Jr. Paralegal

Job ID 2023-0968

Legal Stamford, Connecticut


Position at Conair LLC

Conair is a leading international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded personal care and small kitchen appliances, cookware, hairbrushes & accessories, cosmetic bags, and travel accessories.

Conair has always been driven by a passion for innovation; it’s part of the Company’s DNA. Trendsetting products have been invented by Conair since its inception in 1959, keeping the Company always a step ahead of the competition. The company’s domestic and international divisions offer a diversified mix of consumer and professional products sold in over 120 countries. The Family of Conair brands includes CONAIR, Cuisinart, BabylissPRO, Scünci , TRAVELSMART by CONAIR, and Waring.

Conair’s passion for innovation gets stronger with each decade, as evidenced by the over 1,000 patents the Company has obtained worldwide. Today, Conair and its brands are names known throughout the world. Conair continues to introduce its brands to new and emerging markets, year after year. By the 1990s, most households in America owned at least one Conair product. Today many have more than one, and the Company’s goal is to ensure that every household in the world eventually owns one of our products.

At Conair, we inspire our customers with innovative quality products and brands that enhance their lives.

Position Summary:

The Jr. Paralegal will, primarily, work closely with the Chief Patent Counsel.  The individual will assist the Chief Patent Counsel in executing a wide variety of tasks related to such things as product development, anti-counterfeit investigations and actions, intake of outside product idea submissions, directing outside attorneys and patent agents, assembling and organizing data and information, and other various tasks.   

The Jr. Paralegal will also assist the Senior Paralegal and other members of the legal department on various tasks.

The individual will also have, or will quickly develop, the foresight to anticipate and respond to the needs of the attorneys, the clients and/or any applicable transaction as necessary.

Key responsibilities and deliverables:

Support Chief Patent Counsel and perform various tasks related to the following areas:

  • Construct, maintain and distribute various data and information.
  • Assist in tracking and communicating workflow and deliverables relating to preparation and recording of invention disclosures for patent filings.
  • Research, assemble, discuss and share competitive product data and information.
  • Assist in responding to various outside and foreign patent agents and attorneys.
  • Obtain signatures from inventors and other personnel relating to official documents for U.S. and international patent offices and government agencies, transmit the same to outside agents, track and calendar the same.
  • Facilitate notarizations and certifications when needed.
  • Assist with and participate in client meetings.
  • Assist in various tasks related to litigation and enforcement of patents and related matters.

Support the Senior Paralegal and perform various tasks related to the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Transactional matters
  • Non-Disclosure and other Agreements
  • Maintain Contract and other Databases.
  • Coordination with the Company’s registered agent with respect to notarization, apostillization, legalization, state filings, good standing certificates, etc.
  • General corporate housekeeping

Key requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Paralegal Certificate a plus
  • 2-3 years of similar work experience
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft 365 – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, self-motivated, flexible, resourceful
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Decisive, maturity of judgment
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Strong proofreading ability
  • Ability to communicate professionally with colleagues on all levels.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct and organize basic research.
  • Must be willing to work overtime hours, as needed, including nights and weekends on short notice.
  • Must be a Team Player with a “can do” attitude and who takes pride in their own work product.

Environmental Factors:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally for business (if needed)
  • We currently operate on a hybrid schedule; candidate must be willing to come into the office 50% of time.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Programs
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • FSA/HRA/Dependent Care FSA
  • Paid Parental Leave Policy
  • 401k and company match
  • Free Lunch (in some locations)
  • EAP & Employee Wellness Programs
  • Volunteer Days Paid Time Off

Are you passionate about this opportunity but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for?  We still want to hear from you!

Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to Conair!