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Full Time
Arlington, Virginia

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.


If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.


We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.


This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.




  • Provide paralegal support to Company attorneys involved in employment-related legal matters.
  • Respond to legal inquiries and draft correspondence.
  • Liaise with internal HR resources (payroll department, HR Operations team, benefits department, etc.) as necessary to assist in responding to subpoena requests, charges, etc.
  • Assist in electronic discovery process by creating and distributing legal holds, tracking legal holds and custodians as they change positions or leave the Company, assessing when holds can be lifted, in consultation with attorney supervisors, and communicating with hold recipients regarding status.
  • Assist employment attorney(s) with monitoring and reporting recent employment law trends to department and management.  Provide regular updates on employment trends and changes in legislation.
  • Track and regularly report out to employment law team on status of administrative charge docket.
  • Coordinate with in-house Litigation team as needed on all employment-related litigation matters.
  • With supervision of in-house employment attorney, conduct case-relevant investigations and prepare position statements and exhibits in response to administrative charges.
  • On cases for which outside counsel is assigned, serve as initial contact with clients on administrative matters to gather documents and information necessary to prepare written responses to administrative charges.  Summarize information gathered for inside and outside counsel, if any, and work with HR to follow up on any additional information needed.  Assist outside counsel with scheduling interviews and depositions as necessary.
  • Conduct necessary legal and/or business research and provide timely, clearly written and relevant information in response to legal inquiries.
  • Assist with the implementation and integration of digital legal tools to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of legal inquiries and case research.
  • Draft form documents and templates, make recommendations regarding standardized and best practices to facilitate processes, procedures and policies.
  • Assist with implementation of new policies and/or procedures.
  • Maintain all employment-related matter files.
  • Provide reporting for insurance purposes.
  • Create and manage Legal Tracker billing matters.
  • Secure settlement checks and signed agreements.
  • Perform notarizations.
  • Route and maintain files on benefits-related plan amendments signed by Board and Plan Sponsor.
  • Respond to subpoenas for employee data as the custodian of record for the Company.
  • Respond to personnel and/or payroll records requests pursuant to state law.
  • Other duties as assigned, such as assisting Senior Specialist, Compliance and Ethics on projects, managing workflows related to client requests; maintaining content on employment law share drive/SharePoint and generating and distributing materials as requested.



  • Proficiency in using legal technology platforms, including AI-powered legal research databases and e-discovery software (e.g., Exterro, Legal Tracker, HighQ.
  • Substantive knowledge
  • Technical proficiency in paralegal skills, including legal research
  • Paralegal degree or commensurate experience preferred
  • Combined in-house and law firm experience preferred
  • Experience in employment law or related subject matter area, and/or litigation preferred
  • Critical thinker
  • Innovative and creative mindset, ability to embrace and drive change
  • Good communications skills
  • Experienced legal drafter (correspondence, position statements, investigative memos)
  • Self-driver
  • Client/service focused
  • Agile, solutions-oriented
  • Collaborative team player
  • Courageous
  • Attention to details


Job ID: 298821 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.


To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.


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