Ross Stores, Inc. Paralegal, Commercial Law in Dublin, California


This position holds responsibility for, among other things, the following key functions: assisting in-house counsel with intellectual property and complex commercial litigation; assisting in-house and outside counsel as to case management/monitoring, fact collection and discovery; developing and monitoring various compliance programs/issues (such as ADA access, records management, social media, and e-discovery); handling the coordination of subpoenas and investigations and assisting in-house counsel with managing trademark portfolio. All of these tasks are to be under the supervision and direction of a licensed attorney supervisor.


  • Litigation Management

  • Assist outside and in-house counsel with intellectual property and complex commercial litigation including litigation holds, gathering documents, tracking due dates, communicating with vendor/vendor’s counsel, assisting counsel with production of discovery, etc.

  • Budget Management

  • Maintain Serengeti case management and billing computer data base

  • Monitor case status and assist with financial reporting and forecast process
  • Assist in-house counsel with reserve reporting

  • Compliance Initiative Management

  • Assist in-house counsel with compliance initiatives and projects as requested

  • Summary of other job duties

  • Assist other paralegals and legal assistants on subpoenas, investigations as requested

  • Assist with administrative work on occasion


  • Communication
  • Business Acumen
  • Analysis & Judgment
  • Technical Expertise
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness


  • B.A. degree required
  • Paralegal certificate a plus
  • 2-6 years experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department
  • Extensive experience with commercial litigation
  • Strong knowledge of e-discovery procedures
  • Working knowledge of intellectual property law (specifically copyright & trademark law)
  • Strong organization skills, with a passion for details
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good investigative skills
  • Good knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint