Top Associate Attorney Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an associate attorney. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of associate attorney resumes they appeared on. For example, 10.5% of associate attorney resumes contained discovery responses as a skill. Let's find out what skills an associate attorney actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Associate Attorney resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Discovery Responses

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Discovery response is the response made by a person on trial once discoveries are made against them. Certain motions are filed against a person on trial, which may include a request for interrogations, request for production, etc, and they have to file a response within some time. The official response is filed in court and its copies can be distributed to the other parties.

Here's how Discovery Responses is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted and reviewed personal injury complaints, drafted and reviewed interrogatories and requests for production of documents, reviewed discovery responses.
  • Conducted client interviews, drafted discovery, analyzed opposing discovery responses and documents provided in response to requests for production.
  • Worked closely with clients in preparing discovery responses, deposition testimony and responsive correspondences in complex litigation cases.
  • Drafted discovery responses including interrogatories, requests for admissions and requests for production of documents.
  • Conducted and defended party and non-party depositions; drafted and responded to discovery demands.
  • Reviewed discovery responses from opponents and co-defendants and summarized salient responses in client correspondence.
  • Drafted litigation documents including motions, briefs, interrogatories and discovery demands and responses.
  • Summarized deposition transcripts, personnel records, discovery responses and documents produced.
  • Prepared discovery responses with claim specific objections to requests for privileged documents.
  • Drafted discovery responses and edited motions related to every stage of litigation.
  • Directed paralegals in their preparation of motions and discovery demands and responses.
  • Prepared discovery demands including interrogatories, document demands and notices to admit.
  • Prepared case evaluations regarding discovery responses and presented results to Senior Partners.
  • Negotiate satisfaction of discovery demands at court supervised compliance conferences.
  • Handle complex litigation matters and addressing counterclaims, discovery responses.
  • Reviewed and approved discovery responses drafted by discovery clerks.
  • Conducted depositions, drafted discovery demands and responses.
  • Responded to discovery requests and analyzed discovery responses.
  • Litigated diligently and successfully against overreaching discovery demands.
  • Reviewed and summarized discovery responses and medical records.

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2. Law Firm

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Managed residential and commercial bankruptcy caseload for this boutique commercial law firm; Collaborated on complex corporate and commercial transactions.
  • Full service law firm specializing in high technology/venture capital backed companies and venture capital fund formation and representation.
  • Associate in corporate/commercial litigation section of law firm specializing in health care and medical malpractice defense law.
  • Work directly under Principal Attorney in Intellectual Property law firm focused on patent and trademark prosecution.
  • Associate attorney with plaintiff's personal injury law firm specializing in orthopedic and brain injury litigation.
  • Represented insurance carriers and policy insureds in legal disputes in this 20-attorney civil litigation law firm.
  • Joined this prestigious Philadelphia law firm directly from law school and handled sophisticated business litigation.
  • Associate attorney at an extremely high-volume law firm focusing on complex civil litigation.
  • Associate attorney focused on general commercial litigation for state-wide law firm.
  • Practiced in litigation and environmental departments of large Seattle-based law firm.
  • Concentrated on foreclosure-related cases for an established law firm in Cincinnati.
  • Practiced primarily family law within a personal injury law firm.
  • Associate attorney in personal injury and disability law firm.
  • Handle decedent foreclosure cases for foreclosure and bankruptcy law firm
  • Top ten lobby law firm representing a wide-range of clients on Capitol Hill including pharmaceutical concerns, insurance companies and airlines.
  • Associate Attorney at The Buckley Law Firm (formerly Buckley & Klein), an employment law and civil rights firm.
  • Travel to client homes for purposes of completing paperwork with client to retain the law firm for his or her claim.
  • Enlisted to supply English speaking abilities and IP knowledge for law firm specializing in representing government clients and hospitals throughout Israel.
  • Provide legal research and writing support for law firm with practices in insurance defense, employment, and civil rights law.
  • Selected to join the Technology Department, the most prestigious division of one of Israel's largest full-service multidisciplinary law firms.

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4. Pre-Trial Motions

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Pre-Trial Motions are those legal motions which are employed before the trial actually begins, often at hearings or outside of the courtroom. For example, a prosecutor or a defense attorney might file something called a "motion to dismiss", which is an attempt in getting the judge to consider dismissing the case in question before it can even get to trial.

Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Prepare and file motions, briefs, pleadings, and discovery requests/responses for judicial and administrative proceedings.
  • Draft and file Motions, Orders, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plans, and other court documents.
  • File motions, briefs and legal memorandum before the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • Prepare and electronically file motions, orders and moving papers for Connecticut Superior Court.
  • Prepare and file motions, memorandums of law, notices and orders.
  • Prepare and file motions with the Executive Office of Immigration Review.
  • Prepare and file motions for default judgment and property execution.
  • Prepare and file Motions to Reform Irrevocable Trusts.
  • Prepare and file motions and attend hearings.
  • Prepare initial pleadings and discovery demand/responses, appear at hearings on pre-trial motions, and conduct/defend depositions and examinations under oath.
  • Provided litigation support with research, preparation and arguments for pre-trial motions and preparation of jury instructions.
  • Draft and file motionspertaining to residential foreclosure and also Surrogate Court petitions on behalf of creditors.
  • Completed discovery and drafted various pre-trial motions.
  • Researched, wrote, edited and argued pre-trial motions in medical malpractice, premises liability, injury and wrongful death cases.
  • Managed all aspects of a large criminal caseload including arraignments, pre-trial motions, trials, sentencing, and appellate proceedings.
  • Conducted depositions of expert and fact witnesses, prepared defense for trial, drafted and argued pre-trial motions and case settlement.
  • Prepared and responded to discovery requests, drafted and argued pre-trial motions, negotiated settlements, and represented clients at trial
  • Draft pleadings, file motions, conduct written discovery, take and defend depositions, and author correspondence and memoranda.
  • Conducted depositions, defended clients, and drafted complaints, pre-trial motions, memorandums, discovery requests and responses.
  • Drafted pleadings and pre-trial motions including motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, and motion to compel.

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5. Federal Courts

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Federal courts refer to designated law system units mandated to rule cases that involve the constitution, the federal laws, cases entailing bankruptcy, the general conduct of the ambassadors and public ministers in treaties, and crimes that involve different states.

Here's how Federal Courts is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Represented natural gas company in federal court litigation regarding the enforcement of pipeline easements during construction of natural gas pipeline.
  • Argued before Missouri Western District on uninsured motorist interpretation issue, and before federal court on disability policy interpretation case.
  • Authored memorandum brief and declaratory judgment accepted by Federal Court of the Northern District of Mississippi as legal precedent.
  • Conducted pretrial practice as defense counsel for major insulation manufacturer in asbestos personal-injury cases in state and federal courts.
  • Managed bankruptcy proceedings for corporations at State Courts, including adversary proceedings at Federal Courts.
  • Represented employment discrimination clients in state and federal administrative proceedings and in federal courts.
  • Possess litigation experience in Federal Courts including District Court and Administrative Courts.
  • Provided legal advocacy and representation in state and federal courts.
  • Litigated extensively in state and federal courts, serving plaintiffs, defendants, and third-party witnesses from case-filing through to appeal.
  • Defended legal actions against firm and clients related to CFPB, TILA, FDCPA, and other regulations in federal court.
  • Represented clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts as well as arbitration and mediation proceedings.
  • Research and draft motions, briefs, and discovery in state and federal court, covering all areas of motion practice.
  • Litigate ERISA civil actions against building trade union employers for trust fund contributions and breach of contract actions in federal courts.
  • Averted $23M+ federal court judgment on a loan guarantee for a corporate client by negotiating a settlement with the bank.
  • Serve as associate attorney on a variety of matters for clients in various federal courts, for FDCPA and TCPA claims.
  • Litigated plaintiff-side medical malpractice, construction injuries, airplane crashes, and premises liability matters in Illinois state and federal courts.
  • Researched, prepared, and filed pleadings, motions, orders, briefs, and affidavits in state and federal courts.
  • Represent employees in all aspects of employment litigation, including single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits in State and Federal courts.
  • Represented clients in bankruptcy, appellate, juvenile, family and general civil law cases in state and federal courts.
  • Prepare complaints, motions, subpoenas, orders, or other hearing and/or trial documents in state and federal courts.

