Practice Group Assistant

New York, United States Full-time

Are you looking for a new opportunity in a fast paced, growing environment? Venable LLP has an exciting opportunity for a Practice Group Assistant in our Midtown NY office.

The Practice Group Assistant will perform an expanded range of administrative duties to effectively and efficiently support the legal staff in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Division.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for... 

  • Assisting legal staff with new business intake, including opening new matters
  • Ensuring timely processing of client charges including processing requests
  • Assisting with management of lifecycle of applications
  • Processing expenses, document retrieval and sorting and organizing documents
  • Assisting with out-processing of client files, including ensuring file cleanout
  • Managing daily workflow of assigned tasks

The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of related administrative support experience; intellectual property experience a plus but not required
  • Ability to learn and work within a document management system
  • Passing scores on Microsoft Word and Outlook assessments
  • Knowledge of federal rules, regulations, U.S. and international Intellectual Property Law a plus but not required
  • Ability to effectively utilize IP docketing software (Inprotech) and USPTO online
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to various practice management styles of assigned legal staff
  • Sets and consistently achieves self-performance standards relating to accountability, ownership of assignments and client service

 If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.  Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.