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Paralegal, Litigation

Lincoln Financial Group Fort Wayne, IN
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Job Description

Alternate Locations:Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #61566

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 customers 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.   This position provides routine and less routine legal assistance to support the activities of the department, with a focus on Litigation.  The position is responsible for providing support to the Litigation team, for gathering evidence and documents for attorney review, and indexing and curating information into a succinct format.  The preferred candidate must demonstrate initiative, independent decision-making skills, and sound judgment to determine action or approach in non-routine assignments.  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and organizational skills are required.  Additionally, this position requires close attention to detail and accuracy.  It is important that the individual in this position be comfortable and professional when working with confidential or sensitive information. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports Litigation functions, including responding to all legal process requests the Company receives, not limited to subpoenas, garnishments, and tax levies in accordance with applicable law and company procedures.
  • Provides direct legal support for multiple litigation attorneys and assists other litigation attorneys and paralegals with projects as required.
  • Independently researches, retrieves, and organizes company records in response to legal process requests and prepares and produces the materials to requesting parties in compliance with company procedures.
  • Categorizes, indexes and simplifies large amounts of factual information and curates into a succinct format.
  • Conducts legal and/or factual research as needed.
  • Drafts routine documents, correspondence, and presentations.
  • Develops a basic understanding of Lincoln’s core businesses.
  • Stays current with industry trends, relevant legal developments, and technology enhancements.
  • Develops a deep understanding of legal department electronic applications and technology such as TeamConnect, Interwoven, e-discovery platforms, third-party file sharing sites, compliance repositories, and digital databases.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal/external stakeholders by communicating professionally and effectively, recognizing what needs to be done, & demonstrating flexibility & responsiveness to meet stakeholders needs on routine work independently
  • Types, edits, and proofreads documents, correspondence and presentations.
  • Supports and promotes change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Meets or exceeds departmental quality and service standards.
  • Works overtime as needed.
  • Delivers routine work independently, in accordance with established procedures and guidelines, in a timely manner and meets deadlines appropriately.
  • Makes routine and non-routine decisions, applying limited but increasingly more discretion within role except for matters of significance which affect the business as a whole or a significant part of it, in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.
  • Applies expanded knowledge obtained from the role in increasingly more complex situations and continues to acquire more knowledge to apply in role.
  • Provides a diverse range of information and performs a diverse range of tasks/transactions related to common programs and services.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Complies with all company, departmental, and site policies and procedures.
  • Remains current in profession and industry trends.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 
EDUCATION

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree plus relevant paralegal experience.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 2 - 3 Years of Paralegal experience, with an emphasis in Litigation.  Relevant experience within a corporate legal department or law firm may be considered.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret both internal and external documents such as policies and procedures and standard operating procedures.
  • Works with mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, averages and/or variances.
  • Ability to interpret and apply understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate information and the implications of a course of action or solution.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), including creating PowerPoint presentations using prescribed templates, and ability to manipulate Excel workbooks by sorting, filtering, and using formulas.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use sound judgment and discretion regarding confidential information.
  • Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates solid relationship management skills with internal and/or external clients (e.g. management, peers, colleagues, customers).
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.

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This position may be subject to Lincolns 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 Lincolns 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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Job Details

Date Posted December 4, 2019
Date Closes January 3, 2020
Requisition 61566-en_US
Located In Fort wayne, IN
Department Legal & Compliance
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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