Sr. Litigation Paralegal (Warranty)

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92606

Company: Kia America, Inc.

At Kia, we’re creating award-winning products and redefining what value means in the automotive industry. It takes a special group of individuals to do what we do, and we do it together. Our culture is fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative. Our people thrive on thinking differently and challenging the status quo. We are creating something special here, a culture of learning and opportunity, where you can help Kia achieve big things and most importantly, feel passionate and connected to your work every day.

Kia provides team members with competitive benefits including premium paid medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your dependents, 401(k) plan matching of 100% up to 6% of the salary deferral, and time off starting at 14 days per year. Kia also offers company lease and purchase programs, company-wide holiday shutdown, paid volunteer hours, and premium lifestyle amenities at our corporate campus in Irvine, California.

Status

Exempt

Summary

The Litigation Paralegal will be primarily responsible for supporting in-house attorneys in their management of single plaintiff and class action litigation and will process, review and respond to consumer and commercial litigation and complaints involving Kia America. Key responsibilities include intake, tracking, reporting, investigation and analysis of litigation and pre-litigation matters; coordinating with in-house and outside counsel and preparing discovery; management of subpoenas and records requests; communication of legal requests and issues to business units; other duties as assigned; and preparation of responses to and negotiation with adverse parties. Ability to adjust to changing circumstances and willingness to cross-train into different litigation practice areas within the Legal Department preferred.

Flexible/Hybrid Work Policy: This position is required to work in the office three days each week and may work remotely up to two days per week.

Major Responsibilities

Priority 1st - 60%

Investigating facts, coordinating collection of discovery materials, and reviewing and revising draft discovery responses for single plaintiff and class action litigation.

 

Priority 2nd - 15%

Summarizing cases and providing reporting to the legal dept. and executives.

 

Priority 3rd - 10%

Collecting, organizing and archiving pleadings and documents related to pending and completed cases

 

Priority 4th - 10%

Processing Legal Hold Notices

 

Priority 5th - 5%

Other projects within the legal department as needed.

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Paralegal certificate required

Overall Experience

  • 8-10 years top tier law firm and/or in-house experience

Directly Related Experience

  • Prior experience with single plaintiff and class action litigation
  • Prior experience with automotive litigation helpful

Skills

Thorough working knowledge of state and federal rules of civil procedure.
Strong understanding of legal calendaring.
Requires prior demonstrated managerial, organizational and interpersonal communications (verbal and written) skills.
Strong legal and factual analytical abilities.
Ability to work quickly and independently.
Ability to create timely and insightful executive reports and analysis
Mastery of standard office software (Microsoft Office) and ability to learn other company software systems

Competencies

CHALLENGE - Solving Complex Problems
COLLABORATION - Building and Supporting Teams
CUSTOMER - Serving Customers
GLOBALITY - Showing Community and Social Responsibility
PEOPLE - Interacting with People at Different Levels

Pay Range

$$76,535.00 - $102,446.00

Pay will be based on several variables that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, etc.

 

Equal Employment Opportunities

KUS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, legally protected physical disability or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  KUS complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KUS has offices.  The KUS EEO policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

 

Disclaimer:  The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and for this position.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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