Monday, July 25, 2016

Project Assistant Position, International Trade, for Recent Grad

Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, this position performs a variety of duties to assist attorneys, paralegals, and consultants in the International Trade Practice Group. Candidates must be able to work independently and efficiently in an environment that is heavily computer based, perform under strict time constraints, follow established client and team guidelines for case and matter management, maintain positive contact with clients and observe confidentiality of client matters.

Candidates will have the following responsibilities:

• Track and distribute incoming documents; retrieve filings from agency and court dockets; prepare pleadings indices and update paper and electronic case files (maintaining parallel proprietary and public pleadings files).
• Assist in preparation of voluminous electronic filings containing information subject to administrative protective order (“APO”) and prepare public versions of proprietary filings.
• File and serve documents in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, and U.S. courts.
• Adhere to strict procedures to protect security of materials under APO.
• Monitor and assist with preparation of import/export quota and licensing documents.
• Coordinate with team members, other departments, and/or other offices.
• Organize and maintain attorney working files.
• Research and compile data from a variety of reference sources.
• Prepare import data spreadsheets using International Trade Commission trade data.
• General support of attorneys, consultants, and paralegals in areas of antidumping and countervailing duties, Section 337, foreign and WTO cases, customs, export controls, and trade sanctions.

Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree required with a 3.5 GPA (preferred).
• Fluent in Spanish preferred.
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete multiple tasks under strict time constraints.
• Flexibility to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed, often with little to no advance notice.
• Able to work both independently and as an integral member of the team; takes initiative; communicates effectively.

Apply here.