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Senior Legal Analyst

Location: Modesto, CA, US, 95354

Date: Jan 27, 2021

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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Under general supervision of the Legal Department attorneys, the Senior Legal Analyst manages assignments and projects and exercises judgment to complete important Legal Department work. Communicates and works with Legal Department attorneys and staff, internal business partners, outside counsel, and third parties to support litigation and investigations. Drafts, edits, manages, and finalizes litigation documents. Performs legal and factual research, prepares memos and reports and gathers documents and data as requested. Also works on teams and with attorneys and business partners to proactively address issues, solve problems, and achieve department and corporate goals.

 

What You Will Do:

 

  • Works independently and uses judgment to manage and prioritize workload, meet deadlines, complete projects, and achieve Legal Department and corporate objectives under general direction of Legal Department attorneys.
  • Applies critical thinking to legal issues and provides attorneys with possible resolutions.
  • Collaborates with attorneys to provide resolutions and recommendations to business partners based on legal rules and procedures.
  • Implements and manages legal holds and the retention, collection and processing of documents and data for litigation.
  • Gathers facts (e.g., by interviewing witnesses and document custodians, searching for and reviewing documents, conducting database and internet research, etc.), prepares chronologies and conducts legal research.
  • Drafts, edits, formats, proofreads, and finalizes pleadings, discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, privilege logs, memos and other litigation-related documents for attorney review.
  • Cite-checks briefs and legal memoranda and helps prepare court filings.
  • Prepares exhibits for motions, depositions and trials.
  • Compiles and interprets data and information from various sources to prepare memos, reports, and presentations as requested by attorneys.
  • Attends hearings and depositions to assist attorneys.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Company and third-party discovery vendors.
  • Searches court dockets.
  • Assists in drafting settlement agreements.
  • Confers with outside counsel on case status and discovery needs.
  • Manages litigation/arbitration calendar, prepares litigation status reports, assists in scheduling arbitration hearings and sends deadline reminders.
  • Reviews case information and provides recommendations to attorneys regarding the appropriate documents or information required for discovery requests.
  • Facilitates and participates in meetings with external trade associations, business partners and outside counsel on behalf of attorneys and provides updates to attorneys.
  • Manages library of standard discovery templates, including tracking variances and changes and recommending updates; works with attorneys to develop new templates.
  • Develops recommendations to change systems, policies, and procedures; ensures timely and accurate implementation.
  • Drafts legal documents, forms, registrations, memoranda, correspondence, reports with limited editing required by attorneys.
  • Acts as Legal Department liaison/representative on special projects.
  • Participates as a member of a team with Legal Department, Compliance Department, and/or other corporate personnel to complete projects and accomplish department or corporate goals.
  • Prepares periodic reports as requested on contract, litigation or project status and important developments.
  • Proactively takes immediate action when confronted with a problem or when made aware of a situation that needs attention without prompting.
  • Makes internal business partners a primary focus by: developing productive business relationships; using information to understand internal business partners’ expectations, needs, and circumstances; and anticipating and recognizing issues/problems and responding quickly.
  • As requested or assigned, acts on behalf of attorneys in communications with third parties, including outside counsel.
  • Attends training seminars, conferences and teleconferences.
  • Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations. If accountable for the work of others, responsible for ensuring their understanding and compliance.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Develops, coaches and mentors peers, indirect and subordinate staff.
  • If accountable for the work of others, conducts performance evaluations; reviews and communicates salary adjustments; rewards employees or takes disciplinary action, as necessary; addresses complaints and resolves issues.

 

 

What You Will Need:

 

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of experience engaging in the work of a litigation Paralegal reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; or a Paralegal certification (or qualification) plus 6 years of experience engaging in the work of a litigation Paralegal reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; or a Juris Doctor or other advanced law degree from an accredited law school plus 3 years of experience engaging in the work of a litigation Paralegal reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Familiarity with electronic discovery requirements and obligations.
  • Computer skill requirements include: Intermediate MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and easily adaptable to other in-house software applications.
  • Skilled in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions. Skilled in interpreting an extensive variety of furnished data or information in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Skilled in performing work that is varied and may be somewhat difficult in character, usually involving limited responsibility, requiring frequent evaluations, originality or ingenuity.
  • Ability to learn new legal skills and acquire specialized knowledge related to performance of job duties and accomplishment of department and corporate goals.
  • Uses discretion with confidential information.

 

What Will Set You Apart:

 

  • Juris Doctor or other advanced law degree from an accredited law school plus 4 years of experience engaging in the work of a litigation Paralegal reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Skilled in drafting basic pleadings, discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, privilege logs, memos and other litigation-related documents.
  • Skilled in reading, analyzing and interpreting legal documents and basic scientific and technical journals.
  • Skilled in writing legal memoranda that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Skilled in effectively presenting information to management and public groups.
  • Skilled in working with and applying mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, proportions, probability, and statistical inference.
  • Possesses and applies broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in this field of specialization.
  • Experience working with varied levels and functions within the Company.
  • Experience determining objectives and approaches to assignment (along with alternatives when applicable).

 Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
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Requisition ID: 74530 

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Gallo will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable law.


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