Legal Secretary – McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Sophia C. Smith, PHR

Legal Secretary – McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice representing commercial, industrial and financial enterprises both publicly and privately held. The Firm has a long history of social responsibility and supporting the communities in which our people live and work.

The Washington, DC office is seeking a Legal Secretary to provide administrative support tasks for a team of attorneys within the Tax Practice Group. This role will handle a high volume of calendar management, scheduling, and travel.

As a Legal Secretary, you will: 

  • Coordinate meeting logistics
  • Prepare client bills and related forms; involved in collections responsibilities
  • Edit, proofread, and redline documents and correspondence for accuracy, grammar and formatting
  • Update and maintain Excel spreadsheets
  • Organize and maintain attorney contacts and calendars, including travel logistics and scheduling for the team
  • Open new client matters and coordinate process
  • Screen incoming calls
  • Manage attorney time entry
  • Organize and maintain paper and electronic files in accordance with Firm records retention policies


  • High school diploma
  • College degree preferred but not required
  • At least two (2) years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Knowledge of General Ledger expense coding practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain and handle confidential information
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Apply online at or use this link Legal Secretary @ McDermott.