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Senior Paralegal

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 30838 

Job Category : Legal 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: General Counsel

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The Law Department provides timely, efficient and business-focused legal services to the company. The Law Department’s substantive legal activities fall in three categories: Litigation, Regulatory and Contract, and Corporate Services.

 

Position Summary

Responsible for providing legal administrative support to litigation, employment law case management and regulatory filings. Compose, edit and proofread pleadings, testimonies, memoranda, correspondence, reports and various other documents for attorneys, federal, state, and local courts including CPUC and other regulatory agencies. Record and monitor the docket schedule of court appearance dates, pleadings, cases and filing deadlines for attorneys. Prepare witnesses and assemble case materials, exhibits and documents for meetings, hearings, depositions, and court appearances. Collaborate with attorneys, client groups, and other support staff to address and resolve various legal matters and compliance issues. Compose non-disclosure agreements regarding PG&E policies, procedures and practices. Assist in all phases in trial and deposition preparation including e-discovery productions, data review and all forms of discovery.

 

You will be responsible for providing legal administrative support to litigation and regulatory case management, subpoena administration, the Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) program, and contract management within PG&E’s Legal Department.

 

Job Responsibilities

Document & Case Management Support

  • Provides management and support of projects and cases related to electric, gas, civil, employment and other types of proceedings involving the CPUC, FERC, Superior, Appellate and Small Claims Courts; under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Review for privilege and/or redaction, issues and facts from depositions and other case-related documents; categorizes documents based upon criteria from attorney.
  • Prepares documents and/or reports such as tables of authority, tables of contents, miscellaneous correspondence (E-Mail, letters, memos, reports for attorneys), reports for filing with regulatory agencies, standard pleadings, requests for production of documents, interrogatories, standard motions, requests for admissions, hearing summaries, declarations, chronology of events, trial exhibits.
  • Manage document productions. Responsible for overseeing the indexing, and/or bates labeling of documents. Responsible for organizing all case documents.
  • Monitors docket activity, production schedules for hearings and discovery responses to help meet all deadlines assigned by attorneys.
  • Communicate and provide management and organization of discovery support for attorneys including gathering and analyzing documents, privilege review and/or redaction, drafting requests and responses.
  • Assists with other special projects as assigned.

 

Legal and Factual Research

  • Research factual and legal issues, perform cite checking, editing, proofreading and general quality control to ensure compliance with court and/or regulatory agency rules and regulations.

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, English, international relations, journalism, political science, public affairs, public policy, or related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, legal secretary, or law clerk

 

Desired:

 

  • Certified Paralegal (CP) credential
  • 7 or more years of experience as a Paralegal
  • Experience with litigation, employment, case management support, and court proceedings, processes, and procedures
  • Experience with federal, state, and local regulatory and commission case management
  • Experience with document management
  • Experience with corporate contract management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with litigation support software, such as Summation, Lexis/Nexis, and Westlaw
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, including presentation and technical writing skills
  • Ability to provide direction to others and assign tasks to clerical staff
  • Excellent client/customer focus
  • Takes initiative and works independently
  • Ability to build consensus and contribute in a team environment
  • Strong time management skills
  • Confident working with Excel including editing and formatting spreadsheets
  • Knowledge and experience regarding EDiscovery process
  • Proficient with all available Law Department software and technology including Law Manager, Summation, Worldox, Excel, Access Databases, Clearwell, CPUC and FERC websites, etc. where applicable
  • Proficient with Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, Law Library, and regulatory agency websites to conduct research

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

EEO
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland