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Senior Paralegal, Trial Litigation

Location: Redwood City, CA

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,400 lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity and financial industries. Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart. Also a global destination for business professionals, Goodwin’s team of professional staff was named in 2019 the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

At Goodwin we realize that being a paralegal is not just a job, it is a profession. As professionals, Paralegals are offered opportunities to play key roles on our client teams while also developing themselves to the highest caliber. Goodwin Paralegals work side-by-side with attorneys to provide high-quality, cost effective legal services on each of our groundbreaking matters. They add value through experience, advising on how to best approach tasks at hand. Litigation Paralegals assist attorneys across practice areas on a wide-variety of litigation. They collaborate with case teams to help manage the litigation process from inception through trial, leveraging their knowledge to streamline the execution of litigation tasks and create efficiencies. As they engage in high-profile cases across the country, Goodwin’s Litigation paralegals focus on results-oriented representation.

What you do:

  • Aids in E-discovery and trial prep assistance.
  • Assists with trial site preparation and may attend trials.
  • Summarizes research results clearly and concisely.
  • Conducts legal research by means of conducting reviews of documents, and searching public records as well as electronic information sources.
  • Maintains and prepares documents which will later be reviewed, approved and used by attorneys (namely chronologies, summaries, memoranda, charts, and affidavits).
  • Prepares, reviews and summarizes documents, such as witness interview memoranda, through the use of substantive coding tools.
  • Performs and oversees both simple and complex cite checking and proof reading of briefs and other legal documents.
  • Manages the document production processes of both hard and electronic documents.
  • Collects material from client, opposing parties, and third parties (hard copies, electronic data, physical evidence) and maintains chain of custody through the process.
  • Designs and implements document review systems.
  • Prepares privilege logs.
  • Prepares pretrial documents. Sets up and manages trial offices and trial support (e.g. remote office setup and logistics).
  • Manages all phases of a litigation case including litigation motion practice, discovery, arbitration trial and appellate procedures.
  • Compiles information into charts, graphs and timelines.
  • Researches prior testimony and publications of opposing experts. Researches rules of procedure for relevant court venues, and assures adherence thereto.
  • Administratively manage all phases of a litigation case including litigation motion practice, discovery, arbitration trial and appellate procedures.

Who you are:

  • BA/BS , Paralegal Certificate or qualifying work experience required.
  • 7-10+ years of experience Litigation experience.


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