Immigration and Employment Paralegal

XPO Logistics - Greenwich, CT

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Job Description

Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a rapidly growing global company? Join XPO Logistics, a company named among the most admired in the world by Fortune and one of America’s best employers by Forbes. As the Immigration and Employment Paralegal, you will be assisting with immigration, employment litigation and labor matters, as well as with any government audits or site visits. Become a part of our growing, dynamic team and we’ll help you build a career you can be proud of.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and support the daily administration of various employment-based visa processes and international work permits
  • Respond to inquiries from HR, management and foreign nationals about status of non-immigrant and immigrant petitions
  • Partner with HR to create job descriptions in support of petitions
  • Handle new matter intake and maintain/update electronic databases, including L&E litigation, charges, status reports, trainings and major projects
  • Assist in managing discovery and e-discovery issues, including legal hold process and document preservation, collection and production for L&E litigation docket
  • Work on L&E projects, training, investigations, document reviews and witness interviews
  • Perform legal research and provide legal summaries on a project basis

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 3 years of immigration experience
  • 5 years of paralegal experience with an emphasis on immigration, labor and employment law
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Westlaw or LexisNexis

Abilities:

  • Combination of law firm and in-house experience
  • Familiarity with Serengeti Legal Tracker matter management/e-billing system
  • Experience in implementing organizational systems
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and achieve proficiency in new software applications
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