21000441 Requisition #
DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center.
DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented individual interested in supporting our Intellectual Property/Trademark practice group as a Case Assistant, we want to hear from you!

This position is located in the Washington, DC office. Your standard hours will be determined upon hire.

The paralegal team itself includes Case Assistants, Paralegals, Senior Paralegals and Paralegal Specialists. We offer ample opportunities for advancement and career development through formal and informal training and mentoring, and provide many opportunities to give back to our communities through pro bono work.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • One year of office experience 
  • Knowledge in MS Word 


Preferred Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Experience working in a law firm environment supporting paralegals and/or attorneys
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention-to-detail 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite products, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience using databases (SQL experience is not required)


What will your day look like?

  • Assist in all aspects of trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement and related department functions
  • Review, update, and research trademark details using databases and proprietary online platforms
  • Review, analyze, and process trademark office correspondence and documents from international counsel
  • Research legal issues related to foreign and domestic intellectual property law and regulations.
  • Prepare reporting communications, correspondence, and reminders regarding upcoming deadlines to clients
  • Prepare and manage powers of attorney and authentication of official documents
  • Assist with marketing and departmental administrative efforts.


We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

We are (DLA Piper) an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Agency applications will not be considered.

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