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

Legislative Assistant
Steptoe, a DC-based AmLaw 100 firm, is seeking a Legislative Assistant to join its DC government relations practice.  Interested candidates must have a college degree, minimum of 2 years of related legislative or political experience (Capitol Hill experience preferred), and excellent research, writing and analytical skills.  The successful candidate will assist members of Steptoe’s government affairs and public policy practice group, monitoring and analyzing legislative, regulatory, and political developments for a wide variety of clients.  Day-to-day tasks will involve researching public policy issues, covering Congressional hearings, writing memos, arranging and coordinating meetings on the Hill, and attending some staff-level meetings on the Hill.  For consideration please submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript to Legal_Recruiting@steptoe.com.  Principals only!

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.

Palo Alto Office

Phoenix Office

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

Commercial Litigation Paralegal
Responsibilities include setting up and managing document databases, preparing documents for production, summarizing depositions, ability to prepare video clips of deposition testimony, preparing witness binders for interviews, depositions and trial, preparation of fact and document chronologies, internet research and cite-checking.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Adobe, LiveNote, Relativity and Trial Director.  5 years of commercial litigation and insurance bad faith litigation experience needed.  College Degree and/or Paralegal certificate required.  Must be available to work some overtime, with some extended hours, including nights and weekends as needed, plus the ability to periodically 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.