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Senior Paralegal

Posted Jun 27
Full Time
Washington, District Of Columbia


Leidos is looking for a Senior Paralegal to work on-site in support of the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, Financial Litigation Unit. 2 days of teleworking is currently permitted, but this is subject to change.

In the Financial Litigation Unit, the Office of Review evaluates settlement offers in the most complex and monetarily significant cases handled by the Division, collaborates with Trial Sections in negotiating settlement proposals in light of litigation potential and policy considerations, furnishes advice and assistance in complex cases, takes final action on settlements within its authority, and advises the Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division on settlements that require final action at a higher level.

Responsibilities Include

  • Works with ALS (primarily Case Managers) to make sure the case has the necessary technology and is properly addressing E-Discovery;
  • Compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents;
  • Summarizes depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files; performs simple legal research; indexes, tracks and controls document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery);
  • indexes, tracks and exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial. Prepares exhibit cross-references;
  • Assists attorneys in courtroom;
  • Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria.

Required Qualifications

  • Paralegal certificate, or JD, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study (or equivalent)
  • 2+ years of litigation paralegal experience or project experience, including at least one year of experience in automated litigation support.
  • Knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
  • Knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
  • Familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources.
  • Familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems.
  • Must be knowledgeable user of the Government's office and network environment, including but not limited to, word processing, database, spreadsheet, imaging, and telecommunications systems.
  • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.

Desired Qualifications

  • Trial experience
  • Current or active clearance
  • Experience with negotiation, settlements, or collections
  • Experience drafting subpoena’s, researching public records, and public records filing/recording
  • An understanding of business entities, lien priorities, trusts, estates and probate.
  • Baseline understanding of accounting principles, or basic tax preparation

This position is covered under the Service Contract Act and is subject to minimum requirements. Leidos ensures that all provisions are satisfied. The pay for this position will be $30.45/hr.

In 2024, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the seventh consecutive year. We were also ranked #2 on the Forbes’ list of Best Employers for Veterans and #26 on Careers & The Disabled Magazine’s list of Top 50 Employers for the Disabled!

Original Posting Date


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range

Pay Range -

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.