Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Paralegal (Antitrust/Litigation)

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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  • Overview

    We seek a full-time paralegal to provide broad, responsive, and efficient case management, document, and administrative support to our world class antitrust/litigation practice areas. 


    Under the direction of partners and associates, and under the general supervision of the U.S Records and Washington Paralegals Lead, our paralegals assist with all aspects of client and case support on a variety of innovative, complex, and often highly visible matters.


    Our preferred candidate for this role will have solid experience working on multi-party, complex litigation; demonstrated effective project management skills; superior organizational and time management skills; effective problem-solving skills; a positive, professional demeanor; the ability to communicate effectively with personnel of all levels; and a record of delivering exceptional client service unce pressure in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic environment.


    Position: Nonexempt


    Regular Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


    Reports to: U.S. Records and Washington Paralegals Lead


    • Assist attorneys with various matters, including but not limited to complex litigation, bankruptcy, arbitration, civil investigative demands, SEC enforcement actions, HSR filings, second requests, and advocacy matters.
    • May handle case management aspects of litigation-type matters, while serving as liaison between attorneys and paralegals on case team, allocating assignments to paralegals on case teams, managing team task lists, tracking projects, and keeping attorneys apprised of status.
    • Assist with all aspects of pleadings preparation and filings, including but not limited to proofreading, cite-checking, blue booking, and shepardizing documents.
    • Assist with all aspects of discovery and trial preparation including but not limited to coding document; creating and maintaining document databases; creating and maintaining document logs; document production; deposition management and support; preparation of witness binders, trial exhibits, and trial notebooks; coordinating logistical support arrangements for hearings and trial; and providing on-site trial support.
    • Assist attorneys with legal and factual research.
    • Draft applications, pleadings, correspondence, and discovery documents and responses.
    • Perform timely and accurate maintenance of case files pursuant to Firm's document retention policy.
    • Perform additional tasks as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years' paralegal experience with significant experience working on multi-party, complex litigation.
    • Prior effective and collegial supervision of case teams preferred.
    • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills as well as ability to produce independently with excellent results and accuracy in work product.
    • Superior detail orientation, communication, organization, and time management skills.
    • Ability to handle pressure, long hours, multi-tasking, changing priorities, and interruptions.
    • Flexibility to work extensive overtime and travel as needed.
    • Ability to handle confidential information and materials with care and discrection.


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