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RBC Capital

RBC Capital

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Job Summary

Job Description

What is the Opportunity?

The Senior Paralegal role provides litigation support to the RBC Legal Department litigation attorneys and outside counsel for RBC's U.S. Wealth Management group that encompasses 5,000 employees in Minneapolis and across the country.

What will you do?

In house litigation support

  • Pleadings, Motions and Discovery: Research, collect, organize, review and analyze documents from the firm, opponents and third parties in connection with litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters. Report results of review and analysis to in-house counsel. In conjunction with in-house counsel, prepare initial drafts of pleadings and/or motions, draft preliminary responses to opponents’ discovery requests and prepare firm’s requests. Maintain current, accurate records of documents produced. Organize and prepare materials for expert witnesses. Prepare correspondence and other documents as appropriate.
  • Mediation: Assist with drafting mediation statement. Prepare and organize key exhibits and other similar materials. Attend and assist at witness preparation and hearings as necessary
  • Trial/hearing support: Prepare and organize trial exhibits and other similar materials. Attend and assist at witness preparation and hearings as necessary.
  • Perform legal and factual research as necessary.
  • Respond to regulatory inquiries; prepare correspondence as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with in-house counsel, third-party vendors, outside counsel and others with a goal toward efficiency and cost savings to the firm.

Outside Counsel Support

  • Research and collect documents throughout firm in response to requests from outside counsel to firm and other counsel in litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters. Interact directly with the requesting attorney or regulator to determine the appropriate scope of the request. Know what can be released under company policy. Keep current, accurate records of documents produced and steps taken.
  • Database maintenance/Internal Reporting
  • Maintain litigation databases and calendar, pleadings and other litigation files, and subpoena records. Maintain brief/issues bank, other topical files (e.g., re competitors, attorneys, experts, arbitrators/judges) and other lists/schedules as requested. Design and produce statistical and substantive reports on litigation as requested (using Legal Department databases and other sources).

Litigation Intake/Closure

  • Record receipt of incoming litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters, review documents delivered in connection with those matters, determine claims asserted, record summary of claim and other pertinent data in Legal Department databases and calendars, determine if regulatory reports (U4/5, etc.) are required and take appropriate action. At case closure, determine if regulatory reports (U4/5, RE-3, etc.) are required and take appropriate action.
  • Subpoena and levy compliance
  • Assure compliance with subpoenas through monitoring process and/or collecting and producing documents. Must be able to understand the legal documents involved, and be able to refer to statute to determine if requests are legal.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Four-year college degree and/or paralegal certificate and 2+ years of paralegal experience
  • Facility with Word and Excel
  • Should have general knowledge of database organization and structure
  • Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form.
  • Ability to organize and manage a large volume of detailed tasks
  • Ability to take initiative and work creatively

Nice to Have

  • Previous experience in the financial services industry
  • Litigation support experience at a well-regarded firm

What's in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities
  • Access to a variety of job opportunities across business

Job Skills

Communication, Confidentiality, Detail-Oriented, Document Management, Group Problem Solving, Interpersonal Relationships, Legal Practices, Long Term Planning, Reviewing Contracts

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United States of America

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