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Products Liability Paralegal

Posted Jun 05
Full Time
On Site
Atlanta, Georgia

Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, currently has an excellent full-time employment opportunity for a Paralegal in the Products Liability team in our Atlanta office. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.


Position Summary:

The Products Liability Paralegal position will provide organizational and practice specific assistance to attorneys in the Litigation Department in preparing litigation cases from onset through post trial including related research and analysis.  Demonstrates professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple priorities and work in an organized, efficient manner at any given time.  Supports the department with general administrative duties and special projects. Candidate should also be flexible to work overtime as needed.

 
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists attorneys in all stages of litigation cases from onset through post-trial
  • Ascertains calendaring requirements for each matter and ensures proper maintenance of any required case calendars
  • Oversees organization, maintenance and appropriate utilization of documents and other case-related materials, including maintenance of client-presentable and efficient work areas and case rooms
  • Assists with the discovery process, including preparing for deposition, propounding and responding to written discovery and preparing for expert discovery
  • Oversees and conducts document reviews; prepares documentation regarding criteria changes; tracks and reports on review progress and results
  • Performs analytical tasks, including prepares witness interview memoranda, reviews and summarizes documents, deposition, court transcripts and creates and uses substantive coding tools
  • Assists with law and motion practice, including assembles motion papers and exhibits, coordinates filings of pleadings and briefs and ensures proper service
  • Performs and oversees both simple and complex cite checking and proof reads briefs and other legal documents
  • Assists with trial preparation, including creates trial notebooks, identifies and organizes exhibits, coordinates witness schedules, maintains trial calendars and communicates effectively with opposing counsel and courtroom staff
  • Maintains timely and accurate timekeeping records
  • Assists with other department activities as needed, and performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

 
Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate professionally and interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management staff and support staff
  • Ability to be a proactive self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, reliability and ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Excellent client service skills and ability to work on multiple matters simultaneously in an organized manner and under minimal supervision
  • Flexibility and able to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands
  • Position periodically requires off-site work at a war room or the courthouse when the case goes to trial
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

 
Qualifications & Prior Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and Paralegal certification required
  • eDiscovery skills and background required
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a Litigation Paralegal within a law firm with demonstrated knowledge of complex issues within the Litigation practice area
  • Trial experience, including exhibit preparation, witness preparation and management, knowledge of subpoena preparation, experience working with judicial assistants and trial presentation vendors, experience assisting attorneys in the courtroom
  • Computer proficiency in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficiency with E-filing and litigation support applications such as Concordance, Summation and Live Note
  • Exceptional computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications quickly

 

Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

Exemplifying our commitment to promoting inclusion and equity across our platform, the firm participates in the Mansfield Rule Certification Program (Mansfield). Mansfield, which is facilitated by The Diversity Lab, focuses on equal opportunity, fairness, and inclusivity. The Mansfield requirements are anchored in the consideration of expanded talent pools considered for select positions and open roles within the law firm and the implementation of and access to transparent processes. Utilizing the Mansfield framework, the firm’s progress and outcomes are measured and documented through Mansfield Certification Plus Metrics. In 2023, GT achieved Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus. We are excited about our ongoing participation in Mansfield given the program’s alignment with the firm’s commitment to opportunities for advancement that are inclusive for everyone. Providing your data during the application process helps us with achieving our goals and with meeting reporting/record-keeping obligations under federal and state law and other legal requirements. Providing your data is entirely voluntary and will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be treated confidentially.

 

 

 

Greenberg Traurig is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

  

Exemplifying our commitment to promoting inclusion and equity across our platform, the firm participates in the Mansfield Rule Certification Program (Mansfield). Mansfield, which is facilitated by The Diversity Lab, focuses on equal opportunity, fairness, and inclusivity. The Mansfield requirements are anchored in the consideration of expanded talent pools considered for select positions and open roles within the law firm and the implementation of and access to transparent processes. Utilizing the Mansfield framework, the firm’s progress and outcomes are measured and documented through Mansfield Certification Plus Metrics. In 2023, GT achieved Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus. We are excited about our ongoing participation in Mansfield given the program’s alignment with the firm’s commitment to opportunities for advancement that are inclusive for everyone. Providing your data during the application process helps us with achieving our goals and with meeting reporting/record-keeping obligations under federal and state law and other legal requirements. Providing your data is entirely voluntary and will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be treated confidentially.