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7. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed and analyzed commercial general liability insurance policies and complaints on behalf of insurance companies to determine coverage of underlying litigation.
  • Conducted extensive legal research, document review and deposition preparation for a federal class action suit involving several major insurance companies.
  • Represented private insurance companies in all aspects of first party property insurance defense, personal injury lawsuits and general civil litigation.
  • Represented large insurance companies on numerous matters including age discrimination allegations, policy disputes, and transfers of structured settlement payments.
  • Experienced in third-party insurance defense litigation representation of insurance companies in first-party and coverage disputes, and in motion practice.
  • Represented insurance companies in a variety of civil litigation and electronic discovery matters in state and federal courts of Virginia.
  • Advised medical malpractice groups representing numerous international insurance companies to analyze coverage issues, determine strategy and achieve resolution.
  • Defended premises liability, personal injury and general negligence matters on behalf of insurance companies and large multinational corporations.
  • Negotiated compromised resolutions and settlements between clients and insurance companies to maximize the benefits available for the injured worker.
  • Represented insurance companies, self-insured commercial clients and government entities at state and federal judicial and administrative forums.
  • Represent large national organizations, including non-profits, prestigious medical centers, sports organizations, and insurance companies.
  • Defended insurance companies in complex coverage litigation, prosecuted indemnity claims, and provided insurance coverage analysis.
  • Represented domestic and international insurance companies in complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal court.
  • Handled declaratory judgment actions on behalf of various insurance companies especially in the areas of environmental litigation.
  • Provided legal representation for employers and insurance companies in all aspects of workers' compensation litigation.
  • Manage all phases of general and professional liability litigation on behalf of insurance companies and self-insured.
  • Advised insurance companies as to regulatory compliance and mitigation of contractual and extra contractual exposure.
  • Represented major insurance companies in personal injury claims; successfully limiting each organization's exposure.
  • Defended insurance companies, third-party administrators and self-insured employers in contested workers' compensation claims.
  • Coordinate legal strategy with insurance companies and communicate complex legal analysis in easily understandable terms.

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8. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Provided emergency legal counsel, including on-scene legal representation to national trucking company in fatal accident, successfully diminishing negative publicity.
  • Provided foreign investment, banking, and securities transactions counsel to draft complex syndicated loan transaction agreements and related documentation.
  • Provided legal counsel and litigation services to businesses and business-minded individuals in the technology, Internet, and entertainment industries.
  • Provided strategic counsel to industry trade associations addressing regulatory, legislative and industry actions affecting both domestic and global transportation.
  • Direct file-handling of over 200 cases as insurance-retained defense counsel for subcontractors in commercial and residential building disputes.
  • Negotiate with opposing counsel and insurance adjusters to obtain satisfactory settlements for clients in personal injury cases.
  • Provided legal counsel to clients consisting of local boards of education and post secondary educational institutions.
  • Assisted as second-chair counsel in obtaining temporary injunction for client involved in commercial partnership dispute.
  • Receive compliments from individual clients, claims representatives and opposing counsel for professionalism and passion.
  • Coordinate with General Counsel in litigation claims defense and strategy for local and national corporations.
  • Drafted interrogatories and requests for production and managed responses to opposing counsel's discovery requests.
  • Communicated and coordinated with opposing counsel regarding joint court submissions and court appearances.
  • Directed and monitored out of jurisdiction counsel for corporate client in litigation.
  • Reviewed settlement presentation by opposing counsel and developed counter-proposal in settlement negotiations.
  • Negotiated with opposing counsel regarding a wide variety of procedural issues.
  • Supervised out-of-state counsel for timeliness, cost-effectiveness and quality of work.
  • Drafted memos to assist counsel with deposition strategy and preparation.
  • Assisted counsel during motion hearings and supplementary process procedures.
  • Negotiate settlements with insurance claims representatives and opposing counsel.
  • Communicate and collaborate with opposing counsel and expert witnesses.

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9. Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy is a financial term which can be applied to and used by both organizations and individuals. To declare bankruptcy is to announce that one cannot pay off their debts due to a lack of funding and/or income. It is a legal process and as such it has a number of forms; different forms are appropriate for different people or organizations or for different circumstances and debts owed. In this way, an entity might be able to rid themselves of some, most or, rarely, all of their debts and begin to make anew.

Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Handled litigation arising in connection to bankruptcy matters, including the prosecution and defense of adversary proceedings.
  • Worked as an associate attorney representing business clients in business transactions, business litigation and bankruptcy.
  • Acquired substantive experience in collections/foreclosures, corporate affairs, civil litigation and creditors' bankruptcy claims.
  • Prepared client memorandum with recommendation for potential litigation strategies, including filing potential involuntary bankruptcy case.
  • Attended hearings/depositions, assisted in the trial preparation of complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation matters.
  • Represent financial institutions, mortgage lenders and other private investors as creditors in bankruptcy.
  • Researched legal precedents and procedures on recovery of assets upon judgments and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Participated in Foreclosure sales, bankruptcy meeting of creditors and social security disability hearings.
  • Represented Fortune 500 Company in complex financial transactions, litigation and bankruptcy matters.
  • Provided litigation support for a lengthy and complicated adversary case in bankruptcy court.
  • Represented clients in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy proceedings and Social Security disability cases.
  • Counseled individuals and businesses in matters related to debtor-creditor relations and bankruptcy.
  • Represented secured creditors in foreclosure and bankruptcy cases and related litigation.
  • Provided extensive default and bankruptcy services for major automotive finance companies.
  • Associate attorney practicing primarily in the area of consumer bankruptcy.
  • Conducted debt collection efforts and negotiations for bankruptcy adversary proceedings.
  • Practiced personal bankruptcy law representing clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Instituted and developed bankruptcy department of boutique foreclosure firm.
  • Represented local and national banks in Pennsylvania bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Co-author of publications on insolvency law and bankruptcy.

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10. Real Estate

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Real estate is land that has buildings on it. This kind of property consists of permanent improvements either natural or man-made, which include, houses, fences, bridges, water trees, and minerals. There are 4 types of real estate namely; residential real estate, commercial real estate, industrial real estate, and vacant land.

Here's how Real Estate is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Provided legal services to high-volume caseload of residential real estate developers seeking representation during complex insurance defense / construction defect litigation.
  • Developed and maintained client relationships, negotiated and drafted documents for real estate and business transactions and business entity formation.
  • Represented real estate investors in condominium conversions and financing agreements; Prepared pleadings for real estate and business litigation matters.
  • Conducted Commercial Litigation involving real estate-related disputes, contract disputes, and eminent domain/right-of-way actions for various entities.
  • Represent homeowners associations, developers, retailers, investors and buyers/sellers in commercial real estate transactions.
  • Prepared assignments of several business interests to new limited liability company for large real estate developer.
  • Coordinated, facilitated, and closed Connecticut residential real estate purchase and refinance transactions.
  • Helped develop a very successful practice representing commercial lenders in real estate financing transactions.
  • Conducted Litigation involving financial institutions, real estate-related disputes, and personal injury claims.
  • General litigation, real estate transactions, matrimonial/family law, and personal injury.
  • Worked primarily in general litigation focusing in commercial real estate and other business transactions
  • Drafted discovery documents in real estate litigation matters for a civil litigation firm.
  • Supervised paralegals assisting in the acquisition and development of real estate sites.
  • Devised and implemented litigation and real estate title issue resolution strategies.
  • Represented homeowners & homeowners associations in real estate and commercial litigation.
  • Worked extensively in real estate litigation and other civil litigation matters.
  • Drafted acquisition agreements, real estate documents and confidentiality agreements.
  • Practice included some commercial real estate and professional negligence litigation.
  • Delegated and reviewed real estate tasks completed by paralegals.
  • Negotiated workout agreement for distressed commercial real estate owner.

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11. Criminal Cases

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A criminal case is a court proceeding in which a person is charged with committing a crime against the state or the community. Such individuals are brought for trials, to decide they are guilty or not. There are two kinds of criminal cases misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a crime on a lower level like traffic offenses or minor assaults. While felonies are offenses on a higher level.

