Paralegal Specialist at Nationwide Insurance

Location: Remote, US
Benefits: 401k Matching/Retirement Savings, Dental Insurance... 
| Full-time
Nationwide Insurance

Title: Paralegal Specialist – Variable Insurance Product

Location: United States – Remote Full-Time

If you’re passionate about being part of a diverse organization that enables a Fortune 100 company to deliver innovative business solutions with excellence, then Nationwide’s Legal team could be the place for you!

The preferred candidate will be an individual contributor that supports both life and annuity insurance product development and maintenance, state and federal filings for the Individual Products and Solutions (IPS) business units of Nationwide Financial.

The preferred candidate will primarily be responsible for assisting product development and maintenance activity related to variable life and variable annuity filings with the SEC. Experience with variable insurance product filings with the SEC and the ArcProspectus document management system are preferred.

This position can be filled at the Paralegal Specialist or Sr. Paralegal level depending on experience.

The position can be a remote work from home opportunity.

Nationwide pays based on a geographic-specific salary structure. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role as well as the cost of labor in the market; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. If a Sales job, Sales Incentives, based on performance goals are possible in addition to this range. The role may also be eligible for either short-term or long-term incentive plans based on business and/or position-specific results. Newly hired full-time associates receive a minimum of 18 days paid time off each full calendar year, pro-rated quarterly based on hire date. Newly hired full-time associates at higher job levels may receive additional paid time off. You will also receive 8 hours of Lifetime paid time off and 8 hours of Unity Day paid time off. The range for this role is listed below.

In Washington, the salary range for Paralegal Specialist is $66,500.00 to $131,500.00

In Washington, the salary range for Sr. Paralegal is $52,000.00 to $103,000.00

Job Description Summary

Would you thrive in an environment where you can deliver top-quality legal services to support the goals and objectives of a Fortune 100 insurance and financial services company? If you possess the communication skills, analytical ability and paralegal skills needed to provide outstanding service, advice and counsel, we want to hear from you!

As a Paralegal Specialist, you’ll provide the highest level of legal assistance, project management and general support to the legal staff in the development, research, management and resolution of legal issues. We’ll count on you to draft complex legal documents, agreements and pleadings related to a wide variety of matters, including litigation, for certain legal practice areas. You may have opportunities to work independently on some matters, with latitude for making decisions and taking action.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides support to attorneys in the form of legal research, drafting communications and preparing legal documents with minimal direction.
  • Conducts sophisticated and detailed legal research and compiles data from such references as online sources, digests and practice manuals, among others. Researches and provides analysis of statutes, regulations and court decisions. Prepares summaries and recommends resolutions to legal questions. Prepares correspondence to internal and external contacts.
  • Drafts contracts, patent applications, resolutions and other legal documents. Drafts detailed deposition outlines/questions, motions, pleadings, subpoenas, orders and briefs. Works with attorney on unusual or complex matters.
  • Conducts and supervises broad-level assignments. Evaluates matters which may have a significant impact. May assist the attorney in executing legal matters.
  • For litigation specialty areas, leads the analysis and evaluation of records and data for discovery. Drafts recommendations and correspondence to clients, claims attorneys, and customers with regard to discovery and legal matters.
  • May develop and maintains information databases. Builds new processes for data maintenance, storage and retrieval.
  • May conduct and evaluate open and closed paralegal file audits, advising attorneys and management of the audit results and recommending improvements.
  • Demonstrates expertise in paralegal concepts and procedures. Maintains proficiency in both business and legal professional competencies.
  • Assists in developing and implementing policies, procedures and precedents for the paralegal area.
  • Coordinates workflow and mentors and trains less experienced paralegals.
  • Responds to requests for production of documents, responses to interrogatories and/or regulatory requests and inquiries, and coordinates pre-trial proceedings and discovery, depending on area of specialty.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Counsel/Paralegal Supervisor. May have the opportunity to lead a team of up to three associates.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: Undergraduate or post-graduate studies in business administration, insurance or other related area preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: Certification in paralegal studies preferred.

Experience: Typically, eight or more years of experience as a paralegal with demonstrated good performance.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Advanced knowledge of paralegal concepts, practices and procedures. Significant knowledge of the operations, practices and procedures of general counsel or civil litigation, depending on area of specialty. Proven knowledge of filing requirements of courts and agencies. Must have demonstrated knowledge in legal research and complex deposition motion practices, as well as in appellate procedures.

Sophisticated analytical, research and organizational skills. Consistent track record in setting work priorities that conform with established standards. Self-starter who is able to work with little direction. Able to handle complex projects with minimal direction. Proven ability to provide leadership and support. Ability to give presentations in both formal and informal settings. Strong verbal and written skills for contact with associates, attorneys, clients and customers. Ability to operate a computer and related legal and business software and databases.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the Officer, Managing Counsel and HR Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime eligibility: Eligible (Non-Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment, Occasional travel. Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project needs.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the job to performs a somewhat different combination of duties.

Credit/Background Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit and/or background which will be required as part of the selection process.


We have an array of benefits to fit your needs, including: medical/dental, paid time off plus nine paid holidays, 401(k) with company match, company-paid pension plan, business casual attire, and more.

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