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American Airlines Paralegal (Litigation) in Ft Worth, Texas

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 40696

All you'll need for success


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

This job is a member of the Legal Team within the Corporate Affairs Division. The Litigation Paralegal will be responsible for ensuring timely management of dockets; document and pleadings management, support all aspects of discovery; basic legal research; and general file management.

What you'll do

  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with clients, in-house counsel and outside counsel;

  • Draft correspondence and memos;

  • Maintain records in an organized and timely manner;

  • ​Maintain the docket in a timely and effective manner, keeping the attorneys updated;

  • All discovery requests, working with both the client and outside counsel;

  • Assist in any and all aspects of pending litigation and regulatory matters;

  • Ensure that confidentiality measures are in place and maintained;

  • Facilitate and coordinate the collection of requested records and organizes the records consistent with our standard practice or as directed by the litigation attorneys;

  • Makes initial determination as to reasonableness of any discovery requests; and, effectively and timely communicate with the responsible in-house attorney as to any concerns, ambiguities or issues relating to the requests and the steps to be taken;

  • Performs other duties, including administrative duties, as assigned

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience/training

  • Experience working in in-house legal department or private law firm

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​Degree in paralegal studies or certification

  • 3 plus years of litigation paralegal experience working in a law firm or in-house legal department

  • Proficient with Adobe Acrobat Professional

  • Proficiency with e-discovery and e-discovery platforms, systems and software

All you'll need for success

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Displayed competency and understanding of litigation

  • Case management, federal, state, and regulatory

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • ​Excellent problem solving skills and judgment

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software programs

  • Ability to coordinate multiple and ever-changing priorities

  • Ability to negotiate and influence others

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written with all levels within the organization

  • Detail Oriented

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.

  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.

  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.

  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.

  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 40696

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. American Airlines, Inc fully considers all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.