Senior Paralegal, Litigation at (BMS) Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, New Jersey

Posted in Legal 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Under the supervision of the Assistant General Counsel, Litigation & Government Investigations, the Senior Litigation Paralegal will coordinate the day-to-day operations of litigation, including patent litigation.  

The ideal candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, be a team player, and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative and accountability are required.  Must be able to work with limited day-to-day supervision and be able to make decisions independently when necessary.

Responsibilities Include:


  • Coordinating a variety of litigation and pre-litigation matters (including patent, antitrust, product liability, and securities litigations) in conjunction with both internal and external counsel teams;

  • Coordinating responses to subpoenas, records requests, government investigations, and various other matters;

  • Assisting internal and outside counsel in collecting documents and preparing responses to discovery, subpoenas, and other governmental requests for information;

  • Supporting internal and external counsel in conducting internal investigations and pre-litigation investigations and

  • Coordinating with legal operations and eDiscovery teams on behalf of Litigation and Government Investigations Team.

The ideal candidate should have:


  • A Bachelor’s Degree and at least 10-12 years of experience working as a paralegal;

  • Ability to interact with executive level employees knowledgably and in a highly professional manner;

  • Strong PC and Microsoft Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint) experience;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;

  • Complete fluency in various forms of litigation including an advanced understanding of patent, antitrust, product liability, and securities litigations;

  • Knowledge of the various legal venues and court rules for the courts in which BMS has pending litigation;

  • Knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as well as the New Jersey and New York Rules of Court;

  • Ability to work independently and help team members manage their priorities;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated record of collaboration, being a team player and forming strong working relationships with clients;

  • The highest integrity, excellent judgment and the ability to proactively recognize and effectively communicate issues appropriately; and

  • Intellectual curiosity and a sense of humor.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.