Sr. Litigation Paralegal
At Panera you can be part of a vibrant culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity and inclusion are respected and valued.
Panera is seeking a Sr. Litigation Paralegal to join our Legal department at the Support Center located in Needham, MA.
Support litigation and other adversarial matters in close partnership with internal legal and business teams and outside counsel.
Manage and/or support litigation projects (e.g., litigation holds; document collection, review, and production; witness interviews; deposition prep; drafting, e-filing and service of documents; IP searches; etc.).
Manage litigation database.
Manage project and case deadlines, files, and records; coordinate meetings on responsible matters; assist with organizing departmental meetings.
Assist with patent, copyright, and trademark filings and the tracking of the overall portfolio. Assist with gathering materials in support of applications and reviews.
Assist with the development, rollout and management of compliance and training initiatives.
Manage and/or support other legal department projects (e.g., due diligence; internal investigation; and process improvement) as needed.
Maintain legal department files and archives.
Establish strong cross-functional working relationships at all levels within the organization to drive a culture of compliance and collaboration.
5+ years of relevant work experience at a major law firm or in-house legal department.
Bachelor's Degree (preferably in business administration, legal studies, communications, or a similar or related discipline), or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to anticipate needs and exercise judgement for resolution.
Strong writing skills and the ability to draft complex legal documents.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills, strong initiative, results-orientation, collaborative/team instinct, and can-do attitude.
Demonstrated ability to manage complex, fast-moving projects and effectively support outside and in-house legal teams.
Experience with litigation technology including eDiscovery and eRooms such as EnCase, Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Pacer, Courtlink and LegalTracker.
Thorough understanding of litigation lifecycle as well as federal and local filing procedures (electronic and hard copy) and working knowledge of federal, state and local civil procedure rules.
Ability to maintain large volumes of documents and data utilizing databases and spreadsheets.
Ability to locate and research information applicable to a particular matter, person, regulation, and/or transaction through online research, document review, and due diligence.
Ability to identify interrelationships among cases, statutes, regulations, and other legal authorities.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Provide a high level of accuracy, attention to details, excellent proofreading skills and strong organizational skills.
Proficiency with MS Office including SharePoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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