Top Senior Attorney Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Senior Attorney. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Senior Attorney resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.4% of Senior Attorney resumes contained Counsel as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Senior Attorney actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Counseled a major publicly traded specialty steel manufacturer in connection with a comprehensive cost-cutting overhaul of pension and welfare benefit programs.
  • Developed and implemented portfolio strategies and supervised external counsel in order to ensure portfolio management activities aligned with business objectives.
  • Counseled management on corporate reorganization and globalization of consumer products and pharmaceutical operations and transfer pricing tax issues.
  • Hired and supervised outside litigation counsel and directed their activities so that matters were resolved efficiently and effectively.
  • Led business unit's product safety counsel's investigation of alleged product safety hazards and recommending corrective actions.
  • Supervised defense for all clothing product flammability cases and consistently recognized as authority by outside counsel.
  • Managed internal subject matter experts and functional specialists, contract professionals, paralegals and outside counsel.
  • Teamed with national counsel to resolve approximately a dozen disputed cases alleging exposure to mercury vapor.
  • Counseled financially distressed individuals regarding their rights and obligations in consumer bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure.
  • Provided audits, policy counsel and legal review in satisfaction of all regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Acted as lead counsel to company's Communications Department and advised on advertising/marketing compliance.
  • Participated in due diligence preparation for company refinance and coordinated same with outside counsel.
  • Received Letter of Recommendation from General Counsel indicating impact made to the company worldwide.
  • Counseled and assisted law enforcement investigators in criminal, civil and administrative cases.
  • Exhibited tenacious work ethic and strong collaborative skills as liaison with representative counsel.
  • Planned/managed merger strategy; identified assets; coordinated outside counsel; conducted transactions.
  • Counseled clients on how to avoid potential litigation and reduce liability exposure.
  • Performed all facets of patent preparation and prosecution and managed outside counsel.
  • Assisted outside counsel with asbestos, environmental and insurance coverage litigation matters.
  • Implemented innovative cost containment strategies which reduced outside legal counsel costs.

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2. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Assist with trial preparation, discovery and full appellate docket involving all nature of appeals in Federal and state court.
  • Aided junior prosecutors in the trial preparation process and second-chaired trials with Junior prosecutors.
  • Conducted case conferences with attorneys for pre-trial preparation, resolved discovery motions, interlocutory matters, and mediated disputes.
  • Handled all aspects of litigation from investigation, discovery, trial preparation, trial and appeals for a large caseload.
  • Managed team of paralegals with responsibility for trial preparation, technology and document management for over 450 product liability cases.
  • Concentrated primarily on defense of professional liability cases, focusing on pretrial preparation of complex medical malpractice and premises liability matters.

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3. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Developed, communicated, monitored, and conducted training regarding compliance program to ensure compliance with applicable government rules and regulations.
  • Developed and monitored business practices and procedures to ensure compliance with statutory laws and regulations.
  • Develop appropriate recommendations for remediation across businesses to ensure compliance with regulations and policies.
  • Reviewed and monitored all departmental contracts to ensure compliance with state/federal law.
  • Reviewed documentations received in response to subpoenas to ensure compliance with request and determine if further action is warranted.
  • Review client's policies and procedures relating to litigation issues to ensure compliance with state laws.
  • Advised service group to ensure compliance with collections, termination and all regulations and tariffs.
  • Review and audit foreclosure and bankruptcy files to ensure compliance and quality control.
  • Examined firm processes to ensure compliance with both client and regulatory requirements.
  • Drafted checklists to ensure compliance.

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5. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated and drafted corporate agreements and other documentation related to complex commercial, real estate, telecommunications and information technology transactions.
  • Represented national real estate investment trust in obtaining dismissal of a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to violate antitrust laws.
  • Participate in all aspects of residential real estate practice, primarily representing institutional sellers in REO closing transactions.
  • Supervised professional and support personnel involved in negotiation and structuring of receivership real estate, and commercial transactions.
  • True corporate generalist with regulatory and commercial real estate development focus for leading U.S. wireless tower operator.
  • Negotiated and drafted real estate disposition agreements, seller financed documents, conveyance documents, nondisclosure agreements.
  • Prepared and negotiated loan documents and advised clients on the financing of significant residential real estate transactions.
  • Prepared easement agreements, licenses and other complex real estate documents for national residential developers.
  • Finalized and assessed title policy review of real estate acquisitions.
  • Represented private clients in personal residential real estate matters.
  • Negotiated and closed major real estate transactions involving the acquisition of real property for the development and operation of hotel properties.
  • General corporate legal practice including real estate, oil and gas, litigation, regulation, contracts, and employment-related matters.
  • Prepared responses to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Tennessee Consumer Protection Act complaints.
  • Analyze and evaluate rental data, real estate contracts, investigators' reports, building/apartment inspection reports and tenant complaints.
  • Provide guidance on issues related to real estate tax exemption eligibility for properties owned by governmental entities and non-profits.
  • Planned, managed, and provided leadership for one of the largest real estate law firms in the country.
  • Lead attorney in Exxon's withdrawal from the Southern Florida market divesting $27 million in real estate holdings.
  • Prepare a wide variety of documents to complete real estate transactions including title curative affidavits and title insurance policies.
  • Represent homeowners' associations, real estate lenders, and other secured parties, in various collection efforts.
  • Examine title documents for liens, judgments and ownership rights to establish clear title on real estate property.

