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In our 11 offices throughout the United States, as well as international alliances around the globe, we handle domestic and international legal work, including the most complex and challenging matters. We have an unyielding commitment to providing results, the highest level of professional service, value, diversity and integrity, supported by a truly unique firm culture that encourages collaboration and a respectful and amiable work environment.

We attract and retain highly qualified attorneys and staff, offering competitive compensation and benefits, and involvement in sophisticated legal work. Our commitment to professional development extends to attorneys and support personnel at every level, and includes early opportunities for “hands on” experience in significant matters, client interaction, high level mentoring, formal training and participation in strategic case-management in a small team structure.

P&A is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and any other factor protected by applicable law. If you have any questions regarding the application process or need an accommodation to complete the application process, please send an email to Recruiting@Pecklaw.com. We are always looking for strong talent to join the firm. If you are interested in pursuing career opportunities with us, please send an email with your résumé to Recruiting@Pecklaw.com

*Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not submit resumes through this link. If you are an agency looking to submit a candidate for one of our openings, please contact Peckar & Abramson through our Contact Us link. Thank you.

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Employment Defense Associate – River Edge, NJ

Prestigious nationwide law firm has an immediate need for a full-time employment defense associate to join our New Jersey office. Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years labor/employment defense and commercial litigation experience and possess excellent research, writing and litigation skills, as well as the ability to perform independently on complex matters.

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Litigation Associate – River Edge, NJ

National construction law firm is seeking a litigation associate with 2 – 4 years of experience in commercial litigation for its Bergen County, New Jersey office.

Interested candidates should have strong academic credentials and be admitted to practice in New Jersey state and federal courts (New York admission is a plus). Construction litigation experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have strong research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

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Construction Attorney – Los Angeles, CA

Leading national law firm with its primary focus on construction law, is currently seeking an associate for its commercial litigation and construction dispute resolution departments in its downtown Los Angeles, CA office. This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys with a strong litigation background to take a prominent role in litigation matters, and to gain experience in construction law.

Interested candidates should have strong academic credentials (JD required), with 3-7 years of commercial litigation experience, and must be admitted to practice law in the state courts. Construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience is a plus. The successful candidate must also have strong research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, and must be a motivated self-starter who can work independently and as part of a litigation team.

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Litigation Associate – River Edge, NJ

National construction law firm is seeking a litigation associate with 5-7 years of experience in commercial litigation for its Bergen County, New Jersey office.

The candidate must be admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts and must have experience practicing in those courts.  Interested candidates should have strong academic credentials, with strong research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.  Construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience is a preferred.  The successful candidate must also be able to work independently and as part of a team.

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Litigation Associate – River Edge, NJ

National construction law firm is seeking a litigation associate with 8-10 years of experience in commercial litigation for its Bergen County, New Jersey office.

The candidate must be admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts and must have experience practicing in those courts.  Interested candidates should have strong academic credentials, with strong research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.  Construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience is preferred.  The successful candidate must also be able to work independently and as part of a team.

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Paralegal – New York, NY

National construction law firm seeks a litigation paralegal/legal assistant for its expanding New York office. The role will involve commercial litigation and transaction support, and research and drafting tasks as required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently in a fast-paced office environment and must have strong organizational and communication skills. Above all, we are looking for a reliable and diligent team player who is eager to learn and keen to gain unparalleled experience and exposure to life at a busy and successful law firm. Certification or associate’s degree in paralegal studies (bachelor’s degree is preferred) with a minimum experience of two years in a litigation paralegal role. Candidates must be fully vaccinated.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist attorneys with preparing litigation documents such as pleadings, discovery, and motions
  • Conduct legal research and factual investigations
  • File court papers electronically and in various courts
  • Assist attorneys with preparations for court appearances, depositions, and mediations
  • Conduct electronic and paper discovery reviews
  • Maintain electronic and paper case files
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Privilege reviews
  • Analysis and issue coding
  • Filing of lien papers
  • Traveling to surrounding courts
  • Copying, scanning, and document conversion/reformatting

 

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Certification or associate’s degree in paralegal studies (bachelor’s degree is preferred)
  2. Minimum experience of two years in a litigation paralegal role.
  3. Excellent communication & organizational skills
  4. Strong research, computer and report generating skills
  5. Working knowledge of legal database software
  6. Excellent time management and organizational skills
  7. Proactive
  8. Professional demeanor
  9. Interest in law and the construction industry
  10. Ability to work within a dynamic team and communicate effectively with attorneys, management, support staff and public agencies

 

Benefits

Eligible employees can enroll in medical, dental, and/or vision plans and may also participate in our 401(K), TransitChek, flexible spending and other savings plans.

