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Lead Paralegal, Employment, US

Legal in San Francisco, CA

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

 

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role


At Uber, we pride ourselves on the amazing team we've built. The driver behind all our growth and the game changing technology we bring to the market is the team of people that make Uber well, uber.  We’re seeking a Lead Employment Paralegal who has the same passion for excellence. This addition to our team must be organized, experienced and willing to take on the responsibilities necessary to make things happen. This is a unique opportunity to work with a legal team integral to a preeminent technology company often engaged in legal battles around the world. Be a part of evolving the way the world moves--and influencing the law accordingly.  This role will be based at Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco.

What You’ll Do 

 

  • Oversee and manage a team of legal professionals 
  • Maintain confidential files and case management systems
  • Maintain a legal library and other manuals and resource materials
  • Manage day-to-day calendaring/docketing of case deadlines
  • Manage service of process and mail intake
  • Assist in a variety of special collaborative projects, including fact investigations and interviews
  • Draft discovery responses and pleadings
  • Implement litigation legal holds
  • Conduct background investigation and summarize information and findings
  • Coordinate document collections/productions and liaise with eDiscovery team
  • Participate in training and presentations
  • Prepare internal reports and playbooks
  • Implement and refine internal processes and development
  • Maintain relationships with business partners and provide advice and support as needed

 

What You’ll Need

  • A minimum of 10 years of legal experience in either big firm or an in-house legal department
  • Employment law background, ideally with some administrative agencies, such as the DFEH, EEOC, workers’ compensation, insurance claims, or state unemployment claims
  • B.A./B.S. required, paralegal certificate or some law school preferred 
  • Ability to lead appropriate projects independently and successfully manage teams
  • Experience with state and federal courts including solid understanding of court rules, calendaring requirements, and filing procedures
  • Strong understanding of the litigation process, from start to finish
  • Technical know-how with at least an intermediate level of computer skills, including Google suite, Excel, Word, Adobe, Box and other web-based applications
  • Experience with legal database management (Relativity, Concordance, Ringtail, iManage, FileSite) 
  • Highly motivated, efficient, organized, and laser-focused on the details
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at a time in a high pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Calm in deadline-driven situations; self-reliant and able to prioritize workload
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent business judgment and interpersonal skills 
  • Flexibility and willingness to help out wherever needed
  • Comfortable collaborating as a team, as well as working independently to get the job done, no matter how big or small the project
  • Enthusiastic about Uber!


Bonus Points 

  • E-Discovery background
  • Experience with Salesforce applications
  • Some knowledge about SQL, queries, or desire to learn is a big plus
  • Other web-based applications such as Box, DocuSign, JIRA, Zoom, Google Suites

About the Team

 

The employment team oversees and manages employment related litigation and claims across the business.  We work hard to solve the most pressing and critical employment issues and also advise the business internally. The paralegal team is made up of experienced individuals who value and appreciate the importance of a good team dynamic. We are entrusted with significant substantive work, as well as tasked with classic matter organization and support.


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At Uber we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Uber is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.