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Legal Staff Paralegal in Sun Valley, CA

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Company name

Waste Management, Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Corporate - General

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Sun Valley, CA

Date Last Verified

May 25,2018

Posted on

May 15,2018

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Commercial Transaction Paralegal III The candidate will provide legal and administrative support to two Senior Legal Counsel in California, who have responsibility over commercial transactions/claims and litigation, environmental claims and litigation, intellectual property and government affairs. Will assist in reviewing and responding to commercial and environmental claims and preparing basic transactional documents under supervision of Senior Counsel, including reviewing claims, researching transaction documents, researching legal issues, preparing chronologies, drafting basic commercial agreements, negotiating and drafting settlement agreements and preparing releases. Conducts in-depth legal research and analyzes law sources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles and/or codes. Conduct interviews to gather legal information or confer with personnel in other departments and outside the organization while performing research or other legal responsibilities. Reviews and prepares written summaries of regulations, legislation, proposed legislation and rulemaking. Reviews and prepares summaries of claims and customer complaints. Draft basic agreements such as service or vendor agreements, settlement agreements and releases. Ability to handle a large caseload/multi-task and prioritize work and work independently. Assists in implementation of Legal related processes and technologies. Works directly with clients. Maintains statistical and documented information related to cases and/or Company issues. Works with appropriate departments/functions within the Company to ensure implementation of policies or actions when necessary. Responds to questions, subpoenas, requests for records, legal documentation/contracts and/or other requests from outside counsel and Company management. Disseminates requests and related information as required and/or directed. Will collaborate with outside counsel, which may include managing outside counsel staff or contract employees. Will assist in-house attorneys in cost management regarding outside vendors and law firms. Obtains and communicates appropriate authorization when necessary for settlements. Coordinates reporting from outside counsel and consultants. Associate's Degree (accredited) in Paralegal emphasis, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 2+ years of relevant work experience. Should have 10+ years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement). Should preferably have Bachelors Degree; Ten years of strong legal experience in a fast-paced environment. Must possess a strong working knowledge with Microsoft office products. Should preferably have strong oral and written communication skills. Highly detailed oriented. Experience with case or matter management systems and reporting tools.

Additional info

Req Number: 17020638

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Waste Management, Inc.
9081 Tujunga Avenue
Sun Valley, CA 91352-1516