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Paralegal, Litigation

Posted Mar 29
Full Time
On Site
Palo Alto, California
What to Expect
Tesla is seeking a talented Litigation Paralegal to join our legal team. This role will directly support Tesla’s Product Liability Litigation Team which manages pre-litigation and litigation matters involving vehicle accidents and other claims of alleged defects with Tesla vehicles.  The ideal candidate will have technical acumen and experience with various types of litigation including pre-litigation demands, litigation matters, arbitrations, preservation requests, and subpoenas.  This role is expected to develop business relationships with both the legal team and internal business leaders and stakeholders.  The position will report directly to the Associate Paralegal Manager, Consumer & Product Liability Litigation.
What You’ll Do
  • Support internal and external litigation counsel in all stages of litigation, both administrative and substantive, with little supervision
  • Assist with the factual development and analysis of cases, including coordination with the relevant business teams, gathering, and reviewing documents, and creating timelines
  • Manage the discovery process, including the collection, retention, and production of documents, drafting written responses to discovery, and setting up and maintaining document review platforms
  • Draft basic legal documents, including settlement agreements, document retention notices, and engagement and response letters
  • Prepare court documents for filing
  • Maintain the litigation calendar and monitor case dockets making sure to apprise colleagues of upcoming deadlines
What You’ll Bring
  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience handing litigation matters, experience running state/federal trials a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certification preferred or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Litigation law firm and/or automotive insurance company experience required, in-house experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, flexibly, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding and comfort with litigation motion practice, discovery, arbitrations, and trials. eDiscovery and Appellate experience a plus
  • Proven track record of learning quickly, taking initiative, working proactively, being resourceful, and taking on additional responsibility
  • Strong organizational, analytical, fact-finding, technology, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic with a goal-oriented focus
Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program
Expected Compensation

$72,000 - $198,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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