Staff Attorney Resume Samples

A Staff Attorney provides Lawyer services to a specific organization and such may include a government entity, not-for-profit, academic institution or corporation. The exact duties may vary based on the company, but the Staff Attorney Resume indicates the following core duties – performing factual and legal research or analyses; attending legislative committee meetings; preparing legislation; developing and conducting in-house presentations for training, drafting and reviewing contracts and employment agreements; advising executives on the legal ramifications; and interacting with external parties.

Although the job description varies widely, the required skills are common and include the following – exception skills in interpersonal communication and negotiations; up-to-date understanding of chief legal issues germane to the company; exemplary communication skills and the ability to use fluently audio-visual technologies. A Juris Doctor degree and a state bar admission certification are required. Work experience in a particular area of expertise is also needed.

Staff Attorney Resume

Objective : Accomplished Staff Attorney with 5 years of experience in the eDiscovery phase of civil litigation. Dependable and reliable with extreme loyalty and pride for the company.

Skills : Certified Nonprofit Professional, Legal Research, Legal Drafting, Problem-Solving, Communication, Risk Identification, Legal, Marketing, Policy.

Description :

    1. Practice focused on electronic discovery issues, particularly with respect to the representation of clients in governmental investigations, and corporate due diligence reviews.
    2. Work closely with in-house counsel, trial teams and technology vendors to ensure consistency and quality in the document review process.
    3. Operate on-site as part of the rapid-response legal team for Fortune 10 client during Congressional Hearings and investigation by multiple additional government agencies.
    4. Functioning as Interim Manager of eDiscovery and Litigation Services.
    5. Developing protocol for and leading review of confidential business information, coordinating and executing a collection of devices and materials for executive-level. 
    6. Conducting conference calls with engineering and legal representatives regarding sensitive information.
    7. Operating as the liaison for in-house legal staff and home office personnel and review of client materials for productions to multiple jurisdictional bodies.
    8. Manage a team of 14 attorneys operating as a team lead in connection with a Department of Justice investigation of an international pharmaceutical client. 
    9. Construct, analyze and evaluate search terms for a response to Department of Justice Request for Production.
    10. Draft memoranda proposing and explaining changes necessary to encompass a broader portion of relevant document universe.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
JD


EDiscovery Staff Attorney Resume

Summary : 12 plus years of experience as a Staff Attorney with a strong background in securities litigation, regulatory enforcement, and compliance investigations. Highly skilled in e-discovery, project management, litigation technology, and investigation protocols. Proven leadership skills in managing case teams.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Pacer, Fastcase, Westlaw, Litigation Technology, and Investigation Protocols, Team Management, Leadership.

Description :

    1. Manage securities litigation and government enforcement actions.
    2. Participate in multiple financial investigations by the state attorneys general regarding subprime mortgages and securities lending issues.
    3. Research and draft memos and compile investor chronologies and information provided by lenders to identify information for production to regulatory agencies.
    4. Perform internal compliance audits and reviews to assess potential violations of rules and regulations.
    5. Assist in interview preparation and draft regulatory responses.
    6. Conduct investigations of potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to meet the requests on behalf of multinational corporations and financial institutions.
    7. Manage and assist in complex privilege reviews for the investigations, involving Bank Examination Privilege, in order to respond to regulatory requests.
    8. Respond to Congressional inquiries by drafting correspondence and performing research to be used in witness preparation for Permanent Subcommittee.
    9. Coordinate highly sensitive internal review and investigation as to potential lawyer misconduct in responding to regulator requests for information.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
JD


Legal Staff Attorney Resume

Summary : Legal Staff Attorney with 14 years of experience, successfully administered class action settlements relating to mass tort litigation Gained litigation experience in a variety of legal fields.

Skills : Microsoft Offices, EED, Concordance, Applied Discovery.

