Paralegal Specialist - Litigation

19000133 Requisition #

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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 Paralegal Specialist interested in supporting our Securities Enforcement and Litigation group, we want to hear from you!


Paralegals are a critical part of DLA Piper’s client service teams, working side by side with lawyers, co-counsel and clients on an array of substantive client matters. The majority of our paralegals are career professionals. They work independently and on teams, locally, nationally and globally. 

This position is located in the Atlanta office. 

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm's policy.


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:

  • Bachelor's degree or paralegal certificate
  • 10 years' experience as a litigation paralegal in a legal department or law firm
  • Significant experience with eDiscovery software, online project collaboration programs, litigation technology software, including but not limited to CaseMap, TextMap, TimeMap, Sanction and Relativity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Good organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills
Preferred Requirements:

  • Significant trial experience in the security industry/enforcement litigation
  • FiNRA mediation experience a plus
  • Experience using Pacer and Courtlink
  • Strong experience with cite-checking, such as with the Blue Book
  • Advanced understanding of Federal, State and local rules of procedure as well as court filing procedures, electronic as well as hard copy
  • Ability to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgement for resolution
  • Experience with preparations related to trial deposition, arbitration, mediation and regulatory hearings

What will your day look like?

Your responsibilities will include assisting attorneys with preparing necessary documents for witness interviews, investigations, hearings, trials, and arbitration. You will manage large volumes of documents and review, organize and maintain document databases for discovery, document production and attorney review, and assist attorneys in preparation of pleadings/motions. You will also be integral in day-to-day case management.

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

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