Experienced litigation paralegal or legal assistant, accountable for supporting litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings at scale for all business units and functions operating in North America. This individual will, working with other internal legal professionals, be responsible for supporting a wide variety of risk management, dispute resolution, and litigation matters, which may involve
(1) complex commercial claims; (2) employment disputes; (3) franchise litigation; (4) intellectual property disputes; (5) personal injury and property damage litigation; (6) interactions with government agencies; and (7) small claims matters, among other areas of responsibility. This candidate will join a dynamic team that collectively manages hundreds of pre-litigation and litigation matters, while responding to day-to-day legal needs of fast-paced business clients.
This position is also expected to provide back-up and overflow assistance to other paralegals in the Legal Department, and to participate in special projects as assigned. The role calls for a highly-motivated individual who is detail-oriented and can maintain focus and momentum on projects despite competing priorities of other project participants. Must be capable of building credible relationships with a variety of constituencies, and competently relaying facts and legal advice between attorneys and stakeholders.
The job holder will be required to manage a varied work load. Key areas will include:
Competencies and Qualifications
Four year degree, paralegal certification, or equivalent work experience.
Demonstrated ability to work cohesively with others.
Minimum of seven years directly relevant experience that includes complex commercial litigation support, or equivalent business experience.
Ability to independently manage a challenging workload in a fast-paced work environment under the stress of deadlines.
Proven ability to manage document production with substantive input from attorneys and non-attorneys.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including good listening skills).
Team player who is able to work collaboratively across functions, with all types of people, and at all levels including executive management.
A high degree of professionalism throughout all interactions.
Must have strong customer service orientation.
Should have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Experience with other Microsoft Office applications a plus. Knowledge of iManage also a plus.
Ability to travel when necessary