Senior Discovery Paralegal

Date: Jul 7, 2024

Location: Fountain Valley, CA, US, 92708

Company: Hyundai Motor America

At Hyundai, we’ve rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

It’s time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career – you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

 

Location

NHQ

Purpose

This Paralegal will support attorneys in the areas of class actions, intellectual property, government investigations, product liability, and general commercial litigation nationwide, with a heavy focus on e-discovery. This position will assist attorneys in all phases of case development, including email and document collection, review, and preparation for production.  A successful candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills, be detail oriented with a high level of accuracy, and comfortable with technology. Experience in managing electronic discovery, including email and document collections/productions, is required.

Major Responsibilities

  • Exercise independent judgment to prepare requests for documents and information, collect, review, and prepare documents for production in litigated matters.
  • Collaborate with other business units to collect documents and information for discovery.
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed draft responses to discovery requests, including interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and requests for admissions.
  • Communicate and work effectively with both in-house and outside counsel, other business units, and expert witnesses.
  • Maintain litigation files in the Document Management System.
  • Use advanced knowledge to ensure compliance with Records Management Program policies.
  • Conduct legal and investigative research as required.
  • Maintain and update discovery logs.

Major Responsibilities (continued)

  • Assist with distributing litigation holds.
  • Assist with electronic discovery collection, production, and document review.
  • Collaborate with Records Management schedules and e-discovery best practices to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Conduct legal research as needed.
  • Assist in the management of vendors in conjunction with Purchasing Department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Authority

  • Support various HMA departments by obtaining feedback and suggestions for program enhancements, and identifying feasible and appropriate improvements.
  • Assist in the management of vendors, including outside law firms (define scope and ensure deliver of goods/services, monitor and drive performance, work to raise level of program effectiveness). Assist in the management of vendors in conjunction with Purchasing Department.
  • Position may be involved with interviewing/evaluation of new hires.

Education

~ Bachelor’s degree preferred

Related Experience

  • At least five years of in-house or law firm experience is required
  • Litigation experience related to the automotive industry or comparable complex commercial litigation preferred.

Skills/Knowledge

  • Experience in MS Office 365 with emphasis in Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Strong computer background.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Multitasking and ability to perform with little or no direction.
  • Ability to interact with others in a professional manner.

Certification

  • Paralegal Certificate required.

Physical Requirements

Normal office duties

Work Model

#LI-Hybrid (60% Onsite/40% Remote)

Affiliate

#Hyundai

Compensation

$69,300.00 - $99,000.00 Annual

Benefits

  • Monthly Hyundai/Genesis vehicle lease allowance (including insurance and maintenance)
  • Holiday Pay - the company shuts down with pay between Christmas and New Years.
  • Vacation and sick time off
  • Healthcare insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • 401(K) company match
  • Additional 401(K) Employer Enhanced Contribution program – eligible after 1 year of employment, in addition to the regular employer matching contribution
  • Basic life insurance, short- and long-term disability
  • Mental health, wellbeing, and employee assistance program
  • Health advocate (coordinate care and services, assistance with claim and billing issues, understanding Hyundai benefits

 

Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles