Fresenius Medical Care North America Paralegal in Waltham, Massachusetts

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Paralegal position supports multiple attorneys, other members of the Legal department and business clients with substantive and administrative legal needs. Under general supervision, the Paralegal will assist in a variety of law-related activities that do not require a law degree, including: legal and regulatory research; document preparation and review; contract management; coordination and preparation of filings, reports and responses to regulators, business counterparties, internal clients and their respective representatives and outside counsel; as well as maintenance of books and records.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under general supervision, follows established company policies and procedures and applies acquired job skills to administrative legal needs.

  • Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature, but recognizes the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice.

  • Supports attorneys in their delivery of legal services including assistance with the preparation of a variety of substantive legal documents and agreements.

  • Assists with editing, compiling and maintaining the department's template agreements and agreement databases.

  • Conducts state specific and other research projects upon request.

  • Assists with the document management database and manages the organization of electronic files.

  • Assists with administration of various legal systems, including processing of law department invoices, upon request.

  • Refers to senior staff for assistance with higher level problems that may arise.

  • Escalates issues to supervisor for resolution, as deemed necessary.

  • Assists with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS :

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION :

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree required; Paralegal certificate preferred.

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • 2+ years’ related experience working with a legal team or department required.

  • Knowledge of legal documents and document management software required.

  • Prior law firm experience is preferred.

  • Professional, trustworthy and reliable with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle confidential information with respect and integrity.

  • Experience drafting and reviewing legal documents.

  • Substantial experience administering document management systems.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficient with PCs and Microsoft Office applications.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

ADDENDUM:

Law Department

  • SupportsSupervising Paralegal in managing the law department e-billing system with afocus on delivering reporting and analysis to practice leaders

  • SupportsLaw Department Management Team with analysis, metrics, reporting,presentations, vendor management, a variety of ad hoc law department projects

Integrated Care, Specialty Services

  • Supportsthe Integrated Care and Specialty Services attorneys, including

o assistance with regulatory filings, maintenance of corporate records, and drafting and review of confidentiality agreements and other routine commercial agreements

o interfaces with business clients, outside counsel, and state regulatory agencies

Contract Management

  • SupportContract Management Team with conversion from Emptoris to APTTUS and ongoingsystem administration.