Here's how Criminal Cases is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated resolutions in criminal cases and infractions with prosecutors.
  • Represented indigent defendants in criminal cases.
  • Litigated assigned juvenile and criminal cases.
  • Associate Attorney -- Defended a large volume of criminal cases and handed almost all matrimonial cases that came to the firm.
  • Prepared and second chaired the trial of numerous high-profile white collar criminal cases in Federal District Court throughout the U.S.
  • Represented clients in criminal cases in state district and circuit courts, administrative hearings, and federal district court.
  • Assist with legal research, discovery review, motion drafting, and trial preparation for civil and criminal cases.
  • Handled all stages of litigation from initiation to resolution in civil and criminal cases in trial and appellate courts.
  • Handled a high caseload of 120 - 150 felony criminal cases at a time from start to disposition.
  • Represent defendants in all criminal cases: felony, misdemeanor, traffic, appeals and post conviction relief.
  • General legal and notarial practice; legal research and preparation of pleadings for civil and criminal cases.
  • Conducted legal research and completed filings, and assisted with trial preparation for Civil and Criminal cases.
  • Conducted discovery for civil and criminal cases before the Superior and District Courts of the Virgin Islands.
  • Drafted various pleadings for civil and criminal cases in county, district, and federal court.
  • Litigated misdemeanor criminal cases, child custody cases and civil matters in Circuit and District Courts.
  • Litigated a variety of plaintiff's civil and criminal cases from intake through final disposition.
  • Interviewed, hired and trained law students and mentored their progress handling criminal cases.
  • Developed and litigated 18 civil and criminal cases with an 88% success rate.
  • Represented portfolio of clients through the full gamut of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases.
  • Defended criminal cases concerning fraud, operational embezzlement, document crime and sexual crime.

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12. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Developed and participated in negotiation strategy in team environment on complex legal issues to favorably resolve multiple disputes via settlement agreements.
  • Conducted two post-trial negotiations and settlements; reviewed and finalized scores of settlement agreements and dismissals for client execution.
  • Negotiate, draft and review settlement agreements and stipulations regarding the division of marital property and support obligations.
  • Communicated extensively with opposing attorneys to resolve disputes through settlement when possible and drafted negotiated settlement agreements.
  • Negotiated on behalf of the management and subsequently drafted settlement agreements between the management and workmen.
  • Drafted and negotiated commercial contracts including modification and settlement agreements, licensing agreements and confidentiality agreements.
  • Drafted and reviewed employment-related contracts, including non-compete agreements, settlement agreements, and separation agreements.
  • Drafted contracts ancillary to litigation, including employment contracts; non-compete agreements; and settlement agreements.
  • Prepared and reviewed pleadings and discovery, drafted motions and prepared mediation and settlement agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated settlement agreements, licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Negotiated with opposing counsel to reach financial settlements; reviewed and edited settlement agreements.
  • Negotiate settlement agreements, loss mitigation options and foreclosure alternatives with borrowers and clients.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements and payment plans to avoid litigation and/or resolve pending cases.
  • Negotiate marital settlement agreements and joint parenting agreements in family law cases.
  • Drafted settlement agreements, medical examination requests, and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements, prepared pleadings and appeared at arbitration hearings.
  • Drafted Settlement Agreements and facilitated negotiations for family and civil clients.
  • Negotiate and execute settlements with claimants and draft accompanying settlement agreements.
  • Created boilerplate settlement agreements and affidavits to improve office efficiency.
  • Participated in negotiating buy/sell agreements, settlement agreements and dissolution.

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13. Intellectual Property

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Intellectual properties refer to individuals' intangible or non-physical wealth, which results from their imaginations and intellect.

Here's how Intellectual Property is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted intellectual property and business-related litigation.
  • Provided strategic direction regarding employment policies and procedures, management of intellectual property portfolios, and consummation of complicated business transactions.
  • Participated in all facets of the firm s intellectual property and business law practice, including co-owning/operating an independent record label.
  • Performed extensive research and prepared legal memorandum and motions on topics ranging from employment discrimination to intellectual property to product liability.
  • Advised corporate clients on strategic business matters involving the licensing, protection, enforcement and negotiation of intellectual property rights.
  • Recorded trademarks and copyrights with Customs' intellectual property branch, and coordinated with Customs regarding interception of infringing merchandise.
  • Assist in management and maintenance of intellectual property portfolio of global, non-profit, independent business membership and research association.
  • Represented multinational clients in various aspects of intellectual property litigation before United State District Courts and U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • Represented Nevada technology company in intellectual property case against Kuwaiti investment company, resulting in settlement of all claims.
  • Secured federal trademark registration for trademarks and service marks and advised clients on protection and enforcement of intellectual property.
  • Counseled clients on intellectual property matters and drafting a patent infringement letter for a major Silicon Valley semiconductor company.
  • Performed legal research and drafted legal memorandum for intellectual property litigation matters including patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
  • Provide advice regarding employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and work-for-hire agreements pertaining to intellectual property.
  • Drafted and negotiated intellectual property and software licenses, distribution agreements, and confidentiality agreements for technology companies.
  • Represented individual and corporate clients in a variety of civil matters involving government procurement contracts and intellectual property.
  • Advise on intellectual property management, ownership and technology transfer issues in government contracting and general corporate issues.
  • Conduct research assignments as requested in support of litigation with focus on intellectual property protection and contract disputes.
  • Represented institutional and individual clients in litigation matters involving commercial real estate, contracts and intellectual property.
  • Represented tribal governments/ enterprises in administrative hearings related to tort claims, employment, and intellectual property.
  • Drafted complaint for state political campaign client alleging infringement of copyrighted intellectual property by opposing political candidate.