Description :

    1. Representing indigent criminal defendants on appeal.
    2. Managing and critiquing a large panel of attorneys' work, also hiring and managing law clerks, legal writing and analysis legal research.
    3. Conducting seminars and workshops on various legal subjects and presenting those to panel attorneys and staff.
    4. Arguing cases before the appellate court, and working on a team within our organization on various projects throughout my employment.
    5. Responsible for hiring and training law clerks who began as student interns then became attorneys.
    6. Represented many clients as a staff attorney, taking the case from the initial appeal through the end of the state appeal process.
    7. Reviewed and monitored many attorneys' work, evaluating the quality of their work as well as determining the amount of payment the attorney was compensated.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
JD

PI Staff Attorney Resume

Headline : Experienced Public Interest Staff Attorney, demonstrated a commitment to serving the legal needs of the poor and underprivileged Experienced Family, Juvenile, Probate & Debtor/Creditor Practitioner.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Excellent Communication Skills, Exceptional Interpersonal Skills, Experienced Legal Researcher.

Description :

    1. Coordinated with litigation support and outside vendors for document processing, review, and production keeping costs aligned with budget goals.
    2. Drafted and designed document review protocols and procedures and provided training to attorney review teams.
    3. Provided daily supervisory oversight of attorney review teams both on-site and off-site document review projects.
    4. Drafted and distributed on a daily basis summary of updates and review feedback from senior attorneys to review team members.
    5. Trained review attorney teams on the effective use of document review tools, including conducting targeted searches for key documents and performing the self-QC review.
    6. Tracked document review progress from initial assignment through completion of first, second and third level reviews.
    7. Provided review guidance and feedback at each level to individual attorney reviewers.
    8. Created and implemented workstreams for different review levels resulting in an automated continuous flow of documents in document review platforms.
    9. Performed quality control reviews of attorney work product to validate responsiveness, confidentiality, and privilege documents prior to production.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
LL.M

Contract Staff Attorney Resume

Objective : Accomplished Staff Attorney with a background in complex litigation, particularly tobacco, pharmaceutical, and product liability litigation. Extensive experience in pre-trial proceedings, including research and preparation of initial pleadings and responding to complex discovery. Significant litigation management duties, with an expertise in electronic discovery, data and document management, and supervising attorneys for privilege review teams in several litigations.

Skills : Bilingual-Italian, LexisNexis Certified, West Law Certified, MS Office, Documentation.

Description :

    1. Conducted and supervised attorneys and accountants performing enforcement investigations. 
    2. Developed investigative plans, conducted investigative testimony, led settlement negotiations and collaborated with criminal authorities and self-regulatory organizations.
    3. Second-chaired an administrative trial against a major broker-dealer for failure to supervise.
    4. Permanently barring a stockbroker for a major broker-dealer from the securities industry for defrauding elderly customers, the branch manager was suspended and fined.
    5. Requiring a public relations consultant to disgorge profits and pay a fine for insider trading.
    6. Permanently barring from SEC practice a CPA for a broker-dealer engaged in improper conduct.
    7. Initiating a market manipulation investigation of a broker-dealer specializing in penny stocks that resulted in wide-ranging civil and criminal sanctions.
    8. Supervised the investigation of a public healthcare company, which at that time was one of the largest financial reporting fraud investigations ever conducted.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
JD

Freelancer Staff Attorney Resume

Headline : Following 6 years as a successful Freelancer Staff Attorney, work extensively with developers and general contractors, in both transactional and litigation matters. Quickly resolve a wide range of construction, business and employment disputes, invoking alternative dispute resolution to save clients time and resources whenever possible.

Skills : Westlaw & Lexis Certified Ringtail, Recommind, Relativity, DTE, Carpe Diem, Apple, and Microsoft Suites.

Description :

    1. Provide expert and strategic legal advice to senior executives on a variety of business, compliance, and litigation matters.
    2. Manage all litigation activity effectively and efficiently with the goal of damage mitigation, which includes handling a wide variety of civil litigation cases.
    3. Develop litigation strategy, provide legal counsel to internal clients, prepare and present cases in court, and review and respond to motions and discovery requests.
    4. Review and approve suits, garnishments, and judgments with the aim of maximizing claim settlement opportunities.
    5. Support efforts to keep the company in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
    6. Assist corporate counsels with high-risk compliance issues and consumer disputes, and provide recommendations for possible dispute resolution and counterclaims.
    7. Conduct fact-intensive investigations into areas of complaints from consumers and regulatory agencies, and identify, recommend, and communicate corrective actions.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Freelancer
Education
Education
JD

Consultant Staff Attorney Resume

Headline : Over 7 years of experience as a Consultant Staff Attorney, is now looking for an opportunity in law or as a sales professional. Have held increasingly challenging positions in the legal field. Also looking for part-time opportunities.

