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DLA Piper Sr Paralegal - Patent Litigation in San Diego, California

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center .

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Sr. Paralegal interested in supporting our Patent Litigation group, we want to hear from you!

This position can sit in our San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Houston, or Chicago office.

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm's policy.

Paralegals are a critical part of DLA Piper’s client service teams, working side by side with lawyers, co-counsel, and clients on an array of substantive client matters. The majority of our paralegals are career professionals. They work independently and on teams, locally, nationally, and globally.

The paralegal team itself includes Case Assistants, Paralegals, Senior Paralegals, and Paralegal Specialists. We offer ample opportunities for advancement and career development through formal and informal training and mentoring and provide many opportunities to give back to our communities through pro bono work.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate

  • 8 years’ experience as a Litigation Paralegal

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Solid technical skills necessary to set-up, track and maintain matters

  • Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • Must have the ability and experience with conducting fact gathering and analyzing information

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • 8 years’ experience Patent Litigation

  • Strong experience in Relativity databases

  • Experience with U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) matters

  • Large firm experience

  • Trial experience

What will your day look like?

A typical day will consist of support in all phases of patent litigation including discovery, trial, and appeal, and will include lead paralegal support at trials and hearings. You will assist with preparation for depositions, witness interviews, hearings, trials, and arbitration. This will include pretrial motions, trial binders, trial exhibits, discovery requests, and responses. You will review, organize, and maintain document databases for case tracking and discovery, and will require your coordination and management of large document collections and productions. Additionally, you will utilize legal software such as Relativity and litigation technology including eDiscovery, data rooms, and will work on document reviews and prepare privilege logs. You will also support patent litigation, patent appeals, and contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website at https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/aboutus/

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

Job: Paralegal

Organization: Intellectual Property & Tech

Title: Sr Paralegal - Patent Litigation

Location: California-San Diego

Requisition ID: 20000357

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