• Sr. Paralegal - Litigation

    Job Locations US-Washington DC
    ID
    2019-3360
    Category
    Client Services
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    What do you get when you bring together the brightest minds and place them into an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards based on impact, not tenure?

     

    You get one of the fastest growing consulting companies in the United States. While we may be a new name in consultancy, we were born from a storied one. Guidehouse was founded in 2018 as an evolution of PwC Public Sector with a mission to help our clients deliver on their mission; providing bold new strategies that catalyze transformative results across all ends of the enterprise. We embrace brilliance. We embrace independence. Join us.

    Responsibilities

    Provides professional, timely and reliable paralegal support for Civil Litigation and Employment Law matters. The Senior Paralegal position will have oversight for other staff paralegals, and will be required to operate with minimal direct supervision in a fast paced legal environment. Sound judgment and an advanced legal acumen (JD is required) are important components for success. Duties will include:

    • Research and locate responsive information and identify relevant laws, judicial decisions, and legal articles.
    • Write preliminary drafts of legal memoranda and correspondence.
    • Assist in preparing draft legal documents, such as motions, briefs, memoranda of law, etc.; conducting legal analysis, reviewing documents for relevance and privilege; and assisting attorneys with all phases of litigation.

    Qualifications

    Required:  

    • Active Top Secret Clearance with SSBI contractually required.
    • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, particularly to translate legal requirements to technical requirements
    • Three or more years of litigation paralegal experience
    • Thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS NEXIS and Westlaw
    • Have sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
    • Strong understanding of a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, and imaging.
    • Consistently demonstrate ability to work as part of a team and manage complex relationships with all stakeholders.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

     

    Desired:  

    • Five or more years of litigation paralegal experience

    Additional Requirements

    • This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.
    • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

    Disclaimer

    Guidehouse is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other characteristics protected by law.

     

    If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

     

    Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

     

    Benefits include:

    • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
    • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Student Loan Paydown
    • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
    • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
    • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
    • Skills Development & Certifications
    • Employee Referral Program
    • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
    • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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