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6. Intellectual Property

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Here's how Intellectual Property is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Managed complex IP litigation, and drafted well-received intellectual property management agreements to comply with international laws.
  • Managed intellectual property portfolio; obtained and reviewed patent invention disclosures and first level trademark clearances.
  • Patent prosecution and intellectual property advice in connection with freedom-to-operate and non-infringement opinions
  • Negotiate software licenses and complex intellectual property protection provisions.
  • Formed and directed an intellectual property holding company.
  • Research and analysis of intellectual property matters.
  • Researched, negotiated, and drafted third party, intellectual property and copyright, commercial, confidentiality, and consulting agreements.
  • Managed $500K intellectual property budget and portfolio of 100+ trademarks and 200+ modules of retail copyrighted materials.
  • Provided expert advice on intellectual property (trademark, trade secret, patent, copyright) issues.
  • Team Member, Intellectual Property; Trade Practices (U.S.) and Facilities/Procurement Practice Groups.
  • Managed intellectual property matters as well as preparation and filing of SEC materials.
  • Experience includes antitrust, intellectual property, commercial disputes, and product liability.
  • Advise the business on advertising, promotional, and intellectual property matters.
  • Maintain all intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights and third party licenses.
  • Handle intellectual property issues, including: trademark registration and defense.
  • Managed intellectual property practice (15 attorneys).
  • Handled all intellectual property issues.
  • Acted in a senior role in complex intellectual property and SEC litigations, compliance audits, and examinations.
  • Coordinate and support clients intellectual property and advise on legal issues related to branding and trademarks.
  • Advised clients about protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and copyright and licencing issues.

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8. Financial Institutions

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Here's how Financial Institutions is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecute administrative claims against financial institutions and their affiliated parties to obtain civil money penalties and prohibition orders.
  • Pursue claims against financial institutions for various regulatory violations.
  • Revised form sale documents for financial institutions for nationwide use.
  • Conducted formal discovery of financial institutions, bank management, and IAPs pursuant to 12 U.S.C.
  • Represented creditors/financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Defended financial institutions in operations-related litigation

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9. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated and drafted contractual agreements and managed complex civil litigation.
  • Drafted pleadings, motions, subpoenas and complex requests for discovery in preparation for complex civil litigation.
  • Manage civil litigation caseload through trial, including employment disputes, FDCPA, contracts and consumer finance.
  • Represented private insurance companies in all aspects of first party property insurance defense, personal injury lawsuits and general civil litigation.
  • Practice concentrated in civil litigation, primarily insurance defense of municipalities, school districts, automobile owners, businesses and homeowners.
  • Handle civil litigation and insurance coverage matters with focus almost entirely on the representation of commercial motor carriers and their insurers.

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10. Bankruptcy

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Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Represented unofficial committee of transportation creditors in bankruptcy litigation against senior secured creditor of bankrupt transportation brokerage company.
  • Published numerous articles in bankruptcy periodicals regarding bankruptcy and litigation subjects.
  • Represented debtors and creditors in Federal bankruptcy court.
  • Co-founded the Eleventh Circuit Bankruptcy Reaffirmation Project
  • Represent clients in bankruptcy proceedings, file petitions, appear at creditors meetings, file and defend motions and adversary proceedings.
  • Conduct, supervise and litigate bankruptcy fraud and collections nationally for banks, credit card issues, and debt buyers.
  • Formulate policies for compliance with bankruptcy law and work with department managers to implement through procedures and auditing.
  • Designed and implemented all Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) training for firm.
  • Represented clients in bankruptcy proceedings throughout Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan in Federal Bankruptcy Court.
  • Researched local rules, trends and case law affecting mortgage creditors for 94 bankruptcy jurisdictions.
  • Appeared in federal bankruptcy court and meetings of creditors for Chapters 7 & 13 cases.
  • Represent creditors and landlords at all stages of local and national bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented IRS in bankruptcy litigation as a Special Assistant United States Attorney:.
  • Prepared and e-filed Bankruptcy Court pleadings; performed PACER research in various locales.
  • Prosecuted Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters and consulted on Chapter 7 bankruptcy matters.
  • Appeared regularly in court in Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy courts.
  • Represented supplier creditors in the Tower Automotive Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Represent mortgage servicers, banks and secured creditors in foreclosure and bankruptcy cases and related litigation.
  • Specialized in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; Managed a large case load;

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11. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Represented individual and municipal clients in the defense of Civil and Criminal matters in state and Federal Courts.
  • Defend employers from employment related lawsuits, including class action lawsuits, in state and federal courts.
  • Write and argue motions, briefs, and writs in all Nevada State and Federal Courts.
  • Litigate first-party property insurance matters and third party premises liability matters in state and federal courts.
  • Defend cases at the trial court and appellate levels in both state and federal courts.
  • Represented the Authority before state and federal courts and Public Service Commission.
  • Broad-based experience in complex commercial matters in both state and federal courts.
  • Represented agency in federal courts, arbitrations, and before administrative tribunals in labor and employment litigation throughout the western states.
  • Handle complex litigation, write legal memoranda and briefs and argue in state and federal courts.
  • Direct complex bankruptcy and collections litigation and workflow in all state and federal courts.

