Paralegal - Litigation

Paralegal Services New York, New York

King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, seeks a Litigation Paralegal to join our New York City office.  This is an opportunity to join an innovative and collaborative team focused on supporting our Trial and Global disputes group.

The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including healthcare and wellness benefits, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, discount programs and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.

Candidates will have the following responsibilities:
  • Complete understanding of the litigation process, especially large case management; manage all facets of case from discovery through trial
  • Coordinates with clients and co-counsel during all phases of discovery
  • Organize and maintain case files and coordinates with Legal Practice Assistants and other staff
  • Prepare and maintain issue, subject-matter, witness and deposition files
  • Review and analyze discovery requests and assist lawyers with discovery responses
  • Coordinate document reviews with legal team, clients, and vendors
  • Assist with document reviews for responsiveness, case issues, and privilege responses to discovery requests and to identify privileged documents, documents for redaction, case issues in context
  • Prepare and maintain document and transcript databases in various formats
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficient in litigation applications / databases such as Relativity and IPRO
  • Prepare witness files and deposition preparation files
  • Prepare court filings and service to counsel; experience with e-filing
  • Proficient in cite checking, Shepardizing, and Bluebooking
  • Keep accurate time records
Candidates will have the following skills:
  • Exhibits understanding of assignments, formulates inquiries, and initiates follow-up communications with attorney independently. Follows instructions effectively
  • Excellent communications (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with lawyers, all levels of administrative staff, and contacts outside the firm
  • Strong judgment and ability to respect, protect, and maintain highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Strong attention to detail skills
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously without frequent prompting
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and maintain poise under pressure
  • Able to supervise others - may be called upon to supervise project assistants
  • Ability to work overtime and travel as needed

Successful candidates should have well-developed Microsoft Office skills, including intermediate Excel proficiency, as well as experience in the following systems: Adobe Acrobat Professional, DTE Axiomm iRedline, DeltaView, iManage or a similar document management system.  Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of relevant work experience in a mid-to-large size law firm. 

We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which encompasses more than 2000 lawyers and business professionals in 23 offices worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.

King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information,  age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.