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.

Litigation Associate – Junior-Level

Status: Full-Time; Exempt

Leason Ellis LLP is seeking a junior-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 junior-level attorney with about one to three 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 research, drafting pleadings, drafting motion papers, and handling discovery matters, including document review. You possess strong writing abilities, confidence, self-motivation, and a desire to gain first-hand experience in all aspects of IP litigation, including taking and defending depositions, arguing motions and participating on a trial team.  You look forward to working alongside a team of highly-skilled, knowledgeable, 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.

Litigation Practice Group Legal Assistant

Status: Full-time; FLSA – Non-Exempt

Leason Ellis LLP, a rapidly-growing, highly-rated, intellectual property law firm, is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented person for its litigation practice group. This is an ideal opportunity for a recent college graduate who is energetic, enthusiastic about learning, considering a career in law and interested in working with a dynamic law firm.

Scope of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support litigation partner and practice group;
  • Assist with social media presence and marketing efforts;
  • Prepare memos, letters and other documents; communicate information expediently;
  • Coordinate business development/marketing efforts, including follow up with clients/prospects;
  • Assist with presentation and proposal development;
  • Coordinate meetings, conference calls and video conferences;
  • Scheduling and calendar management, distributing agendas and publishing minutes;
  • Update and maintain partner’s contacts in Outlook;
  • Perform other administrative duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen sense and system of following-up and following-though on pending items and issues
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and problem solve;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated team player with a positive attitude.
  • Must be flexible and available to work overtime, as needed.

This position is ideal for a candidate who has the desire to learn and grow in an administrative role in a law firm environment.

Leason Ellis LLP 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.

Leason Ellis is conveniently located in White Plains and within walking distance from the Metro North transit station.

Intellectual Property Patent Paralegal / Docket Clerk (mid-level with 3+ years of experience)

Status:  Full-Time; FLSA – Non-Exempt

Leason Ellis LLP is seeking an experienced Patent Paralegal / Docket Clerk to join our dynamic patent team!  Must have a college degree and/or paralegal certification plus significant experience with international patent work. Required experience includes foreign patent prosecution — international patent portfolios, responsibility for docket, and docketing deadlines, and preparing professional client correspondence.

The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to:

  • Accurately docket dates in a patent prosecution docketing system (experience with Pattsy software is a plus).
  • Assist in all phases of international patent prosecution.
  • Support multiple patent attorneys, as well as internal and external clients.
  • Prioritize and manage a full workload with a keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Work both independently and in collaboration with other paralegals and attorneys.
  • Articulate clearly and effectively in verbal and written communications with a strong focus on accuracy and proper grammar usage.
  • Comprehend and follow through with instructions, as well as asking well thought out questions when clarity is needed.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Manage incoming international correspondence and docketing related deadlines.
  • Review foreign docket; regular follow up with clients and attorneys and close out completed actions in the docketing system.
  • Report and correspond with clients regarding critical foreign deadlines.
  • Correspond with foreign associate agents regarding all aspects of national phase filings.
  • Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements based on foreign search reports.
  • Manage a global transfer of IP assets.
  • Client correspondence regarding all phases of foreign prosecution including following up on deadlines and reporting updates.
  • Manage all formalities associated with foreign filings including requesting executed documents from clients and inventors, ordering certified documents from the USPTO, requesting legalization of documents, and forwarding documents to the foreign associate agents.
  • Complete and attend to execution of Powers of Attorney and other formal document requirements by foreign jurisdictions.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate.
  • Experience with foreign patent prosecution, foreign patent databases, and foreign patent office websites.
  • Strong writing skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to effectively prioritize workload.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Excel.
  • Exposure to docketing software (Pattsy is a plus).

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.

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 a plus.

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, taking or defending depositions and possibly spending some time in a courtroom. You possess strong writing abilities, confidence, self-motivation, and a desire to grow your career, gaining more first-hand experience, alongside a team of highly-skilled, knowledgeable, 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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