Paralegal - Litigation

Neiman Marcus
Irving, Texas, United States
17 Jun 2022
09 Sep 2022

The Paralegal - Litigation position supports the General Litigation and Employment legal section. The position reports to the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel - General Litigation & Employment.

Key Performance Elements/Responsibilities:

  • Assists company attorneys with commercial litigation and arbitration filed by or against the company, including management of outside legal resources
  • Conducts legal research and prepares legal documents, such as discovery responses
  • Coordinates company responses to subpoenas, including bearing responsibility for communicating with personnel and collecting and producing responsive documents
  • Assists company claims adjusters and attorneys in managing workers' compensation, general liability, and product liability claims, including preparing weekly status reports of all active and pending claims
  • Assists company attorneys, the Human Resources Department, and outside legal resources with the preparation of company responses
  • Coordinates and schedules training presentations for other functions, and assists in preparing presentations
  • Possesses exceptional computer skills, including a high proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Performs some administrative duties, such as composing and typing routine correspondence and editing legal documents
  • Demonstrates excellent client service by communicating status of matters with clients and ensuring interactions with clients are always polite and positive
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality by actively seeking new ways of working to improve productivity and thoroughly checking work
  • Possesses high-level written and verbal communication skills, and excellent problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Maintains confidentiality

Minimum Qualifications & Experience
  • At least ten years in a law firm or corporate legal department
  • Paralegal Certificate or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with other departments including People Services, IT, and Loss Prevention.
  • Experience with the administration of general liability and workers' comp claims
  • CounselLink matter management and e-billing system, or a similar system
  • Electronic court record services, such as PACER Case Locator, to access cases and docket information
  • Insured litigation and claims
  • Employment law matters and EEOC charge responses

Other Duties:

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Location/Travel

This position will be fully remote, and occasional travel may be required.

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