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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING COORDINATOR (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:

Locke Lord LLP has an immediate opening for a Business Development/Marketing Coordinator in its Dallas office. The Business Development Coordinator plays an important support role in Firm-wide business ‎development activities.‎ This position will interact directly with the business development, marketing, design, technology, business ‎intelligence and communications professionals within the Firm’s Marketing Team, as well as Firm ‎attorneys, administrative departments and external organizations such as associations and conference ‎producers. The Coordinator will ‎report to the Business Development Manager.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Business Development Managers to coordinate Firm-wide business ‎development efforts for designated practices and industry‎ groups.‎
  • Assist with customized pitches, responses to RFPs, and other marketing collateral for new ‎‎business opportunities and client meetings.‎
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of client events, seminars, conferences and other ‎Firm-sponsored ‎events including Dallas office events.  Responsibilities include tracking ‎attendees, collateral production, payment of related expenses, logistics implementation ‎‎and on-site support.‎
  • Coordinate the use of the Firm’s local sports boxes and special events for client ‎entertainment.‎
  • Assist with the facilitation and distribution of the Firm’s Quick Studies/client alerts.‎
  • Edit, post and maintain standard website content using html templates. ‎
  • Serve as a member of Locke Lord’s Firm-wide Marketing Team and undertake other projects ‎as ‎assigned.

 

Education & Experience:

  • 3+ years of business development, marketing or consultancy experience, undergraduate degree is required.
  • Strong work ethic and client service orientation.
  • Strong proofreading and computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (or comparable graphic experience) is preferred.
  • Commitment to professional growth and development.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
  • Ability to follow instructions, prioritize and manage workload, work independently and as a member of teams, and complete tasks under time pressure as necessary.
  • Professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts.

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Little travel is expected for this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGER - LITIGATION (INSURANCE AND HEALTH CARE) (CHICAGO)

General Statement of Duties:


Locke Lord is seeking a business-minded and strategic Client Account Manager (CAM) to work closely with the relationship partners of the Firm’s leading insurance and health care clients. The position will be key in creating processes and practices to improve the day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness of Locke Lord client teams, including matter management, adherence to client billing requirements and coordination between the team and the clients’ legal operations departments.   

This role involves managing and supporting projects across a wide spectrum. Qualified candidates must be able to adapt to changing priorities and business needs, and must be proactive in identifying areas of need and generating action plans.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop awareness of and track the types of work the Firm is doing for designated clients and by whom, as well as the areas that are not being addressed by Locke Lord (and by whom).
  • In tandem with the Marketing and Business Development teams, identify opportunities to expand the types of work the Firm is currently handling and discuss those opportunities with the relationship attorneys.
  • Schedule regular communications or meetings among the attorneys working for a given client or in a given industry to promote collaboration and a sharing of knowledge about the client, LL work for the client and industry changes.
  • Stay apprised of relevant developments in the industry and circulates to the attorneys working for clients in those industries.
  • Assist attorneys and Marketing Department in planning client relationship events and communications and responding to RFPs or other requests for information from LL clients.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of clients’ outside counsel billing guidelines and ensure that the client team is in adherence.
  • Understand the clients’ business needs and objectives and possess a strong working knowledge of the insurance and health care industries.
  • Manage and report on the status of client matters and related deadlines.
  • Report on key operational metrics that will better inform decision-making, including matter and work product analyses as well as efficiencies.
  • Serve as a trusted, client-service focused resource for the client’s legal operations team.
  • Identify and implement internal tools to streamline new or existing procedures, as well as manage the rollout and training of new systems.
  • Collaborate with the Firm’s cross-functional teams including fellow Client Account Managers, IT, marketing and business development, finance, knowledge management and administrative support to deliver the best client experience possible.
      

