificate. Candidates must also possess one year experience working as an assistant or paralegal in a law firm in business law practice. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of commercial real estate responsibilities including review of title and survey; preparation and coordination of closings and post-closing documents; ability to recognize and evaluate relevant facts and legal concepts; strong organizational skills and exceptional time management; ability to work at a fast pace; consistent follow up and follow through with the ability to gather information and meet multiple deadlines; outstanding comprehension and communication skills to work courteously and effectively with attorneys, other professional staff and clients; ability to work independently and as a part of a team; and flexibility to work outside of scheduled hours when needed. Must have proficiency in all Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook. 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 bachelor’s 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

Tampa - Temporary Assistant

We are looking for an Assistant to support and assist three or more attorneys on our litigation team by providing support such as: coordination with the firm’s Docketing department to ensure proper and timely calendaring of deadlines, meetings, trials, depositions and hearings; filing documents with the courts electronically or in paper form; creating and maintaining client files; scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements and handling expense reimbursements; typing documents, as well as interacting with clients and other parties to obtain information and respond to their questions. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of one year experience as an assistant in a law firm. Candidates must have a willingness to learn, excellent written and oral communication and solid organizational skills. Candidates should also be detail oriented, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, have the ability to prioritize incoming/outgoing tasks and work effectively within a team environment. This position may have the opportunity to become permanent. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Tampa - Trusts & Estates Paralegal

We currently have an excellent opportunity available in our Estates & Trusts Practice Group. The candidate selected will provide assistance to attorneys and clients in all aspects of estate and trust administration. Responsibilities include 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. Successful candidate will have a college degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and three (3) or more years of Florida estate and trust administration experience (equivalent work experience as an Estates and Trust Paralegal will be considered in lieu of Bachelor degree). Income, estate and gift tax return preparation experience preferred. Working knowledge of income, estate and gift taxes, ability to work independently and in a team setting, ability to meet all required deadlines with minimum supervision and excellent oral and written communication, organizational and problem-solving skills are essential. Proficiency in estate and tax software and MS Office software including: Word, Excel, and Outlook. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Washington, DC - Estates & Trusts Paralegal

We currently have an excellent opportunity available in our Estates & Trusts Practice Group. The candidate selected will provide assistance to attorneys and clients in all aspects of estate and trust administration. Responsibilities include 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. Successful candidate will have a four (4) year college degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and estate and trust administration experience (equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor degree). Income, estate and gift tax return preparation experience preferred. Working knowledge of income, estate and gift taxes, ability to work independently and in a team setting, ability to meet all required deadlines with minimum supervision and excellent oral and written communication, organizational and problem-solving skills are essential. Proficiency in estate and tax software and MS Office software including: Word, Excel, and Outlook. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Washington, DC - Intellectual Property Support Specialist

The Intellectual Property (IP) Support Specialist provides initial technical support with requests coming from the IP Department and also has responsibility for assisting in development and maintenance of IP Department software applications with guidance from the Manager and Director of IP Technical Support. The individual will have responsibility for dealing with day-to-day troubleshooting issues and escalating to higher-level IP Support personnel as necessary. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field or a minimum of two years of experience in software development. Additionally, candidate must have experience with Microsoft Office; Visual Basic .NET; VBA for Microsoft Access, Word, and Excel; and JavaScript. Prior Intellectual Property experience preferred. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Washington, DC - IP Assistant / Patent Secretary

Assistant/Patent Secretary needed to work within a team in the Intellectual Property Law Departments and Chemical/BioPharma & Mechanical/Electrical practice areas. The primary responsibilities of the position includes, but is not limited to, managing attorney dockets and handling all administrative aspects of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution. Additional responsibilities include reviewing, scanning and saving incoming mail (documents, e-mails and facsimiles) to Netdocs/Outlook, conflict checks, opening new matters, managing production of projects and monthly billing, making travel arrangements, and preparing reimbursements. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years IP experience with a strong background in IP prosecution and docket maintenance. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication, solid organization skills, a willingness to learn and be flexible with working overtime. Candidates must also be detail-oriented, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and have the ability to prioritize incoming/outgoing tasks. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Washington, DC or Madison, WI - IP Docket Specialist

We are currently seeking two Intellectual Property Docket Specialists for the DC or Madison 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. Experience with trademark docketing only is also welcome. 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.

 

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