Litigation and IP Support Assistant

Headquartered in Irvine, California, VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America and America's #1 Sound Bar company. Our mission is to deliver high performance, smarter products and services with the latest innovations at the best value for our consumers. Our loyal following and industry-wide praise continues to grow as we redefine what it means to be smart. We are currently seeking a Litigation and IP Support Specialist at our Irvine, CA headquarters.

VIZIO is seeking a candidate to support its legal team for business and patent litigation matters and IP transactions. Litigation support will include assisting with matters from initial intake through discovery through trial. The ideal candidate will have a background in managing discovery processes as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced company. In addition to litigation support, this person will assist with trademark searches and investigations, filing and enforcement activities, calendaring important deadlines, and communications with domestic and foreign-based outside counsel. Furthermore, he/she must be able and willing to independently assist in the processing of the company's higher volume, more routine contracts, such as non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements and other transactional documents. Like all team members at all levels at VIZIO, the candidate must be willing to pitch in wherever necessary to assist the legal team in meeting VIZIO's goals.

There is potential for expansion of duties and greater responsibilities as well as the opportunity to make a significant impact on the legal department at VIZIO as the department ramps up to meet the demands for VIZIO's expanding business. The candidate will work closely with the members of the in-house legal team, outside counsel, and multiple client groups/functional departments at all levels of the company and will report to the Senior Director of Legal Affairs.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Conduct electronic discovery collection, including investigation and analysis as necessary
  • Coordinate on intake of new legal matters and day-to-day case details with VIZIO's legal team and outside counsel
  • Maintain calendar for litigation and IP administrative deadlines
  • Manage and update databases and workflows to ensure efficient document review and production
  • Conduct initial trademark investigations and clearance searches
  • Communicate with outside counsel to help manage and enforce the Company's brands on a global basis

Required Skills:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and PC based programs
  • Tech-savvy
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work on multiple demanding projects at once

Required Experience:
  • A minimum education level of: Bachelor's Degree, preferably with a major in business, finance, computer science or other related field
  • 1 - 2 years' experience required
  • Professional/polished communicator
  • Team player
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Resourceful
  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Must have a professional/mature demeanor

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years discovery experience preferred, preferably in general business litigation or patent litigation matters
  • 1-2 years trademark or other IP transactional experience preferred

VIZIO, Inc. offers excellent career opportunity as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. We are an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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