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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America's workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

This position is responsible for providing efficient and reliable support to in-house Tort Claims Litigation attorneys and Claims professionals in claims and claims litigation in a team environment.

• Work with in-house counsel, Claims, Human Resources, Operations, and other groups regarding the collection and maintenance of evidence and discovery materials related to litigation brought under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) and related federal laws and regulations, and other personal injury and property damage claims and litigation brought by business invitees, passengers, contractors, pedestrians and motorists at railroad crossings, trespassers and other third parties.
• Assists Claims personnel and in-house and outside defense counsel in responding appropriately to interrogatories, requests for production, requests for witnesses, and other discovery; identifies, assembles, and organizes corporate information, materials and databases for use in Amtrak's defense; assists in developing corporate responses to discovery; as needed, works with Claims personnel to conduct necessary in-house investigation for relevant defense information, rules, witnesses, documents, etc.
• Supports the efforts of Claims, in-house counsel, and outside defense counsel retained to represent Amtrak in civil trials and other proceedings, in order to ensure that such representation is both effective and cost-efficient.
• As needed, prepares and maintains working files for legal team, including summaries, memoranda, and status reports concerning pending litigation and litigation issues.
• Organizes files for off-site storage, as well as active file maintenance.

• Prepares responses to third-party subpoenas.

• Prepares routine motions or legal responses, as requested.

• Assists with collection of materials to respond to FOIA requests.

• Assists in preparing, implementing, and managing litigation holds.

• Additional duties as required and as abilities progress.

• Bachelor's Degree or Paralegal Certificate

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Must be able to work in a busy environment and prioritize and manage multiple ongoing matters

• Ability to work effectively and professionally with internal clients and outside counsel.

• Ability to work with a variety of personalities in a strong team environment

• Strong attention to detail

• Excellent organizational, research, and analytical skills

• Excellent prior job performance

• Ability to manage a heavy workload

• Ability to organize and analyze large volumes of information and documents

• Ability to work under pressure and meet constant deadlines

• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

• Coordinate multiple cases and projects and adapt to changing priorities

• Effectively manage and utilize Amtrak's financial resources

• Availability to travel as needed

• Proficient with MS Office Applications

• Experience working with railroads or other industrial environments with extensive personnel policies, labor agreements, and discipline processes.

• Experience working in the transportation or insurance industries.

• A minimum of two years of relevant experience working in a law firm or corporate legal department environment

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID: 64922
Posting Location(s): District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function: Legal
Relocation Offered: No
Travel Requirements: None

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job - we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.


POSTING NOTES: Legal || Corporate Jobs

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57883486
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia
  • Position Title: Paralegal - 90283748 - Washington
  • Company Name: Amtrak
  • Job Function: Other
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