United States - NY, New York

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Medidata: Power Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,900+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @medidata.

Your Mission:

This role will be responsible for providing overall support for the Legal Team with various duties including supporting the litigation function as well as assisting the corporate/commercial and data privacy groups.  The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment, adapting quickly to change.  The  Paralegal position is located at Medidata’s corporate headquarters in New York City, subject to COVID-related restrictions on in-office work.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:


  • Support all aspects of document discovery, including e-discovery, document management, the litigation hold process, and document production

  • Act as a liaison among Legal, Enterprise Support, vendors, and outside counsel to ensure an effective e-discovery process. Maintain systems in support of document preservation and e-discovery storage and retrieval

  • Assist in-house and outside counsel with the coordination of responses to subpoenas, data subject access requests, and written discovery demands

  • Maintain comprehensive litigation and pre-litigation case files and trackers, and prepare monthly/quarterly status reports


  • Assist with corporate governance matters and management of entities worldwide

  • Assist with IP program management, including maintaining patent and trademark docket and status charts, and coordinating with internal stakeholders and outside counsel

  • Manage projects to support compliance programs, including initiatives to support annual compliance training and corporate policy management

  • Assist in managing document retention program

  • Generate and manage legal templates, prepare correspondence, assist in the creation of presentations

  • Manage departmental budgeting and forecasting process, collaborate with Finance to analyze conduct monthly expense analytics; process accruals

  • Interact with outside counsel and other vendors to ensure compliance with company policies and billing guidelines

Your Competencies:

  • Excellent organization, prioritization and time-management skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to anticipate what will be needed, analyze and problem solve

  • Desire to learn new skills and step outside traditional paralegal tasks, including exposure to or interest in project management

Your Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent knowledge and experience

  • Minimum 3 years commercial litigation experience as a paralegal; corporate/commercial experience is a plus

  • Significant e-discovery experience at a major law firm or in-house legal department

COVID Statement:

Medidata requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for an accommodation as determined by Medidata, consistent with applicable law. Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship on Medidata due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons.

EEO Statement:

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.