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201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70170
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T: 504.566.5200
F: 504.636.4000
Email: contact@bakerdonelson.com

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The New Orleans office of Baker Donelson was founded on February 14, 2004 by 14 outstanding lawyers from two different law firms.

Today the Firm, which has a presence in the city's Central Business District, as well as in Mandeville, a burgeoning community north of Lake Pontchartrain, and in Baton Rouge, boasts more than 70 top-notch Louisiana attorneys who act as trusted advisors and advocates to businesses and business people.  

The lawyers of the New Orleans office provide a full array of business legal services, and have received particular recognition in the fields of commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, construction, health care, real estate transactions and litigation, railroad, admiralty, maritime financing, oil and gas and labor and employment. Attorneys in this office are routinely recognized nationally in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and locally in New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers, as well as City Business Leaders in Law and Women in Leadership. 

The office is well known for its culture and its commitment to the community. The lawyers and staff consider themselves members of a family, and focus on helping each other and the greater New Orleans community. Members of the Baker Donelson office serve as board members, volunteers and supporters for numerous charitable organizations, including Ozanam Inn, Second Harvest, the Ronald McDonald House, the National World War II Museum and the Homeless Experience Legal Protection project. They hold leadership positions in numerous national and local bar and business associations as well.

The lawyers, paralegals, assistants and those other valuable office members who support them work together to put the Firm's clients first as they carry out their daily routines. This over-arching mission contributes to our culture of unparalleled client service.

Legal Support Coordinator - New Orleans

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC has an opening for a Litigation Legal Support Coordinator in its New Orleans office. Ideal candidate will have a high level of legal experience and administrative experience, exceptional communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively within a group or independently. Candidate should be proficient in MS Word (high priority), Outlook and Excel and type a minimum of 65 words per minute with high accuracy. The candidate should be detail oriented, a self-starter with excellent problem solving skills and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining calendars with litigation dates and deadlines, as well as other necessary dates;
  • Prioritizing and executing tasks quickly and accurately;
  • Formatting and setting up documents, including pleadings, briefs, correspondence, and other legal documents;
  • Preparing shell documents for attorneys in relation to discovery, orders, motions, trials and other proceedings;
  • Filing litigation documents with state and federal courts – knowledge of electronic filing is required;
  • Handling a high volume of proofreading;
  • Updating and maintaining files, physical and electronic;
  • Time entry, Processing client bills, conducting client conflict checks, transcribing dictation;
  • Reviewing vendor invoices and processing for payment;
  • Assisting attorneys and paralegals in preparation for hearings, mediations, arbitrations and trials.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume.   After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process.  We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

Paralegal - New Orleans

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a litigation paralegal in its New Orleans Office. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. A minimum of three to five years' litigation experience is required. The successful candidate will have experience performing the following tasks: Assisting counsel in all areas of client representation including drafting correspondence and pleadings; preparing discovery and discovery responses; document management; preparing for depositions, mediation, arbitration and trial, and supporting attorneys at trial. The successful candidate must have a knowledge of court rules, proficiency in paper and e-filing (state and federal), knowledge of court websites and research skills and being familiar with the federal and state rules of procedure and evidence and ensure compliance with rules. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills. Each candidate should have an aptitude for detail, the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and be familiar with computerized databases, document management programs, and on-line services. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work overtime if necessary. Prior trial experience is preferred for this position.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

Thank you for submitting your resume After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process. We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Legal Conflicts Review Analyst - Houston, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, Baton Rouge or New Orleans

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. has an immediate opening for a Legal Conflicts Review Analyst. The ideal candidate will have administrative experience, be extremely professional, possess exceptional communication, organizational and computer skills, have strong proficiencies in the Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to work effectively within a group or independently. In addition, the candidate should be detail-oriented and able to multi-task and work well in a fast-paced environment. 

The Conflicts Review Analyst will:

  1. Review assigned requests routed to Analyst though Firm’s New Business Intake (NBI) platform for accuracy and completeness; resolve any deficiencies or errors.
  2. Review conflicts reports related to assigned request.
  3. Identify any possible matches between parties in new request and Firm files.
  4. In accordance with directions, determine whether any potential matches could present a conflict.
  5. Where a possible conflict could present, communicate with attorneys to determine whether new matter may present any ethical or other conflict (e.g., is current file still active and/or whether suspect parties in new and current matter are the same).
  6. Where inquiries above identify potential conflicts, reassign matter for further review to conflict attorney for clearance.
  7. Document all actions taken in this process in NBI database.
  8. Additional tasks related to operation of Firm Conflicts Review Department as may be assigned by Conflicts Counsel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Possession of the skills attributable to a paralegal or experienced, multi-area practice secretary.
  2. Flexible, independent worker who can follow instructions.
  3. Law firm experience in opening files or clearing conflicts preferred.
  4. Involvement with the Firm's file opening/conflict system (or firm of similar size and breadth).
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  6. Detail oriented experience/abilities.
  7. College degree preferred

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume.   After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process.  We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

Litigation Associate – New Orleans (#776)

The New Orleans office of Baker Donelson seeks an Associate with three or more years of complex commercial litigation experience to become an integral part of our Business Litigation Department. We are particularly interested in applicants with meaningful (first or second chair) trial experience. We value associates who are not only intellectually gifted, but also possess superior writing and analytical capabilities and demonstrate sound judgment and meticulous attention to detail. This role offers the opportunity for involvement in ongoing litigation cases on a national scale. If you are a dedicated and hardworking legal professional, we would like to hear from you. Starting salary is in the top end of the market and the Firm is consistently ranked as a Best Place to Work. For consideration, please click here to apply. Please also upload your cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript when submitting your application.