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13. Personal Injury Cases

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Here's how Personal Injury Cases is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Oversee all personal injury cases, from the determination to accept the case through negotiation, litigation and settlement.
  • Managed over 200 products liability personal injury cases annually in over 30 different states for Fortune 500 company.
  • Conducted phone interviews and email communications with clients to understand their auto-accident and medical malpractice personal injury cases involving negligence.
  • Managed the personal injury department with over ninety five active personal injury cases, with several entering litigation.
  • Specialized in mass class action litigation with extensive experience in chemical exposure personal injury cases and business economic loss cases.
  • Served as primary support attorney to several personal injury cases in litigation for Managing Attorney.

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14. Human Resources

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Here's how Human Resources is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Worked extensively with Human Resources on all employment matters, along with managing outside employment litigation.
  • Developed and implemented comprehensive Global Human Resources strategies to support corporate objectives.
  • Worked with all departments of company including sales and marketing, human resources, IT, operations, finance and publishing.
  • Achieved rulings in the Company s favor in dozens of Human Resources cases without a single adverse ruling.
  • Managed human resources that included staff, payroll, insurance and retirement benefit and company policy.
  • Authored many new contracts templates for use in sales, marketing and human resources departments.
  • Provided daily counsel to, and collaborated with, senior managers and human resources professionals.
  • Recruited, screened and hired employees for the Legal and Human Resources Departments.
  • Provide advice to senior human resources leaders on employee relations issues.
  • Conducted employment law training for the human resources staff.
  • Assisted Human Resources in development of new Employee Handbook.
  • Consult with Human Resources on applicable employment law.
  • General Counsel to Human Resources.
  • General Counsel: Regularly advise Department of Human Resources Management on matters of policy, discipline, as well as compliance.
  • Provide advice and training to human resources personnel and company management regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws.
  • Served as Senior Attorney responsible for counseling Qwest businesses on human resources and employment law matters.
  • Served as legal advisor to the human resources division responsible for overseeing 1300 employees.

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15. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Approve all case-related documents including correspondence, pleadings, discovery, motions and settlement agreements.
  • Drafted and fiercely negotiated settlement agreements while ensuring client's expectations were reasonable.
  • Settled claims/disputes within company guidelines and wrote settlement agreements and releases.
  • Negotiated and drafted contracts, collective bargaining agreements and settlement agreements.
  • Prepared settlement agreements for contract disputes and employee terminations.
  • Negotiate settlement agreements and resolve disputes.
  • Negotiate several structured settlement agreements.
  • Negotiated, reviewed, and prepared contracts, settlement agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and advice letters.
  • Review, draft and negotiate contracts, including reinsurance agreements, non-disclosure agreements and settlement agreements.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements as well as the terms and conditions of industry guidelines governing business practices.
  • Prepared discovery demands and responses, motions, settlement agreements, orders and final judgments.
  • Negotiate and draft numerous settlement agreements on behalf of Georgia Employer/Insurers.
  • Negotiate and draft settlement agreements.
  • Negotiate pre-trial and post-trial settlement agreements between pro-se litigants in various other civil matters.

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16. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Provide legal due diligence support and advice related to mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring of operational units.
  • Conducted mortgage loan portfolio compliance due diligence reviews and negotiated related loan portfolio acquisition agreements.
  • Provide due diligence support to business development managers relating to merger and acquisition activities.
  • Conducted Anti-Corruption Due Diligence on potential international business partners.
  • Spearheaded mergers and acquisitions, including conducting due diligence, negotiating and structuring asset purchase agreements and direct closings.
  • Performed and coordinated due diligence and drafted various documents pertaining to sale of all company assets and complete divestiture.
  • Provide daily guidance on KBR's third-party due diligence policy to ensure it is being followed throughout the company.
  • Developed new due diligence tool to evaluate client and vendor privacy and security contract obligations and mitigate risk.
  • Supervised attorney and paralegal review and preparation of due diligence legal packages for thousands of assets.
  • Performed due diligence on various domestic and international power project bid tenders, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Negotiate leases and amendments, obtain owner consent, and orchestrate zoning due diligence.
  • Provided training in due diligence and M&A to junior lawyers and economists.
  • Reviewed and recommended approval for Export Compliance prohibited parties checks and due diligence screening.
  • Worked extensively on due diligence for the 1998 American Stock Exchange acquisition transaction.
  • Develop and implement compliance and due diligence and quality control checklists and procedures.
  • Performed compliance and quality control due diligence for Clients while building strong relationships.
  • Manage outside counsel on matters related to JV and third-party due diligence.
  • Conducted due diligence, including leases, engineering reports and environmental assessments.
  • Perform due diligence and prepare documents related to financing transactions.
  • Lead IP Attorney performing due diligence in divestitures and acquisitions.