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14. Employment Law

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Here's how Employment Law is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Defended municipality in Federal employment discrimination
  • Lead attorney representing employers in various employment law matters including EEOC investigations, to include drafting position statements and negotiating settlements.
  • Represented workers regarding employment law violations and injured parties in cases of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability.
  • Represented mid-to-large size businesses and wealthy individuals in various proceedings and transactions related to employment law and financial restructuring matters.
  • Provided legal representation to union and individual employee clients in a variety of bargaining and non-bargaining employment law matters.
  • Assisted in advising management on employment law matters and represented the company before administrative hearings on employment issues.
  • Engaged in employment law matters encompassing all areas of employer/employee relations including employment discrimination and benefits matters.
  • Represented clients in general civil litigation matters including but not limited to commercial and employment law.
  • Represented clients in general civil litigation matters, including wrongful foreclosure cases and employment law matters.
  • Advised businesses in modification and implementation of policies to effect compliance with employment laws and regulations.
  • Practice focuses solely on management-side labor and employment law, including public- and private-sector labor relations.
  • General practice with focus on civil rights violations and federal retaliatory and discriminatory employment law.
  • Defended insurance carriers in matters including personal injury, construction defect and employment law actions.
  • Developed and administered training on topics related to internal investigations and developments in employment law.
  • Managed heavy docket and caseload of high-stakes business, employment law and sophisticated corporate matters.
  • Researched labor law and employment law issues and advised high-profile university and organizational clients.
  • Formulated sample legislation and regulatory provisions on energy and employment law topics.
  • Specialized in employment litigation defense matters and employment law advice and counseling.
  • Prepared educational articles published in newspaper and presentations on employment law.
  • Deliver training seminars for existing and prospective clients regarding employment law.

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15. Practice Areas

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Here's how Practice Areas is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Practice areas include: general liability, personal injury- auto accidents and toxic tort complex litigation, and construction defect litigation.
  • Committed to providing my clients with exceptional representation primarily in the practice areas of litigation, dispute resolution and counseling.
  • Increased proficiency and focus in evolving mortgage foreclosure/modification practice area, while effectively managing workload in a high volume office.
  • Practice areas include products liability, insurance prosecution, premises liability, negligent vehicle operation, and general tort liability.
  • Practice areas included insurance coverage and defense, products liability/tort law and general business litigation.- Extensive litigation and motion practice.
  • Represented clients in Personal Injury law suits including litigation, arbitration and mediation actions and other general practice areas.
  • Practice areas included personal injury, products liability, construction defect, legal malpractice and medical malpractice.
  • Practice areas: construction defect litigation for Scottsdale Insurance, premises liability and automobile insurance defense litigation.
  • Practice areas included complex environmental litigation and regulatory counseling with a national environmental law and litigation firm.
  • Practice areas included: Personal Injury, Corporate litigation and Corporate and business licensing.
  • Practice areas included personal injury, workers' compensation, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.
  • Practice areas included civil litigation, commercial litigation and labor and employment litigation.
  • Participated in weekly legal seminars discussing relevant practice areas in real property law.
  • Contributed to increase in firm profitability through development of new practice area.
  • Practice area focused primarily on homeowners' associations and family law.
  • Practice area focused on commercial and civil litigation and personal injury.
  • Established and developed new immigration practice area for regionally recognized firm.
  • Practice areas include primarily family law, but also commercial litigation.
  • Practice areas included insurance defense, environmental, and commercial litigation.
  • Practice areas: premises liability and automobile insurance defense litigation.

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16. Defense Counsel

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A defence attorney is a counsel representing the defendant in a criminal prosecution or lawsuit. A defence attorney aims to solve court cases as swiftly and satisfactorily as possible. Client representations at arraignments, hearings, and court trials along with preparing and drafting legal documents, including legal briefs and appeals is all part of their job description. They are responsible for presenting convincing evidence to a jury and/or judge if the case goes to trial.

