Paralegal- eDiscovery

7301 AstraZeneca Canada Inc. Company

Paralegal- eDiscovery

Hybrid Work- on average 3 days/week from our Mississauga office

AstraZeneca is shaping the future of healthcare by expanding our global presence and harnessing innovation to make an even greater impact on society and the planet. As part of this vision, we are thrilled to announce the establishment of a new Legal Operations Centre in Mississauga, Canada. This state-of-the-art hub will centralize our Legal operational functions, promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the integration of cutting-edge technology. Situated in a region renowned for its healthcare focus and proximity to top-tier talent and research facilities, our new centre is set to become a cornerstone of AstraZeneca’s 2030 Bold Ambition. Join us in this exciting new chapter as we build sustainable, digitally enabled workplaces designed to inspire and empower our teams to deliver life-changing medicines to the world.

Summary:

Are you ready to take on a new challenge and join a team that values flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to stretch and accept new challenges? We are seeking a person who is up for a unique challenge and opportunities to learn and grown in your roles.

Our Paralegal role offers the opportunity to support across the entire global Legal Department of AstraZeneca. You’ll have the chance to lead litigation document discovery efforts, support litigation matters in product liability, patent, employment, support the drafting of our corporate disclosures, and manage a wide variety of special projects aimed at streamlining Legal Department operations. You will also play a key role in managing our litigation costs for each of your matters through strong project management.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Oversee a variety of litigation, investigations, corporate matters, and special projects, ensuring work is completed on time and within budget.

  • Coordinate activities between in-house counsel, external counsel, and the technical eDiscovery team responsible for data collection, processing, and production.

  • Supporting the continuous improvement of workflows and processes, including through driving increased adoption of technology and AI

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent practical experience

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and competing priorities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Collegial, precise, performance-driven, professional, looking to expand knowledge and responsibilities over time

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Highly organized

  • Proficient with standard digital tools such as the Microsoft Office suite

  • Project management, legal operations, or litigation experience

  • Innovative mindset and tech savvy

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Professional legal qualification (e.g., paralegal certification) or a formal project management qualification (e.g., PMP, PRINCE2, Six Sigma, Lean or Black Belt)

  • Familiarity with Legal digital tools (e.g., Relativity, ebilling, legal hold)

  • Litigation or eDiscovery background

  • Pharmaceutical or other regulated industry experience

  • In-house legal experience

  • US legal experience

Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office is purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Great People want to Work with us! Find out why:

Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing AZCHumanResources@astrazeneca.com.

Date Posted

24-Apr-2024

Closing Date

02-May-2024

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity.  We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills.  We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.  We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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