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Legal Staff Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA

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Company name

Waste Management, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Corporate - General

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 27,2018

Posted on

Jan 19,2018

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Corporate 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. Paralegal will also perform administrative assistant duties for Senior Legal Counsel, including preparation of expense reports, travel arrangements, filing, procuring office supplies and scheduling of meetings. 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. 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. Should have 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. Must have 10+ years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement). Should preferably have Bachelors Degree; 10+ years of strong legal experience in a fast-paced environment. A.B.A. Approved Paralegal Certificate is essential.

Additional info

Req Number: 17020638

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Waste Management, Inc.
1001 Fannin
Suite 4000
Houston, TX 77002