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General information

Location:
US_Northridge_8500 Balboa Blvd
Additional Location:
Northridge, United States of America
Job Family:
Legal
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:
Salary
JOB ID:
R-32129-2023

Description & Requirements

About the Role

The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a broad range of executive support-related responsibilities and can work independently with little or no supervision. This person must be flexible yet results driven. They have outstanding organizational and project management skills and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a legal team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong decision-making ability, and attention to detail are equally important. Confidentiality is crucial to this role. 


What You Will Do

The ability to interact with Lifestyle’s legal team and business stakeholders including executives in a fast-paced environment, under pressure with changing priorities and deadlines, remaining adaptive, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidence. The primary responsibilities of this position are to consult, assist, and coordinate with in-house and outside counsel on all aspects of product liability case management including conducting case assessments; responding to third party inquires; overseeing KPI dashboard and updates. Additionally, you will gather and compile case materials; draft and revise correspondence and other legal documents; conduct investigations, interview clients for relevant case information; and review invoices and manage legal costs.

  • Lead projects and initiatives through to completion assigned by the Lifestyle division’s VP, Associate General Counsel, and other division counsel.

  • Oversee Product Safety Center of Excellence (CoE): work cross-functionally with the Product, Supply Chain, Customer Service, and Quality teams on all global product compliance matters, for example: customer settlements, data collection and reporting for reported events and responding to inquiries from customers and government/regulatory agencies, i.e., CPSC, Health Canada, and METI.

  • Manage Lifestyle’s dashboards for litigation, Product Safety CoE, and matter assignments

  • Manage legal holds for Lifestyle in the ZDiscovery platform.

  • Maintain legal files.

  • Supervise outside law department billing and related matters, including budgeting reporting and review of legal invoices for completeness, ensuring compliance with Harman’s billing guidelines, and reconciling invoices in Harman’s billing system.

  • Perform diverse and complex legal tasks within specialty in liaising between Harman’s attorneys and internal clients concerning agreement, compliance, litigation and other questions and inquiries, including supporting signature requests.

  • Oversee projects and initiatives as assigned by VP Associate General Counsel from time to time including administrative support to the Lifestyle Legal department to include but not limited to:

    • Review mail and notices received and timely distribute to appropriate legal team members

    • Acknowledge and forward legal and government notices

    • Manage travel bookings and arrangements and preparing and tracking travel and entertainment expense reports

    • Preform all general administrative duties for the department, including copying, scanning, mailings, invoice processing, and reconciliation

    • Create and edit PowerPoint presentations and other documents, including financial reports.

What You Need

  • Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent.

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of previous experience as a corporate paralegal in a corporation or large or mid-sized law firm.

  • Paralegal certificate (preferred).

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically with Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word.

  • Experience with database management and reporting.

  • Comparative analytics experience (preferred).

  • Expertise in ZDiscovery, Exterro, Qlik Sense, Legal Tracker (Serengeti), or GEMS (preferred).

  • CA or TX registered notary public a plus.

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

Leadership: Demonstrate character, clarity, courage, and commitment to high-performance

  • Build an environment of trust, high performance, and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development, and recognition.

Change Orientation: Champion a better, faster, and simpler way of doing things:

  • Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems, or services and manage change to better serve customer needs.

Collaboration:  Connect, engage, and communicate with others:

  • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships.

Judgment: Make sound decisions:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risks and make sound and timely decisions.

Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results:

  • Take the initiative to achieve superior quality results against internal or external standards of excellence.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Willingness to travel 5% of the time.

  • Be willing to work 3-5 days a month in an office in Northridge, CA.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

What We Offer

  • The standard base salary for this position is $99,000 -$121,000 plus applicable bonus.

  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies

  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environment

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.