McGuireWoods LLP

Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary - Litigation

Job Location US-DC-Washington
Legal Support
Pos. Type
Regular Full-Time


McGuireWoods LLP has an opening for a Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary in our D.C. office.  The assistant will support attorneys in both our Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation practices.  Support includes assisting attorneys with legal and administrative tasks such as time entry/billing, calendaring, travel arrangements, opening and closing of files, meeting/conference scheduling, document management, e-filing in both state and federal courts, and other special projects. The ideal candidate will have experience working in both litigation and corporate practice groups and be proficient in Microsoft Office 2016.


McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and business solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 184 years. Our law firm has earned the loyalty of many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. People come here to do great, challenging work and we provide the resources and training for them to succeed and develop professionally. Working together from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuireWoods is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. For more information, visit


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  • Prepares legal documents and correspondence from draft
  • Manage documents: upload documents to the document management system(DMS); scan, save to DMS and distribute matter-related hard copy correspondence
  • Organize and maintain matter files, retrieve matter files, and prepare files for closing in accordance with Records Department procedures
  • Prepare and submit expenses and invoices for payment and submit check requests as needed
  • Enter attorneys’ time into time management system accurately and as needed; verify client/matter numbers and practice codes
  • Manages attorneys’ calendars, coordinates meetings, schedules conference rooms, and makes travel arrangements as required


  • Requires high school diploma or GED (Bachelor’s degree preferred) and three to five years of litigation assistant experience  or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Experience e-filing in both state and federal courts is a must
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2016 and Elite/Intapp (or other comparable time and billing software)

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