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Home Depot Legal Specialist, Commercial Litigation in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

This position provides professional legal support by assisting supervising attorneys with a wide range of tasks. Depending on the assigned dept, it may involve litigation, transactional/contractual or regulatory support. Specialists will draft legal and business communication, participate in the administration and negotiation of contracts, general file and database management, gather documents and respond to litigation requests, assist with regulatory filings, respond to customer legal inquiries by involving the proper legal department.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • 18% Conduct legal research/research business problems and provide recommendations as to course of action; respond to clients legal inquiry under the supervision of counsel; review legal documents (e.g., deeds, contracts, subpoenas) to identify key issues

  • 18% Under supervision, draft business/legal communications typically using template forms (e.g., contracts, discovery, regulatory filings, cease/desist letters)

  • 18% General file/database management - maintain complete and accurate electronic and paper files for all assigned matters

  • 18% Gather relevant documents for contract negotiation/drafting, litigation responses, regulatory filings

  • 18% Negotiate settlement of smaller matters (e.g., small-claims litigation, low regulatory fines) or negotiate smaller contracts/ amendments/statements of work

  • 10% Other tasks as assigned by supervisor

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • Position reports to Senior Manager, Attorney, Sr. Attorney, Counsel or Sr. Counsel

  • No direct reports

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.

  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a associate's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years

Physical Requirements:

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program or equivalent claims management certificate

  • 3-5 years experience as a paralegal in a law firm or corporate legal department or 3-5 years experience as a claims adjuster at a claims management company or insurer

  • Commercial litigation experience—experience in litigation involving contract disputes, business torts, class actions, construction, and real estate law.

  • Customer service experience

  • Spanish language skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Advanced internal and external communication skills

  • Excellent Organizational skills

  • Time management skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks

  • Ability to effectively manage outside counsel

  • Analytical skills

  • High level of basic computer skills (MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Access, Advanced web browsing skills)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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