Litigation Paralegal- Washington DC / Irving, TX

Employer
McKesson
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 08, 2018
Closes
Jun 21, 2018
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers vital branded and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter products, to more than 40,000 customers in three primary segments: retail chains, independent retail pharmacies and institutional providers such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and long-term care providers. We base our distribution excellence on electronic order processing, asset management tools, a commitment to Six Sigma methodology, order accuracy and supply chain safety. We work with our customers on solutions - including supply management technology, world-class marketing programs, managed care and repackaging products and services - that help them meet their business and quality goals. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing. As the nation's largest pharmaceutical distributor, US Pharmaceutical is committed to driving total pharmacy health for customers and ensuring that customers receive the right drug at the right time, every time. This commitment is underpinned by McKesson's focus on providing customers with the industry's highest product availability, intelligent ordering capabilities and unmatched service accuracy. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career. Position Description The Legal Specialist (Paralegal) role will include the following: Identifies, analyzes, and researches complex legal and business process issues; Provides recommendations on the law under guidance of manager or attorney; Communicates with internal business partners; Manages and prioritizes simultaneous projects in an efficient and timely manner within a fast paced, dynamic environment; and, Works closely with and under the supervision of responsible attorney, and exercises independent judgment in escalating issues within broadly defined practices and policies. Key Responsibilities Manage full case load from inception to resolution in conjunction with in-house and outside counsel - including performing factual and legal research, building case strategy, managing discovery processes, engaging with outside counsel, and participating in mediations and other court proceedings; Contribute to pre-litigation dispute resolution efforts; Respond to subpoenas, government inquiries, and field requests - including collecting, reviewing and producing documents, filing objections, negotiating scope, work with outside counsel when necessary; Identifies key legal and business issues and reports up appropriately; and Project Management on key litigation initiatives. Minimum Requirements 2 years AA degree and/or Paralegal Certificate with 7 to 10 + years related work experience, or 4-year degree with 5 to 7 + years' work experience. Critical Skills 3+ years' experience in litigation and case management background Ability to be flexible and prioritize High competency with Microsoft Office, Office 365, and Net Documents or other document management system. Additional Knowledge & Skills Experience working directly with internal client contacts (if at an outside law firm) or working in an in-house environment; Ability to work in and lead teams and projects; Effective, clear and concise written and verbal communication skills; Self-starter, ability to identify necessary tasks, plan projects and bring to completion; Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and ability to multitask; and Ability to work effectively with internal and external clients and promote the reputation and integrity of the Law Department and McKesson. Experience working in pharmaceutical and healthcare regulatory environment, or in another highly regulated industry a plus;Benefits & Company StatementMcKesson believes superior performance - individual and team - that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it's flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.But we can't do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission-whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company-and of healthcare. At McKesson, you'll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that's vital to us all.McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer - minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.Agency StatementNo agencies please.

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