Contact Us: 612-361-0309

Ideas. Owned.®

Litigation Administrative Assistant

Patterson Thuente IP is seeking a full-time, experienced litigation administrative assistant to join our intellectual property (IP) litigation team. This is a full-time, hybrid position offering competitive pay and full benefits.

This position works with multiple attorneys to provide a full range of support, including, but not limited to, preparation/revision of correspondence, pleadings and documents; calendar maintenance; assembly of case and trial binders; various office and client filing and electronic transcription.

A successful candidate will have strong tying and multi-tasking skills, and is a detail-oriented team player possessing at least five years of recent legal assistant experience (including electronic filing).

Essential functions

  • Engaged in the work of the attorney by demonstrating knowledge and status of current cases and projects, utilizing available resources in order to achieve case goals
  • Provide support for up to four attorneys in IP law matters, with further backup support as needed
  • Answer phones and communicate with clients on a daily basis; preparing new client engagements as requested
  • Act as liaison between internal departments and outside agencies
  • Preparation/revision of correspondence, pleadings, documents and other clerical assignments as directed
  • Handle a wide variety of complex and confidential time-sensitive material
  • Maintain calendars, CLE, reports and time records
  • Book and organize travel arrangements including flights, hotels, transportation – updating reservations as needed
  • Maintain back-up docketing for litigation attorneys
  • Transcribe electronic dictation, and schedule depositions
  • Various office and client filing; proofreading documents

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Minimum 3+ years recent federal litigation legal assistant/administration experience within a law firm
  • Ability to type 65+ wpm; experience with law firm billing software is a plus
  • Familiarity with federal rules and procedures
  • A solid understanding of technical legal terminology as well as court filings
  • Experienced with trial preparation and briefs
  • Proficient with generating Tables of Authorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of Office Suite is a must; Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint and others
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in cooperative, small office environment and communicate with attorneys and support staff on every level

Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • College degree preferred, but fulfilling the above requirements in paramount

This is a hybrid position, meaning three days in the office and two days remote per week. Training will require five days in the office per week for the first month.

-Patterson Thuente IP is an Equal Opportunity Employer-

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Great Benefits

Well-Balanced Life

Community Involvement

Healthy Work Vibe