Education & experience requirements

  • B.A or B.S. required
  • 5+ years of experience with legal project operations and management or professional services consultancy experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role.
  • Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional groups (e.g., fellow Client Account Managers, IT, Marketing, Finance, Knowledge Management, Administrative Support).
  • Strong experience in developing, implementing and using various technology solutions (e.g., all Microsoft Office products, Legal Tracker, paperless billing, etc.).
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, including proven skill in interacting in a client-facing capacity.
  • Self-starter with attention to detail who is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines.
     

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Some travel is expected for this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


PROJECT MANAGER (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:

The Project Manager will be an integral part of the Technology department and will focus on all information technology-related projects for the Firm. This position is responsible for the implementation of all enterprise applications to include financial systems, human resource information system, client intake systems, docketing, etc. The Project Manager along with the project managers will interface with all outside vendor and consultants to ensure all projects are handled timely and appropriately.


Duties and Responsibilities
:

  • Partners with departmental directors to lead IT projects in support of the department's strategic plan for each project.
  • Responsible for creating all the project artifacts, developing plans of multiple IT projects across all functional departments of the Firm.
  • Serves as a project resource responsible for driving analysis, project execution, and delivery.
  • Understands business needs at both a strategic and tactical level in order to provide critical support to the Technology Department by monitoring and reporting on IT projects including performance against objectives.
  • Responsible for overall performance of the IT projects in the department, including, but not limited to, managing scope, cost, and schedule for assigned projects.
  • Responsible for leading cross-departmental projects, delivering project deliverables to the Director of System Engineers and project sponsor in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintains ownership of Full project life cycle: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously.
  • Develops complex project plans for multiple simultaneous and highly complex projects including scope, budget and schedule and executes tasks defined in the project plan to achieve project goals using standard project management methodologies and practices.
  • Drives testing and acceptance of project results.
  • Identifies gaps in processes and proposes alternatives to plans.
  • Partners with project sponsors, department directors and vendors to assemble project teams and provide ongoing motivation to drive projects to completion.
  • Manages, mentors and coaches other project managers and business analysts.
  • Improves the speed, timeliness and quality of project execution.
  • Develops and manage communication strategies and plans for assigned projects.
  • Facilitates collaboration among team members to bridge functional silos.
  • Perform other job duties as directed by the Director of System Engineers.
  • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results.
  • Ability to manage highly confidential information and exercise discretion.

 
Education and Experience:

  • 10 or more years work experience in project management.
  • 7 or more years as a project manager required.
  • Proficient in issues/risk management and project change requests.
  • Proficient knowledge of strategic and financial analysis.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or computer science is required. Dual degree preferred.
  • PMP and PMI-ACP or similar certification required.
  • Advanced Information Technology Skills.
  • Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall.
  • Experience negotiating vendor contracts
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance.
  • Technically competent with various software programs.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies.
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • Expert knowledge of project management processes, problem management tools and project management procedures.
  • Expert knowledge of MS Project, Visio, MS Office Suite including SharePoint.
  • Must have Information Technology skills.
  • Strong financial acumen to interpret financial analysis and reporting.
  • Maintain composure under pressure in a highly dynamic fast-paced environment.

 

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

Work Environment – This position operates onsite in the Dallas office in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This position is exempt for purposes of federal wage-hour law and not eligible for overtime compensation. The core onsite hours for the Dallas office are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. However, as this is an exempt position, additional hours are required as necessary to meet the demands of this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


LEGAL SECRETARY (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:

 

