Paralegal, Litigation

Date: Jul 6, 2019

Location: Greensboro, NC, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Greensboro, NC (North Carolina)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #60067

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

 

The Role

The Paralegal is responsible for a wide range of duties and assignments in support of the Enterprise Litigation team within the Legal Department.  It is important that the individual in this position be comfortable and professional when working with confidential or sensitive information.  The preferred candidate will consistently and reliably deliver an excellent work product with limited supervision while meeting fixed timelines.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provides direct legal support for multiple litigation attorneys and assist other litigation attorneys and paralegals with projects as required.
  • Works alongside and assists attorneys during all phases of the litigation process, from the initiation of a case through discovery, trial, and appeal.
  • Independently responds to subpoenas, tax levies, garnishments, and other legal processes in accordance with applicable law and company procedures.
  • Coordinates responses to civil discovery served on the company, including managing collection efforts of potentially responsive documents maintained by Lincoln business areas in electronic and paper format.
  • Manages the legal hold process, including drafting appropriate correspondence, identifying key players, and interacting with document custodians and business unit managers to ensure company compliance with litigation and pre-litigation hold orders.
  • Composes and responds to correspondence, including electronic mail, engaging manager as necessary.
  • Delivers work independently and in a timely manner.
  • Manages and coordinates distribution of sensitive, confidential information.
  • Supports and promotes departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Works overtime as needed.
  • Applies expanded knowledge obtained from the role in increasingly more complex situations and continues to seek and acquire increased knowledge to apply in role.
  • Researches, retrieves, organizes, and manages company records in accordance with the area’s procedures manual.
  • Uses strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively and professionally with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepares monthly team metrics and other relevant spreadsheets as needed.
  • Drafts, edits, and proofreads documents, correspondence, and presentations.
  • Assists with the implementation of the Company’s Records and Document Retention Program.
  • Develops a deep knowledge of legal department electronic applications, including TeamConnect and Interwoven, including reporting functionality.
  • Makes a positive contribution as demonstrated by recommending improvements, implementing and documenting effective processes and procedures, and displaying a positive and collaborative attitude.
  • Assists with evidence and fact gathering for litigation matters.
  • Complies with all company, departmental, and site policies and procedures.
  • Remains current in professional and industry trends.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 

Education and Experience

  • Associate's or Undergraduate degree (Required)
  • 3-5+ years of civil litigation paralegal experience  (Required)
  • Experience with class action litigation (Preferred)
  • Paralegal Certificate (Preferred)
  • North Carolina Certified Paralegal (Preferred)
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret internal documents such as policies and procedures.
  • Strong active listening skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), including creating PowerPoint presentations using prescribed templates, and ability to manipulate Excel workbooks by sorting, filtering, using formulas, and using other basic functionality.
  • High level of competence using technology.
  • Familiarity with and ability to navigate internal programs, applications, and mainframe systems that house data relevant to Lincoln products.
  • Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, or diagram form.
  • Defines problems, collects data, identifies facts, and draws valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate information and recognizes the implications of a course of action or potential solution.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent written work product, and exceptional organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in a professional, team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Finds common ground and collaborates with management, colleagues, and peers.
  • Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.
  • Demonstrates solid relationship management skills with both internal and external clients (e.g. management, peers, colleagues, customers, etc.).

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This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

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