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Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Bausch Health Companies Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 17,2019

Valid Through

Sep 30,2019

Posted on

Jan 31,2019

Years of Experience

Min 12 yrs required

Location

Bridgewater, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Paralegal
Responsibilities: Responsible for providing a high quality and diverse range of services and support to the litigation function and facilitating a level of excellence within the Bausch Legal department. We are seeking an individual with the utmost degree of professionalism, integrity and judgment, capable of handling highly sensitive and confidential matters, and with an industrious and self-motivated approach. Provides support to the litigation function of the legal department on all matters handled by this function, including: litigation, investigations, pre-suit claims and demands, etc. Will provide support in the following areas: Provide support for all aspects of case handling and matter management for the litigation function, including: Handling and appropriately triaging incoming matters, including service of process notices; Opening new matters in matter management system and providing appropriate notifications. As requested, preparing, issuing, circulating and tracking requests for proposals for representation. Preparing case status updates and updating case status in matter management system throughout life of matter; ensuring all key documents (pleadings, motions, etc.) are loaded into matter management system; Preparing and issuing legal holds; Early case assessment activities, including initial document collection and custodian identification; Assisting in and supporting all discovery activities, including identification of information sources within the business, acting as liaison between outside counsel and internal resources to obtain necessary documents/information, facilitating and performing document collection activities, serving as liaison between IT/eDiscovery vendors/counsel to facilitate discovery activities. Working as needed with Discovery vendors, including facilitation of discovery status calls on active matters and review of discovery vendor invoices; Engaging with internal and/or outside counsel through all aspects of case, including but not limited to Early case assessment; Custodian identification; discovery activities; Data collection; managing/coordinating employee witness interviews; closing matters. Facilitating settlement processing including ensuring reserves are tracked in matter management system, as well as facilitating communication and coordination with finance. Handling preparation of responses to standard third party subpoenas, document requests and/or similar matters. Providing direction and guidance, as needed, to junior paralegal and/or administrative assistant re litigation-related support tasks. As needed, running and quality checking docket reports and gathering litigation-related metrics. Exhibiting high degree of professionalism with internal and external stakeholders, and exercising sound judgment in performing all assigned tasks, including seeking direction and guidance when needed from internal and/or external counsel. As requested, providing administrative support for litigation matters, including drafting correspondence and handling confidential information requests, coordinating and managing meetings, preparing reports and presentations. Exhibiting initiative and “follow-through” to help supervisors and stakeholders as necessary, as well as identifying areas of potential improvement and proactively providing assistance.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience. 12+ years of experience with litigation matters. Experience with any of the following types of matters strongly preferred: commercial litigation, securities litigation, product liability litigation, antitrust/competition litigation, government and/or internal investigations, employee-related claims and litigation. Strong communication, inter-personal, and PC skills are essential. Must be detail oriented and demonstrate excellent organizational skills. Strong sense of ownership and responsibility, and a strong work ethic focused on providing excellent customer service; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team. Sound judgment, high degree of professionalism and ability to appropriately handle sensitive, confidential matters. Able to work independently and under time constraints. Focused on needs of internal customer. Experience with electronic legal billing, matter management, legal hold. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize heavy workload. Demonstrate ownership and execution of primary responsibilities, anticipate needs and solve issues quickly/effectively.

Additional info

Job ID: 11443

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bausch Health Companies Inc.
400 Somerset Corporate Blvd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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