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Docketing Assistant

Los Angeles, CA | Other
15 Days Ago

Job Description

General Summary

COVID-19: Vaccination Requirement:  One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to work on-site at one or more of Alston & Bird’s offices.  Effective August 30, 2021, Alston & Bird requires all employees who access our offices to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. By submitting your resume for consideration, you acknowledge that you will comply with A&B’s vaccination and office access policies. Any questions about A&B’s vaccination requirement should be directed to Trevor Barker, Talent Acquisition Coordinator (




At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For©" for 22 years in a row. 


Alston & Bird has an exciting opportunity for a Docketing Assistant in our Los Angeles office. Ideal candidates will have experience in docketing and a desire to grow in their knowledge. A strong attention to detail and the ability to look at the data analytically will be important for success in this role. Knowledge of and experience with docketing software is preferred. A working knowledge of general office procedures, along with the capability to prioritize competing deadlines is also preferred. Preferred candidates should have the ability to work independently while handling complex situations, while also having flexibility to stay beyond normal working hours when workload demands.

Essential Duties

  • Analyzing and reviewing all documents;
  • Discerning pertinent information and entering the required information into the docketing database
  • Assisting with double-checking/reviewing docket entries for consistency and accuracy as well as processing matter intakes.
  • Creating and running reports
  • Special projects as assigned

Skills Needed to be Successful

  • High School Diploma Required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 2-4 years of patent docketing experience required
  • Experience in trademark docketing preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment where needs and priorities constantly change

Additional Information

Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices. 


The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time. 


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