HomeMassachusettsSr. Paralegal

Framingham, MA

Sr. Paralegal

LocationFramingham, Massachusetts
Employment TypeFull Time
Date Posted2022-11-21
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Valid Through2023-10-07

Job Description:

Staples is business to business. You’re what binds us together. The Staples Legal Department is a talented team of attorneys, paralegals, and risk managers who serve as trusted advisors to our business clients. We provide strategic guidance and find practical solutions to legal problems. We are a collegial, capable, and hard-working group of professionals who touch every aspect of the company’s... operations and never back down from a challenge. We negotiate contracts, defend litigation, protect the company’s intellectual property, promote legal compliance, and support the company’s environmental, social, and governance efforts. We represent the company with integrity, compassion, and a commitment to success. What you’ll be doing: • Manage all aspects of electronic discovery, including litigation holds, document collection, document searching, document review, and document production, under attorney supervision • Serve as the Legal Department’s expert on e-discovery processes and on operating the company’s e-discovery systems • Handle the responses to third-party subpoenas, including gathering documents/data and corresponding with the government and private parties who sent the subpoenas • The position will work independently on routine subpoenas and will work under attorney supervision for more complex subpoenas • Monitor and maintain the company’s global portfolio of intellectual property (IP), with a particular focus on its trademark portfolio • Responsible for trademark applications, prosecution, statements of use, and other trademark maintenance • Work directly with business clients to address and resolve trademark-related matters, including conducting trademark clearance searches and researching potential infringements of the company’s trademarks • Monitor the company’s system of incoming service-of-process and determine where each matter needs to be sent for handling • Assist with other types of general corporate paralegal work as needed Qualifications : What you bring to the table: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to write in a clear and concise manner • Excellent judgment, knowing when to escalate issues to attorney level • Highly refined computer skills- associate must be computer and internet literate and be able to work in various databases, both internal and external • Must be able to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously • Must be highly organized and able to track and meet deadlines • Must be a self-starter who takes the initiative to drive matters to a successful outcome • Must be willing to self-educate in keeping up with legal requirements and business changes • Must have strong interpersonal skills, be diplomatic and flexible, and be able to engender trust and confidence with associates at many levels throughout the company • Must be comfortable interacting with government officials and outside attorneys in responding to third-party subpoenas • Must be a team player who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and seeks out opportunities to improve effectiveness and efficiency What’s needed- Basic Qualifications • Specialized Schooling/Associate Degree • 6+ years of paralegal experience in a large law firm or corporate in-house setting What’s needed- Preferred Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree • Paralegal certification and/or e-discovery specialist certification • Extensive experience with electronic discovery (including large document productions) • Extensive experience with intellectual property (particularly trademarks) • Experience working with third parties in both cooperative and potentially adversarial scenarios • Advanced technological capabilities and fluency with I.T. systems, concepts, and terminology We Offer: • Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups • Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid holidays) • Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more perks and benefits Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits ! Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law

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