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Senior Attorney

Company: Trestle Law, APC
Location: Imperial Beach
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Please note: we are unable to interview anyone coming from a practice area other than intellectual property or business law, and the attorney MUST BE IN PACIFIC OR MOUNTAIN TIME ZONES

This is a full-time job, with full-time hours. 1400 annual billable requirement.

We are seeking an attorney who can provide quality legal services to our large, diverse client base. Our ideal candidate will be under the direction of the--Managing Attorney,--Senior--Attorney must have the ability to work effectively as a team member while also handling an individual caseload--with firm deadlines. The Senior Attorney must have a strong commitment to achieving excellent results for our clients through--efficient work,--communication,--and ethics.

Senior--Attorney must also have a strong commitment--to productivity, excellent attention to detail, exceptionally high work ethic, high motivation, and--willingness to work hard to serve our clients. Positive attitude and ability to work well with a variety of people. The--Associate--Attorney must--possess--excellent writing skills--and--solid--settlement--skills.

You must have negotiated intellectual property contracts on your own or with very little input from a supervising attorney to be qualified for this job. YOU MUST HAVE PRIOR LITIGATION EXPERIENCE.


Perform research, draft briefs, pleadings, and motions
Prepare various legal documents, such as motions, pleadings, briefs, and correspondence
Take responsibility for administrative staff relating to client invoicing/billing records, setting up meetings with clients and completing tasks
Identify client conflicts and determine case strategies with options for resolution
Manage administrative assistants, paralegals, and law clerks
--- Preparation, filing, and managing a full docket of trademark and copyright applications
--- Client coordination and communication
--- Oversee, edit, and approve clearance searches and opinion letters
--- Draft and send cease and desist letters
--- Oversee, edit, and approve all maintenance documents with the USPTO (Section 8 and 15 Declarations)
--- Prepare, file, and represent clients in TTAB proceedings (cancellations and oppositions)
--- Negotiate various IP settlements with opposing parties/counsel
--- Prepare and finalize settlement agreements and consent agreements
--- Draft various contracts: licensing agreements, website terms, and conditions, privacy policies and forum policies, vendor agreements, consulting agreements, and the like
--- Manage and coordinate all international trademark filings and communicate with counsels overseas
--- Basic corporate formations - LLCs/Corporations (CA only)
--- An understanding of basic general counsel principles, including employee matters
--- Attorneys with patent experience, who are licensed to practice before the USPTO are preferred but not required


Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is necessary
Prior experience working in a law firm for a minimum of 1-2 years required
Advanced computer skills working with legal research programs (Westlaw and Lexis) required
Public speaking, decision-making, communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills are necessary for this role
Jobseekers should be a member of their local bar association - active member preferred Association
--- Licensed in California and in good standing
--- Basic understanding of law firm software such as Clio, AltLegal, and TMTKO
--- Strong knowledge of billable hours (.1) and timekeeping. You will be required to bill and track all of your time.
--- Minimum of 3 years experience as a licensed attorney in a law firm either business or IP
--- Federal litigation experience preferred (trademark, copyright, and/or patent)

About Company:
Do you want to work with a boutique, dynamic, woman-of-color-owned, full-service intellectual property law firm with the flexibility to work from home, while helping game-changing professionals use their intangible assets to build a financial legacy?

We are an enterprising intellectual property and business firm that is on track for aggressive growth.

We want to be known for helping our clients leverage their IP to make more money for their families and legacies overall. Because what's more empowering than calling the shots of your own destiny?

Keywords: Trestle Law, APC, San Diego , Senior Attorney, Legal , Imperial Beach, California

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