- Excellent opportunity to join a niche practice group
- Generous compensation package
About Our Client
A leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.
What You Will Do
- Matter Management/Business Acumen
Takes initiative and demonstrates knowledge and proficiency to clearly organize, plan, and prepare for projects; sets objectives, creates timelines, and uses keen judgment to strategically problem-solve/manage change; actively participates in open and professional discussions about concerns or creative ideas during project development and execution; proactively follows-through and manages deadlines; approaches each task/assignment in a solution-oriented, critical, and innovative manner, leading to the best decision for the client and the firm.
- Case/Document Management Systems
In accordance with firm policies and Information Governance and Records guidelines/Best Practices, takes initiative to establish/maintain case management systems for intake/management of all matter-related electronic and hard-copy materials, including those for document collections, productions, correspondence, fact/background materials, and case calendars; demonstrates knowledge and proficiency using available document management systems and supporting technology; at matter conclusion, ensures swift disposition of case materials/project rooms.
- Discovery/Fact Management
Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency in the fact and expert discovery processes; partners effectively with WHDS/Litigation Support/Staff Attorneys and case team attorneys to manage discovery/eDiscovery and to assist with factual analysis activities, including document collection and production activities, calendaring/scheduling, and preparing for/managing/tracking depositions/witness interview processes; demonstrates knowledge of and proficiency with discovery technology, including effectively recommending, implementing, searching, and utilizing eDiscovery platforms housing discovery documents, chronologies, and testimony; demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to WHDS/Litigation Support best practices.
- Motions Practice / Legal Filings
Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency with legal filings/briefing and the cite-checking/Bluebooking process; uses best practices to proficiently and accurately cite-check formal papers/legal memoranda submitted in a variety of forums, including federal/state/appellate courts, and administrative/governmental agencies; finalizes formal filings/briefs and memoranda for filing, including assembling exhibits/appendices, preparing tables of authorities and contents and/or appropriate indices; coordinates paper and/or eFilings with Managing Attorney's Office, the court, and/or administrative/governmental agencies.
- Trials, Hearings, and Judicial Proceedings
Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency assisting with legal proceedings in state and federal courts, alternative dispute resolution forums, and before government entities, including coordinating logistics and remote office set-up; acting as point-of-contact/problem-solver/liaison between attorneys and trial vendor/courtroom staff; preparing exhibits/exhibit lists/deposition designations, witness lists/files and assisting with witness preparation; providing courtroom assistance by taking notes, managing/tracking exhibits and demonstratives, including effectively using trial presentation/other courtroom technology; ensuring delivery of draft/final transcript.
MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.
The Successful Applicant
- Ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a Regulatory (Environmental) Litigation Paralegal assigned to complex contested matters, including litigation, investigations, or a governmental investigation/enforcement action involving Federal or State Courts or other governmental/private entities.
- Keen understanding of applicable court systems, judicial processes, and methods of alternative dispute resolution.
- Knowledge of and the ability to effectively use PACER/other online docketing tools, Lexis/Westlaw and/or other online research databases and the internet, including state and federal government websites.
- Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, as part of a team and as a team leader; shows commitment to the team, the client, and the firm by participating willingly and reliably; shares ideas, expertise, and information, and works with colleagues in a manner that inspires cooperation, builds trust and respect, and maximizes efficiency and team success.
- Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing with attorneys, clients, peers, vendors, and other firm members, and ensure communications are timely and appropriate; to listen and accurately interpret others' expectations, ideas, and concerns; to raise questions professionally and purposefully; to seek and be open to constructive feedback.
- Strong attention to detail, analytical, and organizational skills.
- Strong technology skills, including high proficiency using eDiscovery applications, document management platforms, Adobe, and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Ability to travel and work overtime.
What's on Offer
Hybrid work schedule, generous compensation package!