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17. Data Privacy

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Here's how Data Privacy is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Worked with outside vendors to develop and administer training, such as anti-harassment training (company-wide) and data privacy training.
  • Draft and advise regarding commercial contract provisions to ensure compliance with applicable data privacy regulatory and other legal requirements.
  • Chaired legal department global committee on data privacy and social media.
  • Participated in a company-wide review of data privacy policies.

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18. Administrative Hearings

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Here's how Administrative Hearings is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Conduct investigations, depositions and administrative hearings for regulatory agency that focuses on criminal and labor/employment law issues.
  • Represented the Department in litigation before Florida Courts and Administrative Hearings.
  • Prosecuted enforcement actions in administrative hearings.
  • Drafted many documents which were presented to the Board of Medicine, and presented cases to the Division of Administrative Hearings.
  • Represented the Agency in employment matters, circuit court commitment proceedings, and in administrative hearings before DOAH and PERC.
  • Reviewed records of administrative hearings for possible appeal to the New York State Office of State Review.
  • Handled all aspects of disciplinary proceedings before the Judges of Division of Administrative Hearings.
  • Represented the Agency before the Division of Administrative hearings and in informal proceedings.
  • Litigated before District Courts and in Personnel Appeals Board administrative hearings.
  • Represent the Department in administrative hearings and other court hearings.
  • Conduct formal hearings before the Division of Administrative Hearings.
  • Represented clients in state court and administrative hearings.
  • Attend court conferences and administrative hearings.
  • Represent clients before administrative hearings before the Employment Development Department and the Labor Commissioner.
  • Prosecuted doctors before the Board of Medicine and the Division of Administrative Hearings
  • Prepared for and conducted numerous administrative hearings before DOAH on a clear and convincing evidentiary standard involving licensure of contractors.
  • Presided in administrative hearings leading management and labor counsel in presentation of evidence.Leadership Experience Supervised attorneys and investigators.

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19. Employment Laws

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Here's how Employment Laws is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Interpreted state and federal employment laws, including the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII and accompanying regulations.
  • Review and advise employers on the impact of new employment laws on the federal, state and local level.
  • Conduct internal investigations, payroll, and employee handbook audits to ensure compliance with applicable employment laws.
  • Advised businesses in modification and implementation of policies to effect compliance with employment laws and regulations.
  • Provide preventive counseling to employers involving issues arising under various federal and state employment laws and administrative regulations.
  • Reviewed and extracted pertinent information from company records for an employment lawsuit against a major national corporation

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20. Premises Liability

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Here's how Premises Liability is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Defend insurance carriers and business entities in personal injury, premises liability, pharmaceutical and mass tort litigation.
  • Represented clients in professional liability, personal injury, and premises liability matters.
  • Managed a diverse caseload, including intellectual property/ copyright infringement, professional malpractice, personal injury and premises liability lawsuits.
  • Represented workers regarding employment law violations and injured parties in cases of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability.
  • Conduct factual investigations and formulate defenses with regard to cases involving insurance contract coverage disputes, automobile accidents and premises liability.
  • Practice focused on plaintiff personal injury claims including premises liability and products liability claims involving virtually every manner of injury.

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23. Risk Management

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Here's how Risk Management is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Coordinated with risk management to ensure that appropriate certificates of insurance and safety related approvals had been obtained.
  • Authored numerous in-depth reports for multinational employers regarding risk management in overseas operations.
  • Collaborate with Risk Management in case evaluation and reporting.
  • Draft, negotiate and revise company contracts, risk management procedures and record retention policies and procedures.
  • Work with Risk Management on insurance management, claims recovery, and policy renewals.
  • Provide risk management training to managers and staff throughout the organizations.
  • Collaborate with risk management partners to coordinate and manage communications with third-party intermediaries and reinsurers.
  • Produced similar work product concerning safety and soundness regulations as a member of the Risk Management Unit.
  • Analyze servicer actions using proprietary risk management software as well as servicer-provided documentation; make recommendations on loans reviewed.
  • Analyzed servicer actions by using proprietary risk management software and servicer-provided documentation.

