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Litigation Support Specialist (Legal Support Administrator/Paralegal)

Company: Cornerstone Research
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


CORNERSTONE RESEARCH provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. We work with a broad network of testifying experts, including prominent faculty and industry practitioners, in a distinctive collaboration. Our staff consultants contribute expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and marketing, as well as business acumen, familiarity with the litigation process, and a commitment to produce outstanding results.

Named one of the Best Workplaces by Inc. Magazine, at Cornerstone Research you will be part of a thriving team of more than 700, spanning eight offices, comprising more than 40 nationalities, and leading the industry in its commitment to develop team members across all levels.

You'll Love It Here If You

  • Are thoughtful and open to learning
  • Have a high bar for excellence
  • Believe that teamwork leads to success; #onefirmfirm!
  • Always do things the right way, even if it's harder
  • Are truly committed and passionate about what you do

About the Role

The Litigation Support Specialist's primary responsibility is to complete billable project work as assigned. This involves anticipating project needs, managing workload, and producing the highest quality work in a timely manner. The Litigation Support Specialist synthesizes materials generated by team members to produce an error-free, client-ready work product.

We are looking for someone with strong project management, data analysis, and communication skills who thrives when working in a collaborative team environment. This position functions as a member of the Litigation Support Specialist team and a member of a "cross-project" team. Assignments will be delegated from the Supervisor of Litigation Support or Senior Litigation Support Specialist. The working hours for this position will be 9:00am to 6:00pm with a one-hour unpaid lunch break. Employees may be required to work overtime with little to no advance notice.

How You'll Help Us Be Successful

  • Provides billable casework support in a cross-office network to effectively complete all assigned projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Responsible for full lifecycle project management, including assisting with the process of checking for conflicts, generating engagement letters, creating correspondence files, and starting the document tracking process by setting up a document logging database.
  • Creates, organizes, and maintains the administrative structure for each project (LAN files, Netdocs, "hard" files, document storage, project set-up, and closure).
  • Provides Expert support as it relates to casework.
  • Performs typing and/or data entry tasks in the process of facilitating analyses or creating work product.
  • Assists in redacting information and/or metadata from files.
  • Edits, formats, and proofreads text (including tables).
  • Creates, organizes, and assembles electronic or hard copy back-up binders.
  • Types, assembles, organizes, and formats the team's "final" work product (usually an affidavit/declaration, report, or presentation) according to the firm's quality and visual standards.
  • Proofs all written material for spelling, grammar, structure, and consistency.
  • Provides back-up administrative support in a cross-office network to complete all assigned tasks expeditiously and under a strict timeline.
  • Handles Document management responsibilities.
  • Oversees temporary personnel in typing and data entry assignments.

What You'll Need to Be Successful

  • Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of directly related experience providing billable project support in a professional services firm (legal, consulting, financial, etc.) preferred.
  • Advanced Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and the ability to learn new applications/tools used office or firm-wide.
  • Ability to anticipate, monitor, and meet the needs of internal and external clients.
  • Experience working on various types of projects from initiation to closure.
  • Ability to utilize resources effectively, prioritize, multi-task, and proactively move work forward in a timely manner.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address non-routine or complex problems.
  • Superior teamwork skills, with the ability to delegate tasks or accept additional work as needed.
  • Project management experience is a plus.

What Will Differentiate You

  • Leadership: the desire to take initiative and actively contribute to the team and firm
  • Communication: the ability to communicate effectively and professionally
  • Business Acumen: the capability to learn the firm's financial and operational functions
  • Client Service: the mindset to provide superior service


Our uniquely collegial and supportive atmosphere makes Cornerstone Research a great place to work. Cornerstone Research invests in its people in a number of ways including providing development opportunities and organizing memorable social events. To many, our culture and our people are the most exciting and enriching aspects of a career at Cornerstone Research.


Cornerstone Research is an equal employee opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

This position is located in the San Francisco, CA office.

Keywords: Cornerstone Research, San Francisco , Litigation Support Specialist (Legal Support Administrator/Paralegal), Other , San Francisco, California

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