Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Paralegal - Litigation

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    2018-144854
    Posted Date
    10/10/2018
    Location
    US-TN-Nashville
    Zip Code
    37201
    Functional Area
    Legal
    Category
    Legal
  • Overview

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.
    Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.

    The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.

    Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

    Position Summary

    The Litigation Paralegal reports directly to Senior Counsel of Litigation and works in a team approach with the members of the litigation group to manage a docket of litigation and pre-suit claims involving the company in the United States and Canada. While it is not a primary role for the position, this individual will also be responsible for independently analyzing, negotiating and resolving some pre-suit claims.  At any given time, the docket may include product liability, personal injury, premises liability, asbestos/toxic tort, environmental, real estate, class action and commercial litigation and claims.

    Responsibilities

    • In conjunction with counsel, participates in all aspects of litigation discovery, including.
      • Researches and collects information to respond to interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production of documents, and third-party subpoenas.
      • Coordinates inspections and depositions.
      • Reviews and summarizes medical records.
    • Independently investigates and negotiates directly with claimants to resolve pre-litigation property damage and personal injury claims.
    • Assists in-house and outside counsel in all aspects of management of litigation.
    • Attends settlement discussions and mediations as needed.
    • Maintains and updates individual case status and records.

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

    • BA/BS degree, paralegal degree and/or 6+ years of relevant experience as a litigation paralegal.
    • Superior written and oral communication and problem-solving skills.
    • Occasional travel (<10% of time) may be required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with e-discovery and/or claims management is preferred

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