Litigation Paralegal

Legal Malvern, Pennsylvania


Description

Job Summary - a concise overview of the job

Reporting to the Senior Litigation Counsel, the Litigation Paralegal is a member of the Legal professional team with primary responsibility for assisting in the management of Endo’s litigation and government investigations.  The candidate should be prepared to assist the senior litigation paralegal and in-house counsel with all aspects of litigation management including handling service of process, coordinating discovery and document productions, maintaining case files, calendars and case lists, providing case updates for insurance reporting, and assisting in witness preparation.

 

All incumbents are responsible for following applicable Division & Company policies and procedures.

Scope of Authority - span of control (work unit, site, department, division, etc.), monetary value of budget/spend authority ( capital, operating, etc.), P&L responsibility, etc.

 

 

Key Accountabilities - key outcomes/deliverables, the major responsibilities, and % of time

Accountability

Responsibilities

% of Time

Litigation Support

§  Assist with receiving, handling and distributing service of process received at Malvern and coordinate service received at other Endo sites.

§  Assist with administering legal holds including answering questions from employees regarding the legal hold process.

§  Assist with managing complex litigation files, including electronic and hard copy case files and developing and maintaining case charts and summaries.

§  Assist with coordinating with other departments at all Endo locations to locate, gather and organize onsite and offsite documents necessary for discovery requests and deposition preparation.

50%

Document Information Requests

§  Assist with identifying and preparing for production, including any necessary redactions, documents responsive to discovery, subpoena, and diligence requests.

§  Assist with obtaining verifications for discovery responses and pleadings.

25%

Claims Handling

§  Assist with making sure proper notice and reporting is made to the company’s insurers for all litigation matters and assist with obtaining updates in connection insurance policy renewals.

§  Provide timely notice of clams to pharmacovigilance department.

§  Assist with handling of pre-litigation claims, with attorney supervision.

15%

Misc.

§  Assist in updating legal policies and training.

§  Assist with downloading, saving and distributing large files.

§  Provide necessary administrative support to the Litigation Group.

5%

Total

100%

 

Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience and  certifications required for the job

§  Bachelor’s degree required.

§  Paralegal certification required.

§  3-5 years progressive legal experience in a corporation, pharmaceutical company and/or law firm experience is preferred. 


Knowledge

Proficiency in a body of information required for the job   

e.g. knowledge of FDA regulations, GMP/GLP/GCP, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, etc.

§  Some familiarity with litigation process.

§  Knowledge on how to conduct fact investigation and legal research.

Skills

&

Abilities

Often referred to as “competencies”, leadership attributes, skills, abilities or behaviors that may be enterprise, functional or job specific       e.g. coaching, negotiation, calibration, technical writing etc.

§  Strong computer skills including advanced skills with Case Management Software, Adobe Acrobat Pro, MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and ability to learn new software and systems.

§  Good presentation skills.

§  Strong, professional interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and departments.

§  Strong writing and organizational skills, critical thinking, and reasoning abilities are required.

§  Ability to participate on teams with shared responsibility for outcomes and decision-making; resolving conflicts in a constructive manner.

§  Excellent judgment required.

§  Skills and desire to join and fully participate in a diversified, fast-paced multi-dimensional Legal Department.

Physical Requirements

Physical & mental requirements     e.g. lift 40 pounds, walk across plant/warehouse, business travel (% of time), driving as part of work responsibilities, etc.

§  Business travel less than 10% of time.