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Senior Litigation Paralegal

Location:
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
Posted:
January 31, 2018

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MAUREEN E. KEATING

**** ******* ****

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

860-***-****

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

Experienced Senior Paralegal/Legal Assistant seeks challenging position with potential for growth

EDUCATION

Post University, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

Member, Alpha Chi Honor Society, 2010

Hodges University, Masters of Science in Legal Studies, expected completion date: December 2018

EXPERIENCE

1/08 to

Present Otis Elevator Company, West Palm Beach, Florida

Senior Litigation Paralegal/Litigation Team Leader responsible for management and resolution of product liability matters in the Western U.S., Eastern U.S. and Canada as well as all employment and asbestos matters for North America. Responsible for developing strategies to drive cases to resolution while minimizing defense costs and indemnity exposure. Responsible for hiring and training of all paralegal and administrative staff. Administrative duties include monthly and quarterly reporting for North America to upper management; ACE Gold Pilot for Legal Department responsible for ensuring quality control and progress on key initiatives; and technological assistance to all department members. Extensive use of Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, LawTrac, QCPC Manager, Fusion and Tymetrix (electronic invoicing).

4/05 to

1/08 Thelen Reid, Hartford, Connecticut

Legal Assistant to three attorneys in the Employment Department. Responsible for general administration of employment litigation matters including management of case deadlines, scheduling, extensive client contact, drafting correspondence and pleadings and monthly status reports. Extensive use of Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, LegalKey, PACER system and LEXIS/NEXIS.

11/02 to

4/05 Halloran & Sage, LLP, Hartford, Connecticut

Legal Assistant providing support to multiple attorneys in Municipal Liability, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Defense, Employment and Appellate practice groups. Responsible for general administration of files including implementation of document management system, scheduling, client contact, drafting correspondence and pleadings, attention to Short Calendar, and monitoring of court files in state, federal and appellate court systems. Paralegal responsibilities included analyzing and summarizing deposition transcripts, medical records and discovery; identification and interaction with expert witnesses; drafting of pleadings and discovery; legal research; and all phases of trial and arbitration preparation. Administrative responsibilities included training of personnel in federal court electronic filing system and triage to end users of firm computer network for the IT Department. Extensive use of Word, WordPerfect, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, PACER system and Westlaw.

6/91 to

11/02 Law Offices of R. Bartley Halloran, Hartford, Connecticut

Senior Paralegal to Partner with extensive civil litigation practice. Responsible for all incoming files including initial intake, obtaining medical and investigative materials and processing of client medicals to appropriate insurance carriers; supervision of Statute of Limitations system; preparation of federal and state court writs; responsible for docket management and all phases of discovery including retention of experts; preparation of witnesses and attendance at depositions, arbitrations and trials; ensure coverage of all court calendars, including weekly Short Calendar; conducts title searches as well as corporate searches; preparations for uninsured/underinsured motorist arbitrations; preparation and filing of all appeals; handled all phases of settlements including obtaining Probate Court approval, as necessary; and performed legal research. Administrative duties included training and mentoring of new personnel; implementation, oversight and trouble shooting of firm computer system; internal assignment of files; and supervision of paralegal staff. Extensive client contact as well as Windows, Groupwise, WordPerfect 5.0/5.1 and 6.1, Casebase, Westlaw, Advantis, Quickbooks and Q&A experience.

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