Leason Ellis

Career Opportunities at Leason Ellis

Leason Ellis is looking for qualified candidates to join our team of talented professionals in our dynamic and diverse work environment.

Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal (mid-level with 3+ years of experience)

Status:  Full-Time; FLSA – Non-Exempt

Leason Ellis is seeking a mid-level intellectual property litigation paralegal (with 3+ years of experience) to join our dynamic litigation practice group. Federal Court experience and experience with USPTO proceedings  (Inter Partes Review – PTAB; Oppositions and Cancellations – TTAB) is required.

As a litigation paralegal working at our Firm, you will gain valuable, real-world legal experience by working alongside attorneys during all phases of a legal dispute.  Litigation paralegals are the backbone of the litigation team, coordinating the thousands of details that must be accomplished before, during, and after trial, and provide invaluable support to the attorneys during the litigation process.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (Investigation through Appeal)

  • Court filings and deadline docketing.
    • Work with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and service of all court documents, including, briefs, exhibits, and appendices
    • Pull relevant documents, proofread papers, organize exhibits and create document indices in the preparation of filings
    • Research, calculate, and docket case deadlines
  • Organize documents and coordinate document productions.
    • Under the guidance of an attorney, categorize documents by subject matter, prepare a chronology of facts, and create production logs
    • Conduct the review, identification, redaction, duplication, and indexing of documents
    • Create, organize, and maintain files
    • Coordinate e-discovery with external vendors
  • Prepare for court appearances.
    • Assist attorneys to prepare for court appearances by pulling relevant documents, creating outlines and binders
    • Organize exhibits, files, and all other supporting documents
    • Review judge’s local rules for specific procedures
  • Prepare materials for depositions.
    • Under attorney supervision, gather and prepare documents relevant to the deponent, organize exhibits, take notes and handle exhibits during the deposition and digest transcripts to summarize highlights of a proceeding
    • Organize interview memos, digests and other relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation
  • Conduct various document searches and factual research.
    • Create and maintain internal case databases
    • Run searches on internal and external document databases and systems
    • Cull relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations

The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to:

  • assist with all phases of litigation and USPTO proceedings (Inter Partes Review – PTAB; Oppositions and Cancellations – TTAB)
  • work both independently and also contribute professionally and positively in a team environment and in collaboration with other team members
  • effectively prioritize and manage a full workload to meet practice group, client and/or Court imposed deadlines
  • articulate clearly and effectively in verbal and written communications with a strong focus on accuracy and proper grammar usage
  • incorporate exceptional organizational and savvy computer skills into all assignments and responsibilities
  • think outside of the box and plan ahead
  • be proactive in terms of scope of assignments and what might be coming next
  • learn quickly and be a self-starter
  • successfully multi-task in a fast-paced client service environment
  • support multiple litigation attorneys, as well as internal and external clients
  • comprehend and follow through with assignments, instructions and deadlines, as well as ask well thought out questions when clarity is needed.

 Qualifications and Requirements

  • Paralegal certification and/or college graduate with 3+ years of litigation experience
  • Experience with USPTO proceedings  (Inter Partes Review – PTAB; Oppositions and Cancellations – TTAB) is required
  • Federal Court experience is required
  • e-Discovery and/or Relativity is preferable but not required
  • ProLaw / docketing experience is an absolute plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Client service mind set
  • Strong organizations skills with the ability to prioritize and communicate re: deadlines and related conflicts and/or issues
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Leason Ellis is an EOE/M/F/D/V/SO. 

Only direct submissions from candidates will be accepted.  No unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters, please.  Thank you.

Litigation Associate – Mid-Level

Status: Full-Time; Exempt

Leason Ellis LLP is seeking a mid-level associate to join our dynamic litigation group!

World Trademark Review states that our “lean size belies the immense talent housed here, with all its lawyers boasting stellar credentials.” We tend to agree. Leason Ellis is a relatively young and growing IP firm headquartered in White Plains, New York. We launched in 2008, and now house over 30 patent, trademark and copyright attorneys under our roof.

Description of Qualifications

You are an outstanding mid-level attorney with about three to five years of experience handling contentious work under your belt. You understand the ins-and-outs of federal court litigation and have a demonstrable interest in intellectual property law. Your litigation experience to date includes drafting pleadings, engaging in motion practice, handling discovery matters, and possibly spending some time in a courtroom. You possess writing skills that impress, a reasonable degree of confidence, plenty of self-motivation, and a desire to grow your career alongside a team of like-minded, collegial peers. Clerkships are a plus, as is experience with trademark and/or patent prosecution.

Leason Ellis is an EOE/M/F/D/V/SO employer.

Only direct submissions from candidates will be accepted.  No unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters, please.  Thank you.

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