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Litigation Case Paralegal

South San Francisco, California


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The Position

The Litigation Case Paralegal provides litigation support within a busy in-house legal department. The successful candidate will support both in-house attorneys and outside counsel on a wide range of lawsuits and other legal proceedings, as well as other litigation-related activities including third party subpoenas, internal and external investigations, and pre-litigation demands. 

The Case Paralegal works regularly with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders, including attorneys, investigators, witnesses and custodians as well as other in-house paralegals, eDiscovery support specialists, outside counsel and members of their staffs, in-house IT specialists and outside eDiscovery vendors.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate case support for various types of litigation matters. Specific responsibilities include:

    • Conducting factual investigation by gathering information and conducting employee interviews;

    • Overseeing matter-specific collection of electronic and hard copy materials for potential production and tracking these activities using internal databases;

    • Utilizing internal enterprise legal management system to track and maintain precise status of litigation activities on assigned matters;

    • Working closely with assigned attorneys to strategize best approaches for each matter, aligning on matter deliverables and timing, and keeping the matter team (internal and external) well-apprised on internal discovery activities and custodian status; 

    • Utilizing sophisticated in-house search technology and databases to formulate and conduct document searches, generate search queries, and provide summary of results to assigned attorney to evaluate and preserve all relevant data sources and custodians;

    • Reviewing propounded written discovery on assigned matters and assisting in the preparation of written discovery responses;

    • Working closely and collaborating with internal and external team members to manage matters in the most effective and efficient manner and ensuring that litigation processes and procedures are current and fully defensible.

Internal Qualifications

  • Position requires 5+ years litigation paralegal experience, or prior relevant experience with paralegal certificate, or bachelor’s degree

  • Experience using enterprise legal management (ELM) support software for organizing matter information and utilizing search and metric report features; knowledge or experience in specific technology (Onit ELM, legal hold technology (Exterro), Google Vault suite, etc.) and certification in project management (PMP, Agile) a plus

  • Strong research and investigative skills and demonstrated resourcefulness in tracking down hard to find information

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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