Executive Assistant (Public Policy & Law)
Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a reputable DC-based law firm, is currently seeking an Executive Assistant to support the Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Group Leader, and other assigned attorneys in the Public Policy & Law Group in its DC office.
This highly confidential position is responsible for acting as the liaison between members of the Public Policy & Law Group and representatives of government up to the highest levels. Duties include: reviewing email messages and taking appropriate action to assist in handling all correspondence received; coordinating and facilitating all meetings and telephone conferences on behalf of the former Speaker and the Group Leader; and working with the Marketing Department on matters related to Firm publicity. The Executive Assistant will also be responsible for various administrative and billing tasks related to the management of the Public Policy & Law Group.
Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least five years of Executive Assistant or Secretarial experience; previous Capitol Hill experience is also required. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have impeccable organizational skills and strong written and verbal communication.
Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to the CAREERS page at www.dicksteinshapiro.com. We offer impeccable benefits, professional growth opportunities and a collegial work environment. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
Sr. Paralegal (Complex Dispute Resolution)
Dickstein Shapiro LLP is currently seeking a Senior Paralegal in the Complex Dispute Resolution (“CDR”) practice. The CDR practice provides comprehensive solutions to avoid, limit, and resolve complex litigation and liability problems. The Firm’s CDR practice helps clients maximize recoveries and minimize exposure through creative, cost-effective dispute resolution alternatives and strategies. Senior Paralegals in the CDR practice are expected to provide advanced, complex assistance in support of client case teams.
Responsibilities include: overseeing the maintenance of documents and information, reviewing and analyzing documents and data; preparing analyses, presentations and reports; coordinating the preparation of motions and briefs, including cite checking, assembly of exhibits, filing and service; and providing proactive management of larger cases, including coordination of support efforts and preparing for upcoming events. Additionally, this role is responsible for performing substantive and factual research, organizing work rooms, assembling and organizing requested materials for attorney or client review, supervising and mentoring junior staff, and assisting at and preparing for depositions of fact and expect witnesses.
Qualified candidates will have at least seven years of paralegal or other relevant experience, a Bachelor’s degree, and a paralegal certification is preferred. The ideal candidate will have proven organizational and time management skills, strong communication skills (verbal and written), and the ability to work under pressure while coordinating multiple task simultaneously. Also, qualified candidates will have proficiency in document management databases and other applications, including Concordance, LiveNote, CaseMap, IPRO, Elite and Access (preferred).
Dickstein Shapiro LLP offers competitive salaries, an impressive benefits package, and professional growth opportunities in a collegial work environment. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to the Careers Page at www.dicksteinshapiro.com. We are proud to be an AA/EOE. M/F/D/V.