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Senior Litigation Paralegal

Posted Jan 25
Full Time
HybridChicago, Illinois

Senior Litigation Paralegal 

This is a hybrid role with the flexibility to work both virtually and from our Chicago office 

 

Aon is in the business of better decisions

At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world.

As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.

 

What the day will look like

  • Prepare litigation hold notices, subpoena responses and/or objection letters, discovery responses, and settlement agreements.
  • Serve as principal manager of Aon’s litigation matter management system
  • Coordinate invoicing for legal vendors.
  • Organize, manage, and maintain hard-copy and electronic records in accordance with firm policies, legal holds, and case requirements.
  • Coordinate with internal and external counsel to assist with motion practice, court papers, and other legal documents.
  • Support all phases of discovery, including document review, document production and preparation of deposition witnesses.
  • Produce periodic budgeting and matter management reports for attorneys and Aon’s business and finance leaders.
  • Assist global litigation team with internal project initiatives and the preparation of Powerpoint presentations.
  • Perform factual and legal research using various tools including the Internet, Lexis/Nexis, PACER, etc.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information.
  • Act ethically, responsibly, and tactfully in compliance with firm policies, including Aon’s Business Code of Conduct.

Skills and experience that will lead to success

  • 10+ years of experience in corporate litigation practice, law firm preferred.
  • B.A. in a legal related field or equivalent experience is required, paralegal certificate or J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school preferred.
  • Direct eDiscovery experience a plus.
  • Prior experience managing junior paralegals or administrative staff a plus.

 

  • Experience and familiarity with all phases of litigation from pre-case assessment to appeal and post-trial work.
  • Experience drafting subpoena and discovery responses, as well as other formal letter responses.
  • Experience producing internal reports drawn from synthesis of information from attorneys and internal matter management systems (e.g., TeamConnect).
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to manage litigation team practice resource materials and “project manage” with respect to team initiatives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of our organization.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, with minimal supervision.
  • Strong technology skills, including extensive experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook, and the ability to craft and refine PowerPoint presentations.
  • Proficiency with Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, PACER and other legal research and docket management tools, as well as with Relativity and document review platforms.
  • Flexible schedule and availability to work overtime on short notice.

 

 

How we support our colleagues

Aon offers a comprehensive package of benefits for full-time and regular part-time colleagues, including, but not limited to: a 401(k) savings plan with employer contributions; an employee stock purchase plan; consideration for long-term incentive awards at Aon’s discretion; medical, dental and vision insurance, various types of leaves of absence, paid time off, including 12 paid holidays throughout the calendar year, 15 days of paid vacation per year, paid sick leave as provided under state and local paid sick leave laws, short-term disability and optional long-term disability, health savings account, health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts, employee and dependent life insurance and supplemental life and AD&D insurance; optional personal insurance policies, adoption assistance, tuition assistance, commuter benefits, and an employee assistance program that includes free counseling sessions.  Eligibility for benefits is governed by the applicable plan documents and policies.

In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself.  We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!

Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.

Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 

 

Aon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status. 

We welcome applications from all and provide individuals with disabilities with reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application, interview process and to perform essential job functions once onboard. If you would like to learn more about the reasonable accommodations we provide, email ReasonableAccommodations@Aon.com 

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

The salary range for this position (intended for U.S. applicants) is $85,000 to $105,000 annually. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s education, experience, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.  The salary may also be adjusted based on applicant’s geographic location.

 

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