CACI International Paralegal I/Legal Assistant in Newark, New Jersey
STATEMENT OF WORK
USAO – District of New Jersey
STATEMENT OF WORK USAO-District of New Jersey
The mission of the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) is to prosecute and defend cases on behalf of the federal government. The Health Care & Government Fraud Unit is a unique hybrid criminal and civil unit within the USAO's Newark Office, and handles all criminal and affirmative civil health care cases involving health care fraud and abuse, including health care cases derived from qui tam I whistleblower complaints. The Health Care & Government Fraud Unit's cases and matters vary in scope and complexity, and routinely involve difficult and complex factual and legal claims against individuals and corporate entities, and require management and organization of document and data-intensive investigations.
B. SCOPE OF WORK
The candidate shall provide paralegal support on a complex multi-national investigation within the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit in the Newark Office of the USAO.
The candidate is responsible for directly and independently supporting a complex multinational pending investigation within the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit by performing a wide variety of case-support functions, including document management and review, searches within various data and document sets, analysis and summary of various data sets, and case file organization and management. The applicant must have the ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and must have experience reviewing and tagging documents and working in document review platforms, including Relativity, Eclipse, and/or Casemap. Substantive experience with health care cases and proficiency in the Greek language are strong plusses.
Communication skills are extremely important. The position requires working and interacting professionally and effectively with all levels of staff, including legal support staff, document management teams, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs). Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office setting is also required. The position requires meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner. The position requires general knowledge of office skills, personal computers, scanners, copy and fax machines, and the ability to work as a team member and to facilitate work processes among other staff members.
The applicant will be expected to work with and review highly complicated and highly technical and/or scientific documents, including information pertaining to pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical companies, and matters relating to pharmaceutical pricing and regulatory approvals, including approvals in foreign countries. Prior experience, training, education or knowledge with or in the areas of pharmaceutical manufacturing, approval, regulation, pricing, medical practices, and health care professionals will be highly useful.
The position will require the Paralegal to perform duties or support various divisions of the USAO and the Department of Justice.
- Typical assignments include:
Examines, prepares, and processes a variety of technical legal, medical, and other documents. Reviews incoming material and organizes such materials according to custodian and category. Determines the need for organization, document management, assembly and preparation of documents and data sets. Uses document review platforms, including Relativity and Eclipse, to review documents and information. Considers the nature and status of the investigation in tagging and I summarizing relevant documents. Prepares summaries, reports and memoranda relating to important documents and information in a variety of formats, including narrative summaries, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, and in Casemap. Responds to requests from AUSAs and law enforcement agents and investigators in a timely manner.
Assists with interviews of and meetings with law enforcement agents and investigators, potential witnesses, and attorneys to assist the AUSA during the course of the investigation, charging, settlement discussions, and in advance of any court appearances, hearings, or trial. Reviews and summarizes outlines to assist the AUSA in investigations, and in preparation for important meetings, charging, hearings, or trial. Researches, analyzes and summarizes relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases. Utilizes a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases and other automated resources to research factual and/or legal matters related to cases o:r programs, and to participate i electronic discovery and other assigned areas of civil proceedings.
Reviews documents and other materials produced pursuant to subpoena, maintains inventory of materials produced pursuant to subpoena; reviews and summarizes documents and data produced pursuant to subpoena; and prepares outline of substance of documents/materials produced pursuant to subpoena.
Assists in the preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, pleadings, subpoenas, memoranda, and settlement documents. Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal and other documents to the appropriate AUSA. In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved. 'With limited instructions from AUSAs, assists with the preparation of legal actions, including affidavits, subpoenas, civil investigative demands, interrogatories, discovery requests, settlement documents, complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, and notices.
- Provides a variety of support services to AUSAs. Typical assignments are:
Provides litigative case management and organizes documents, information, and materials for presentation to AUSAs, law enforcement agents and/or investigators, adversarial attorneys, witnesses, and in court. Prepares and organizes documents, exhibits, and other media containing a variety of visual and audio material, e.g., statistical charts, photographs, video/audio recordings. Notes deficiencies in case materials, e.g., missing documents, conflicting statements, and requests further investigation by investigative personnel to correct deficiencies, or personally conducts limited investigations at the p1 e-trial stage.
Monitors the progress of document productions and initiates action to insure that subpoena responses, legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines. Keeps appropriate staff members informed about the status of cases and assignments.
Compiles, organizes, and indexes various discovery, evidence, and exhibits for the investigation, witness testimony as it relates to specific evidence, and develops and compiles various documents to assist AUSA in preparing for attorney meetings, settlement discussions, charging or trial, including exhibits, and demonstratives. Works closely with assigned AUSA to insure material is efficiently organized and presented. Produces and provides to the AUSA the appropriate legal documents, information, exhibits, or witnesses at the appropriate time during court proceedings and at trial.
Performs internal docketing duties such as opening, updating, and closing case related matters through use of the automated case tracking system. As necessary, searches databases for required information. Using established databases, performs data searches, report design, and other data retrieval assignments. Reports may be of a recurring nature or of a special, one-time nature based on user information requirements.
Maintains calendar of assigned active cases. Tracks filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews. Develops and maintains suspense system for ongoing cases and informs the AUSA of pend mg dates and deadlines. Maintains calendars of the AUSA, scheduling appointments, interviews, and conferences, and provides reminders of commitments and court appearances.
Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications. For example, assignments may include integrating output from different software types, e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desktop publishing text. Products include complicated tables, graphs, and charts, which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom presentations. Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
Provides automated litigation assistance to AUSAs. Utilizes software applications and graphics hardware such as scanner and plotters.
E. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE. The work shall be performed at the U.S. Attorney's Office, 970 Broad Street, Newark NJ 07102. Full time-the Paralegal shall work 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday), between the hours of 9:00am to 5:30pm, except Federal holidays.
F. DELIVERABLES. On occasion a deliverable of written documents, scanned documents, or media may be required. A delivery requirement will be established by the POC and end user.
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