Great-West Corporate Senior Paralegal - Litigation in Denver (DTC), Colorado

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Would you like to be a part of one of America's leading financial services firms? Great-West Financial is the nation’s second largest insurer in sales of individual life insurance through banks. We also offer annuity and executive benefits products. Under Empower Retirement, we provide employer sponsored retirement plans as the nation’s second largest retirement plan provider.

Our over 5,000 associates across 40 locations across the country provide world class service to:

30,000+ employer sponsored retirement plans

8 million+ employees participating in their employer-sponsored retirement plan

467,700+ individual life insurance and annuity accounts

$460 billion+ total assets under administration

Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, Litigation, this Senior Paralegal position supports Great-West Financial s in-house counsel on all aspects of litigation and potential litigation involving the Company. The Company’s litigation includes employee benefits and securities matters brought under federal law as well as state law insurance and contract matters. This position also provides other legal support services on matters relating to the Company’s risk and compliance functions.

  • Responsible for all aspects of litigation support, including legal research and analysis, drafting of documents, preparation of summaries, interacting with business line areas, handling outside counsel retention and billing matters, and handling discovery matters, including electronic discovery

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable litigation principles

  • Provides general legal support functions to GWF attorneys and business line areas, including legal research, document drafting and data analysis

  • Both independently and in collaboration with others, responsible for handling certain processes involving GWF s legal, and risk areas

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Typically five (5) or more years experience as a paralegal in an in-house setting or in the litigation group of a law firm with a demonstrated proficiency in handling electronic discovery

  • Insurance and/or financial services industry experience preferred

  • Colorado notary public registration, college degree, and/or certificate of paralegal studies preferred

Other Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manages time well and works efficiently, tracks due dates, effectively organizes and prioritizes information, is punctual; accelerates pace as appropriate to urgency

  • Operates with integrity and communicates professionally with colleagues inside of the Law Department, business line area leaders, outside counsel, opposing attorneys and regulatory agencies

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality

    Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions

Typical office environment. Ability to manage multiple, competing

priorities with strict deadlines. Other physical duties as required.

Autonomy:

Position requires the exercise of independent discretion and judgment

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,000 associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.

External Job Title: Senior Paralegal - Litigation

ID: 14694

External Company Name: Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company