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Litigation Paralegal - California

$81,200- $115,000/ year
Posted Jun 26
Full Time
On Site
San Francisco, California

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012, we’re revolutionizing the real estate industry with our end-to-end platform that empowers residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to seller and buyer clients.

Please note that this is a 100% onsite role reporting into our San Francisco office (891 Beach St, San Francisco, CA).

As a California Paralegal at Compass, you will be an integral part of the Legal Team primarily supporting the Litigation team. You will also work collaboratively with other Compass teams (Real Estate, Finance, People & Culture, etc.) to respond to subpoenas and assist with ongoing audits, litigation matters and compliance initiatives. You will be part of a group of talented legal professionals and the projects you work on challenge you to think creatively and constructively. You are energetic and collaborative -- ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of Compass’s business and work with employees and customers across the company. Your contributions will be impactful, value driven, and you will play an instrumental role on the Compass Legal Team.

At Compass You Will


  • Assist the Litigation team in all aspects of case management including managing data preservation, document production, case file creation, court filings and service, document drafting, organization and maintenance, legal deadline calculation and calendaring.
  • Be the primary point of contact for responding to third party subpoenas, including investigation, document collection, and production.
  • Work alongside the Litigation and Risk Management teams to conduct fact-finding investigations to gather information, documents and data in response to discovery and regulatory agency requests.
  • Communicate with regulatory agencies and industry organizations, including filing necessary documentation, confirming processes, and otherwise conducting research and inquiries.
  • Using case management tools, maintain various reporting processes including insurance, budgeting, and legal invoices and other case management tools.
  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures to determine appropriate action, including, but not limited to, identifying issues that require the input of other Legal Team members and taking steps to escalate these matters appropriately.
  • Help with the development and implementation of processes for efficient and streamlined operations, including work flow between the Legal Team and other teams at Compass.

What We're Looking For


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 - 5+ years of litigation support experience as a Paralegal or Legal Specialist at a law firm or in-house legal department.
  • Understanding of California state court rules and procedures.
  • Experience managing and working with electronic discovery, internet technology, regulatory investigations and general litigation; experience with legal invoicing and insurance reporting a plus!
  • Proactive, problem-solving attitude and strong work ethic without extensive supervision; ability to effectively and efficiently manage numerous cases and projects under time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with an acute ability to listen attentively and communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency and high aptitude with computer skills, such as MacOS, MS Office, GSuite, and Adobe Acrobat, as well as strong expertise in managing projects in electronic discovery platforms such as Logikcull and Relativity.

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

Compensation: The base pay range for this position is $81,200-$115,000 annually; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Bonuses and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of benefits. Base pay is based on market location. Minimum wage for the position will always be met.

Perks That You Need To Know About

Participation in our incentive programs (which may include where eligible cash, equity, or commissions). Plus paid vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, marriage leave, and recharge leave; medical, tele-health, dental and vision benefits; 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts (FSAs); commuter program; life and disability insurance; Maven (a support system for new parents); Carrot (fertility benefits); UrbanSitter (caregiver referral network); Employee Assistance Program; and pet insurance.

Do your best work, be your authentic self.

At Compass, we believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the world — a place where they feel like they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can thrive. Our collaborative, energetic culture is grounded in our Compass Entrepreneurship Principles and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, growth and mobility. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.

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