The Legal Secretary is responsible for all aspects of practice-specific administrative support of attorneys in the Intellectual Property (IP) and Litigation Departments.  The focus of this position will be to support the IP practice, but supporting the Litigation practice as needed is expected.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide secretarial support to assigned attorney(s), which may include drafting ‎and revising documents, answering phones, scheduling appointments, managing calendars, and/or opening and ‎distributing mail.
  • Professionally handle confidential, privileged, and sensitive information, and ensure that day-to-day ‎support for attorneys runs smoothly and effectively.‎
  • Prepare, revise, and distribute reporting letters, legal documents such as Declaration and Power of Attorney ‎‎forms and Assignments, correspondence, memos, and reports.
  • Handle all aspects of domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution, including review of ‎‎attorneys’ dockets to ensure proper docketing while maintaining and meeting all due dates.‎
  • Prepare and file (including electronically with USPTO) US Patent Applications, Provisional Applications, Non-Provisional ‎‎Applications, Continuation Applications, Continuation-In-Part Applications, National Stage ‎‎Applications, and Divisional Applications documents.‎
  • Research patent and trademark information using WIPO and USPTO websites.‎
  • Assist attorneys with patent interference work and inter party proceedings with the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal ‎Board.
  • Assist attorneys with trademark appeals, oppositions, and cancellation proceedings with the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Assist attorneys with monitoring of IP docket for trademark maintenance deadlines and preparation of client advisory and reminder drafts concerning same.
  • Prepare and file Preliminary Amendments, Responses to USPTO Office Actions, ‎Notice ‎to Respond to Missing Parts, Assignments, Information Disclosure Statements, and ‎Notice ‎of Allowance documents.‎
  • Prepare and file (including electronically with the USPTO) US and Texas trademark applications as well as responses to office actions, statements of use, declarations of incontestability and renewal applications.
  • Download foreign patents and publications as needed to prepare Information ‎‎Disclosure Statements.‎
  • Maintain a soft docket of due dates that correlates to the daily docket for attorneys.
  • Assist with preparation of pleadings for filing and serving (electronically or non-electronically); file and serve documents; prepare hearing and deposition binders and materials; assist with other trial preparation projects, including discovery, hearing, and trial-related tasks.
  • Open, maintain, and close matter files, which may include: having a basic understanding of organizational structure so as to effectively process conflicts checks; preparing, revising, and transmitting engagement and disengagement letters; sending and retrieving documents and files to and from Records using LegalKey; and maintaining electronic file organization on Firm’s database.
  • Record, revise, and submit attorneys’ timesheets in DTE.
  • Address billing matters, including: working with accounting department for monthly ‎preparation and distribution of invoices; preparing billing status letters to clients; and communicating with clients on billing matters.
  • Answer telephone calls, handle routine inquiries for internal and external contacts, transfer or direct callers to appropriate contacts as needed, relay ‎messages in the most effective and timely manner, and take thorough messages when needed.‎
  • ‎Exhibit sound judgment, maintain a courteous and service-driven demeanor, provide a high level of service, and display a helpful, proactive, and professional manner when interacting with clients, opposing counsel, other parties, attorneys, staff, and any other contacts.Support and cultivate these standards.
  • Maintain attorneys’ calendars and contact lists as requested, which may include: arranging all aspects of internal ‎and external client meetings and conferences; staying apprised of events or deadlines on calendars; and actively ‎communicating changes or reminders as needed.
  • Coordinate all business-related travel arrangements, including submitting all ‎business-related expenses for reimbursement on behalf of the attorneys.‎
  • Maintain familiarity with legal terminology, federal and state agency rules, electronic filing protocols, and basic legal procedure.‎
  • Operate standard office hardware (including computers, photocopiers, printers, and scanners) and software to effectively and efficiently perform job duties.This includes: scanning and revising documents using hardware and software; and converting and formatting documents between and among software applications.
  • Display initiative in learning new skills and in expanding existing skills through self-directed development and Firm-‎sponsored training programs, and in sharing knowledge with others in the Firm.
  • Perform word processing duties as required.‎
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education & Qualifications
:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate required.
  • Must have 5 years of experience supporting attorneys in IP (Patents / Trademarks / Litigation).
  • Must have experience filing US Patent applications, US Trademark applications and related ‎forms online, and handling all aspects of domestic and international prosecution for patents ‎and trademarks.‎
  • Experience supporting attorneys in commercial litigation strongly preferred.
  • Strong skills with document preparation (styles, formatting, etc.), familiarity with docketing ‎databases (CPI), EFS, IPDAS, and document management databases (FileSite/DeskSite).
  • Keyboarding skills of at least 65 wpm.
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, management, and support staff, including acting as a liaison between and among internal departments and outside agencies.
  • Able to work within in a team environment as well as independently.‎
  • Must be available to work overtime when requested and/or needed.‎
  • Use initiative and creativity to research solutions to, then solve, problems.
  • Be proactive and able to anticipate the needs of the attorneys.
  • Have a strong work ethic; must be able to work under time constraints and multi-task projects to meet deadlines and conflicting demands.
  • Effectively handle numerous tasks and a high-volume workload.
  • Comply with COVID-19-related procedures.

