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HealthFitness Senior Paralegal in Lake Forest, Illinois

Senior Paralegal

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Job Description

This position can be remote, but you must be able to come into the Lake Forest, IL office when needed.

Join a passionate and purpose-driven team of colleagues who contribute to Trustmark’s mission of helping people increase wellbeing through better health and greater financial security. At Trustmark, you’ll work collaboratively to transform lives and help people, communities and businesses thrive. Flourish in a culture where appreciation, mutual respect and trust are constants, not just for our customers but for ourselves.

We are looking for a Senior Paralegal . In this in-house paralegal position you will support a litigation attorney who manages outside counsel for our mutual holding company. You will also manage one direct report who is responsible for subpoenas, document requests, and other responsibilities.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Manage all litigation and pre-litigation as paralegal, and serve as primary support for Trustmark’s chief litigation attorney.

  • Manage Interpleaders.

  • Investigate facts to assist with preparation of discovery responses and defense of actions.

  • Gather information to respond to bankruptcy adversary complaints.

  • For smaller dollar cases, serve as first point of contact for outside counsel.

  • Prepare all forecasting and law summary reports for business units.

  • Responsible for investigating and preparing defenses to rescinded discount demands.

  • Manage legal hold list and all preservation of documents and electronically stored information in connection with pre-litigation and litigation matters.

  • Supervise Law Department’s response to subpoenas, garnishments, levies, and legal inquiries from Customer Service department. Point of contact for payroll regarding employee wage deductions.


  • Research health benefits or health/life insurance-related federal and/or state laws, as requested.

  • Summarize findings and citations in user-friendly format, with input from manager or Compliance staff.


  • Review or produce non-disclosure and data sharing agreements for all businesses (on behalf of internal lawyers).

Government Regulations

  • Work in legislative and regulatory tracking software solution for purposes of streamlining review of proposed legislation and regulation affecting Trustmark’s operating divisions, which information is regularly used for reporting to the ELT;

  • Independently research and analyze pending legislation and regulations, as needed by Government Relations attorney

Intellectual Property

  • Manage company-wide intellectual property portfolio and maintain trademark docket.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all of the company’s trademarks are registered and maintained, including section renewals, and manage outside intellectual property counsel.

  • Initiate cease and desist letters to entities infringing on company trademarks.

  • First point of contact for business units regarding intellectual property management of service.

Management of Direct Report

  • Responsible for developing, coaching and training paralegal direct report in applicable responsibilities, including the following:

  • Administration of the data analytics software solution for purposes of tracking legal invoices and ensuring external compliance with Trustmark’s billing guidelines. Train all lawyers in the Legal Department on how to use the software. Resource for business units, i.e., questions on case studies, expenses, etc.

  • Incorporating, registering and withdrawing entities with the Secretary of State and Registered Agent.

  • Review of power of attorney documents and beneficiary change forms.

  • Other activities as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree and paralegal certification from ABA approved program required

  • 5+ years prior experience working as a paralegal in a law firm/corporate legal department required

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision required

  • Knowledge and experience with intellectual property portfolio management, particularly trademarks required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel required

  • Experience using Pacer and WestlawNext required

  • Proficient use of online resources required

  • Must be detail-oriented required

  • Flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities required

  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple assignments concurrently required

  • Ability to interact effectively as a team player required

  • Prior experience with benefits litigation, HIPAA privacy, general corporate law, general group/individual health and life insurance, and general knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes required

  • Strong research, analytical, written and interpersonal skills required

  • Strong time management skills required

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and influence senior business leaders required

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, Veteran status or disability.

Trustmark is pleased to have earned recognition from the Chicago Tribune as a Chicago Top Workplaces 2020 Award winner.

Job Location

Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Position Type


Business Unit for Reporting