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Alesia Marra

Paralegal

St. Louis
314 552 6313 direct

Alesia is an intellectual property litigation paralegal working in the field for over 10 years across different practice groups. She is experienced in many aspects of the legal profession.

Intellectual Property Litigation/Prosecution

Performs online searches of Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) records, industry databases and performs general legal research; organizes, summarizes and analyzes factual data collected.

Research variety of patents/trademarks/copyrights and file histories related to litigations and collect/organize prior art.

Case management such as maintaining discovery documents and correspondence related to cases.

Work directly with court reporters on document productions to ensure all documents are produced and housed properly.

Organize Deposition preparation including but not limited to virtual/remote depositions, expert report preparation, and trial preparation.

Prepared summaries of newly filed litigation cases for attorney's.

Research business/company histories.

Summarize/draft discovery responses.

Provides legal support for two partners and various patent agents.

Maintains docket system of due dates and attorney calendars.

Maintains client files and manages a high volume caseload.

Reviews, finalizes and files patent prosecution applications and prepares formal patent documents.

Assists in the preparation and filings of response to office actions, notices of appeal , oppositions, and appeal briefs.

Corresponds with clients regarding the status of their intellectual property.

Corresponds and coordinates with foreign associates.

Proficient in US National 371 patent prosecution application filings.

Prepares expense reports for the attorney's.

Maintains attorney's calendar and makes travel arrangements.

Liaison between attorney's, Patent Agents and clients.

Assisted in Marketing projects.  

Asbestos Litigation/Personal Injury

Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.

Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings. Communicated pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.

Obtained and reviewed medical documentation for clients.

Acted as liaison between multiple attorneys involved in complex legal issues.

Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery requests.

Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.

Directed and coordinated law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.

Adept with Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky case law.

Scheduled depositions for cases.

Involved with Jury selection and Trial process.

Researched bankruptcy loan files to confirm federal guideline compliance.

Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.

Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into the company database.

Communicated with outside vendors on behalf of attorneys and legal departments. Mainly Court Reporters/Court Reporting Firms.

Medical/Malpractice

Obtained and reviewed medical documentation for clients.

Contracts

Prepared and reviewed primarily Union contracts.