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Paralegal, Commercial Litigation (New Consumer Health Company)

Company: J&J Family of Companies
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:

Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Paralegal, Commercial Litigation. This position will be located in New Brunswick NJ, Skillman NJ, or Fort Washington PA.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.------

With $82.1 billion in 2020 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.------------

If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.---Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.---Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company, touching the lives of nearly a billion people every day.--- Our Family of Companies throughout the world compete in consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics markets and have the skills and resources to tackle the world's most pressing health issues.------------

Johnson & Johnson announced plans to separate our Consumer Health business to create a new publicly traded company.---The process of the planned separation is anticipated to be completed within 24 months, and it will be subject to legal requirements including consultation with works councils and other employee representative bodies, as required, and other customary conditions and approvals.------------------

It is anticipated that, following conclusion of the transaction, this position may be conveyed with New Consumer Health. In that case, details of any planned changes would be provided to the successful candidate by New Consumer Health at an appropriate time and would be subject to any necessary consultation processes.---------------

Job Description:

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Litigation, the Paralegal, Commercial Litigation will act as a liaison between in house counsel, outside counsel and affiliate companies. Main responsibilities include:

+ Consult, assist, and coordinate with in-house counsel on all aspects of case management including conducting case assessments; responding to third party inquires and subpoenas; overseeing discovery responses, updates, and deadlines; gather and compile case materials; drafting and revising correspondence, and other litigation documents; interviewing clients for relevant case information; and managing litigation costs.---

+ Ensure compliance with corporate reporting requirements; identify and coordinate interaction with key players (i.e. witnesses, document custodians, consultants and experts). Educate outside counsel on corporate relationships, product information and company logistics.

+ Accept service of legal documents and ensure that proper service of legal documents has been effected for various corporate entities.

+ Duties specifically relating to discovery include overseeing collection of records and other information for dissemination to outside counsel; reviewing complaints/subpoenas to identify pertinent document categories to preserve; coordinating with E-discovery manager to scope and issue document hold notices to proper entities; providing guidance to Records Managers; fielding inquiries from notice recipients; considering privilege issues; ensuring timely responses to discovery/subpoena demands; and ensuring appropriate timing for release of hold notices.

+ Work with matter management and electronic document systems (LawManager and iManage Systems) to ensure case status and documentation is updated in a timely fashion.---

+ Analyze outside counsel and vendor bills; ensure adherence by outside counsel to billing and budgeting requirements; audit outside counsel invoices to identify non-compliance with billing guidelines and enforce reductions; review and monitor case budgets, including analysis of budget vs. spend.---

+ Assist with litigation matters as well as government/internal/agency investigations and other inquiries.


Position Requirements:

+ A minimum of an Associate's Degree or a Paralegal certification is required.---

+ A minimum of 4 years of full-time experience as a litigation paralegal is required. ---

+ Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal communications skills are required.

+ A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required.

+ The ability to set priorities and work under pressure to meet time deadlines is required.

+ Candidate must be a self-starter who is detail oriented, analytical, has strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently.---

+ Candidate must maintain a high degree of confidentiality and be able to interface effectively with clients, attorneys and other professionals.

+ Database systems experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook and Excel) is required.---

+ Travel on occasion may be required.

Preferred Requirements/Competencies:

+ A Bachelor's Degree is desired.

+ Experience commercial litigation is preferred.---

+ Experience with e-discovery is preferred.---

+ Experience with internal/government/agency investigations is a plus

+ Project management experience is an asset.

+ In-house experience with a consumer healthcare, pharmaceutical or medical device company is preferred.

+ Experience with LawManager is preferred.

At Johnson & Johnson, we're on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world's healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.---------------

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.---

Primary Location

United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick-One Johnson & Johnson Plaza

Other Locations

North America-United States-New Jersey-Skillman, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Fort Washington


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