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Senior Litigation Paralegal
Bring out that inner detective!

What you will love about Johnson Controls:

We’ve been dedicated to protecting the environment since our invention of the electric thermostat in 1885, which provided a fundamental shift in the energy efficiency of buildings. Now, all over the world, our products and services empower customers and communities to consume less energy and conserve resources.

  • Global, innovative, industry leader
  • #70 on Fortune’s most admired companies list
  • Embraces diversity
  • Growth opportunities abound
  • Fast paced, evolving company, always learning, always adapting
  • Great benefits; including Healthcare related wellness discounts, great 401k match, company funded retirement program, vacation, sick time, floating holidays and national holidays
What you will do

Excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to serve as a litigation paralegal in a corporate setting.  Under direct supervision of the global head of litigation, the Senior Litigation Paralegal will work closely with senior litigation counsel and other attorneys, business partners, various staff of the global legal department, internal IT and Compliance teams.  Primary duties include, but are not limited to the following:

How you will do it
  • Serve as the paralegal managing commercial litigation matters in North America with primary responsibility for initial matter intake, ensuring compliance with matter budget requirements, processing invoices, tracking and updating progression of matters, and other matter tasks.
  • Respond to third-party subpoenas, including conducting communications with issuing party and/or its counsel, communicating with internal stakeholders to coordinate collections, review of documents (including responsiveness determinations), and production of documents. 
  • Serve as subject matter expert and central point of contact for all divisions within Johnson Controls relating to eDiscovery from overseeing legal holds, managing evidence collections and data processing projects.
  • Manage document review and production costs and serve as a liaison between in-house and outside counsel, internal IT, national eDiscovery counsel and outside vendors to ensure a successful workflow during eDiscovery.
  • Provide internal training/education and support on eDiscovery tools and workflows.
  • Assist in the management and oversight of preferred outside counsel by providing support in tracking performance metrics and developing reports.
  • Support litigation team by managing costs through budgets and capped fees arrangements.
  • Coordination, management and oversight of the production of various reports to business leadership providing updates on material litigation matters and other Sarbanes-Oxley reportable liabilities.
  • Coordinate and oversee the settlement authority process and documentation of approvals for litigation matters.
  • Identify enhancements to support the continuous improvement of litigation tools and processes with an emphasis on quality, efficiency, cost savings and client satisfaction.
  • Prepare various and/or ad hoc reports as requested and perform various other duties as assigned.

What we look for

  • 5+ years’ paralegal experience in litigation

  • Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certification required
  • 2+ years’ experience in eDiscovery, including working knowledge of current eDiscovery practices (e.g., relevant eDiscovery technology)knowledge of current eDiscovery practices (e.g., relevant eDiscovery technology) to proactively reduce expenses and increase efficiency in legal matters.
  • In-depth litigation experience with excellent working knowledge of litigation procedures, preferably in the area of complex commercial litigation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products.
  • Significant experience working with electronic billing and matter management programs and systems.
  • Ability to work in a complex, fast-paced and evolving global organization and to adapt to changes in circumstances and to alter objectives accordingly.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills to assist the legal teams globally with continued development of efficient and cost-effective processes, in-house solutions and related documentation.
  • Detail-oriented, motivated and organized with excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Proactive with proven experience in effectively managing competing demands and multiple projects.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with leadership, the business and peers.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

This position will be based in Washington, DC. 
Who we are

 Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 135,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/tomorrowneedsyou.

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