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Project Assistant

Jones Day - Branch Office

175 Attorneys; 100 Staff

Reports to: Assigned Attorney(s), Paralegals, Group Administrator

LOCATION: 77 W. Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601

EDUCATION: BA/BS degree

EXPERIENCE: Excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects at the same time. 

DESCRIPTION: The Project Assistant will assist attorneys and paralegals with conducting statutory, regulatory or factual research; reviewing client records and files; organizing client materials and attorney work product, including coding documents and the use of databases, imaging systems, and other technology; arranging filings, mailings and service list deliveries with appropriate courts, government agencies and other parties; and performing general case file maintenance.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO: https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=5&FilterJobID=163

Posted May 16, 2019


Case Assistant

Seyfarth Shaw - Main  Office

400 Attorneys; 200 Staff

Reports to: Case Manager

LOCATION: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: Undergraduate degree required

EXPERIENCE:Exceptional analytical ability, critical thinking, independent problem-solving Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly the ability to concisely summarize researching findings Strong research skills required; academic research experience a plus Proven ability to work effectively both independently and within a team Excellent attention to detail a must. Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

DESCRIPTION: Provide support in various aspects of case management for live litigation matters, including but not limited to: calendaring/docketing; preparation of documents for production; preparation of privilege logs and deposition summaries; and maintenance and organization of evidentiary data and case-related information. Assist attorneys in development and organization of complex fact patterns through review and issue-based analysis of high-volume evidentiary documents; review and analysis of testimony for relevance to specific facts or issues; compilation and organization of documents for witness preparation, depositions exhibits, hearing exhibits, and trial exhibits; perform fact research and fact pattern development projects under attorney supervision to support motion practice and oral argument; perform research and analysis of discrete topics to support firm publication efforts for PR and marketing pruposes. Provide clerical litigation support for case teams as needed, including but not limited to: reformatting and printing large documents and spreadsheets, converting ESI to hard-copy formats, creating issue-based binders. privilege logs and deposition summaries Maintain best records management practices across wide array of case files and documentation, including tracking and organizing files electronically and in hard copy Perform data compilation, data cleanup, and QA on data transfer/data integrity Work closely with dedicated Project Manager, eDiscovery attorneys, and Firm’s Litigation Support Group to integrate and deploy LIMO tools during all phases of discovery.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO: https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted April 26, 2019


IP Docket Specialist 

Vedder Price P.C. - Main  Office

200  Attorneys;  300 Staff

Reports to: IP Docket Supervisor

LOCATION: 222 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60601

EDUCATION: Associate’s degree or higher preferred or any combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position

EXPERIENCE: 7-10 years of experience in a law firm or corporation

DESCRIPTION: Vedder Price's Chicago office is looking for a IP Docket Specialist. The Intellectual Property Docket Specialist will be responsible for all aspects of docketing activities pertaining to Intellectual Property (IP) matters; reports to IP Docket Supervisor. As the IP Docket Specialist your job duties will include but not limited to:

• Utilize IP-specific software (CPI) to calendar and docket all IP-related activities for patent, trademark and copyright matters
• Manage projects related to IP docketing, including review of matters and matter status with the USPTO
• Adhere to department and firm policies related to docketing matters and procedures
• Prepare e-mails to attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and foreign associates as needed
• Generate accurate customized reports for attorneys, paralegals and secretaries as requested
• Follow up on deadlines for response to Office Actions, clearing docketed dates accordingly

Skills & Competencies:

• Strong substantive knowledge of docketing requirements as well as being analytical, organized, highly motivated, proactive and communicative. Candidate must also be a problem solver and a team player with the ability to exercise independence and professional judgment in a fast-paced environment
• Knowledge of U.S. and foreign patents, PAIR and PCT
• Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

Qualifications & Required Experience:
• Associate’s degree or higher preferred or any combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
• 7-10 years of experience in a law firm or corporation

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software:
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
• CPI Software preferred

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted April 9, 2019