Talent Development Manager - Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta, Raleigh, Houston, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Washington, D. C., Baltimore, New Orleans

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Talent Development Manager. This position may be located at any office location. Essential functions are primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.

Training and Development 

  • Manage the planning and implementation of in-person and virtual substantive, technical and skills-based associate workshops, seminars, and training programs, including event logistics and communications.
  • Identify training programs to address evolving Associate needs and requests and work with Practice Group Leaders and other internal colleagues to develop appropriate content.  
  • Collaborate with Marketing & Business Development Department to design, develop, and manage marketing and sales training programs and workshops for all attorneys.
  • Assist in the design and development of new lawyer orientation.
  • Identify and recruit internal and external trainers to serve as faculty in Associate training programs, including coordinating with outside trainers on materials and their distribution, technology needs, conference room needs, and payment.
  • Solicit, collect, and analyze evaluations from program participants and propose and implement modifications based on feedback.
  • Collaborate with Talent Development Director to develop and implement Trusted Advisor Mini-MBA and other BakerVision 2028 initiatives to attorneys and staff, as needed.
  • Partner with Women’s Initiative and Diversity & Inclusion Department to support their respective training initiatives.

Mentorship Program 

  • Pair experienced attorneys with junior associates to provide guidance, mentorship, and ongoing career development support.
  • Assist mentors and mentees in identifying and adopting effective practices.
  • Manage administrative aspects of mentoring program, including maintaining databases and distributing materials to program participants.

Performance Evaluation/Review 

  • Coordinate non-shareholder attorney performance review and evaluation process, including collecting feedback and preparing performance summaries.
  • Review shareholder feedback and associate self-evaluations to identify skills gaps and future training topics.

Special Projects 

  • Collaborate with Talent Development Director, Training Manager and other department members to implement long-term and/or special firmwide projects.  
  • Play a key role in development, launch, maintenance and ongoing evaluation of various firm-wide associate engagement and retention efforts.

Promote Learning Culture 

  • Help promote and nurture a culture in which attorneys and staff are encouraged to recognize skill gaps and pursue excellence.
  • Monitor current trends and best practices in legal talent and professional development, and implement new innovations, as appropriate, to ensure the firm’s efforts are innovative and cutting edge.
  • Serve as Baker TALENT ambassador, welcoming new attorneys to the firm and providing information about the resources available to them.
  • Create and maintain relationships within the firm at all levels, establishing a reputation as a trusted advisor for training and development resources and best practices.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor's degree in law or a related field
  • 5+ years of related experience, preferably in a large law firm environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs, events, and company-wide initiatives
  • Understanding of legal practice and the legal industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Exceptional client service, both internal and external 
  • Availability to travel as needed to the firm’s offices  
  • Sensitivity to different learning and work styles.
  • Working proficiency in MS Office and analytical tools.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, extreme temperatures and the like.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements.

All employees are required to comply with BDBCB's information privacy and security requirements including its acceptable use policy. Such requirements are dictated by laws and regulations, by professional standards and by the marketplace and are directly applicable to BDBCB as well as to BDBCB through its clients.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume.   After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process.  We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

Legal Support Assistant

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC has an opening for a Litigation Legal Support Coordinator in its New Orleans office. Ideal candidate will have a high level of legal experience and administrative experience, exceptional communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively within a group or independently. Candidate should be proficient in MS Word (high priority), Outlook and Excel and type a minimum of 65 words per minute with high accuracy. The candidate should be detail oriented, a self-starter with excellent problem solving skills and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining calendars with litigation dates and deadlines, as well as other necessary dates;
  • Prioritizing and executing tasks quickly and accurately;
  • Formatting and setting up documents, including pleadings, briefs, correspondence, and other legal documents;
  • Preparing shell documents for attorneys in relation to discovery, orders, motions, trials and other proceedings;
  • Filing litigation documents with state and federal courts – knowledge of electronic filing is required;
  • Handling a high volume of proofreading;
  • Updating and maintaining files, physical and electronic;
  • Time entry, Processing client bills, conducting client conflict checks, transcribing dictation;
  • Reviewing vendor invoices and processing for payment;
  • Assisting attorneys and paralegals in preparation for hearings, mediations, arbitrations and trials.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume.   After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process.  We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

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