Sr. Paralegal, Employment Law

AvantorRadnor, PennsylvaniaFull TimeRemote

Job Summary


At Avantor, we promote a culture rooted in our ICARE values – Innovation, Client/Customer Centricity, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. This means we value collaboration and diverse perspectives, actively listen to internal and external customers, deliver on our promises, treat each other with dignity, and strive to achieve the highest levels of professionalism.

As Sr. Paralegal, you will be a key member of a legal team of a growing and dynamic Fortune 500 company. You will provide day-to-day docket and discovery management for the employment law team and the broader litigation team. Additionally, you will administer Avantor’s ethics and compliance program, including its global helpline, ethics trainings, and HR-related internal investigations. You will work collaboratively with other members of the Legal department, HR, and business areas.


What we’re looking for

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Notary Public certification a plus
  • Experience: 5+ years of experience working as a paralegal in a law firm or in-house, with employment law experience preferred
    • Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, and SharePoint and a willingness to learn other systems, including Avantor’s contract management, litigation management, and SAP systems


Who you are

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and work to strict deadlines
  • Excellent administrative and organization skills
  • Practical and solutions-oriented, flexible and resilient, detail oriented and innovative


How you will create an impact

  • Manage employment litigation matters in T360 case management system, tracking matters from inception to close
  • Manage and coordinate discovery, including e-discovery as necessary, including working with outside counsel to gather and collect documents and electronically stored information
  • Work directly with outside counsel to prepare for litigations, arbitrations, and mediations and serve as point of contact for witness preparation
  • Prepare and distribute legal hold notices utilizing ZApproved database
  • Review and respond to employment subpoenas
  • Investigate and respond to employment or wage related inquiries from external agencies such as the EEOC or DOL by collecting preliminary facts, organizing relevant documents, and preparing draft position statements for attorney review
  • Triage cases reported to Avantor’s global helpline, assign users to cases, respond to reporters, and manage to case closure
  • Manage and coordinate internal investigations records, including maintaining investigation notes and records in the helpline system
  • Prepare statistical charts and reports for compliance and/or audit committee and external auditors
  • Work cross-functionally with HR to manage ethics and other mandated trainings
  • Perform administrative and project related tasks as needed, including scheduling meetings, conferences, and follow-ups on legal matters
  • Legal billing and vendor management
  • Other job duties as may be assigned


Why Avantor?

Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.


The work we do changes people’s lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom’s voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.


We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes personalized learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


EEO Statement:

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision.



3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

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