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


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position.It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities.Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.