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Years of Experience
ProfileLitigation / Labor and Employment Paralegal The candidate manages, develops, and implements project(s) of varying complexity and size in assigned functional area. Partners with business stakeholders to ensure a successful project completion. Leads multiple projects from inception to completion; facilitates project-planning sessions with internal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each project; works with business stakeholders to establish project timeline and goals. Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve project issues. Monitors and communicates project status to project team. Plans and monitors project budget, conducts research and analysis; provides input into the design and development of project plans and timelines. Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; works with others on the team and outside the team to identify alternatives or solutions. Documents and shares team leanings with other teams; draws on other project team experiences to enhance the success of the project. Maintains project notes, databases, and other records; monitors measures and communicates with Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific projects and assignments. Identifies and assigns appropriate resources to accomplish various project tasks; guides and coaches team members through various stages of the project; provides developmental feedback to team members. Assist with all aspects of litigation including preparation of discovery responses, corporate disclosures and other fact-specific filings and documents; accurately manage case budgets and schedules; coordinate and perform key witness preparation work for administrative charges, claims and litigation; serve as lead Company representative at incidental mediations, depositions, and other case-related events (occasional travel); lead team of external service providers in claim investigation or risk assessment assignments. Serve as litigation team liaison to Company business unit representatives, in-house counsel, distributors, and outside counsel to effectively manage flow and accuracy of information in warranty, product, employment and commercial litigation matters. Organize, maintain and supervise document collection; help develop and follow organizational tracking systems for document collection projects in compliance with all rules and regulations including those related to electronic discovery. Assist with settlement negotiations of incidental claims including preparation of settlement documents and securing settlement funds against appropriate Company budget accounts. Ensure compliance with internal and external requirements related to insurance coverage, accounting principles, Sarbanes-Oxley and other relevant guidelines.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be certified paralegal or bachelor’s degree and required experience. Should have 7-9 year’s experience as a paralegal in law firm or comparable experience in a corporate legal department. Strong knowledge of litigation matters and national litigation practice is required. Strong written and oral communication skills is needed.