Litigation Paralegal
Boston, MA 
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Posted 15 days ago
Job Description

At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for:

The Litigation Paralegal oversees and monitors the preparation and filing of claims for settlement proceeds in class actions. In this role you will work directly on foreign actions, including by tracking opportunities, reviewing transaction data, and assisting in the preparation of documentation. Responsibilities include responding to subpoenas and other types of requests for information from courts and regulators, assisting Area management in communications, systems deployment and special regulatory-related projects.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Oversees outside vendor retained to file proofs of claims on behalf of MFS-managed pooled vehicles and certain other MFS-sponsored or proprietary accounts as well as certain separate or sub-advised client accounts in securities class action settlements and regulatory settlements. Works to resolve any issues raised by claims administrators in order to maximize recovery to clients. Coordinates with vendor to ensure quality, accuracy, and timeliness of claims filings. Interfaces with other areas of MFS to distribute settlement payments. Manages relationship with vendor and pro-actively looks for ways to improve future dealings. Assists in communications with clients regarding class action matters.
  • Prepares and submits responses to subpoenas and other types of requests for information from regulatory bodies and private litigants. Works with other areas of MFS and its subsidiary companies to collect responsive documentation. Communicates directly with government representatives and outside attorneys to ensure timeliness and accuracy of responses.
  • Monitors foreign actions and opt-out actions and identifies those requiring attorney review. Collects, reviews and organizes transaction data for purposes of assessing foreign and opt-out action opportunities. Assists with collection of documentation required to join such actions.
  • Maintains reference files and communications in a timely and efficient manner. Proactively deploys new technologies to enhance functions of assigned areas. Increases technological knowledge as necessary in order to suggest how best to fully employ new or existing systems and services in delivery of work product
  • Assists in monitoring and preparation of trademark registrations and renewals worldwide. Communicates directly with outside counsel to provide supporting documentation and ensure timely and accurate filings. Helps to maintain reference database of all existing trademarks.
  • Directs certain functions of area by training new employees, documenting procedures, producing necessary reports and improving current processes within Area. Develops guides and manuals for MFS and its employees with regard to regulatory filings or other matters of similar importance. Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years' experience. A minimum of four years experience, legal experience preferred but not required.
  • Strong knowledge of technological systems, proficient in Microsoft Excel preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employees and outside parties at all organizational levels.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and time management skills are required.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

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What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, linked for your reference.


MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Click here to view the EEO is the Law poster and supplement.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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