Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking an Litigation Services Attorney to join our winning team, located in Washington, D.C. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
The Litigation Services Attorney will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.
As a Litigation Services Attorney at Latham, you will be responsible for providing high level legal analysis with respect to complex procedural and strategic issues in state and federal court, reviewing filings as to form and procedural content, preparing procedural road maps for upcoming court filings, and advising members of the Litigation & Trial Department on all matters of court rules, civil procedure, filing protocol, and the calculation of deadlines. The Litigation Services Attorney will assist in reviewing, approving, serving, and transmitting filings to courts and government agencies, calculating and calendaring all applicable deadlines, performing legal research and analysis in a wide range of jurisdictions, and leveraging technology to streamline the monitoring and distribution of court filings. The Litigation Services Attorney also will also assist with mentoring and training new attorneys and staff, while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
As a Litigation Services Attorney, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Litigation Services Attorney must have advanced knowledge of applicable court rules and procedures, and be able to apply court rules in multiple jurisdictions quickly, efficiently, and in a manner which instills confidence and ensures risk management. The ideal candidate will have the ability to articulate complex court rules and calendaring issues in a comprehensible, accurate, confident, and concise manner, as well as the analytical skills needed to correctly comprehend and convey complex legal principles. The Litigation Services Attorney must have well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, high-level customer service skills, strong project management and organizational skills, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion. The successful candidate will have proficiency with CompuLaw and/or MA3000, with PC applications including MS Office, and with Westlaw and Lexis, in order to research complex procedural issues. The Litigation Services Attorney must have proven leadership skills. Knowledge of PTAB/IPR filings and procedures is desirable.
A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required, as well as DC bar eligible. A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a practicing litigation attorney and/or attorney in a Docket/Calendar/Litigation Services/Managing Attorney's Office environment desired. Working with a flexible or later schedule is a plus.
Valid Through: 2019-11-12