Additional Information:

Position Type/Expected Work Hours ‎—‎ This is a full-time position.  Days and hours of work are ‎Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with one hour for lunch.  Evening, weekend, and overtime work may be required as job duties demand.
  

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGER - LITIGATION (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:
 

Locke Lord (LL) is seeking a business-minded/strategy oriented Client Account Manager (CAM) to work closely with Department and Practice Group leaders from the Firm’s Litigation Department. The position will be key in performing data analysis, and creating processes and practices to improve the day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness of the Department including, matter management, adherence to client billing requirements, and coordination between LL and the clients’ legal operations departments.    

This role involves managing and supporting projects across a wide spectrum. Qualified candidates must be able to adapt to changing priorities and business needs, and must be proactive in identifying areas of need and generating action plans.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support Department/Practice Group leader(s)s as they manage practice operations:
    • Track underlying drivers of practice revenue growth.
    • Continuously monitor and report on key performance indicators (e.g. matter budgets, billing efficiency, collection ‎realization, outstanding accounts receivable, inventory management, revenue and profit).
    • Perform all other practice administration tasks as requested/assigned.
  • Develop awareness of and track the types of work LL is doing for designated clients and by whom, as well as the legal work/areas that are not being addressed by LL.
  • In tandem with the Marketing and Business Development teams, identify opportunities to expand the types of work the Firm is currently handling for identified clients and discuss those opportunities with the relationship attorneys.
  • Schedule regular communications or meetings among the departmental attorneys to promote collaboration and a sharing of knowledge about clients and various work LL is performing.
  • Assist Department/Practice Group attorneys and Marketing Department in planning client- relationship events and communications, responding to RFPs, and/or other requests for information from LL clients.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of clients’ outside counsel billing guidelines and ensure that the Litigation Department adheres to the requirements.
  • Learn and understand the client’s business needs and objectives and possess a strong working knowledge of the Firm’s Litigation abilities/offerings.
  • Manage and report on the status of client matters and related deadlines.
  • Report on key operational metrics that will better inform decision-making and operational priorities including, but not limited to, matter and work product analyses.
  • Serve as a trusted, client-service focused resource for the client’s legal operations team.
  • Identify and implement internal tools to streamline new or existing procedures, as well as manage the rollout and training of new systems.
  • Collaborate with the Firm’s cross-functional teams including fellow Client Account Managers, IT, marketing and business development, finance, knowledge management and administrative support to deliver the best client experience possible.
 

Education & Experience Requirements

  • B.A or B.S. required.
  • 5+ years of experience with legal project operations and management or professional services consultancy experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role.
  • Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional groups (e.g., fellow Client Account Managers, IT, Marketing, Finance, Knowledge Management, and Administrative Support).
  • Strong experience in developing, implementing and using various technology solutions (e.g., all Microsoft Office products, Legal Tracker, paperless billing, etc.).
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, including proven skill in interacting in a client-facing capacity.
  • Self-starter with attention to detail who is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines.