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24. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted all related documents including subpoenas, pre-trial motions,post-trial briefs and appeals.
  • 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.
  • Prepared pre-trial motions, answers to discovery demands and other court documents necessary in No-fault litigation matters.
  • Assist calendar attorneys with case-preparation and pre-trial motions.
  • Draft pre-trial motions and conduct legal research in criminal district court and juvenile delinquency proceedings

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25. Administrative Law

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Here's how Administrative Law is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Represent legal interests of the Department in matters involving administrative law such as benefit entitlement, professional regulation employment.
  • Draft medical and legal arguments to support disability decisions for administrative law judges.
  • Represent legal interests of the Department in matters involving administrative law.
  • Represent individuals in various administrative law disputes.
  • Serve as general administrative law senior attorney.
  • Served in the Office of the General Counsel, providing legal guidance on administrative law, employment, and other areas.
  • Saved $300 thousand in administrative law judge fees by instituting an in-house appeal process for administrative decisions.
  • Created education materials for new Administrative Law Judges and attorneys on the Agency's disability program.
  • Review case files and make disposition recommendations for administrative law judges.
  • Prosecuted licensees for violations of various administrative laws and rules.
  • Submit timely pre- and post-hearing motions to Administrative Law Judge.

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26. EEO

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Here's how EEO is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Analyzed proposed legislation and drafted written comments for Congress regarding potential impacts on EEOC policy and operations.
  • Negotiated settlement of significant sexual harassment EEOC case.
  • Litigated cases involving employee terminations (MSPB), discrimination complaints (EEOC), unfair labor practices and arbitration appeals.
  • Conducted training programs for managers and supervisors in labor/employee relations, EEO, contract administration, performance evaluation and employee counseling.
  • Drafted guidelines, regulations, and opinion letters regarding EEOC policy for employers, government agencies, and the public.
  • Prepare Position Statements and other responses to administrative charges filed with the EEOC and state Fair Employment Practices agencies.
  • Represented the EEOC and its managers in the litigation and arbitration of employment and labor law claims.
  • Provide training to senior management on EEO, joint employment, Ethics, Safety Conscious Work Environment.
  • Updated handbook to guarantee compliance with EEOC, FMLA, and other federal and state statutes.
  • Conduct internal EEO and wage/hour compliance audits, as well as investigations of sensitive workplace complaints.
  • Maintain national practice defending charges before the EEOC, DOL, and state administrative agencies.
  • Prepare position statements in response to EEOC/DHR complaints.
  • Investigated and defended EEO complaints filed by employees.
  • Trained managers in EEOC and discrimination compliance.
  • Respond to EEOC, OSHA, EPA, and DOT complaints and investigations.
  • Trained in federal EEO Counseling, federal EEO Investigations, Final Agency Decisions (FAD), and Mediation.
  • Provided advice and guidance on ethical issues including outside employment of EEOC employees and compliance with agency regulations.
  • Evaluated and edited appellate decisions in cases brought by federal employees against their employers for EEO violations.
  • Top Secret Security Clearance) Litigated several matters on behalf of USAID before the EEOC and MSPB.

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27. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated numerous settlements in complicated Matrimonial and Family Law matters.
  • Experienced litigator in Town, Family, County, and Supreme Court proceedings involving Family Law, Criminal, and Matrimonial matters
  • Prepared and tried 50 or more complex family law cases, including contested child custody and disputed property settlement cases.
  • Lead counsel on family law caseload, including simple and complex divorces through trial, and support and custody litigation.
  • Represented clients in simple litigation matters relating to family law, probate, foreclosure, eviction and contract disputes.
  • Manage a small general practice law firm focused primarily on real estate and family law.
  • Prepare legal forms by working with client in divorce and other family law matters.
  • Assisted clients in child support and other family law matters.
  • Research a wide array of family law and procedural issues.
  • Planned the estates for several clients Also advised clients in other areas of law, including family law
  • Presented trainings on domestic violence and family law issues to the surroundingcommunity.

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29. Parental Rights

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Here's how Parental Rights is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Conduct Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights adjudicatory hearings before a Dependency Judge.
  • Conducted dependency and termination of parental rights trials.
  • Represent the Department of Children and Family Services in all dependency and termination of parental rights proceedings and related matters.
  • Handled all phases of dependency litigation from shelter (probable cause hearing) through termination of parental rights trial.
  • Represented the Florida Department of Child Services in Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights proceedings in Juvenile Court.
  • Litigated dependency and termination of parental rights cases and advocated for the best interest of the children.
  • Removed abused from dangerous situations, assisted families to reunite, and terminated parental rights when necessary.
  • Handled changes of custody, shelter hearings, arraignments, dependency trials, termination of parental rights.
  • Draft petitions for dependency, petitions for termination of parental rights, as well as motions.
  • Represented the State in dependency court in termination of parental rights cases.
  • Drafted manual used statewide in termination of parental rights cases.
  • Drafted petitions to terminate parental rights.
  • Litigated all aspects of Civil Dependency cases, including Termination of Parental Rights Trials, from inception to resolution.
  • Litigated as first-chair over 20 dependency bench trials and termination of parental rights bench trials.

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30. Deposition Summaries

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Here's how Deposition Summaries is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared of trial and cross-examination notebooks, deposition summaries.
  • Reviewed discovery production and prepared deposition summaries and written discovery requests.
  • Prepared deposition summaries and privilege logs.
  • Attended depositions and authored deposition summaries.
  • Summarized responses to interrogatories, and prepared deposition summaries.
  • Reviewed deposition transcripts; drafted deposition summaries and highlights.

