Jason Soccol

Manager

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Law Practice

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Jason Soccol's Overview

Current
Past
  • Case Manager/Senior IP Litigation Paralegal at Howrey, LLP
  • Paralegal at Vogl & Meredith
  • Paralegal at Monty, Ginalski & Marchi
  • Alcohol Licensing Paralegal at Buchman & O’Brien – Paralegal
  • Administrative Director at Community Legal Information Center
  • Traffic Law Director at Community Legal Information Center
Education
Connections

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Jason Soccol's Experience

Manager, Case Clerks/Special Projects

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Legal Services industry

November 2010Present (3 years 11 months)

Management Duties and Functions
Manager for 10 entry level paralegals/case assistants and various temporary employees
Responsible for hiring new and temporary employees
Responsible for training and mentoring case assistants at all levels
Responsible for creating and presenting monthly training sessions for case assistants
Responsible for managing discovery/document review projects where temporary attorney/paralegal are needed for case team as needed
Review case assistant case load and assign new cases to appropriate team member
Prepare and preside over monthly team meetings
Prepare and preside over the annual review process for each employee including decisions on raises and promotions
Manage work flow and assign case assistants for requests from other Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP offices
Manage work flow on emergency projects and provide appropriate staffing necessary as case teams need
Act as a liaison between case teams, firm management and case assistants to ensure all projects are completed and accurate according to deadlines

Case Manager/Senior IP Litigation Paralegal

Howrey, LLP

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

May 2005November 2010 (5 years 7 months)

Prepare monthly paralegal case assignment charts for monthly meeting
Manage work flow and assign paralegals for requests from other offices
Act as a liaison between office management and paralegal staff for questions and concerns in the office
Act as East Coast liaison for bi-weekly working group meeting concerning Concordance infrastructure and documents review and production
Lead Paralegal for complex Patent, Trademark, Copyright, SEC AND Global Litigation cases
Work flow organization and supervision on all cases assigned as lead including deposition prep, claim construction preparation, motion filing, hearing prep, document production, trial prep and attendance
Training and mentoring of new hire project assistants and mid-legal paralegal on all aspects of discovery, document collection, document production, trial prep and assistance
Review resumes and conducted interviews for potential new hires
Coordinate and oversee paralegals in other offices for document collections, document productions, motion filing, hearing prep and deposition prep
Cite checking motion briefs and legal research
Oversee electronic discovery, document review, document processing and trial prep litigation projects
Meet with clients and attorneys to formulate action plan for harvesting and processing data/documents
Travel with attorneys to client sites to conduct interviews, harvest electronic data and collect hard copy documents for process
Maintain chain of custody for all original documents taken from clients and ensure return
Work closely with vendors to ensure project is processed timely and deliverables are accurate
Assist attorneys with day to day database requests including locating documents, coding and setting up document review
Work closely with trial services department in preparing for trial by ensuring the proper supplies, support and materials are with trial team
Assist contract attorneys using database with day to day questions and issues

Paralegal

Vogl & Meredith

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Law Practice industry

February 2002May 2005 (3 years 4 months)

Manage day to day activity on assigned cases
Assist with deposition preparation
Assist with Mediation/Arbitration preparation
Assist with written discovery
Review and catalog deposition exhibits, document productions and medical records
Prepare deposition summaries
Prepare document productions
Cite checking briefs and legal research

Paralegal

Monty, Ginalski & Marchi

January 2001February 2002 (1 year 2 months)

Manage day to day activity on assigned cases
Assist with deposition preparation
Assist with Mediation/Arbitration preparation
Assist with written discovery
Review and catalog deposition exhibits, document productions and medical records
Prepare deposition summaries
Prepare document productions
Cite checking briefs and legal research

Alcohol Licensing Paralegal

Buchman & O’Brien – Paralegal

May 2000January 2001 (9 months)

Meet with client to obtain information regarding potential alcohol licenses
Prepare all State required documents
Case Management of file from first intake to issuance of license
Travel to client sites and collect necessary information for applications
Travel to and attendance at ABC for filing deadlines

Administrative Director

Community Legal Information Center

June 1998May 1999 (1 year)

Supervisor of 16 programs, 30 program directors and their interns
Prepare monthly budgets
Prepare monthly audits
Prepare and present grant applications to City of Chico and Associated Students
Prepare agenda and lead monthly director meetings

Traffic Law Director

Community Legal Information Center

June 1997May 1998 (1 year)

Supervise and train 7 to 10 intern per semester on traffic law program
Assist and help walk in client on traffic law matters including DUI’s, minors in possession, traffic tickets and parking tickets
Prepare agenda and lead weekly traffic law meeting

Jason Soccol's Skills & Expertise

  1. Litigation
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Litigation Support
  4. Patents
  5. Commercial Litigation
  6. Patent Litigation
  7. Legal Research
  8. Licensing
  9. Civil Litigation
  10. LiveNote
  11. Courts
  12. Westlaw
  13. Trials
  14. Trademarks
  15. Legal Writing
  16. Corporate Law
  17. Legal Assistance

Jason Soccol's Education

California State University-Chico

Bachelors, Political Science/Pre-Law

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