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Paralegal - Litigation, Employment, Bankruptcy, Environmental Job

Date: Dec 26, 2018

Location: King of Prussia, PA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30350 - Posted 12/26/2018 - Legal - King of Prussia. Pennsylvania. US


 

Paralegal – Litigation, Employment, Environmental, and Bankruptcy
Arkema Inc. - Corporate Law Department                                                                                
Location:  King of Prussia, PA


SITUATION IN ORANIZATION AND JOB SUMMARY
 

The Paralegal reports to our Manager, Legal Administration, and receives functional guidance from Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel (Litigation and Intellectual Property), Deputy General Counsel (Compliance/Employment Law) and Manager Legal Administration.
 

This role provides support to litigation, environmental, and employment attorneys, Manager, Legal Administration, Risk Manager and other personnel as requested.  This individual will anticipate needs, carry out policies, implement decisions and follow through with tasks, with the expectation of staying current and proficient with the law in their practice area(s), particularly in the area of electronic discovery/document production/spoliation; the state and federal rules of civil procedures in common jurisdictions; attorney-client privilege.  As part of this role, bankruptcy expertise may be developed.   This person must be be proficient with all department- technology tools provided and assist with the delivery of high quality, cost-effective legal services to the company.
 

KEY ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 

Paralegal support, research, documentation, and communications, including:

  • Coordination of document collection (paper and electronic)
  • Document review for relevance, privilege, responsiveness, trade secrets/confidentiality
  • Drafting correspondence, memoranda, summaries and reports; drafting and coordinating discovery responses (interrogatories and document demands)
  • Responding to agency information requests
  • Preparing information for compliance issues
  • Substantial interface with corporate, plant and outside counsel staff
  • Database and spreadsheet design and management
  • Conducting legal, regulatory and non-legal research via Lexis Nexis, Westlaw and the Internet; conducting factual research
  • Tracking regulatory developments
  • Processing bankruptcy matters
  • Tracking environmental and litigation expenses and budgets
  • Contract review and database entry
  • Legal invoice management
  • Notifying and communicating with insurance carriers and other indemnitors
  • Drafting, communicating, and tracking Legal Holds
  • Processing SOPs
  • Maintaining internal litigation docketing system and electronic case monitoring system (CounselLink)

 

Manage litigation, employment and environmental support: review and recommend activities, technologies or processes to enhance productivity and reduce costs.
 

Assist other Law department members with law department assignments and projects, including immigration work.
 

CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT

  • Focuses on the delivery of high quality, cost-effective legal services to the Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel (Litigation and Intellectual Property), Deputy General Counsel (Compliance/Employment Law), Manager Legal Administration, environmental attorney, commercial attorneys, and projects as assigned. The position requires knowledge of litigation, environmental, employment and bankruptcy procedures, processes and terminology.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
     

REQUIRED EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS /WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate with 5+ years of paralegal experience in litigation management, including computer databases and spreadsheets
  • Proficiency with case law research via the Internet, Lexis/Nexis and/or Westlaw.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, litigation management software; experience with CounselLink a plus
  • Proficiency in all forms of discovery responses, particularly electronic discovery
  • Business process knowledge: Legal, Business Administration and technology systems
  • Experience working with large scale litigation projects
     

DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES

  • Independent, self-motivated and flexible individual with strong communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both within and outside the company
  • Delivers work and results both timely and with quality
  • Excellent grammar and spelling; accurate typing and proofreading
  • Ability to act with discretion in handling confidential information
  • Professional image and accountability for self and work
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks effectively and communicate timely with attorneys, manager, and team.
  • Intellectual curiosity – an interest in understanding and providing value in addition to quality

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties and Coating Solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion in 2017, we employ around 20,000 people worldwide and operate in some 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. 

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


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