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Legal Assistant - Intellectual Property Litigation - Philadelphia

Duane Morris LLP, a global law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and around the world, is seeking a Legal Assistant for its Philadelphia office. Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of secretarial and administrative duties for our intellectual property litigation team with a focus on operational excellence and customer service. Interested in candidates that are very detail-oriented and highly organized.  Must be able to multi-task and prioritize effectively to meet tight deadlines. Interested in team players that possess strong communication skills to interact professionally with clients, attorneys and staff. Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. Prior experience e-filing (ECF) with federal courts required. Experience working with a document management system preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Draft, type, proofread and file briefs, motions, responses and other legal documentation
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, including booking conference rooms, arranging catering, printing documents and coordinating schedules
  • Manage travel and expenses, including making travel arrangements and processing expenses for legal professionals
  • Provide general administrative support to legal professionals including maintaining calendars and schedules, answering phones, organizing, copying and scanning documents, and processing incoming and outgoing mail
  • Conduct research and collate information as requested
  • Implement and maintain effective office organizational systems
  • Other administrative and support duties as assigned


  • High School diploma with at least 3-5 years of related experience. Specific knowledge of intellectual property litigation preferred
  • Must possess a high level of technical competency on various job-related computer software packages and applications including MS Word and MS Excel
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them in a timely manner on an on-going basis, as well as under strict time constraints when necessary
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to proofread material for grammatical, typographical and spelling errors required
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate successfully either in person, by phone or through e-mail
  • Must be able to follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys, staff and provide information with professional courtesy and tact
  • Must be able to maintain discretion and confidentiality related to all functions

Duane Morris LLP offers innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges presented by today’s evolving global markets. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including, but not limited to: medical, dental, 401(k) with firm match, pension, life insurance and generous PTO.