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Paralegal, Product Liability
at Toyota North America
Plano, TX

Paralegal, Product Liability
at Toyota North America
Plano, TX

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Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world's most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We're looking for diverse, talented team members who want to grow and challenge what's possible with us.
Who we're looking for

Toyota's Legal Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Paralegal.

The primary responsibility of this role is to support the defense of asbestos and other product-related lawsuits, general litigation, and other matters involving Toyota and Lexus vehicles and other Toyota affiliates in North America.

Reporting to a Managing Counsel, the person in this role will support the product law group's paralegal needs.

What you'll be doing
  • Assisting Managing Counsel with a caseload of asbestos and other product liability matters, general litigation, and other matters, including-investigation, research and gathering documents and information needed by Managing Counsel and outside counsel to respond to these matters
  • Review, edit, and coordinate verifications for discovery responses
  • Track and calendar important deadlines
  • Assist with routine pleading issues
  • Review, approve, and audit vendor bills
  • Coordinate facilitation of bills and other information to outside insurance liaison
  • Manage and update case related databases
  • Monitor and respond to correspondence including implementing litigation holds
  • Coordinate with TMC and affiliate companies to gather relevant documents and information
  • Supporting technical, manufacturing, warranty, Customer Experience Center, compliance, and other functions in coordination with Managing Counsel
  • Function effectively as part of the product law team, including maintaining effective and efficient communication among team members
  • Work with engineers and outside counsel on technical and other issues
  • Other projects and additional responsibilities, as assigned
What you bring
  • Paralegal certificate (ABA certified legal assistant program)
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) and/or HS diploma with equivalent professional experience
  • Extensive law firm or corporate law department experience either in asbestos or automobile product liability lawsuits and/or regulatory fields (safety, environmental, privacy, customs/trade, antitrust)
  • Self-starter, problem solver, detailed-oriented, strong analytical, organizational, and case management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership/personal responsibility for performing tasks and resolving issues, including taking the initiative, and anticipating next steps
  • Proficiency in law department matter management systems, document management systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
What we'll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flexible work options based on business needs
  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)
What you should know

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
Have a question or need assistance with your application? Check out the How to Apply section of our careers page on Toyota.com! #LI-TMNA
To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time.

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