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Some travel is expected for this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


RECRUITING COORDINATOR (AUSTIN)

General Statement of Duties:‎

The Recruiting Coordinator will play an integral role in the Firm’s recruiting efforts supporting ‎the department in all aspects ‎of lateral and law student recruiting, as well as other firm wide ‎initiatives as needed. ‎


Duties & Responsibilities:

LAW SCHOOL RECRUITING

  • Support the Austin office regarding all aspects of the law school recruiting program ‎‎(summer, fall, etc.) and associate-focused programs
  • Coordinate Austin Recruiting/Development events including venue logistics,  contract, ‎budget, menu, room set-up, and support ‎
  • Plan and participate in Law School Hiring Committee Meetings with the Firms’ Attorneys
  • Document and prepare all correspondence for Austin candidates (decline letters, database ‎tracking)‎
  • Work with Head of Attorney Development on an as needed basis to coordinate ‎development and in-house CLE programs, including all logistics
  • Assist with preparation for new attorney arrival and integration
  • Create, track and maintain office recruiting budget, check requests and attorney ‎reimbursements
  • Track and report statistical data to the Recruiting Manager with respect to recruiting and ‎development efforts
  • Provide assistance and support to other recruiting team members on recruiting/associate ‎development projects as needed
  • Actively serve in NALP and the city-wide recruiting organization


LATERAL RECRUITING

  • Coordinate and schedule phone calls, video conferences, and in-person meetings between ‎the firm’s attorneys and lateral candidates in all of the firm’s offices and across various time ‎zones
  • Compile and prepare lateral career opportunities for advertising online
  • Manage and keep track of all lateral hiring paperwork
  • Navigate attorneys and staff through the  lateral hiring process; help them seek the necessary ‎internal approvals to open a new position
  • Track the progress of lateral candidates under consideration
  • Coordinate background and conflict checks
  • Partner with office managers to coordinate orientation schedules for new lateral hires
  • Provide overall administrative support to the Lateral Recruiting Department
  • Assist the Manager of Lateral Recruiting with all of Locke Lord’s lateral recruiting matters


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 2 + years previous law firm experience in Recruiting, Marketing or Development ‎
  • Event management or other professional services firm experience preferred ‎
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent communication, time management and organization skills
  • Ability to work in a professional environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, successfully prioritize workload and adjust to changing ‎priorities as needed ‎
  • Display meticulous attention to detail and follow-through; perform tasks with high degree of ‎accuracy
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, convey a positive personal and professional image ‎consistent with the firm’s culture and values
  • Ability to respect, protect and maintain highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization, approaching every ‎interaction with professionalism and reason; ability to instill confidence in partners and Firm ‎leadership; enthusiastic to work with others
  • Display strong service orientation in responding to attorney or candidate needs
  • Display a high degree of flexibility in a demanding, fast-paced, and frequently changing ‎environment
  • Display self-starting attitude; take the initiative to create/build a successful program; be pro-‎active; possess the ability to take programs from the beginning stage through fruition; goal-‎oriented


Additional Information:



Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.‎

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are ‎Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the majority of the year, occasional evening ‎and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.  However, during the summer ‎program and fall interview season, overtime is likely. ‎

Travel – Some travel is expected for this position.‎

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


LEGAL SECRETARY (ATLANTA)

General Statement of Duties:‎

The Legal Secretary performs a broad range of secretarial and administrative support functions for several ‎attorneys in the assigned practice areas.  The Legal Secretary assists attorneys with duties that include, but are ‎not limited to, transcription, typing, filing and data entry.  This position provides calendar management support ‎for assigned attorneys and may consistently interact with clients via the phone or in person.  This position ‎organizes and maintains all files and documents relating to practice and administrative matters in accordance ‎with attorney preferences.‎


