Davis Wright Tremaine

Washington, DC

Paralegal - Energy Group

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description


This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.! This position is responsible for performing paralegal responsibilities in connection with the firms Energy practice group. This candidate must be highly detail-orientated, and be able to prioritize and multitask.

We value entrepreneurial self-starters who bring innovative solutions to the table. If you are a paralegal who exercises sound judgment, and possesses strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills while managing a heavy workload, we want to talk to you

At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled.

On a typical day you will:

  • Manage case file databases, assist with online discovery, and conduct legal and factual research for cases, mediations, and arbitrations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state utility regulatory commissions, and Federal and state courts
  • Prepare and file complaints, pleadings, and tariff sheets, including cite checking and proofreading filings for cases before the FERC, state utility regulatory commissions, and Federal and state courts
  • Monitor client energy issues, including major rulemaking dockets, independent system operator/regional transmission operator (ISO/RTO) websites, and various state activities
  • Monitor industry publications and information resources, including the FERC Daily Filings Report
  • Provide assistance with all phases of proceedings, including preparing motion and pleading templates, filing briefs with various courts with strict adherence to court rules, preparing exhibits, marshalling facts and documents, monitoring dockets, creating presentations, managing calendars, and communicating with vendors
  • Provide assistance with all phases of discovery, including privilege reviews and privilege logs, preparation of discovery templates, document production, preparation of subpoenas and oversight of service, deposition preparation and summaries
  • Order certified corporation documents and good standing certificates
  • Perform and assist with legal and factual research projects, including performance of complex factual research and analysis
  • Obtain relevant materials and citations from outside sources such as the Internet, public agencies, courts, and/or libraries, as well as case, statutory and/or regulatory law
  • Retrieve and review documents from clients and other parties
  • Prepare memoranda and summaries reflecting assigned work product
  • Manage and organize medium and large case document collections and productions, including electronically stored information
  • These responsibilities listed above may be ongoing or ad hoc in nature
  • Providing additional assistance as needed
  • Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firms announced deadlines
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
  • Adhere to personal schedule by being timely on breaks, lunches, and meetings

Join us if you have:
  • 3+ years experience as energy paralegal with experience in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) matters required.
  • Deep knowledge of court and agency procedures and rules.
  • Knowledge of: Relativity and other document review/hosting databases; PACER; Lexis/Nexis; Westlaw; Microsoft Word; Compulaw; Excel; and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with complex commercial litigation preferred.
  • Ability to organize assignments, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers, clients and staff.
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • Flexibility for overtime.
  • Bachelors Degree or Associates Degree preferred.
  • Paralegal Certificate preferred.

A Bachelors degree is helpful, but we are open to candidates from non-traditional backgrounds who have transferrable skills to succeed.

Who We Are

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each clients and each lawyers work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

Whats in it For You?

DWT offers competitive compensation in addition to ample benefits including but not limited to:

  • Choice of health and vision insurance plans
  • 2 paid volunteer days for qualifying community service work
  • Dental plan
  • Fertility and adoption benefit
  • Paid sabbatical after 13 years of service
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits
  • Retirement contribution

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

This job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP embraces diversity and inclusion. It brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employees sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.


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