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The Intellectual Property Legal Secretary performs a variety of administrative support tasks for the assigned attorneys within the designated Practice Group. This position supports the Firmwide Intellectual Property Practice Group Leader and may perform additional duties and responsibilities relating to the practice group. The qualified candidate must have substantive knowledge, understanding and experience in Intellectual Property litigation including: high level knowledge of patents and their prosecution history; experience with legal filings specific to patent litigation; trial experience and experience working with a trial team; managing databases; filing in various jurisdictions, etc. The candidate should be solutions oriented and have excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills. The IP Litigation Legal Secretary works under general supervision and relies on instruction and guidelines to perform the essential functions of the job.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people within this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career. With McDermott, you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.
Successful candidates will be provided with outstanding career opportunities and will receive a competitive total rewards package with the opportunity to earn performance-based bonuses.
Expected Pay Range in San Francisco & Silicon Valley offices $75,000 – $135,000
Please note that quoted salary ranges are not guarantees of what final salary offers may be. Base pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Base pay is only one part of the Total Rewards that MWE provides to compensate and recognize our staff professionals for their work. Full time positions are eligible for a discretionary bonus and a comprehensive benefits package.