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides general secretarial support to assigned attorney(s) which may include typing and drafting ‎documents, answering phones, scheduling appointments, calendar management, dictation, opening and ‎distributing mail. Deals with sensitive, confidential information and ensures that day to day support for team ‎runs smoothly and effectively.‎
  • Prepares legal documents, correspondence, memos, letters and reports. Assists with drafting and preparing ‎documents such as petitions, motions and interrogatories. Establishes and maintains files and enters data into ‎a case management system. Assists in preparing written and oral presentations. Takes dictation as necessary ‎and transcribes all correspondence.
  • Organizes, summarizes and indexes documents. Sends and retrieves ‎documents from the Records Department as needed and follows work flow procedures as it relates to ‎opening/closing matters and generating engagement/disengagement letters.‎
  • Assumes accountability for all incoming and outgoing calls; answers phone, handles routine inquires for both ‎internal and external contacts; refers calls to other contacts as needed and takes thorough messages. Utilizes ‎strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to ensure information is obtained and relayed in a ‎professional manner. Maintains a courteous and service driven demeanor at all times.‎
  • Maintains attorney(s) calendar and contact lists as requested. Arranges all aspects of both internal and ‎external client meetings and conferences. Stays apprised of calendars and actively communicates changes or ‎reminders as needed. Assumes expertise of Firm calendar management software.‎
  • If needed, coordinates all business related travel arrangements for direct report attorneys.‎
  • Maintains familiarity with legal terminology, state and federal court filing rules, basic legal procedure and law ‎firm document protocol. ‎
  • Ensures a high level of service when interacting with clients, opposing counsel and other related internal and ‎external contacts. Maintains discretion and sound judgment when interacting with others both external and ‎internal to the Firm. Assumes a helpful, proactive and professional manner at all times when dealing with ‎both internal and external clients. Supports and cultivates service standards as expected by the Firm.‎
  • Operates standard office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, calculators, and uses required software ‎applications to effectively perform job duties. Records, edits, and submits timesheets through Elite time and ‎billing system, as needed and directed.‎
  • Supports team work, not only within the practice area, but also in the Firm as a whole. Assists others with ‎questions, projects and basic task work consistently. Takes the initiative to orient new employees, secretaries ‎and associates regarding Firm processes and procedures.‎
  • Takes initiative to build on existing skills through both self-directed development as well as Firm sponsored ‎training programs. Shows willingness to share knowledge or specialty with others in the Firm.‎
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.‎
      

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.‎
  • ‎3+ years of legal administrative or secretarial experience in a fast paced organization.‎
  • Excellent computer skills and intermediate to advanced proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, ‎Internet, presentation and time and billing software. Solid working knowledge of Windows 10, Outlook, ‎Word, and Excel is required. ‎
  • Typing speed of 65 WPM or more with a high degree of accuracy.‎
  • Demonstrated ability to balance customer service while delivering high results and productivity.‎
  • Effective oral and writing communication skills with strong knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation.‎
  • Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to handle complex, multiple tasks for several individuals with ‎different work styles. Openness to change pace quickly while maintaining strong organization and attention ‎to detail.‎
  • Team player and the willingness to support others and take on additional responsibilities as needed.‎
  • Works proactively with others to support efforts within a department or function of the Firm.‎
  • Organizes and prioritizes assignments and contributes to the department’s ability to meet or exceed goals and ‎standards.‎
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments affecting the area of specialization.‎
  • Uses innovative thinking, collaboration, and exercises sound judgment to achieve results.‎

 
Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


 

IP LITIGATION PARALEGAL - CHICAGO

General Statement of Duties:

The IP Litigation Paralegal supports the Department’s respective attorneys and specific law ‎expertise.  The Paralegal works on matters such as complex intellectual property (primarily ‎pharmaceutical and other patent litigation); assists with work related to large document ‎productions, both electronic and traditional; assists at trial; and performs research utilizing ‎Westlaw, LexisNexis and other legal industry resources.‎

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for all aspects of intellectual property litigation including:‎

  • Case management, utilizing various litigation support software.
  • Assist with preparation of pleadings for e-filing; e-file pleadings.
  • Assist with document collection and review for document productions.
  • Assist with preparation of binders for depositions, document productions and trial.
  • Review documents for privilege and redaction.
  • Review documents for content and suggested use at deposition.‎
  • Research and analyze Federal and State online court dockets for pleadings, etc.
  • Conduct online research for various documents, publications and prior art.
  • Assist with the review of deposition testimony and preparation of errata sheets.
  • Assist with a number of trial preparation projects, including analysis of expert witness ‎reports and preparation of pretrial materials.
  • Assist attorneys with patent interference work with the USPTO Patent & Trademark Appeal ‎Board.
  • Interact with clients, expert witnesses and advisors in preparation for trial.
  • Research utilizing Lexis, Westlaw, Concordance, Relativity and other software.
  • Manage electronic document storage in Box.com.
  • Trial attendance required, including out-of-state trials.
  • Collaborates and works in harmony with co-counsel’s team.
  • Organize and manage trial rooms and contents of same.
     

