Litigation Paralegal

Moderna Therapeutics

Date: 5 days ago
City: Cambridge, MA
Contract type: Full time
Moderna Therapeutics
The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to support a wide range of legal and operational matters. This is an exciting opportunity to be an important part of a growing legal team within a rapidly expanding company. The ideal candidate must be organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to manage multiple projects as a critical player on a lean legal team. The paralegal will assist with the day-to-day management of data, collection of materials, communications, tracking deadlines, and handling logistics with internal partners and third parties, as well as collaborate with another litigation paralegal. The position offers the opportunity to be creative and streamline processes by leveraging technology.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

Assist litigation attorneys in management of litigation matters, including direction and coordination of outside counsel support as required

Support and drive case management, including managing workflows, task lists, status updates, docketing deadlines, and case organization

Partner with Legal team members and business partners to manage document collection and organization of files

Coordinate litigation holds and discovery projects, and manage and build upon eDiscovery systems and processes

Actively participate in and/or lead special projects, including establishing strategies, guidelines, processes, and procedures, to enable the IP Team to provide best in class service to its business partners

Look for ways to optimize the Legal Operations function, taking ownership of specific pieces and helping to educate our function on best practices

Manage litigation budget tracking and payment systems, and work with law firms to ensure timely submission and payments of invoices

Manage contract obligations and required correspondence to contracting parties as issues develop

Review and manage incoming correspondence, and draft and send responses for day-to-day legal issues

Develop content for and maintain internal SharePoint, document management software, and other Legal sites

Provide general administrative support for the Legal team as needed

Here’s What You’ll Need (Minimum Qualifications):

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college required

Minimum 5 years’ experience with civil litigation

Experience and passion in large-scale eDiscovery

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications):

Significant experience with patent litigation a plus

Paralegal experience at a major law firm and at a pharmaceutical or biotech company preferred

Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and a readiness to gain proficiency in company-specific systems and applications, as well as new technologies

eDiscovery analytics/TAR/AI experience

Highly organized with a strong ability to multi-task and be nimble

Proactive on making sure items do not fall between the cracks, with a keen attention to detail

Curiosity to explore new, efficient ways of working and challenging the status quo

Experience with eBilling systems (matter creation, timekeepers, approval workflows)

Solutions-oriented mindset with creative problem-solving ability

Demonstrated professionalism, sound judgment, and ability to handle sensitive matters confidentially

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Ability to form strong partnerships and trust with internal business partners, regardless of level, and outside vendors

Must be flexible, able to handle multiple tasks and shift priorities while meeting deadlines and department goals

Must be a team player with a positive attitude and willingness to provide support as needed

Willingness to take on additional responsibilities as required

A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options

Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses

Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities

Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring

Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes

Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment

Adoption and family-planning benefits

Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community

Generous paid time off, including:

  • Vacation, sick time and holidays

  • Volunteer time to participate within your community

  • D iscretionary year-end shutdown

  • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter

Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents

401k match and Financial Planning tools

Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options

Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests

Free parking or subsidized commuter passes

Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible . Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit .

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. #LI-DP1


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