Paralegal Employment Opportunities

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an equal-opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

Washington Office

Please direct your inquiries directly to:

Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Human Resources Department - Room 491
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1795
E-mail careers@steptoe.com or fax resume and cover letter to 202.261.0627

Government Affairs Intern
Responsibilities include assisting the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) practice group with the firm’s legislative, regulatory, and political law practices.  The GAPP group works on a variety of issues before Congress, the administrative agencies, and the courts.  Great opportunity for current college students with an interest in politics, government, and law to work in a professional yet collegial environment.  The firm is looking to hire one college intern who would be tasked with a variety of research and writing assignments, and also observing and summarizing hearings on Capitol Hill.  Strong writing and interpersonal skills are essential in this Legal Intern position. Opportunity to convert to full-time upon graduation.  The internship will start in October and run through the end of the academic year.  It requires a 10-20 hours a week commitment, with flexibility to coordinate with class and exam schedules.  Please send a resume and current school transcript to careers@steptoe.com by Friday, October 3. 

Chicago Office 

Please direct your inquiries directly to Deborah Fletcher-Broucek, Legal Administrator, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 115 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60603, dfletcher@steptoe.com.

New York Office

Please direct your inquiries directly to Heidi Braun, Legal Administrator, 1114 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 hbraun@steptoe.com.

Patent Litigation Paralegal
Seeking an experienced litigation paralegal to perform substantive duties in the patent area including, but not limited to, legal and factual research; assembling briefs, pleadings, and exhibits; retrieving prosecution histories from the PTO website and assembling them for attorney review; assisting attorneys with deposition preparation; conducting electronic and paper court filings; managing electronic and paper documents; and drafting discovery-related correspondence.  Trial experience preferred but not required. 4 year college degree and at least 3 years of paralegal experience in specialty area required.  Please send your cover letter and resume to Melissa Moffett, Human Resources Coordinator at mmoffett@steptoe.com.

Palo Alto Office

Project Assistant
Palo Alto office of International law firm seeking a full-time entry level paralegal to perform substantive duties in the Intellectual Property area.  Responsibilities will include monitoring developments and assisting attorneys and paralegals by performing routine tasks such as filing court documents; filing, chronologizing, and organizing case files and papers; and maintaining case indices.  Conduct online research and assist with document review in multiple litigation databases.  Provide general support in all phases of the litigation process.  Must have strong technical skills and attention to detail.  Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be a self-starter and have an interest in intellectual property.  4 year college degree required.  Please forward resumes and transcripts to cccareers@steptoe.com.

Phoenix Office

For positions in our Phoenix office, please contact Marsha Kendall, Legal Administrator, at mkendall@steptoe.com.

Legal Assistant
Responsibilities include supporting attorneys on all aspects of case management, including document collection and production, deposition and trial preparation, the ability to gather and preserve evidence including video and internet based materials, and other ad hoc requests.  Successful candidate will have Labor experience, excellent cite-checking and proofreading skills, the ability to conduct complex legal research assignments, and familiarity with filing and service of regulatory pleadings and briefs.  We are seeking a candidate with strong initiative, excellent organizational skills, strong ability to multi-task, and attention to detail.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, and Relativity, plus video editing software and internet page preservation software required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Paralegal certificate and a minimum of one year of related legal experience are required.  Must be available to work extended hours including nights and weekends as needed, plus the ability to travel for litigation support.  Please submit resume and cover letter to Marsha Kendall via email to mkendall@steptoe.com

Brussels Office

For positions in our Brussels office, please provide your CV and a recent English writing sample to Mrs. Kathleen Van Nuffel, Office Administrator, at kvannuffel@steptoe.com.