Paralegal

Description

As an independent group of companies, the BMW Group has a commitment to creativity and breakthrough ideas that goes well beyond the racetrack. In order to continuously create ultimate driving machines, we drive our growth and design excellence by staffing our teams with individuals who are innovative and always looking for the next great idea. If you share our vision and view yourself as an independent, creative thinker, we invite you to join our team in this exceptional role located in either Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. 

The Paralegal will be responsible for assisting in-house lawyers and outside counsel in the administration and management of consumer, warranty, and lemon law litigation, arbitration, disputes, and related inquiries.  This position is essential to the proper functioning of the Legal Department.   The Paralegal will spend roughly 90% of the time with litigation support and 10% of the time with legal assistance duties.

Responsibilities of the Paralegal involve independent decision making, overseeing and coordinating discovery in litigation and large projects, and providing direction to outside counsel and their paralegals.  Additionally, he / she will also partake in projects such as maintaining all records relating to consumer, warranty, and lemon law matters, assisting in the management of document discovery, preparing first drafts of discovery responses, assisting with witness preparation, coordinating witness appearances, and independently conducting legal research.  Responsibilities also involve preparing reports relating to consumer, warranty, and lemon law matters. Furthermore, the Paralegal will handle various investigations, write and summarize drafts and depositions, coordinate witness and client meetings, and assist with obtaining and completing all necessary documentation.

In addition to providing legal support, the position is also responsible for engaging in administrative support for the Legal Department and backing up the Legal Department's Legal Coordinator in New Jersey during absences.  He / she will handle projects assigned by attorneys than involve legal or factual research, follow up with appropriate parties to ensure that projects will be completed on time, prepare reports involving volume trends, costs, and results, and handle administrative work overflow.  The Paralegal will also coordinate consumer litigation and arbitration process and have possible small amount of travel.

Position Specifics:

The Paralegal position is a Non-Exempt Salaried position located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and reports to Corporate Counsel.

Join the team at BMW of North America and enjoy a high-performance employment package which includes:

Company paid Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
Employee car program
401(k) Savings Plan
Retirement Income Account

What are you waiting for...jump into the driver's seat and apply today!

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Paralegal experience required; certification preferred, but not required
  • 2-3 years of litigation support experience
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite programs

BMW NA is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

Legal Entity

BMW of North America LLC.

Job ID

160003W4


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