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Paralegal Certificate in addition to degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 2+ years of paralegal experience in a similar position/practice group preferred.
  • Experience assisting and/or attending trial for IP litigation or complex litigation matters.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members.‎
  • Solid organizational skills, initiative and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and client interfacing skills.
  • Operates with a moderate degree of independence and manages the workload to ensure the ‎accurate and timely completion of assignments.
  • Ability to handle electronic filings required.
     

Additional Information:

Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.‎

Work Environment –   
Normally, this position operates in a professional office environment.  ‎Working Remotely temporarily.‎

Position Type/Expected Work Hours –
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work ‎are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work ‎may be required as job duties demand.‎

Travel –
No travel is expected for this position unless needed for trial assistance.‎

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


LITIGATION SUPPORT MANAGER (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:

The Locke Lord Litigation Support Department provides eDiscovery and Project Management services to the Firm’s Litigation section utilizing proven tools and technologies to assist with the collection, processing, review and TAR for client data.

The Litigation Support Manager will help manage the department that oversees the full litigation life-cycle, including eDiscovery and document review.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consult with attorneys, legal teams and clients to develop identification, preservation, and collection protocols in connection with litigation and regulatory administration matters
  • Assist legal teams with the development and implementation of effective data culling, filtering and keyword strategies to reduce client materials to potentially responsive materials
  • Assist legal teams with the development and use of data analytics and TAR
  • Support document review projects
  • Process, analyze and report metrics of large collections of data
  • Monitor and keep apprised of case law developments in eDiscovery and litigation technology
  • Assist with the professional development and mentoring of other Litigation Support analysists
  • Work closely with legal teams to assist in the setup and management of eDiscovery databases for document review, analysis and production
  • Maintain documentation regarding collection of electronic data collected from clients in connection with discovery obligations
  • Organize and prepare data for loading, processing review and production by the technical team
  • Assist legal teams to apply AI and sampling methodologies to reduce the overall cost of eDiscovery in dispute matters
  • Assist the Firm in training lawyers on the Firm’s eDiscovery and case management platforms
  • Help prepare legal teams for trial, including the use of courtroom technologies, such as Trial Director, to load exhibits, depositions, and prepare video cuts to play at trial
  • Prepare presentations and slide shows to help effectively educate jurors on case specifics and themes
  • Manage the day-to-day operations and Litigation Support Analysts that comprise the Litigation Support Department
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Litigation Support.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Certification by ACEDS (Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) is required
  • Minimum three years of e-discovery project management experience
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise technology commonly used in corporate IT departments and email systems is preferred
  • Strong grasp and knowledge of litigation technology, continuous active learning (CAL) methodologies and use of TAR strategies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous projects with quality results
  • Willingness to provide after hours, overtime, and weekend support as necessary
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to train, manage and delegate tasks to other Litigation Support Analysts while maintaining an active role to drive quality results
  • Ability to work effectively under rigorous deadlines in high-pressure situations
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in sensitive or stressful situations
  • Ability to travel is preferred
  • Excellent analytical, problem identification and resolution skills
  • Ability to run hot-seat for trials

 

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – Manage the team of Litigation Support Analysts employed by the Firm, and outside vendors employed by the Firm to help manage litigation projects.

Work Environment – This position operates onsite in the Dallas and will be responsible for work teams across multiple offices.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This position is exempt for purposes of federal wage-hour law and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Overtime work required as job duties demand.

Travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL (AUSTIN)

This position will assist with various commercial real estate transactions, including real property acquisitions, construction and development loans for new projects and permanent term loans for existing projects. Responsibilities include: document management, performing routine and advanced tasks as an aid to attorneys in a complex and productive real estate practice. Additionally, this position is expected to utilize knowledge within the specialized area to perform legal research, document drafting and ‎technical procedures.‎

Duties & Responsibilities:
 

  • Conduct due diligence reviews (including preparation and management of due diligence/closing checklists).
  • Review title commitments, exception documents, surveys, organizational documents, and UCC search reports.
  • Draft loan documents, purchase and sale documents, closing documents and correspondence.
  • Review leases and prepare schedules of key dates.
  • Coordinate filing of entity formation documents and UCC financing documents.
  • Perform factual research at government agencies and via the internet.
  • Interact with title companies, surveyors, governmental agencies, loan officers, clients and opposing counsel.
  • Organize and maintain complex transaction files and closing checklists.
  • Assemble documents for closing and handle post-closing delivery requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Paralegal Certificate in addition is preferred.
  • Minimum of 6+ years of relevant experience in Real Estate practice area is required.
  • Familiar with filing documents with the appropriate county clerks and Secretary of State Offices.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Must possess excellent communication and client interfacing skills and have deal and people management skills.
  • Solid organizational skills, initiative, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Must be available to work overtime as requested.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 and Outlook.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Word and Excel is required.

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

Work Environment – This position operates onsite in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Little travel is expected for this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


REFERENCE LIBRARIAN (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:

The Reference Librarian will be responsible for providing reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates, other professionals and team members in Locke Lord LLP offices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates, other professionals, and team members in all offices.
  • Performs library research services including current awareness in legal, business, and other disciplines utilizing print and electronic resources for firm and client matters.
  • Provides summary reports and analysis of research when appropriate.
  • Works with Locke Lord LLP’s Global Reference Team to ensure all reference requests are filled in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Participates in the Information Services Training Team in the planning, development, and standardization of programs for continuing education and for new hires.
  • Conducts in-person and remote training programs for large and small groups.
  • Trains and orients newly hired attorneys and other professional team members in assigned offices to the services and resources offered in the Information Services department.
  • Provides needs-based and planned training to attorneys and team members and arranges vendor training as needed.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of litigation alerts and tracks for attorneys.
  • Assists in the design and maintenance of the Library’s intranet page, including updating practice and jurisdiction content pages.
  • Follows and implements the marketing strategies developed by the Information Services team to promote the department’s services and resources.
  • Keeps abreast of new features and technologies as these changes affect legal research.
  • Plans and participates in team member development sessions related to reference sources and developments in information technology.
  • Maintains a national network of peer contacts through membership in professional associations in order to ensure quick retrieval of hard-to-find information.
  • Manages physical library collection for Dallas and other assigned offices, including organizing and maintaining collection, making decisions to renew or cancel resources, purchasing new publications, processing invoices and assisting with budgeting.
  • Assists with renewals and management of electronic resources used in assigned offices.
  • Oversees work performed by outside library filing service and student workers.
  • Bills time for research and other work associated with active client matters.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Education & Experience:

Requirements:

  • JD or Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association Accredited program.
  • 3+ years of experience in a legal or business library.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, SharePoint, Power BI and other common computer applications. Knowledge of SQL is a plus.
  • Experience in data architecture and visual presentation of information.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Efficiency and depth of knowledge in using legal and business print and electronic resources such as Lexis, WestlawEdge, BloombergLaw, Cheetah, etc.
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver effective training to attorneys and team members.
  • Flexibility to support attorneys and team members in multiple locations using various communication strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and also with teams, peers and clients, and to contribute to efforts to further management’s goals.
  • Demonstrated strong team mentality and emotional intelligence.
  • Strong and proven written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills to give presentations to large and small groups.
  • Knowledge of copyright laws and copyright as it applies to libraries is a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of Texas legal research and resources a plus.
  • Excellent customer services skills and ability to excel under pressure.

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with additional hours as required. Occasional weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

Physical Requirements - This position requires lifting ability up to 50 lbs. May require bending, stooping, and reaching. May require sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com