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Legal Practice Assistant - Intellectual Property: Trademark and Copyright

💼 Graduate Job

Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • Bachelor’s degree required, 1 year of experience preferred. Must be self-motivated, have strong communication skills, be organized, meet deadlines, work well in a team, handle confidential information, proficient in Microsoft 365, and flexible with travel and non-business hours.
  • The Legal Practice Assistant in Intellectual Property: Trademark and Copyright at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP will assist with trademark and copyright applications, filings, due diligence, search guides, correspondence, status reports, deadline management, client communication, file organization, form preparation, team coordination, administrative support, conflicts checks, and other duties as assigned to support the IP-Trademark/Copyright Practice Group.

Graduate Job

LegalWashington, DC

Description

  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, is seeking to hire a Legal Practice Assistant in our Intellectual Property-Trademark/Copyright Practice Group, reporting to the Manager of Legal Practice Support. The position will be responsible for providing a broad range of administrative and substantive legal support to the Intellectual Property-Trademark/Copyright Practice Group in an environment where collaboration and exceptional client service are emphasized.
  • Legal Practice Assistants are part of ML LawPath®, a comprehensive program that combines substantive law firm experience with practical, hands-on training and professional development opportunities. It is designed to provide the experience, connections and continuous learning to fast track your career, with an opportunity to form client relationships, routinely engage with attorneys and legal professionals, and gain significant analytical and project management skills. ML LawPath® endeavors to help Legal Practice Assistants develop a well-rounded skill set and best practices that will foster their success as legal professionals and beyond.
  • This position will reside in our Washington DC office with a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule. A two- to three-year commitment is expected. All new Legal Practice Assistants must start by June 24, 2024.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • One (1) year of internship or professional experience preferred; professional services industry experience a plus.
  • Independent, self-starting, and self-motivated.
  • Superior written/verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and within a team environment are a must.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to meet stringent deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and balance multiple tasks while operating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft 365 suite.
  • Flexibility to travel and work non-business hours at times as needed.

Education requirements

Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Legal

Responsibilities

  • Assisting with preparation of applications for trademark, service mark, and copyright registration.
  • Assisting with preparation of domestic and global trademark filings.
  • Assisting with trademark and copyright due diligence.
  • Performing online preliminary trademark clearance searches and preparing search guides.
  • Drafting correspondence to clients and international counsel regarding trademark prosecution, enforcement, and maintenance issues.
  • Preparing and updating status reports regarding trademark and copyright applications and registrations.
  • Keeping attorney teams apprised of upcoming deadlines and coordinating to keep clients updated of same.
  • Establishing, organizing, and maintaining case and client files.
  • Managing case and client information manually and digitally via electronic databases.
  • Assisting attorneys with the preparation and review of various forms.
  • Coordinating communication and planning across teams who are handling multiple client matters.
  • Providing administrative support, including, but not limited to, conflicts checks for new matters and business intake materials.
  • Performing other duties as assigned to support the Intellectual Property-Trademark/Copyright Practice Group.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Start date

Jun 23, 2024

Location

Washington, DC