Senior Litigation Paralegal

ParalegalHybrid Remote, Florham Park, NJ


Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, currently has an excellent full-time employment opportunity in the Litigation Department of our New Jersey office. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Position Summary:

The Litigation Paralegal position will provide organizational and practice specific assistance to attorneys in the Department in preparing cases from onset through post trial, including related research and analysis. Qualified candidates demonstrate professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple priorities and work in an organized, efficient manner. Candidate should also be flexible to work overtime as needed.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists attorneys in in all stages of litigation cases from onset through post-trial
  • Oversees organization, maintenance and appropriate utilization of documents and other case-related materials, including maintenance of client-presentable and efficient work areas and case rooms
  • Assists and manages with the discovery process, prepares for depositions, propounds and responds to written discovery and prepares for expert discovery
  • Oversees and conducts document reviews and document productions; prepares documentation regarding criteria changes; tracks and reports on review progress and results
  • Performs analytical tasks, prepares witness interview memoranda, reviews and summarizes documents, deposition, court transcripts and creating and using substantive coding tools
  • Assists with basic legal research, including locating cases, statutes and regulatory materials; conduct fact research on internet and private search engines, such as Westlaw and Lexis
  • Assists with law and motion practice, assembles motion papers and exhibits, coordinates filings of pleadings and briefs and ensuring proper service
  • Drafts common pleadings, motions, notices and other court filings
  • Familiar with federal and state rules of procedure and evidence for document format, content, filing, etc. and ensures compliance with rules
  • Performs and oversees both simple and complex authority and fact cite-checking; confirms case quotes, proofreads briefs and other legal documents
  • Assists and manages trial preparations, creates trial notebooks, identifies and organizes exhibits, coordinates witness schedules, maintains trial calendars and communicates effectively with opposing counsel and courtroom staff
  • Assists in preparation of post-trial filings including briefing, motions for costs and sanctions, etc. and organize the case for appeal if necessary
  • Maintains timely and accurate timekeeping records on a daily basis
  • Assists with other department activities as needed, and performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate professionally and interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management staff and support staff
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a remote environment
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, reliability, outstanding organizational skills and ability to learn new technology
  • Excellent client service skills and ability to work on multiple matters simultaneously in an organized manner and under minimal supervision
  • Skilled at drafting clear and concise memoranda, detailed fact summaries, pleadings and other documents
  • Flexibility and ability to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands
  • Position periodically requires off-site work at a war room or the courthouse when the case goes to trial
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

Qualifications & Prior Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Paralegal Certification preferred; equivalent experience considered
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Litigation Paralegal within a law firm with demonstrated knowledge of complex issues within the Litigation practice area
  • Exceptional computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications quickly
  • Trial experience, including exhibit preparation, witness preparation and management, knowledge of subpoena preparation, experience working with judicial assistants and trial presentation vendors, experience assisting attorneys in the courtroom
  • Computer proficiency in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, as well as document management
  • Proficiency with E-filing and litigation support applications such as Relativity, Opus 2 and Adobe Acrobat

Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

In support of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace, GT participates in the Mansfield Rule Certification Program. The program, which is administered by The Diversity Lab, seeks to increase diversity representation in the legal profession and within law firm leadership roles. In 2019, GT achieved Mansfield 3.0 Certification, and in 2020, we achieved an even higher standard: Mansfield 4.0 Certification Plus. GT is currently participating in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Program. Providing your data during the application process helps us with achieving that goal and with meeting reporting/record-keeping obligations under federal and state law and other legal requirements.