Paralegal, Litigation & RiskSan Francisco, California, United States.

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At Lyft we care deeply about delivering the best transportation experience: this means the best experience for the passenger and the best experience for the driver. 

We believe this quality of service can only be achieved with a deep understanding of our world, our cities, our streets… how they evolve, how they breathe. A strong awareness of our environment will allow us to operate respectfully in our neighborhoods. Simply put: to be considerate of our communities. 

Naturally, we are also embracing the powerful positive impact autonomous transportation will bring to our everyday lives and it is our ambition to become a leader in the development and operation of such vehicles. Thanks to our network, with hundreds of millions of rides every year, we have the means to make autonomy and Artificial Intelligence a safe reality. 

By joining the Autonomous Tech group, you will have the opportunity as a founding team member to develop and deploy tomorrow’s hardware & software solutions enabling the revolution of transportation and information.

Paralegal, Litigation & Risk

San Francisco | California | United States

At Lyft, community is what we are and it's what we do. It's what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.
Lyft is looking for a Litigation & Risk Paralegal to join our Legal team. In partnership with Lyft's in-house attorneys, you will be responsible for managing active personal injury litigation matters, conducting factual investigations, responding to information requests, working directly with outside counsel, and helping keep Lyft's legal operations efficient and organized. You should be a self-starter with a positive attitude who takes ownership of projects and works collaboratively with others.
Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with Lyft's in-house and outside counsel to personally oversee certain personal injury litigation and pre-litigation matters
  • Conduct factual investigations and lead document collection efforts related to pre-litigation matters and filed lawsuits
  • Review and analyze records, memoranda, and summaries of factual research to make informed recommendations to in-house and outside counsel regarding case management
  • Provide legal support to in-house attorneys and various internal business partners to ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures
  • Help define procedures and practices within Legal to promote efficient workflows and handling of legal requests
  • Maintain overall governance of existing processes and strategies
  • Liaise with internal and external counsel and contacts on a day-to-day basis
  • Lead projects and tasks within a broader legal strategy in collaboration with other team members
Experience & Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of relevant experience in litigation case management
  • A JD or Paralegal certificate is required for this position
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior in-house legal or insurance claims handling experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborative, with ability to cultivate cross-functional relationships
  • Exceptionally organized, efficient, detail-oriented, and articulate
  • Ability to receive general direction and run projects independently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Proficiency working in a Mac environment, and specifically with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.), Dropbox, Excel, Outlook and Word
  • You should be a Lyft user/believer
Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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