Wilson Elser is currently seeking a Paralegal to join a fast-paced, successful Intellectual Property team. This role can be located in either our Garden City, NY office or our Boston office.
This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to gain experience with an office of a national law firm, especially those who have excellent computer skills and / or an interest in Intellectual Property. The candidates for this role can expect to gain experience in Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation.
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading national law firm that faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys across 40 offices in the United States and one office based in the UK. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.
·Must have a Bachelor’s degree
·0 - 2 years of litigation paralegal experience with trademark and patent experience preferred
·Able to quickly learn proprietary software systems and databases
·Proficiency with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint
·Strong communication (including writing) skills and attention to detail are imperative
·Must be proactive, responsive, and capable of managing multiple projects for different attorneys, with attention to detail and a high quality of work
·Demonstrated ability to adhere to deadlines
·Able to thrive in a team-based, fast-paced environment
·Managing the Trademark Docket on a specialized software platform, including entry of new domestic, international, and foreign national trademark applications, review and docketing of deadlines, and entry of amendments to application and registration data in the Trademark Docket on a consistent and ongoing basis
·Communication regarding trademark matters with handling attorneys, clients, the USPTO, and foreign counsel
·Preparing client trademark docket reports and responding to requests from handling attorneys and clients for status updates on trademark matters
·Preparing reports on office actions, amendments required in trademark application matters, certificates of registration, and grants of protection
·Communicating with foreign counsel on required Powers of Attorney and obtaining legalized documents as needed for foreign trademark matters
·Written discovery preparation and compliance supervision -- internal and external
·Witness interaction for critical information gathering, and deposition process
·Discovery and substantive motion support, such as drafting and preparing, as commensurate with skill set
Why Should You Apply?
·Generous PTO plan
·Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
·Corporate Discount Plans
Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses our commitment to both our clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online.
We are committed to cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity as a fundamental value. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.