IP Docket Clerk

White & Case LLP



New York, NY


Position summary

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary

Working as part of the tight-knit IP Docketing team, you should be flexible in your approach and keen to develop your professional knowledge in a fast-paced and stimulating working environment. 

Although primarily focused on day-to-day operational matters, you will also work across a wide range of projects. You can anticipate unforeseen challenges and will be both resilient and pragmatic in your approach to managing change.

Supporting our Partners, Technical Advisors and Paralegals, you will develop a good understanding of our IP Practice.

Duties and Accountabilities1     

  • Process and docket US & Foreign mail, email correspondence from foreign associates and USPTO email correspondence on a daily basis
  • Process new matter requests and matter description revisions
  • Work with other Docket Clerks to coordinate incoming and outgoing file transfers
  • Process and docket internal attorney updates
  • Conduct status checks and updates to docket and maintain records of such
  • Create and general reports for attorneys, staff, and clients


  • At least 2 years of IP Docketing experience (preferably on CPA Global)
  • Detailed-oriented with good analytical and critical thinking skills ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker
  • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple tasks
  • Driven by professional growth
  • Strong professional presence
  • Client service focus
  • Team player
  • Strong judgment
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative
  • Fluency in English

Location and Reporting

  • This is a hybrid in-office/remote role, which can be based in our New York, Boston or Tampa office.
  • This role reports to the Associate Director, Managing Clerks Department.

Equal Opportunities 

White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm’s policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.

If you require assistance and/or accommodation to participate in our application and/or interview process, please email the recruiting contact listed for the relevant position. We will be happy to work with you.

The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment. 

1The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

Why you should apply for a job to White & Case LLP:

  • 4.8/5 in supportive management

  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 100% would recommend this company to other women

  • 80% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • The Global Women's Initiative Committee's top priority is to ensure that women are retained, advanced and given leadership opportunities.

  • We have a full range of programs to support flexible work schedules and leaves of absence for both men and women.

  • White and Case has won six Women in Business Law Awards. Demonstrating their commitment to nurturing the careers of its women lawyers.