• Environmental/Litigation Paralegal

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    2018-8403
    # Positions
    1
    Exp. (Yrs)
    5+
    Category
    Legal & Governmental Affairs
    Level
    Experienced (non-manager)
    Type
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    No
    Domestic Travel Required
    Yes
    % Domestic Travel
    5%
    Int'l Travel required
    No
    Company Vehicle
    No
    Working from Home Office
    No
    Relocation Eligible
    No
    Works with Chemicals
    No
    Lifting required
    No
  • Company Overview

    FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow the world's food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.

     

    FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.

     

    With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

    Overview

    This position will primarily provide support to our environmental and litigation management group but will also participate in projects for other attorneys in the Legal Department. The position handles various substantive areas of law relating to Environmental, Corporate and Commercial matters and requires knowledge of litigation procedures including preparing responses to requests for discovery involving large document productions.

    • Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal while maintaining composure
    • Have outstanding process documentation skills
    • Be interested in continuous learning and training
    • Able to apply a working understanding of substantive areas of law relating to Corporate and Commercial matters
    • Be well-versed in contract law and in office practices and procedures applicable to contract law
    • Cost tracking of projects to budget

    The candidate will be motivated, creative and result oriented, and will be able to independently follow through to task or project completion.  This work requires exercising considerable independent judgment and initiative in developing procedures, managing competing priorities and obtaining objectives.

    Responsibilities

    • Research a wide variety of domestic and foreign legal, environmental and business issues through various resources.
    • Assist in responding to government requests for information through file and database reviews and possible interviews with present and past employees. 
    • Work with in-house and/or outside counsel preparing responses to requests for discovery.
    • Assemble information and prepare draft of annual corporate responsibility (compliance certification) and reports on environmental and health & safety compliance.
    • Maintain database of environmental sites.
    • Manage and track PRP sites, including participating in status conference calls, possibly attending PRP meetings and providing reports to in-house counsel.
    • Arrange for payment of assessments under PRP agreements.
    • Assist in maintaining document management system, especially the Environmental section.
    • Draft legal documents ranging from contractual agreements to resolutions regarding real estate or corporate housekeeping matters.
    • Review and transmittal of service of process
    • Assistance with legal holds and evidence collection, including collection, review and analysis of electronic records.
    • Discovery tasks in complex litigation, including deposition coordination, witness interviews, and written discovery
    • Analyzing and resolving small claims
    • Drafting settlement agreements
    • Support the annual audit process
    • Support other legal matters as assigned, particularly M & A and other transactional matters
    • Occasional travel may be requested to site locations for corporate records inspection and/or training.

     

     

    Required Education

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA approved institution a plus.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    • The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years paralegal experience in a legal environment with a law firm or corporation.
    • Experience with e-discovery and e-discovery platforms.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Highly organized and detail oriented with ability to function effectively under pressure.
    • Self-motivated with the ability to function independently and handle multiple priorities within deadlines.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to function effectively in a team environment.
    • Ability to anticipate needs and priorities of originators and initiate and coordinate the required actions of others.
    • Exhibit an eagerness to learn new skills and resourcefulness in solving problems.
    • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple time-sensitive tasks simultaneously in order to meet deadlines.
    • Proven record of dependability
    • Ability to maintain strict levels of confidentiality
    • A confident, but flexible personality
    • Strong general computer skills, including intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office business software (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Internet usage.

    EEO Statement

    FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 

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