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32. Governance

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Here's how Governance is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Managed Board Meetings and other corporate governance issues and trained paralegal to assume routine corporate governance matters.
  • Drafted detailed settlement agreements, corporate governance agreements, and stipulations
  • Counseled management on acquisitions, corporate governance and ethics.
  • Provided corporate governance advice and support.
  • Provided legal counsel, support and guidance on a wide variety of corporate secretarial, corporate governance, and compliance issues.
  • Advise small and large businesses in corporate governance, buying and selling of businesses, contract disputes and employment issues.
  • General Counsel's Office representative to the Global Office of Data Privacy and the Data Privacy Governance Council.
  • Assist with Corporate Governance, including company organizational matters, filings, shareholder agreements, Board appointments.
  • Managed corporate governance and corporate and commercial matters for the Caterpillar Inc. Board of Directors.
  • Advise business heads on contract governance, compliance, disputes, transition and wind-down.
  • Advise on various corporate governance issues.
  • Provided legal services to all levels of senior executives and management including corporate governance functions.
  • Handled corporate governance, corporate secretarial, bank regulatory and SEC compliance and stockholder disclosure matters.

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33. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Set strategy for employment law litigation caseload for various business units and managed outside counsel.
  • Provided legal and federal regulatory advice to all MediaOne business units and operating regions.
  • Advised business units and corporate stakeholders on applicable laws, regulations and the company's rights and obligations under the same.
  • Assisted business units with risk assessment and the launch of new products and fees, including securing necessary regulatory approvals.
  • Advise managers and business units in the interpretation and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Mentored and trained numerous HR groups and business units on proper workplace policies and practices.
  • Collaborated with business units in creating form sales agreements and streamlining sales process.
  • Advised business units on software and technology purchase and licensing matters.
  • Proposed, designed, and oversaw compliance for associated business units.
  • Created new criteria which became model for other business units.
  • Handled RFPs, RFIs and legal due diligence through collaboration with impacted business units.

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34. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to resolve complex problems such as global regulatory compliance, competition, business development.
  • Increased client base through substantial business development and professional networking.
  • Create and present further business development with our existing client to senior staff and prepare supporting documentation and analysis.
  • Helped spur business development for the firm by winning both new and follow-on engagements with key clients.
  • Involved in strategic planning, policy creative and business development for the Procurement Department.
  • Engage in extensive business development and expand firm's client base.
  • Lead firm's Washington and Oregon business development and branding efforts.

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35. Service Agreements

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Here's how Service Agreements is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Prepare customer-facing Master Service Agreements, Service Level Agreements and Safe Harbor Privacy Policies for numerous SaaS and e-commerce clients.
  • Developed templates for software license and service agreements to expedite the review process.
  • Prepared license and service agreements for 1,500 acre master planned community.
  • Drafted and negotiated complex technology development, non-disclosure, softwaredistribution, and service agreements.
  • Prepared and finalized architects and engineers and property-related service agreements.
  • Drafted and reviewed various types of contracts, amendments, extensions, and service agreements.

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36. Jury Instructions

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Here's how Jury Instructions is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Compiled Jury Instructions and drafted Jury Verdict Sheets for trials.
  • Authored briefs covering relevant laws and providing jury instructions.
  • Summarized depositions and prepared jury instructions.
  • Researched and drafted complaints, interrogatories, production requests, admissions, subpoenas and jury instructions.
  • Draft and submit pleadings and court documents such as Appeals, Complaints, Motions for Summary Judgment, and Jury Instructions.
  • Engaged in all aspect of case management; from complaint filing to drafting to jury instructions and all phases in between.

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37. Social Security

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Here's how Social Security is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Represent clients who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits in administrative hearings before an Administrative Law Judge.
  • Provided oversight for advocates working with clients seeking social security disability benefits and represented the same.
  • Adjudicated appeals of denials of claims for Social Security disability.
  • Adjudicated cases granting payment of Social Security benefits when warranted.
  • Supervised management of a child's Social Security benefits through a Master Trust account and frequent accounting reviews before the court.
  • Served as Senior Attorney with oversight of the firm's Social Security Law practice.
  • Drafted 5K+ Administrative Law Decisions for Social Security Administrative Law Judges.
  • Presented complex analysis on disability, overpayment, eligibility, and entitlement issues for Social Security.

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38. Estate Planning

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Here's how Estate Planning is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Advise clients on estate planning options, draft estate planning documents, administer trusts and estates, litigate probate contests.
  • Practice focused on estate planning and asset protection strategies, including investments, gifting and savings plans.
  • Lecture in person and on the radio regarding various estate planning and taxation topics.
  • Trust and Will drafting, meeting with clients, advising clients on estate planning
  • Represent clients in Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Care Planning matters.
  • Provide estate planning, producing wills, trusts and estate documents.
  • focused on life and estate planning issues for all families and clients with general experience in small business law.

