Paralegal - ANDA Litigation

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 625 attorneys and 1,000 employees firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is currently seeking a paralegal to serve our ANDA Litigation team in Taft’s Chicago office.

We are seeking a Paralegal with 8+ years of experience in both simple and complex patent litigation to support our ANDA Litigation team in the Chicago office. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients. 

Sample Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drafts common pleading and discovery templates.
  • Drafts answers/counterclaims.
  • Prepares requests for production, interrogatories, and subpoenas.
  • Manages discovery document collection and production, interfacing among Firm discovery group, clients, and third-party vendors.
  • Timely enters, reviews, and corrects time charges.

Requirements:

  • At least 8 years’ experience with simple and complex patent litigation, including trial experience and case management, as well as experience with related Patent Office proceedings.
  • Experience with Relativity software and patents is required; experience with Docket Navigator, ANDAs, Lexis, Lex Machina, paragraphfour.com, the Orange Book, and Drugs@FDA is preferred.  
  • Must have paralegal degree/certificate, or equivalent combination of experience.
  • Position requires familiarity with the Hatch-Waxman paradigm for the approval of generic drugs in the United States.
  • Must have proficient command of the English language and the application of standard grammar rules.
  • Must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must continuously show an ability to adapt to workplace stressors and competing priorities.
  • Must maintain client confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Must exhibit collegial interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates should apply to Alycen Cummings, acummings@taftlaw.com.


Taft is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.