IP EA- top law firm!

R & W Group
Mar 01, 2023
Mar 23, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
Do you have Intellectual Property (IP) experience (2 – 5+ years)? Are you an EA? Would you like to work with one of the top law firms in the US? If so, R & W Group has a fantastic new opportunity! One of our favorite law firm clients is looking for an IP EA in their office in Boston. In this role, you would serve as the centralized point of contact responsible for providing high–level non–billable administrative practice management support to assigned IP practitioners. You would support the IP practice group and serve as the administrative liaison between clients and the firm.

Position Responsibilities :

Administrative and practice support:
  • Take initiative to handle/support non–billable functions of the IP practice groups allowing the practitioners to focus on business development and billable client work
  • Key point of contact for senior attorneys and practitioners, perceptively anticipate their need, liaison between partners and others inside and outside the firm. Communicate with clients as needed
  • Key administrative liaison for the integration of new practitioners
  • Proactively oversee new client engagement and conflicts checks, draft and finalize waiver letters
  • Draft audit letters and support the audit letter approval process
  • Coordinate with and assist client transition team with intake, transfer, and disengagement tasks, for example, communicating with foreign agents as needed
  • Create and maintain client and partner reference guides in coordination with the client teams
  • Provide transition support to departing practitioners including monitoring email and voicemail accounts post departure
  • Oversee all aspects of practice group meeting preparation and logistics (agenda, conference rooms, catering, outlook invitations, presentation materials)
  • Support practitioners as needed to meet professional development requirements
  • Arrange for and manage complex travel (domestic & international)

Billing and finance support:
  • Proactively keep the pre–bill review process moving to lessen the attorney's workload and take responsibility of timely returning pre–bills to Accounting
  • Work in partnership with Financial Services and client account specialists to compile reports and analyze data as needed
  • Serve as the liaison between client and collections on special billing requirements, discrepancies, write–offs and discounts as directed
  • Request and analyze client billing charts and monitor client matter budgets
  • Assist with the practice expense approval process
  • Take initiative to process expense reimbursements
  • Assist in the international invoice approval process, approve credit memos from international agents

Prosecution support:
  • Monitor and maintain status charts for clients and practitioners to ensure prioritization and completion of timely filings; coordinate with the client service specialists and trademark paralegals, as appropriate regarding same; prepare reports of previous filings and upcoming deadlines
  • Generate docket and status reports as needed
  • Perform research and extract relevant IP information from official patent and trademark databases

Business development and marketing support:
  • Coordinate and participate in specific initiatives related to client development efforts led by, and in conjunction with, members of the Marketing and Business Development team
  • Prepare and maintain reports relating to pitches made to clients and potential clients as requested

Special projects:
  • Conduct research for a variety of purposes such as IP research on public and private databases, gather potential and current client information such as corporation/subsidiary information to update our records or for conflict checks, create a dossier for a partner or a client presentation
  • Centralized point–of–contact for opening all IP pro bono matters
  • Tracking diligence projects

General responsibilities:
  • Act as a back–up to other IP EAs and legal secretaries
  • Maintain high standards for internal/external client service and quality control
  • Champion and promote diversity, equity and inclusion to help drive positive change
  • Prepare and deliver oral and written communications that are concise and convey tenacity, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking
  • Consistently meet deadlines and effectively complete operational and project–based assignments
  • Adhere to IP principles, specific policies, procedures and best practices
  • Actively participate in team training sessions and meetings and provide appropriate feedback or topic ideas
  • Immediately report all risk management–related concerns following proscribed risk reporting process

  • Customer service oriented, as demonstrated by strong attention to detail, organization and ability to prioritize work tasks and manage deadlines based upon internal and external client needs
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure/tight time constraints
  • Creative and entrepreneurial approach to problem–solving and process improvement
  • Flexible and agile, ability to reprioritize with changes in the business
  • Strong initiative and a get–it–done attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Solid compensation and benefits. Great team. Hybrid work schedule. Apply online or register with us at .