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Legal professionals play a critical role in making Schwabe a top-rated Pacific Northwest law firm and a ‎great place to work. We seek highly motivated team players who are committed to providing superior ‎client service. From paralegals to legal assistants and project managers to office assistants and file ‎clerks, your talent and knowledge will be respected and rewarded at Schwabe. ‎

Current Openings


Legal Assistant - Bend

The firm is seeking a full-time legal assistant in the Bend office.  This position will support attorneys in the Business, Litigation and Real Estate departments.

The successful candidate will have an ownership mentality of their work product and partnership with timekeepers, high client service acumen, and enjoy working in a team environment. Strong computer research skills, a high level of organization and accuracy, an attention to detail, experience working with estate planning documents and litigation experience, including knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and local rules, and similar experience with Oregon state court practice and rules. 

Essential Duties:

  • Proofread, convert, format, and edit multiple documents such as contracts, checklists, etc.
  • Creating shell documents and pleadings via Payne Forms
  • Preparing documents for filing and recording
  • Pulling and preparing documents for notebooks
  • Knowledge of estates, trusts, conservatorships and guardianships, including probate court/estate administration forms
  • Email transmittal of correspondence, pleadings, and other documents
  • Travel arrangements and scheduling
  • Transmitting documents by Sharefile

Competencies:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Highly developed verbal and written communications
  • Excellent time management skills and can make decisions quickly

Preferred Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Interaction
  • Elite
  • FileSite
  • Intapp
  • Estate works

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Melissa ‎Tofell, Legal Support Services Manager at Recruiting@schwabe.com.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment, offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits including medical, dental, ‎life, LTD, 401(k)/profit sharing retirement, tuition reimbursement, EAP, transit ‎subsidy, and paid time off.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ‎ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status protected ‎by law.


IP Docketing Specialist – Portland or Seattle

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has an immediate opening in its Portland or Seattle office for an experienced Intellectual Property (IP) prosecution Docketing Specialist to provide docketing services to the firm’s large IP practice group. The Docketing department handles calendaring and reporting for patents and trademarks, both US and foreign cases. The position, which reports to the IP Docketing Supervisor, offers the opportunity to work in a fast paced, challenging, and friendly environment.

Examples of duties include:

  • Enter, update, and clear deadlines in computerized docketing ‎system
  • Review cases for docket accuracy; open cases and associate family relationships ‎
  • Close cases
  • Prepare docket reports for attorneys and paralegals
  • Download documents from the USPTO PAIR website
  • Communicate ‎frequently with paralegals regarding docket requests and case updates; ‎
  • Notify paralegals of annuities ‎and renewal deadlines
  • Answer questions from legal assistants ‎as needed to familiarize them with ‎the docketing software

Required skills and qualifications include

  • 3+ years of patent/trademark docketing ‎experience
  • Acceptable experience include 3+ years of patent paralegal experience or other IP experience that ‎provides a high level of knowledge of patent and/or trademark calendaring rules
  • Knowledge of IP prosecution law as it applies to docketing workflows
  • Experience with Inprotech software will be preferred
  • Ability to communicate frequently, professionally, and knowledgeably with paralegals, attorneys, and staff is essential
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to steadily perform under continuous and high workloads and volume with daily deadlines
  • Applicants should be able to handle flexible work assignments and desire to work as part of a team

Interested and qualified ‎‎candidates should direct their cover letter and resume to the IP Docketing ‎‎Supervisor at Recruiting@schwabe.com.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment, offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits including medical, dental, ‎life, LTD, 401(k)/profit sharing retirement, tuition reimbursement, EAP, transit ‎subsidy, and paid time off.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ‎ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status protected ‎by law.


Business Development Coordinator ‎- Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Mountain View, CA

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, a leading Pacific Northwest law firm with over 180 attorneys across eight offices, is seeking a Business Development Coordinator to work closely with the firm's Client Relations Team and support the Industry Group Managers (IGM).

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate as Schwabe has transformed to serve clients by industry. Our understanding of six key ‎industry sectors—Healthcare and Life Sciences; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Technology; and Transportation, Ports and Maritime —allows us to help clients achieve success through ideas, advice, and exceptional ‎legal counsel. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and initiative who is eager to work with us in supporting the firm’s strategic plan. The Client Relations team is fast-paced and dynamic, seeking a team member with fresh ideas who is eager to embrace evolution to better serve our clients and innovate within the legal marketing and business development fields.

The role will entail the following:‎

  • Pitches and Marketing Collateral: Assist with the production and review of pitch materials, RFP responses, ‎PowerPoint presentations, e-blasts, press releases, internal communications, and other materials.
  • Research: Collaborate with Knowledge Management to conduct and disseminate research/gather intelligence for prospect/client presentations, RFPs/proposals, competitive intelligence, etc.
  • Contact Relationship Management: Update contact information for clients, alumni, and friends of the ‎firm in interaction, the firm’s ‎contact management database.
  • Pipeline Management: Track and capture all relevant information on client and prospect RFPs and proposals.
  • Sponsorships: Work with IGM to strategically fill tables with the correct attendees, both internal and external.
  • Website: Update and maintain ‎attorney biographies and other website/intranet content.
  • Public Relations: Work with IGM to effectively promote industry initiatives/events/partnerships, etc.
  • Client Engagement: Assist team in event logistics, execute event deliverables, attend and staff events as needed.
  • Writing: Attend educational tours/seminars and produce client-focused content to highlight takeaways.
  • Meetings and Follow up: Assist in the planning and scheduling of meetings, including arranging logistics ‎to ensure proper audio/visual and catering set-up.
  • Budgeting: Submit budget requests through Concur; send check requests for vendors, sponsorships, etc.
  • Other administrative duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Specific Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, shows initiative, is detail-oriented, and is a self-starter with excellent ‎writing and ‎communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, business or related field with at least two years of experience.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Project management and organizational skills are key to success.
  • Diplomacy, tact and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and to juggle multiple priorities/projects.
  • Special awareness around delivering exceptional client service.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter ‎to the Hiring Manager at Recruiting@schwabe.com.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment, offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits including medical, dental, ‎life, LTD, 401(k)/profit sharing retirement, tuition reimbursement, EAP, transit ‎subsidy, and paid time off.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ‎ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status protected ‎by law.


Contact Us


Erika Hayes
HR Manager
ehayes@schwabe.com
Direct: 503-796-2995‎