Litigation Paralegal
Bingham McCutchen - New York, NY

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Under the supervision of an attorney, the Litigation Paralegal performs a variety of basic and increasingly complex paralegal tasks specific to the litigation practice and demonstrates strong organizational skills to coordinate document preparation and assist attorneys in preparing for key events. S/he conducts research, performs analyses, and presents findings in thorough and concise formats. Applies solid computer skills and becomes proficient with practice-specific technologies, and further, acquires general and specific knowledge of appropriate processes, procedures and methods through expansion of role and responsibilities on matter assignments. Builds upon understanding of legal concepts and terminology and factual and legal research methods and develops specific knowledge to provide support in the litigation practice group. The successful candidate will seek exposure and attain experience in a wider range of applicable typical paralegal responsibilities.

The Litigation Paralegal provides support to attorneys by attending initial interviews with clients and obtaining background information; identifying parties and registered agents and obtaining corporate information; drafting motions for appointment of special process servers; assisting with research, document review and preparation of complaints and/or answers; arranges for filing and service of summons and complaint; reviews documentation and prepares chronologies; works with attorneys to develop defenses and/or outline factual basis for the case; conducts or supervises fact investigations (i.e., locates and interviews witnesses, performs site inspections, locates and preserves material evidence); and maintains case calendars.

With regard to discovery, the litigation paralegal maintains case files and prepares indices; conducts initial privilege and responsiveness review under attorney oversight; reviews and organizes documents to be produced and documents produced by other parties; schedules, attends and/or conducts document productions; prepares privilege logs; reviews and assembles documents to be used at depositions, coordinates depositions with clients, attorneys and opposing counsel; drafts and arranges for service of deposition notices and subpoenas; attends depositions and assists attorney by taking notes and organizing exhibits; performs a variety of research (i.e., needed in response to interrogatories, public records searches, basic legal and medical research, locating potential expert witnesses, investigative work to obtain records relating to product history, for the development of dossiers on adverse experts, etc.) The litigation paralegal also assists with the drafting of discovery documents and responses and the preparation of motions, briefs and memoranda; cite checking of pleadings; reviewing briefs for accuracy of factual information, quotes, citations and proofing edits, preparing, filing and serving errata submission; preparing appendixes of exhibits and related tables; and familiarity with Litigation Technology applications and document management software. S/he works with outside vendors, investigators, experts, etc.; digests and analyzes responses to discovery requests; drafts and arranges for service of deposition notices and subpoenas; reviews and/or summarizes deposition transcripts; obtains and reviews errata sheets; organizes exhibit files and creates tracking systems for exhibits and testimony related to exhibits; and performs, supervises or coordinates objective/subjective coding of case documents.

With regard to trial, the litigation paralegal prepares and arranges for service of trial subpoenas; organizes and marks trial exhibits; monitors and coordinates exchange of trial exhibits with other parties; prepares trial notebooks of key documents, exhibits, pleadings, etc.; attends trial, takes notes, handles exhibits and maintains lists of exhibits as identified, offered into evidence, objected to or admitted; assists with preparation of witnesses and location of documents and testimony referred to in witness outlines; coordinates arrangements with local vendors regarding technical support, out of town trial office set up and other support requirements; assists with drafting of pretrial statements, jury instructions, motions in limine and voir dire questions; and obtains daily transcripts of proceedings. Post-trial/Settlement responsibilities include ordering and summarizing trial transcripts for appeal purposes, and arranging for proper storage or disposal of case documents in accordance with protective orders, settlement agreements and/or records retention policies.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal Certificate with a minimum of five (5) years of paralegal experience with litigation matters. Qualified candidates must possess strong organizational and writing skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent communication, interpersonal, teamwork, and customer service skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments, and to work independently and with a team under time constraints. Flexibility for overtime and proficiency with Windows-based software required.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to humanresourcesny@bingham.com .

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