International Litigation and Arbitration Paralegal

July 27, 2017

Offices

Foley Hoag’s Washington, D.C. office is seeking a paralegal for its International Litigation and Arbitration Department (ILAD). Foley Hoag’s ILAD is one of the few in the country engaged in the practice of public and private international law. We represent sovereign states and their agencies in litigation and arbitration with other states and with investors, and in litigation in U.S. courts. As a paralegal, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to work directly on high-profile and innovative international legal cases. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and resourceful college graduate who is interested in international affairs and the legal field. You should also be able to work independently and manage multiple demands on your time.



Responsibilities

  • Maintain and manage case files (evidence, court filings, etc.)
  • Conduct factual and basic legal research
  • Prepare and submit filings to courts and dispute resolution institutions
  • Work closely with attorneys on case teams to develop and litigate cases
  • Review documents for importance and relevance to case
  • Review translations for accuracy
  • Occasional research in the field
  • Provide support during hearings and meetings (locally and abroad)

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Oral and written Spanish and English language fluency (other language fluency, particularly French, are also an asset)
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Strong computer and Internet skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to work overtime, including weekends

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of desktop publishing and other litigation database software
  • Experience in research on the ground in Latin America
  • Prior paralegal experience
  • Familiarity with international politics (especially Latin American politics) and international legal issues

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing the nature of their interest in and qualifications for the position and a resume to Kathleen Snyder (ksnyder@foleyhoag.com).