Here's how Defense Counsel is used in Associate Attorney jobs:
  • Managed comprehensive legal defense of premises liability actions against Fortune 500 chemical and pharmaceutical corporations.
  • Communicated with doctors and insurance representatives to coordinate effective legal defense.
  • Negotiated settlements with insurance adjusters and defense counsel.
  • Served as defense counsel for hospital staff and doctors in complex medical malpractice cases including those involving catastrophic injury and death.
  • Network with Corporate Counsel, Defense Counsel, and Corporate Representatives to ensure the efficient management of related cases and compliance.
  • Engaged in constant communication with defense counsel including, drafting meet and confer letters and conducting meet and confer telephone conferences.
  • Provide legal counsel for municipal organizations and private companies in addition to legal defense through all stages of criminal proceedings.
  • Worked with defense counsel in federal and state litigation throughout the United States in mass tort actions and CERCLA actions.
  • Draft documents related to discovery such as omnibus discovery demands, bill of particulars, and correspondence with defense counsel.
  • Work with co-counsel and experts including doctors and nurses to prepare claim for litigation or mediation with defense counsel.
  • Drafted pleadings, motions and legal briefs in support of clients' legal defense and in furtherance of litigation.
  • Served as insurance defense counsel for a variety of commercial and individual clients in both federal and state court.
  • Appear as Defense Counsel at conferences, hearings and trials before various Workers' Compensation Appeals Boards.
  • Negotiated with adjusters and defense counsel settlements and results in personal injury and PIP suit cases.
  • Communicate with insurance carriers, medical professionals, defense counsel and clients on a regular basis.
  • Obtained a mistrial as second chair defense counsel in a four day personal injury jury trial.
  • Garnered trial experience as defense counsel in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.
  • Acted as Defense Counsel for hospitals and nursing homes in complex medical malpractice litigation.
  • Interview clients to investigate criminal charge, prepare legal defense, and negotiate resolution.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with clients, defense counsel and claims representatives.

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20 Most Common Skill For An Associate Attorney

Discovery Responses10.5%
Law Firm10.2%
Legal Advice8.2%
Pre-Trial Motions5.3%
Federal Courts5%
Legal Documents4.3%
Insurance Companies4.2%
Counsel4.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Associate Attorney

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Discovery Responses
Discovery Responses
10.5%
10.5%
2
2
Law Firm
Law Firm
10.2%
10.2%
3
3
Legal Advice
Legal Advice
8.2%
8.2%
4
4
Pre-Trial Motions
Pre-Trial Motions
5.3%
5.3%
5
5
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
5%
5%
6
6
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
4.3%
4.3%
7
7
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
4.2%
4.2%
8
8
Counsel
Counsel
4.1%
4.1%
9
9
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
3.5%
3.5%
10
10
Real Estate
Real Estate
3%
3%
11
11
Criminal Cases
Criminal Cases
2.9%
2.9%
12
12
Settlement Agreements
Settlement Agreements
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Employment Law
Employment Law
2.2%
2.2%
15
15
Practice Areas
Practice Areas
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Defense Counsel
Defense Counsel
2%
2%
17
17
Family Law Matters
Family Law Matters
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Cases
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Medical Records
Medical Records
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Document Review
Document Review
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Product Liability
Product Liability
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Demand Letters
Demand Letters
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Real Property
Real Property
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Court Proceedings
Court Proceedings
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Oral Arguments
Oral Arguments
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Social Security
Social Security
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Subpoenas
Subpoenas
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Client Intake
Client Intake
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Plaintiff
Plaintiff
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Jury Instructions
Jury Instructions
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Settlement Authority
Settlement Authority
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Labor Law
Labor Law
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Custody
Custody
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
New Clients
New Clients
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Appellate Briefs
Appellate Briefs
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Client Interviews
Client Interviews
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Pro Bono
Pro Bono
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Erisa
Erisa
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Summary Judgment
Summary Judgment
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Child Support
Child Support
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Contract Disputes
Contract Disputes
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Corporate Clients
Corporate Clients
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Administrative Law
Administrative Law
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Construction Defect
Construction Defect
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Business Law
Business Law
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Administrative Hearings
Administrative Hearings
0.4%
0.4%

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