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MARKETING COORDINATOR (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:

The Marketing Coordinator works with the Firm-wide Marketing team across all offices, and provides hands-on support in publishing Firm content, facilitating professional/civic/charitable sponsorships and Firm-hosted events, and client entertainment initiatives. The coordinator helps execute marketing/business development programs in support of the Firm's strategic practice areas and sectors, and works to help increase the visibility of the Firm's Dallas office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with planning client events (in-person and virtual), sponsorships and supports special projects.
  • Coordinates industry/association/regional/charitable sponsorships for the Dallas office.
  • Coordinates client entertainment use of the Firm’s local sports boxes and concert events.
  • Assists with the facilitation and distribution of the Firm’s Quick Studies/client alerts.
  • Edits, posts and maintains standard website content using html templates.
  • Performs various administrative duties, including scheduling, tracking activities and marketing expense processing.
  • Assists the Marketing & Business Development team with projects as needed.
  • Performs other job duties as directed.

Education & Experience:

  • 3+ years of 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: sthompson@lockelord.com


PATENT AND TRADEMARK DOCKET SPECIALIST (ATLANTA/BOSTON/DALLAS/HOUSTON/NEW YORK)

General Statement of Duties:

The Docketing Specialist is responsible for accurate review, entering, processing and tracking of critical dates for all IP-related prosecution matters (patent, trademark, copyright, and domain names worldwide) received from the USPTO and foreign associates.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining the docket system, Computer Packages, Inc. (“CPi”).
  • Responsible for entering and tracking critical dates with respect to Patent, Trademark prosecution while discerning the appropriate information to enter into the docket in a timely and accurate manner; interpreting official documents and correspondence to gather necessary information for entry into CPi.
  • Processes and interprets incoming correspondence from the USPTO, attorneys, clients and foreign associates for entering into the docket database. Prepares timely and accurate reports, searching for and retrieving filing information from websites if/when needed to maintain the integrity of the CPi database.
  • Responsible for accurate review and second checking of co-workers work, processing and docketing all documents received from the USPTO and foreign associates, as well as maintenance of IP records and related docket entries in CPi.
  • Promptly emails relevant communications to the attorneys especially when mail is addressed to only the docketing department.
  • Regularly performs significant and recurring tasks with a high degree of priority, attention to detail and maintains follow-up on diverse activities in a timely, deadline-driven environment. Exercises good judgment in application of policies and practices in handling all prosecution matters handled by the Docketing Department.
  • Performs additional duties as requested by the Docket Manager and Department Manager.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum 4 years of law firm experience, preferably in patent prosecution.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of IP areas of legal practice concentrating in Patent prosecution.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in IP Prosecution (specifically patents, trademark is a plus)
  • Excellent interpersonal and computer skills, as well as a strong work ethic working independently and with co-workers.
  • Excellent organizational skills that enable the proper management of the workload, exercising independent judgment and discretion while working autonomously under challenging time constraints with competing priorities.
  • Strong planning and execution and proactive in taking ownership of daily work and seeing it through to completion.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex materials involving legal and technical matters.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, management and staff.
  • Solid working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, as well as CPi.
  • Strong research skills utilizing PAIR and foreign websites.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and conflicting demands in a timely manner.
  • Ability to accurately and thoroughly document and file information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, management and team members.

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This 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.

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


PARALEGAL - LITIGATION (INSURANCE AND HEALTHCARE) (CHICAGO)

General Statement of Duties:

Locke Lord is seeking a litigation paralegal to support the relationship partners of the Firm’s leading insurance and health care clients.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal and factual research.
  • Assist with case management tasks.
  • Perform records research.
  • Prepare written summary of research results.
  • Draft status updates for clients.
  • Organize and summarize documents for attorney review.
  • Review documents for privilege and prepare privilege logs.
  • Prepare pleadings and other documents.
  • Provide proof-reading and factual review of legal documents.
  • Conduct factual investigations related to legal matters.
  • Manage documents relevant to legal proceedings or transactions.
  • Manage e-discovery databases.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Paralegal certificate in addition preferred.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in the legal field.
  • Experience with insurance and healthcare litigation preferred.
  • Solid organizational skills, initiative and attention to detail, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Excellent communication and client interfacing skills.
  • Able to synthesize complex or diverse information.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Able to manage competing priorities.
  • Must be available to work overtime when needed and requested.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2016 including Word 2016, Excel 2016 and Outlook 2016 mandatory.
  • Experience working with a variety of e-discovery platforms including relativity, concordance, disco.
  • Knowledge of state and federal electronic filing systems (ECF\Pacer) mandatory.

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, 9:00 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: sthompson@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: sthompson@lockelord.com

 


PATENT FOREIGN CLIENT SPECIALIST (ATLANTA)

Locke Lord is seeking a Patent Foreign Client Specialist with strong experiences in wireless telecommunication technologies (especially 5G NR air interface).

Education & Experience

  • A M.S. or Ph.D. degree is required in electrical engineering or telecommunication engineering. 
  • Patent application drafting or prosecution experience is a plus but not required.
  • Prior R&D experience in a telecommunication equipment company is a plus. 
  • Candidates must possess superior technical knowledge, writing and communication skills.
  • Job duties include conducting interviews with inventors in Chinese and preparing patent application specifications with technical details.
  • Must have fluency, written and spoken, in Chinese.

Additional Information

Supervisory Responsibility – None.

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

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days of work are Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

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

Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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