Senior Paralegal

Job ID: J118880
Company: Gateway Health Plan
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Mar 8, 2018

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JOB SUMMARY

This job works under the supervision of attorneys of the law department conducting fact development, investigation and collection of relevant information to assist the attorney in issue identification or strategy development including gathering appropriate documents; monitoring particular legal or regulatory developments; engaging in research, cite check and retrieval of laws, policies and regulations; and developing information for reviews, reports, accreditation submissions, regulatory filings and court documents. Performs a combination of functions using established procedures and applying knowledge about the operations of corporations to issues and projects assigned, interacting substantively with management at all levels on a regular basis and may interact with outside attorneys, consultants, governmental regulators and others when needed. This job is the designated professional position used by the attorneys of the law department to assist them in meeting work demands and is relied upon by the attorneys to perform certain administrative, research and analytical functions necessary to provide advice and service to the Organization.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct fact development, investigation and collection of relevant information to assist the attorney in issue identification or strategy development as well as work with the Organization's managers to identify information to complete work related to reports, accreditation submissions, regulatory filings and court documents. Gather appropriate documents in preparation of correspondence, regulatory filings, reports and court pleadings. Prepare summaries of factual issues.
  • Monitor particular legal or regulatory developments and engages in basic research, cite check and retrieval of laws, policies and regulations. Review research materials for new laws and regulations. Identify and analyze basic legal issues. Analyze laws and regulations as they relate to the operations of the Organization. Monitor the Organization’s compliance with governance documents, major contracts, licenses and other agreements.
  • Develop information for reviews, reports, accreditation submissions, regulatory filings and court documents. These documents are confidential and legal in nature and represent the Organization’s responses to legal and regulatory requests for information.
  • Review contracts for specific provisions, identify specific contracts or data required by the Organization. Prepare minutes, and other relevant corporate governance information. Draft corporate resolutions. Prepare form documents and basic contracts and regulatory filings.
  • May handle or supervise administrative functions of the law department, such as performing litigation database functions and ensuring the law library materials are updated.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION

Required (one of the following)

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Paralegal Certificate with 5 - 10 years relevant work experience

Substitutions

  • High School Diploma / GED with relevant work experience substituted for education on a year-for-year basis (e.g. 4 years relevant work experience equals a Bachelor’s degree)

SKILLS

  • Observe high standards of confidentiality consistent with all applicable laws, the standards of the law department and the requirements of the Corporation
  • Handle with utmost integrity discreet and confidential information is expected
  • Exercise good judgment regarding the disclosure of all information and materials to various recipients
  • Highly disciplined and organized
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Client focused with strong business acumen
  • Self-starter with the ability to work under pressure independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to think strategically and act proactively to create strong trust and confidence with business units
  • Strong innovative problem-solving capabilities

l expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

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