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39. Fdic

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Here's how Fdic is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted guidelines for application of FDIC repudiation powers in various contexts, including master-software agreements and arrangements.
  • Provided legal support at all FDIC west coast commercial and residential real estate auctions; prepared addenda containing state specific disclosures.
  • Directed development, implementation and management of FDIC's pilot alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program for failed banks.
  • Processed numerous requests to use FDIC's special powers made by Assuming Institutions where AI makes inherited litigation from receivership.
  • Represented those firms before agencies such as the SEC, the FDIC, the Treasury Department and the U.S. Congress.
  • Developed set of standardized sales and financing forms for FDIC Northeast offices and FDIC Asset Auctions.
  • Developed professional liability claims for FDIC as receiver of failed banks as described above.
  • Represent FDIC in pretrial conferences, negotiations, mediation and settlement.
  • Started at the FDIC as a litigation attorney (LG-11.4).
  • Supervised and coordinated legal staff and client training at FDIC Auctions.
  • Lectured on loan analysis to FDIC employees.
  • Represented FDIC in its corporate capacity in employment Federal Tort Claims Act litigation.

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40. Internal Investigations

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Here's how Internal Investigations is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Handled administrative and internal investigations and rendered reports on the findings with my recommendations.
  • Advised management on internal investigations into alleged off-duty, criminal conduct by employees.
  • Interviewed witnesses and directed internal investigations.
  • Conducted internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors, committees of boards, and corporations in response to government investigations.
  • Conducted internal investigations on labor and employment issues, fraud, workplace violence, and contract grievances.
  • Directed internal investigations, including employee theft, conflict of interest, and sexual harassment.

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41. Evidentiary Hearings

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Here's how Evidentiary Hearings is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Participated in evidentiary hearings and trials involving complicated appraisal, engineering and accounting issues.
  • Represented domestic violence victims in evidentiary hearings to obtain injunctions for protection against domestic violence, stalking, and sexual violence.
  • Interviewed, prepared, and examined witnesses for trial and evidentiary hearings, including experts and mental health professionals.
  • Managed a monthly caseload of 60-75 cases, weekly courtroom docket, specially set evidentiary hearings and mediation/settlement conferences.
  • Drafted and responded to motions to preclude expert testimony, and participated in a variety of evidentiary hearings.
  • Conducted many trials, jury and jury waived, and evidentiary hearings.
  • Represented clients in evidentiary hearings before the Chicago Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Cook County.
  • Represented employees in evidentiary hearings before the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

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42. Litigation Support

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Here's how Litigation Support is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Analyzed case law, attended client meetings, and provided litigation support in court.
  • Manage a team of attorneys in litigation support processes.
  • Prepared litigation support training materials, handbooks, and checklists.
  • Provide litigation support in matters involving civil negligence and product liability, malpractice, medical, bankruptcy and civil discovery.
  • Coordinated with litigation support regarding database management activities including database construction, data uploading and proper data production.
  • Deliver substantive complex litigation support and counseling for labor and employment related matters.

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43. Appellate Briefs

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Here's how Appellate Briefs is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared numerous successful motions, appellate briefs, pleadings, and demand letters.
  • Drafted appellate briefs, trial court pleadings and pretrial motions.
  • Prepared hundreds of trial briefs and hundreds of appellate briefs.
  • Prepared numerous appellate briefs and argued before 11th Circuit.
  • Drafted appellate briefs, trial memoranda, and motions.
  • Drafted 2 appellate briefs; one published decision: Huss v. Sessler, 343 Ill.App.3d 835 (1st Dist.

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44. Joint Venture

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Here's how Joint Venture is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Draft and negotiate joint ventures and technical/commercial collaboration agreements with industrial partners and technical universities.
  • Lead counsel for selected high exposure franchise, marketing, divestiture, joint venture, real estate and antitrust matters.
  • Counseled business owners concerning formation and maintenance of joint ventures, strategic alliances and business entities.
  • Offered support related to corporate reorganizations, transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
  • Conducted due diligence for patent enforcement, clearance, M&A and joint venture activities.
  • Negotiated construction contract with a US/MX joint venture to build the R&D center.
  • Joint venture negotiations in China and Mexico, and business divestitures in United States.
  • Worked on major joint venture project involving new technology in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Conducted product clearances and validity studies for multiple business units and joint ventures.
  • Established joint venture manufacturing companies in U.S., Brazil and China.
  • Purchased equity interest in Italian power joint venture.
  • Contract types include principal-agent/joint venture, remarketing, referrals, sales of products and services, and intellectual property licensing.

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45. Broad Range

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Here's how Broad Range is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Develop telecommunications regulatory strategy and compliance programs for a broad range of clients, technologies and services.
  • Commended as a consistently solid problem solver who recognized, defined and resolved a broad range of issues.
  • Provided a broad range of support for up to 65 litigated cases at a time.
  • Review, draft, structure and negotiate a broad range of agreements for Toyota s U.S.
  • Performed broad range of tasks as a commercial litigator.
  • Handle a broad range of commercial high tech agreements including SaaS, professional services, licensing, partner and vendor agreements.

