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Senior Paralegal - Litigation

Posted Jul 01
Full Time
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This Senior Paralegal role provides an exciting opportunity to join the Legal Ops & Shared Services team within Cigna’s Legal and Corporate Affairs department. This Senior Paralegal role will primarily support the litigation team in all areas related to corporate health care litigation. Specifically, this individual will partner with internal counsel, work independently, and oversee various facets involved in responding to lawsuits, third-party subpoenas, small claims complaints, as well as execute litigation discovery processes; including but not limited to: implementing custodian legal holds, facilitating document and electronic data collection, matter management and tracking, conducting custodian interviews.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Lead role in resolution of complex, multi-faceted, small claims complaints and lower risk healthcare related lawsuits in coordination with external counsel
• Respond to third-party subpoenas in coordination with external counsel
• Organize, and track document processing, review, and production of physical documents and electronic data for litigation cases
• Serve as a primary liaison between in-house legal counsel, cross-functional business partners (including IT and Compliance), and external third parties (e.g., external law firms, data consultants and e-discovery vendors) in the process of litigation support and discovery
• Partner with internal counsel and assist in defining document/data collection scope
• Distribute legal hold notices to custodians as directed by counsel; including tracking and required follow-ups
• Special projects or additional responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or 5-8 years of relevant experience in as a litigation paralegal required.

Certification in paralegal studies required. E- discovery experience is preferred.

• Experience working in a capacity supporting an in-house Legal department required

• Familiarity with eDiscovery related data collection and facilitating data and information transfer with outside vendors.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

• Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

• Strong verbal and written communication skills required

• Strong organizational/project management skills required

• An ownership mentality, exceptional follow-through skills, flexibility in embracing frequent change in all forms required

• Demonstrated initiative, independent thinker, and worker

• Able to work under tight deadlines, carry out multiple related activities simultaneously and prioritize appropriately

• Must be team-oriented and able to share information, identify opportunities and make justifiable recommendations

• Ability to work with confidential information

  • _Hybrid work arrangement --must be in the office 50% of the time, the locations are Connecticut, Philadelphia, St Louis, Colorado or Bloomington

_ If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

For this position, we anticipate offering an hourly rate of 35 - 59 USD / hourly, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That’s why you’ll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you’ll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and paid holidays. For more details on our employee benefits programs, visit Life at Cigna Group.

About The Cigna Group

Doing something meaningful starts with a simple decision, a commitment to changing lives. At The Cigna Group, we’re dedicated to improving the health and vitality of those we serve. Through our divisions Cigna Healthcare and Evernorth Health Services, we are committed to enhancing the lives of our clients, customers and patients. Join us in driving growth and improving lives.

_Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

_ _If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

_ _The Cigna Group has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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