Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 25 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative, and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support, and development they need to grow, thrive, and realize their greatest potential. If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Paralegal Department in our Washington office as a Paralegal supporting our highly successful Government & Global Trade (G>) practice group.
The position will have the following responsibilities:
Report directly to six attorneys in the International Trade practice with a broad range of responsibilities that encompass all aspects of international trade as it relates to antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the Department of Commerce, the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Draft court pleadings such as summons, disclosure forms, motions to intervene, joint status reports, proposed orders, motions to dismiss and other miscellaneous court documents; draft correspondence relating to requests for extension of time, letters of submission of administrative protective order applications and certifications; requests for administrative reviews and miscellaneous correspondence to the Department of Commerce ("the Department") and International Trade Commission (the "Commission").
Organize client questionnaire responses to requests for information, including exhibits. Review same for confidentiality and identify proprietary information in compliance with Department regulations. Review and edit briefs to conform to bluebook citation rules.
Coordinate multifaceted office functions encompassing legal calendar management, monitoring federal register, court and trade related websites for case-relevant data and general information relevant to the International Trade practice group. Submission of court pleadings through electronic database filing systems. Manage and maintain electronic litigation document systems.
Perform computerized and library research to obtain and gather case-relevant data and materials proofreading skills, with meticulous attention to detail, required.
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO) plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.
If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section (no e-mailed resumes, please) at https://jobs3-mayerbrown.icims.com/jobs
Specific Technical Skills: Solid computer skills; knowledge of and experience using MS Word, Outlook Calendar, Excel and Power Point expected. Progressive use of technology and technical tools including Concordance, Opticon, LiveNote, and Casemap. Knowledge and experience using PACER and CM/ECF expected. Specific practice areas may require specific software illuminated during the recruiting process.
Performance Traits: Ability to take on more responsibilities and complete tasks that require proven skills; outstanding performance; lead role on case and project teams; demonstrated leadership and project management ability; anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment; attention to detail; strong organizing skills; ability to apply practice area concepts to appropriate tasks; ability to work independently and on a team; ability to prioritize and organize work, strong problem solving skills; excellent oral and written communication skills. Flexible to work overtime as needed, with ability to travel for extended period of times if necessary.
Education/Training/Certifications: Bachelors degree with solid academic credentials is required.
Minimum Years of Experience Required: Three (3+) years hands-on paralegal experience in a legal or corporate environment is required. Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, with meticulous attention to detail, required.