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46. Labor Relations

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Here's how Labor Relations is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Engage in labor relations issues and arbitration Accomplishments assisted in protecting the company from claims or charges.
  • Negotiated several successful Severance Agreements, representing both individuals and business entities in the areas of employee/employer labor relations.
  • Represented Unions in grievance arbitration forums created pursuant to collective bargaining agreements and before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Practice focuses solely on management-side labor and employment law, including public- and private-sector labor relations.
  • Associate attorney specializing in labor relations and employment law.
  • Defended municipality client before the Illinois Labor Relations Board.

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47. Hipaa

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Here's how Hipaa is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Provide research, advice and training on law related topics such as HIPAA, Affordable Care Act, ERISA and tax.
  • Developed temporary staffing specific HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) template for US Legal team use.
  • Developed policies related to HIPAA compliance and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • Review, draft and negotiate various vendor and Business Associate Agreements for HIPAA/HITECH compliance.
  • Ensured business compliance with FDCPA, HIPAA, ADA, and various other regulations.
  • Handled HIPAA Business Associate Agreements.
  • Drafted Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, HIPAA Authorizations, and Living Wills.
  • Researched and Drafted Procedures within EMTALA, HIPAA, Insurance, Family & Administrative law.
  • Ensured compliance with HIPAA, COBRA, ADA, FMLA, OSHA, EOE, et al..

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48. Corporate Clients

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Here's how Corporate Clients is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Represented individuals and corporate clients in complex commercial litigation claims; maintained sole responsibility for seven to nine-figure damage exposure cases.
  • Negotiated favorable resolution of a variety of cases involving major corporate clients.
  • Advised corporate clients on aligning business goals with legal requirements, business planning, and related matters.
  • Defended interests of corporate clients through a range of complex legal initiatives.
  • Represent high net-worth individuals and corporate clients.
  • Advised corporate clients on complex legal issues and distilled pertinent information into digestible form, including regulatory and statutory compliance requirements.

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49. Regulatory Matters

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Here's how Regulatory Matters is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Lead counsel contesting location exceptions, increased density wells, lease cancellation, drainage issues and other regulatory matters.
  • Represented MCI with regard to regulatory matters and proceedings in the western states, particularly Washington and Oregon.
  • Conduct presentations and training for judges, attorneys, and court staff on regulatory matters.

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50. Oral Arguments

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Senior Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared and presented sophisticated oral arguments, demonstrating mastery of courtroom procedures.
  • Conduct contested foreclosure actions including motion practice and oral arguments.
  • Drafted appellate briefs and handled oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Florida.
  • Related Law & Motion, pleadings submission, and oral arguments.
  • Presented oral arguments before the General Counsel.
  • Conducted oral arguments on motions and inquests.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Senior Attorney

Counsel16.9%
Trial Preparation9.2%
Ensure Compliance9%
Legal Documents8.9%
Real Estate7.7%
Intellectual Property5.2%
Complex Legal Issues4.3%
Financial Institutions4.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Senior Attorney

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Counsel
Counsel
12.4%
12.4%
2
2
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
6.8%
6.8%
3
3
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
6.6%
6.6%
4
4
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
6.5%
6.5%
5
5
Real Estate
Real Estate
5.7%
5.7%
6
6
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
Complex Legal Issues
Complex Legal Issues
3.2%
3.2%
8
8
Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions
3.1%
3.1%
9
9
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
3%
3%
10
10
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
3%
3%
11
11
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Legal Advice
Legal Advice
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Cases
2.4%
2.4%
14
14
Human Resources
Human Resources
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
Settlement Agreements
Settlement Agreements
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Data Privacy
Data Privacy
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Administrative Hearings
Administrative Hearings
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Employment Laws
Employment Laws
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Premises Liability
Premises Liability
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Legal Services
Legal Services
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Legal Matters
Legal Matters
1.4%
1.4%
23
23
Risk Management
Risk Management
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Pre-Trial Motions
Pre-Trial Motions
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
Administrative Law
Administrative Law
1.2%
1.2%
26
26
EEO
EEO
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
Family Law
Family Law
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Legal Opinions
Legal Opinions
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
Parental Rights
Parental Rights
1%
1%
30
30
Deposition Summaries
Deposition Summaries
1%
1%
31
31
Legal Department
Legal Department
1%
1%
32
32
Governance
Governance
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
Business Units
Business Units
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Business Development
Business Development
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Service Agreements
Service Agreements
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Jury Instructions
Jury Instructions
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Social Security
Social Security
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Estate Planning
Estate Planning
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Fdic
Fdic
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Internal Investigations
Internal Investigations
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Evidentiary Hearings
Evidentiary Hearings
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Litigation Support
Litigation Support
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Appellate Briefs
Appellate Briefs
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Joint Venture
Joint Venture
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Broad Range
Broad Range
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Labor Relations
Labor Relations
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Hipaa
Hipaa
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Corporate Clients
Corporate Clients
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Regulatory Matters
Regulatory Matters
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Oral Arguments
Oral Arguments
0.6%
0.6%

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