Paralegal, with more that 12 years of experience in in-house legal departments, motivated to continually improve and extend personal skills and knowledge to attain increased responsibility and opportunities for professional growth.
Strong in-house legal background
Outside counsel management
Extensive document management experience
Strong document drafting skills
Proficient in MS Office Programs
Knowledge of Sharepoint and Microsoft Cloud
Experience with Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis research tools
Knowledge of Legal Tracker billing tool
Labor and Employment and Litigation ParalegalOct 2016 - Current DematicAtlanta, Georgia
Support the Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Governance Counsel and Compliance Counsel.
Work closely with Human Resources and other stakeholders to develop policies, procedures and best practices.
Support HR projects by developing form documents for the employment process and training/educating on labor and employment and compliance topics.
Conduct research on specific legal issues as well as assist with internal investigations.
Provide legal support and assist with the preparation of responses to federal and state agencies regarding employment issues.
Work closely with Compliance Department to support the implementation of, and adherence to, compliance initiatives and legislative changes.
Assist in general litigation, including coordinating and directing case strategy, leading document preservation and collection efforts, asssisting with discovery, maintaining budgets and overseeing billing activities and identify best practices for litigation management.
Manage digital minute books and corporate entity records and assist with obtaining signatures and certifying documentation for corporate governance documents.
Manage other special projects as required or assigned.
Labor and Employment and Ethics and Compliance Paralegal May 2005 - Sep 2016 Newell BrandsAtlanta, Georgia
Supported Chief Labor and Employment Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.
Assisted in general litigation including coordinating case strategy with outside counsel, managing document collection and electronic discovery efforts, maintaining budget and billing activities and stream-lining best practices for litigation management. Reported litigation reserve information to Finance Department.
Supported HR and Compliance projects by creating form documents and training decks.
Conducted research on legal issues and assisted with internal investigations.
Served as administrator of Internal Compliance Hotline Reporting System and Litigation Hold Management System.
Drafted and issued Ethics and Compliance communications directed to employee population.
Managed other special projects, including mergers and acquisitions activity, as required or assigned.
Bachelor of Science: Spanish Translation2005 Kent State University
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Minor in Paralegal Studies from ABA Certified Program