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Senior Litigation Paralegal

New York, NY

Senior Litigation Paralegal

We are seeking a Senior Litigation Paralegal to join the team with a salary up to $175k exempt. The Senior Litigation Paralegal will work closely with attorneys and other case team members to deliver best-in-class services to clients. This position requires significant experience with complex US civil litigation, including the organization of documents and evidence, case filings, preparation for depositions, court hearings and trial, and working with e-discovery and case management software.


Assistant Managing Attorney


New York or any U.S. Office

What You'll Do:

As our Senior Litigation Paralegal, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Providing comprehensive support to attorneys and case teams, managing various litigation tasks from pre-suit investigation through trial.
  • Collaborating closely with attorneys, legal analysts, litigation assistants, and other support staff professionals to ensure seamless communication and meet all case-related deadlines.
  • Taking ownership of assignments, managing timelines, and ensuring all deadlines are met, while identifying the need for additional resources and time, and consulting attorneys on case budgets when necessary.
  • Developing and establishing protocols, procedures, and work product templates to ensure cases are efficiently managed and organized.
  • Establishing and overseeing the infrastructure and organization of all case files, facilitating drafting of motions, expert reports, depositions, and trial preparation.
  • Coordinating and overseeing all aspects of discovery, including organization, management, collection, and production of electronic discovery.
  • Overseeing, coordinating, and taking ownership of all pre-trial and trial assignments, such as creating workflows, deposition designations, witness and exhibit selection, maintaining virtual war rooms, and assisting with witness and cross-examination processes.
  • Managing substantive disposition motion practice, including drafting and assisting with summary judgment and dismissal motions.
  • Attending and supporting court proceedings, including oral arguments on motions, arbitrations, and trials.
  • Preparing and overseeing court e-filing and related court submissions at both State and Federal levels, ensuring accuracy and compliance with court rules and procedures.
  • Interacting and negotiating with litigation vendors and court personnel, managing relationships, and ensuring seamless collaboration.

What You'll Bring:

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of substantial litigation paralegal experience with a strong focus on pre-trial discovery, motion practice, and court proceedings gained from a litigation firm.
  • A strong preference for candidates with trial preparation and support experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Knowledge of civil litigation in Federal and State Courts, legal procedures, terminology, and court rules.
  • Proficiency with legal software such as Relativity, CaseMap Suite, and Trial Director is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proactive approach in anticipating and addressing business needs, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently.
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and multitasking skills in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Demonstration of a strong work ethic and self-motivation, with a desire to take initiative and be hands-on.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to maintain professionalism, diplomacy, and confidentiality when interacting with all levels.
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyze, and present significant amounts of information effectively.
  • Highly adaptable, ability to thrive in fluid and ever-changing work environments.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Willingness to travel when required.

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