Practice Assistant (Intellectual Property) (2550)
San Diego North County
Pillsbury is seeking a Practice Assistant for its Carmel Valley office. The Practice Assistant will be responsible for accurate completion of a variety of work assignments from multiple secretaries and timekeepers. Primary responsibilities include preparing expense reports, check requests, new business memos, mailings and binders in addition to attorney time entry, editing pre-bills, maintaining electronic files, assisting with travel arrangements and scheduling meetings. The Practice Assistant will also assist with patent maintenance notifications and patent expirations, processing of foreign associate invoices, running daily dockets of patent attorneys, preparing reports for clients and other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will have excellent client service skills with superior verbal and written communication abilities. Candidates must have high technical proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office Suite, be team-oriented and, once trained, must handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision. The ability to continually pay close attention to detail and produce accurate work product are critically important in this position. The successful candidate will have work experience in an environment where outstanding interpersonal skills and top quality services were high priorities. Professional demeanor and appearance are a must. Our culture includes business casual attire. High school diploma required; college degree, paralegal certification or familiarity with Intellectual Property legal practice and vocabulary are preferred.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.