Senior Paralegal

Fairfax, Virginia
May 15, 2023
Jun 23, 2023
Full Time
Senior Paralegal

Provides a wide array of support and performs a variety of in-house corporate legal responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include working with the Corporate Legal Group and will encompass many aspects of Dewberry's in-house legal practice, including but not limited to claims management, legal expense management, E-Discovery, corporate governance and compliance, risk management, state and professional registrations, intellectual property, political contributions, employment, mergers and acquisitions, and a variety of other services provided by the Corporate Legal Group.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Works under the direction of the General Counsel
  • Claims, potential claims, and collections support including contract and project information gathering, case status tracking, case budget tracking, performing E-Discovery searches, implementing and maintaining legal holds, and managing document production.
  • Identify existing systems and processes, identify potential risk and offer solutions, and create new processes/systems (as needed).
  • Responsible for maintaining business entity annual reports and coordinating with outside vendors.
  • Corporate governance support including state and professional registration maintenance, records retention and maintenance, drafting corporate resolutions and written consents, business entity formation.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate intranet legal presence and data.
  • Storing, tracking, and accessing data and information for compliance.
  • Mastering legal group technology and software.
  • Intellectual property support.
  • International services research Performs legal research as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • 7 years legal office experience preferred.
  • Paralegal certificate is required.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office programs.
  • Must be proficient using Westlaw and the internet for research.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Critical, forward thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • High attention to detail and high level of accuracy in all work.
  • Manage multiple tasks with changing priorities to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Must have self-management skills and knowledge to carry out objectives.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently
  • Customer services skills are required to deliver high quality services quickly and efficiently.
  • Strong organizational skills to handle large volumes of information so that it can be retrieved and accessed in a timely manner.
  • Must have a strong sense of professionalism to maintain working relationships with all levels of the organization.

*This person in this position is required to be onsite in our headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with overtime required as needed. Relocation will not be provided.

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employee's. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

* At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.