Atlanta, Georgia


POSITION PURPOSE

This position provides professional legal support by assisting supervising attorneys with a wide range of tasks in defending the company in General Liability, Products Liability, and Auto Liability claims or litigation. Specialists may engage in pre-suit resolution or they may engage in active litigation through assisting the company and outside counsel on litigation matters.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • 25% Assist internal leaders and external counsel in pre-suit claims or litigation handling
  • 25% Engage with customers and their legal representation
  • 20% General file/database management - maintain complete and accurate electronic and paper files for all assigned matters
  • 10% Gather relevant documents for contract negotiation/drafting, litigation responses, regulatory filings
  • 10% 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 Associate General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Director of Claims, Senior Corporate Counsel, or Corporate 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree or Paralegal certificate 
  • 3-5 yrs experience as a paralegal in a law firm or corporate legal department
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)

Atlanta, Georgia

​When it was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, The Home Depot began changing consumers’ perspectives about how they could care for and improve their homes. The Company created the “do-it-yourself” concept, spawning an entire industry that now spans the globe.

Today, The Home Depot® is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with more than 2,200 retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.

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