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Litigation Management Specialist / Paralegal - Litigation

With more than $1B in revenue, Tennant Company is a globally recognized leader in the cleaning equipment industry. For the past 150 years, we have been passionate about developing and manufacturing innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers. At Tennant Company, we are committed to stewardship and creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world. With manufacturing, operations and sales, service, and support functions across the globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected.



The Litigation Management Specialist/Paralegal - Litigation is key member of the Tennant legal team with broad responsibility for supporting Tennant in all litigation matters and product incident resolution.  This role works closely with both supervising Tennant counsel and external counsel as part of the global legal team.  An excellent opportunity to make an impact on both process and the bottom line for a thriving business, this role will be a collaborative partner and have a wide range of responsibilities for all facets of litigation management and meaningfully contribute to ongoing continuous product improvement efforts. 



  • Provide broad legal support for Tennant in all litigation matters including commercial, intellectual property, product regulatory and liability, and employment matters.  This includes investigating, monitoring, documenting, and responding to requests for information in ways that enable Tennant Company to actively manage its litigation risks and proactively resolve claims. 
  • Demonstrate, maintain, and develop knowledge of general and specific legal areas, with specific focus on those areas that uniquely impact Tennant.
  • Collaborate with Product Regulatory team members on Product Incident investigations including: organizing site visits (internal parties, insurance, external counsel, experts, others); ensuring completion of necessary forms and reporting at intake; coordinating customer response communications; and contributing to the resolution of outstanding matters with a goal of resolving product incidents pre-claim.
  • Serve as a member of the Product Safety Committee, contributing to record-keeping, assisting with the execution of product corrective actions.
  • Conduct preliminary employee interviews and engage with employees throughout any claims process in which their participation is needed.
  • Be the primary point of contact for Risk Management and a key resource to Tennant Insurance carriers on the status of claims and litigation.
  • Maintain the company files and records and assist Tennant counsel in the preparation of correspondence, litigation materials, and reporting needs, including quarterly litigation reporting for audit purposes.
  • Manage legal activities associated with pending deadlines, and ensure attorneys and stakeholders are aware of those deadlines.
  • Manage and assist with maintaining, updating, and implementing standard operating procedures and best practices for relevant legal processes, including legal discovery, legal holds, settlement authorities and document retention.
  • Draft, revise, and proofread presentations, reports, and documents for legal department, organizational, and external use.
  • As needed, participate in or assist in the preparation of others attending, mediations or arbitrations.
  • Assist with general corporate legal matters approximately 10-15% of the time as needed based on the needs of the department.



  • A nationally recognized paralegal certification; an ABA-accredited paralegal degree; 5 years’ experience as a paralegal, legal analyst, or otherwise performing the responsibilities of a paralegal; or a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Experience supporting general litigation is required.
  • Prior experience supporting product liability litigation and product incident processes for an organization is a plus.



In addition to the General Responsibilities, the following are requisite interpersonal and behavior skills:

  • Excellent research, analytical, organization, and presentation skills.
  • Strong legal analysis skills with ability to leverage business knowledge to provide balanced advice regarding potential risks and benefits.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including creativity, high energy level, and ability to communicate information accurately and completely, while being concise and understandable to business partners and across function.
  • Ownership and accountability mentality.
  • A practical problem solver with a customer focus, collaborating to manage appropriate risk while accomplishing business objectives
  • Collaborative, team-oriented attitude with ability to influence peers and all levels of management and create cross functional relationships across Tennant functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, and use good judgment in varied situations.
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated skills in project management, process improvement, communication, decision-making, problem solving, organization, teamwork and developing talent.
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision.


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Equal Opportunity Employer

Tennant Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skill, ability, reliability, productivity, and other factors important to performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, military service, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information (including family medical history), marital status, gender identity or expression, parental status, political or any other non-merit based factors protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

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