Job Type: Full-time. This position has a hybrid telecommuting schedule with time split between working at the office and working remotely.

For more information about Peckar & Abramson, please visit our website at www.pecklaw.com.

Peckar & Abramson (P&A) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and any other factor protected by applicable law. If you have any questions regarding the application process or need an accommodation to complete the application process, please send an email to the address posted with this ad.

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eDiscovery Project Manager

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is seeking an eDiscovery Project Manager to work in our River Edge, New Jersey office. This is a hybrid remote/in-person position.

Qualifications:

-Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of electronic discovery including, but not limited to, the following areas:

-Establish effective strategies for eDiscovery projects involving, among others, ESI preservation, litigation hold techniques, ESI collection, custodian interview techniques, the drafting of ESI protocols and related ESI court documents, early case assessment tools, ESI production, ESI review and other advisory services.

-Responsible for managing ESI for large, complex projects and many smaller, day-to-day projects.

-Assist in the design and execution of, and training for, ESI litigation and ESI discovery management and ESI best practices processes, protocols and procedures to be used across the firm.

-Educate P&A clients, internal counsel/staff on eDiscovery processes, workflows, and technologies.

-Provide support for web-based document review, Relativity workspace customization with corresponding review protocols, ESI stipulation analysis, and other related project review requirements.

-Mentor and lead as the P&A PM, in establishing internal best practices for ESI management.

-Assist with testing new eDiscovery tools in the market to maximize the effectiveness of services provided to prospective and existing P&A clients.

-Develop and execute approaches to technology assisted review tools in litigation and investigation response.

-Partner with P&A Finance to complete project monthly invoices, forecasted and actual project budgets, and custom reports requested by P&A clients.

Additional Qualifications:

-Minimum of 6 plus years of eDiscovery experience including recent use of Relativity review software, Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in utilizing Relativity Structured and Conceptual Analytics (Technology Assisted Review experience helpful) including the ability to explain and educate clients and P&A staff on the benefits of such technologies.

-Day to day hands on use of Relativity.

-Minimum of 2 -3 years of day-to-day direct contact with client and/or client outside counsel with regards to workflow and strategic planning.

-Knowledge of AI tools.

-Project Management of at least 4 years dealing with complex matters working directly with client and client outside counsel.

-Knowledge of underlying processes of EDRM (e.g. early case assessment, processing, productions, and review protocols).

-Proficient in Relativity workspace set-up including, but not limited to, analytics, user set-up and group permissions, coding layouts, running complex keyword and dtSearch queries, and workflow customization such as indexing, set-up of views, field/choices, persistent highlighting sets, etc.

-Exceptional analytical, issue-spotting and problem-solving skills – demonstrated capability to quickly analyze complex factual situations, evaluate key risk issues and make appropriate decisions.

-Self-starter with ability to work independently under time sensitive deadlines and other business pressures.

-Outstanding presentation, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to influence diverse groups of senior professionals.

Technical Requirements:

-Relativity 10.0 or higher is required.

-LexisNexis LAW Pre-Discovery 6.0 or higher is preferred.

-Relativity Analytics

-Next Point experienced preferred

-4 years Project Management experience

Training and Certifications:

-Bachelor’s Degree preferred (but not required). Will consider years of experience and/or certifications in lieu of Degree.

-Relativity RCA Certification with 2–3 years’ experience is preferred.

-Relativity Analytics, or Relativity Project Management Specialist is preferred.

-LexisNexis LAW Pre-Discovery certification(s) is preferred.

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