Litigation Paralegal

Ogletree Deakins - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)3.5

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 850 lawyers located in 53 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for seven consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. In 2018, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation - Labor & Employment category.” In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Our San Francisco, CA office has an opportunity for a Litigation Paralegal to join the firm’s expanding practice.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the Fair Chance Ordinance.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary of Position:
Researches law, investigates facts, and prepares documents to assist attorneys. Under general supervision, review case materials, draft case chronologies and other fact analysis, organize client materials, draft subpoenas and other written discovery, draft declarations and compile supporting evidence and general case management.

Essential Functions:
Summarizes legal documents
Organizes and indexes case files
Performs wide variety of legal research and data compilation
Files pleadings with court clerk
Prepares reports, correspondence, declarations and complaints
Drafts a variety of legal documents, including subpoenas and discovery responses
Prepares affidavits or documents and maintains document file
Prepares for mediations and trials
Assist with damages analyses
Assists Attorneys at trial and in preparation for depositions
Communicates with witnesses and experts
Enters billing and expense data into Firm system in a timely manner

Two or more years of experience as a paralegal, preferably in a large litigation practice.
Paralegal certification / degree from accredited college or university is preferred.
Proficient in all Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lexis-Nexis and WestLaw, document management system, and billing systems.
Ability to create and utilize formulas in Excel a plus.
Must be willing to commit to additional hours when necessary to reach Firm objectives.
Must have superb organizational and analytical skills.

We are not working with outside recruiters on this position.


Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, 9 Paid Holidays, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an EAP.