USIS | LABAT
company, is a leading federal security solution provider that supports National Security initiatives around the globe for over 15 years with more than 6,600 employees working in all 50 states and overseas. We offer state-of-the-art solutions in Construction Surveillance, Intel Analysis, Physical/Personnel/Facility Security, Investigative Analytics, Security Analytics, Counter-Surveillance, Personal Security, Infrastructure Protection, Litigation Support, Records Management, Cyber/Forensics, Training & Law Enforcement, and Immigration Investigation.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Washington, DC
esponsible for reading, digesting and inputting Tips, Complaints and Referrals (“TCR”) into the TCR system, preparing correspondence to whistleblowers, preparing and organizing files, and help return phone calls to whistleblowers.
ust also have experience preparing binders akin to those prepared for meetings of boards of directors, including pulling documents from Pacer and other systems, prepare indexes, and organizing voluminous documents in binders in a competent, timely and professional manner. It is preferable that the candidate have experience in a mid-size to large law firm where organization and impeccable final work product is emphasized. A background working with securities laws is also helpful.
o Enter TCRs received from whistleblowers into the TCR database within three days of receipt
o Read each TCR, determining the alleged securities law violation and the parties involved, and draft a summary paragraph
o Review the TCR database to determine whether an existing TCR case exists
o Scan and upload original TCRs into the system
o Read all supplemental information received from whistleblowers and determine the correct TCR number
o Scan and upload all supplemental information to the appropriate whistleblower TCR file in the TCR database
o Send requests for instruction and follow-up to OWB staff as appropriate
o Pull legal documents from Pacer and other systems
o Prepare index of documents
o Organize documents in a neat, logical and professional manner for Claims Review Staff Meetings
o Have a keen eye for neatness, organization and professional presentation
o Background preparing binders for board of directors meetings preferable
o Organize and retain original signature documents
o Update and keep all attorneys appraised of changes to documents or additional documents
o Determine correct form of letter to send (acknowledgement, deficiency or additional information letter)
o Create individualized letters as necessary
o Review each letter for quality-control accuracy
o Obtain signature on letters from OWB Chief
o Scan and upload letters to the appropriate whistleblower TCR file on the TCR database
o File hard copy of letter in appropriate file in the file room and in the chronological correspondence binder
o Create label and folder for each new TCR file and WB-APP
- Document Filing and Maintenance
o Locate TCR folder and file supplemental information to existing TCR files
o Organize folders and place in file room in neat, organized manner
o Maintain file room as necessary
o Maintain chronological correspondence binder
o Take notes during phone calls returned by Phone Duty and Communication Attorney, includes documenting substance of calls on TCR system as necessary
o Save all wav files of whistleblower hotline calls on call log file
o Respond to miscellaneous requests such as FOIA and staff attorney requests
- Miscellaneous Document Requests
o Any other duties as necessary to the mission of OWB
Requires paralegal certificate. An equivalent level of legal training may be accepted.
At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful.
Automated litigation support experience very helpful.
Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform basic legal research.
Requires excellent written and oral communication skills
Requires thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and WestLaw.
Requires hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, imaging, and telecommunications; also Concordance, Summation, PACER, etc.
Proven ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.
Ability to prepare, index and organize voluminous documents in binders in a competent, timely and professional manner.
Must be able a US Citizen and able to obtain a security clearance.
Background working with securities law helpful.
Prefer candidate have experience working in mid-size to large law firm where organization and impeccable final work product is emphasized.
Experience preparing binders akin to those prepared for meetings of board of directors, including pulling documents from PACER and other systems
USIS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation. Pre-employment drug screening required. All resumes are held in confidence. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. No faxes please. Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during this search.
United States-District of Columbia-Washington