Skills : Litigation, EED, DocuMatrix, iConnect, Communication, Interpersonal, Management.

Description :

    1. Research Unit Evaluated petitions for review and presented oral summaries of facts and law to panels of three judges.
    2. Researched and analyzed complex legal issues presented in immigration and civil appeals by evaluating circuit and agency precedent, and relevant federal regulations.
    3. Composed a memorandum for each of 24 cases on appeal per quarter, detailing the relevant facts, applicable law, and parties' contentions.
    4. Evaluated peer-drafted memoranda and edited peer-drafted dispositions for analytical and typographical errors.
    5. Critically reviewed agency and district court records, parties' briefs, and motions on appeal.
    6. Presented an oral summary of the relevant background and legal basis supporting my recommended resolution for eight appeals to a panel of three judges once per month.
    7. Communicated with judges to ensure their understanding of the appeal and its resolution while addressing their concerns.
    8. Monitored and interpreted developments in circuit and agency case law related to immigration.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
LJ

Chief Staff Attorney Resume

Summary : 10 plus years of experience as a Chief Staff Attorney, is now seeking a challenging position that offers responsibility and opportunity for growth. Cope well with high-stress situations, can manage a variety of projects simultaneously, have exceptional computer skills.

Skills : Title Research, Certified Title Opinions, Litigation, Actions in Partition, MS Office, Adobe, InDesign.

Description :

    1. Support all areas of the company with the transactional and contracting process, including advising internal clients on business issues, review, negotiate and draft contracts.
    2. Work with clients on best practices and implementation issues; drafted privacy policies.
    3. Develop and conduct legal education for members of the Legal Department and business units regarding data security and privacy.
    4. Review open source software licenses, draft End-User License agreements and review and advise on new company applications for iOS, Android and multifunction devices.
    5. Review marketing materials and social media issues and work with business units to ensure best practices are being followed.
    6. Draft, review and revise form documents to ensure speed and efficiency within the legal review process. 
    7. Designed systems and protocols to improve the accuracy and efficiency of document reviews.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
JD

Lead Staff Attorney Resume

Summary : Lead Staff Attorney with 15 plus years of extensive experience, multi-tasking with the ability to establish priorities and achieve productivity goals in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, in both a quality-conscious and time-sensitive manner. Experience establishing goals, prioritizing, delegating activities, and achieving results.

Skills : Law, Litigation, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Relationship Building, and Strong Interpersonal Skills.

Description :

    1. Litigate cases at all court levels representing individuals, contractors, and organizations at trial and appellate courts in cases concerning violations of individual rights.
    2. Draft and file appellate briefs, and present oral argument before state and federal appellate courts.
    3. Take and defend depositions, including expert depositions; and propound, prepare, and review was written discovery.
    4. Draft motions on a variety of issues, including intervention, dismissal, and summary judgment, and present oral argument as appropriate.
    5. Draft and file briefs amicus curiae in courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court, in cases of major importance involving the 14th and 15th Amendments, and taxation.
    6. Investigate public inquiries concerning possible violations of state and federal law to determine if they are suitable for case development.
    7. Maintain contact with attorneys at other organizations and law firms to coordinate advocacy.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
JD

Jr. Staff Attorney Resume

Objective : 3 years of experience as a Staff Attorney, and historian, in the process of expanding from pure legal practice into other areas. A project focused, self-motivating, resilient, and ambitious individual.

Skills : Adobe Pro, MS Office Suite, FOIAXpress, EDiscovery Platforms.

Description :

    1. Worked closely with firm associates to organize and produce electronically stored documents for general discovery related to several cases.
    2. Assisted with developing discovery plans which involved determining search parameters such as date ranges, keywords, and custodians.
    3. Performed document review related to patent prosecutions, the new drug application process, and the abbreviated new drug application process.
    4. Provided litigation support by identifying responsive records, identifying duplicates, creating data logs and redacting privileged information.
    5. Coded/tagged documents according to their level of responsiveness and confidentiality.
    6. Created and maintained an electronic privilege communication log and communication journal for review.
    7. Drafted legal appeals to the appeals council, office of disability adjudication and review.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
JD

PD Staff Attorney Resume

Summary : Over 15 years of experience as a Public Defender Staff Attorney, negotiating contracts for Sales, Procurement, Software, SaaS, Intellectual Property, NDAs, etc. Dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, designing, and coaching individuals to success.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Interpersonal, Excellent Communication, Documentation, Litigation.

