This role will be responsible for providing overall support for the litigation function, with an emphasis on e-discovery matters. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the internal operations of the Legal Team and be able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment, adapting quickly to change. The Senior Litigation Paralegal position is located at Medidata’s corporate headquarters in New York City, subject to COVID-related restrictions on in-office work.
As the Senior Litigation Paralegal, you will:
Support all aspects of document discovery, including e-discovery, document management, the litigation hold process, and document production
Act as a liaison among Legal, Enterprise Support, vendors, and outside counsel to ensure an effective e-discovery process. Maintain systems in support of document preservation and e-discovery storage and retrieval.
Assist in-house and outside counsel with the coordination of responses to subpoenas and written discovery demands; draft correspondence
Coordinate the selection of litigation support vendors and manage the company’s relationship with litigation support vendors
Coordinate the scheduling of witness interviews, deposition preparation, and depositions
Maintain comprehensive litigation and pre-litigation case files and trackers, and prepare monthly/quarterly status reports
Design and implement practical processes for the Legal Team and identify, evaluate and implement process efficiency improvements
Represent the Legal Team in cross-functional collaboration projects with partner teams to optimize legal support within the company
Manage projects to support compliance programs, including initiatives to support annual compliance training, Code of Conduct, and corporate policy management
Generate and manage legal templates, prepare correspondence, assist in the creation of presentations
Manage departmental budgeting and forecasting process, collaborate with Finance to analyze conduct monthly expense analytics; process accruals
Interact with outside counsel and other vendors to ensure compliance with company policies and billing guidelines
Excellent organization, prioritization and time-management skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to anticipate what will be needed, analyze and problem solve
Ability to make decisions with limited direction
Desire to learn new skills and step outside traditional paralegal tasks, including exposure to or interest in project management outside the litigation context
Your Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent knowledge and experience
8+ years of complex commercial litigation experience as an e-discovery professional or paralegal with significant e-discovery experience at a major law firm or in-house legal department
Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.
Medidata Solutions have powered over 20,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.
About Medidata Solutions
Medidata: Conquering Diseases Together
Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,400 customers and partners access the worlds most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers.