Paralegal - General Corporate/Claims Management
CountryUnited States of America
Job TypeFull-Time Regular
Anixter Inc. – Claims Management/General Corporate Paralegal
Anixter Inc. is seeking a paralegal to work from our corporate headquarters in Glenview, Illinois to assist and support the lawyers of Anixter’s Legal Department.The job duties and responsibilities would focus on assisting in the overall management of claims, disputes, and investigations; drafting various documents; and assisting with other general corporate-related matters.The scope of this role would encompass the following:
Claims and Investigations
·Assist with claims and investigations by gathering documents, interviewing witnesses and drafting case / investigation summaries;
·Draft correspondence to opposing counsel, former employees or other third parties;
Respond to subpoenas;
Assist attorneys with witness preparation for testimony and responding to discovery requests;
Providing other support to attorneys with respect to claims and administrative proceedings or compliance investigations;
Manage service of process for all claims and track all case deadlines;
Demonstrate basic strategic thinking and initiative with case assignments.
Outside Vendor Management and Reporting
·Assist in preparing case budgets, and closely manage outside legal spend by liaising with outside counsel on compliance with budgets and work plans;
·Maintain electronic claims database by entering claims and investigations, uploading key documents, and entering status reports;
·Run reports in Serengeti claims management tool.
Assist attorneys with the drafting of policies, procedures and training to ensure compliance with existing and contemplated federal / state / local laws and regulations;
Assist with the management of special projects identified each year;
Assist in preparing agreements(e.g., employment, consulting, severance and settlement agreements);
Work under the direction of an attorney to assess and resolve routine legal issues;
Work on other matters as requested.
To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:
·A minimum of three(3) years of paralegal experience(prior in-house experience with a corporate legal department is preferred);
·Proficient in Windows environment including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint;
Paralegal training and certification required, preferably from an ABA accredited institution;
Familiarity with a matter management/e-billing system;
·Reliability, teamwork, professionalism, and the ability to multi-task are essential;
·Must be proactive with strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
·Ability to interact professionally with attorneys and support staff while maintaining a strong client service attitude;
·Strong sense of confidentiality and ability to exercise sound judgment.
Anixter is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.
Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Anixter requires all of its employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.