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 Paralegal 2 - GAITHERSBURG, Maryland, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sodexo 
Hiring entity type: Food Service and Restaurant 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Legal
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 636506 / Latpro-3760840 
Date posted: Nov-05-2020
State, Zip: Maryland, 20878


Unit Description

The Senior Paralegal for the Commercial Litigation Team supports three commercial litigation attorneys in the Corporate Legal Department and assists them with case management of all commercial litigation _and bankruptcy matters.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist attorneys with case management
  • Respond to subpoenas
  • Draft correspondence, litigation hold notices, routine pleadings, settlement agreements, and ad hoc reports
  • Identify, compile, and review relevant documents for discovery and other purposes
  • Assist with case investigation
  • Conduct factual and legal research
  • Documents and presents findings and opinions to attorneys
  • Assist in contract and other document review, including electronic review
  • Assist in witness interviews
  • Conduct e-discovery, document review, and document production
  • Assume primary responsibility for managing low exposure cases and bankruptcies
  • Prepare and file claims in small bankruptcy matters
  • Track distributions and monitor relevant pleadings
  • Under direction of an attorney, resolve routine legal issues
  • Maintain case management database
  • Update and coordinate quarterly case reports
  • Organize electronic files of important case documents

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist attorneys and outside counsel on special projects
  • Assist with the creation of systems to help organize flow of paper/documents/legal bills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Paralegal Certification desired but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 3-6 years of litigation experience
  • Experience with e-discovery and document review technology platforms
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with Chapter 11 Bankruptcies is a plus, but not required (will train otherwise qualified candidate)
  • Familiarity with Westlaw or comparable research methodology
  • Experience using PACER is a plus
  • Strong computer skills (familiar with Word and Excel)
  • Experience with use of matter management system is a plus
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Position Summary

Assists the attorneys with administrative case management within specialty area. Conducts factual research using computer and traditional legal research methods. Documents and presents findings and opinions to attorneys . Maintains database. Coordinates quarterly case reports. Organizes files of important case documents for the department.


Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Functional Experience - 2 years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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