Description :

    1. Responsible for providing a broad range of civil legal services for low-income individuals with an emphasis on housing and employment law.
    2. Participate in other activities related to poverty law including community education, writing of publishable materials, legislative and administrative advocacy, and Bar Activities.
    3. Establish effective working relationships with the Bar and community partners.
    4. Completed requisite paperwork to assist a human trafficking victim with filing citizenship paperwork.
    5. Served as a court-appointed child advocate in high conflict custody cases.
    6. Explained family law concepts to low-income persons within the service area.
    7. Explained what to expect in court, courtroom etiquette, and how to complete the requisite legal paperwork and accomplish service on parties to a lawsuit.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
JD

Staff Attorney II Resume

Headline : Accomplished and result-oriented Staff Attorney with more than six years of experience working in all phases of the litigation process. Possesses a demonstrated track record of providing excellent research, analytical, and written work product used by the judiciary to make decisions.

Skills : Spanish, Litigation, Documentation, MS Office, EED, DocuMatrix.

Description :

    1. Represented victims of domestic violence in 50B Domestic Violence Protective Order Hearings.
    2. Displayed knowledge of signs and behaviors indicative of abusive relationships so as to recognize battered persons and assist them in providing for their safety and legal rights.
    3. Referred victims to relevant agencies to assist in providing for their safety and other needs.
    4. Conducted Pro Se clinics regarding issues of family law for low-income persons within the service area.
    5. Explained family law concepts to low-income persons within the service area.
    6. Explained what to expect in court, courtroom etiquette, and how to complete the required legal paperwork and accomplish service on parties to a lawsuit.
    7. Served as a court-appointed child advocate in high conflict custody cases.
    8. Conducted interviews of medical providers, school personnel, and family members to paint an accurate picture of a child's life for judges and relevant parties in child custody cases.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
JD

Sr. Staff Attorney Resume

Headline : A top-performing Staff Attorney credited with combining diverse legal research, analysis, and administrative and advocacy law experience to deliver sound, consistent and effective decisions. Strong expertise in collaborating with and advising individuals of varying backgrounds, and proactively engaging with all levels of authority.

Skills : Legal research, Legal writing, Drafting motions, Litigation.

Description :

    1. Conduct Special Education Due Process Hearings and represent students at disciplinary hearings when their behavior is the manifestation of a disability.
    2. Communicate and work with school district representatives and attorneys to encourage compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and laws.
    3. Draft and submit State Complaints and conduct Due Process Hearings.
    4. Draft special education tip sheets for the general public and conduct training sessions for providers, parents, and students on special education law.
    5. Represent clients in Administrative Fair Hearings challenging denials and/or reductions of coverage.
    6. Represent clients in transfers and/or removals of guardianships.
    7. Independently conduct legal research and draft relevant motions and pleadings related to casework.
    8. Represent clients in agency mediations and pre-hearing negotiations.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
JD

Staff Attorney Resume

Objective : Staff Attorney specializing in transactional, operational and regulatory matters for a broad range of healthcare providers and other companies, including hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, long term care facilities, physicians and physician organizations, imaging centers, and other specialty care providers.

Skills : MS Office, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Relativity, Autonomy, Concordance, IPRO, TextMap.

Description :

    1. Conferred with judicial officers, attorneys, court services staff and the public on procedural matters.
    2. Advised on legal aspects of administrative and operational issues, and prepared reports, summarized legislative and/or judicial action or trends.
    3. Interviewed applicants to determine if they qualified for any immigration benefits.
    4. Performed legal research, compliance research, and wrote briefs on immigration issues.
    5. Prepared and assessed immigration petitions and made sure that they complied with relevant law, policy, and procedure.
    6. Developed legal arguments to aid clients with removal proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
    7. Prepared comprehensive memorandums detailing relevant legal issues, addressing argument strengths and/or weaknesses and recommending action.
    8. Analyzed changes in legislation and policies to develop implementation strategies and identifying the impact on visa/immigration processing the client.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Ph.D