Senior Paralegal, Information Governance & Technology


Gaithersburg, MD, US, 20879

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The Senior Paralegal will primarily support the Employment Law, Information Governance & Litigation  team in the Legal Department by providing efficient, timely and effective paralegal support on legal technology, information governance (including records management, data classification, and eDiscovery), litigation and investigation and other related duties.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Work with attorneys and cross-functional teams to assess, design and implement technology and processes for Records Management including retention schedules, Legal holds, and eDiscovery for pre-case assessments, administrative proceedings, investigative matters, and litigation with a focus on compliance and litigation readiness
•Help with responding to subpoenas
•Monitor and share best practices and trends on legal technology, particularly tools related to information governance and eDiscovery
•Set up processes that help drive efficiency and effectiveness of legal department operations
•Help with investigations, conducting interviews, legal research, document collection and eDiscovery (including developing effective searches using eDiscovery tools, reviewing results, and assisting with document production)
•Track complaints, investigations, pre-case assessments, and litigation
•Assist in completing data inventories and data protection impact assessments
•Assist in collecting information to respond to third-party subpoenas
•Research and respond to information requests from internal and external departments and management regarding various corporate and related matters and other like tasks as necessary
•Help train on using information governance tools including eDiscovery
•Stay current on best practices in information governance and legal technology 

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.

•Five or more years of paralegal experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
•Significant experience working in an eDiscovery or litigation support environment including knowledge of the litigation process, eDiscovery best practices, and understanding of the technology supporting litigation efforts (e.g. Relativity)
•Experience with records management, retention schedules, data classification and legal hold processes
•Affinity for learning new technology
•Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional teams (e.g. human resources and IT) and third-party vendors in developing and implementing legal technology solutions
•Self-motivated, proactive and resourceful to identify best practices, solutions and move projects to completion
•Highly organized; able to effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities, by applying strong prioritization skill-set and sound judgment
•Proficiency in using a variety of software, processes and tools to assist legal departments be more efficient
•Strong problem-solving skills
•Strong written communication, proofreading and editing skills
•Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively even in stressful situations
•Highly responsive and communicative in fast-moving environment
•Proven ability to maintain discretion and strict confidentiality in all matters

Preferred education and skills
•Four-year college degree
•Paralegal certification
•Experience with Privacy and/or Employment Law





There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC