Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative, and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support, and development they need to grow, thrive, and realize their greatest potential.
If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Paralegal Department in our Washington office as a Paralegal. This position will support our litigation and antitrust practice groups with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned paralegal in all aspects of the litigation life cycle as well as have the knowledge, interest and exposure to antitrust law needed in order to perform the following:
litigation case set-up, filings, discovery, trial/mediation/arbitration and post-trial matters
organize and manage a document collection, review and production with outside vendors
assist with leading a trial team
prepare initial drafts of Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) premerger notifications and report forms, conduct initial review of related documents
track HSR developments and rule changes, prepare reports to communicate with practice group
perform company and industry research related to M&A transactions
Manage complex files; review documents and organize relevance; assist with confidentiality and privilege reviews. If litigation, prepare witness files, assist with deposition preparation; assist in all aspects of trial preparation, arbitrations and mediations; attend trials. Participate in client interviews; oversee document productions; manage large numbers of documents as well as electronic data; understand and develop database structures for use in Relativity and other database applications; coordinate data processing with Electronic Discovery Services (EDS) Department and with outside vendors; work analytically; identify interrelationships among cases, statues, regulations and other legal authorities, cite-check legal memorandum and other legal documents; participate in training and mentoring initiatives. During absences acts as back-up to other paralegals for specific case projects. Travel as needed. Other duties as requested by attorneys and manager.
Specific Technical Skills:
Solid computer skills; knowledge of and experience using MS Word, Outlook Calendar, Excel and Power Point expected. Progressive use of technology and technical tools including Relativity, Case Notebook, and Case Map. Knowledge and experience using PACER and CM/ECF expected. Specific practice areas may require specific software illuminated during the recruiting process.
Ability to take on more responsibilities and complete tasks that require proven skills; outstanding performance; lead role on case and project teams; demonstrated leadership and project management ability; anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment; attention to detail; strong organizing skills; ability to apply practice area concepts to appropriate tasks; ability to work independently and on a team; ability to prioritize and organize work, strong problem solving skills; excellent oral and written communication skills. Flexible to work overtime as needed, with ability to travel for extended period of times if necessary.
Experience and Education Requirements:
Bachelors degree with solid academic credentials is required
Minimum three + years hands-on litigation paralegal experience in a legal or corporate environment is required
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/ vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. EOE M/F/D/V/SO