Morrison & Foerster LLP
Job Posting Title: Entry Level Paralegal
Location: Washington, D.C.
Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for an Entry Level Paralegal within our Litigation Group in our Washington D.C. office.
We are looking for a driven, team oriented, entry level paralegal to support national security client matters in our Washington D.C. office and other attorneys across the firm as set out below.
- Develop and apply basic knowledge and procedures to complete assigned projects and tasks; develop proficiency in technology relevant to the position.
- Follow established procedures and clearly-defined instructions to complete assignments; develop skills in identifying resources to increase efficiency and ensure highest quality work product.
- Develop and apply organizational skills to prepare work product and ensure efficient workflow within and among teams and departments.
- Identify issues and consult with others to resolve problems.
- Identify resources to increase efficiency in preparing work product.
- Comply with administrative requirements to meet billable expectations; prepare and release timenotes on a daily basis; prepare and submit timecards on a weekly basis.
- Assist with traditional National Security client matters (CFIUS filings, audits, and investigations, export control, and sanctions) as requested.
- Coordinate with other firm personnel to produce and revise documents and other materials in the service of National Security Practice clients.
- Attend and cover Congressional hearings, agency meetings, and industry events of interest.
- Aid in the composition of client alerts, business development (i.e. presentations, memoranda, etc.) and knowledgebase/knowledge management documents.
- Track and report on legislation, regulations, and news developments on issues such as international trade and investment, foreign policy, export controls, sanctions, government contracting, technology, and other areas of interest to the National Security, Government Contracting, and Antitrust Technology Working Groups.
- Track and monitor progress of projects and provide regular status reports.
- Assist other practice areas with paralegal tasks as assigned.
The Ideal Candidate
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree from a top school with a GPA of 3.50 or higher. Please include GPA on your resume.
- Ability to commit to at least two years before law school or other ventures.
- Specific interest in policy and legislation preferred.
Teamwork and Applied Skills
- Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
- Flexibility to work overtime as needed to meet business and client needs.
- Strong sense of accountability, taking ownership over projects and resolving issues proactively with minimal supervision.
- Ability to follow complex instructions with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects and work effectively under pressure and thrive in a deadline driven environment.
- Ability to research, synthesize, and communicate large amounts of complex data.
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Flexibility to travel may be required.
Who We Are
At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect – for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are , and what we do .
Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!
Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.