Legal Litigation Specialist



United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

About Upstart

Upstart is a leading AI lending marketplace partnering with banks and credit unions to expand access to affordable credit. By leveraging Upstart's AI marketplace, Upstart-powered banks and credit unions can have higher approval rates and lower loss rates across races, ages, and genders, while simultaneously delivering the exceptional digital-first lending experience their customers demand. More than two-thirds of Upstart loans are approved instantly and are fully automated.

Upstart is a digital-first company, which means that most Upstarters live and work anywhere in the United States. However, we also have offices in San Mateo, California; Columbus, Ohio; and Austin, Texas.

Most Upstarters join us because they connect with our mission of enabling access to effortless credit based on true risk. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Upstart, we’d love to hear from you!

The Team

Upstart’s Litigation team is looking for a senior paralegal/legal specialist to join our team. The Upstart Litigation Team needs help to oversee all aspects of litigation case management.

As the Litigation Legal Specialist at Upstart, ideal job seekers should be collaborative, excellent communicators, incredibly organized, and have experience drafting legal documents, conducting legal research and managing case files. If you are someone used to working in a fast-based legal environment and are a great teammate, please apply!

Position Location - This role is available in the following locations: Remote

Time Zone Requirements - This team operates on the East/West Coast time zones.

Travel Requirements -As a digital first company, the majority of your work can be accomplished remotely. The majority of our employees can live and work anywhere in the U.S but are encouraged to to still spend high quality time in-person collaborating via regular onsites. The in-person sessions’ cadence varies depending on the team and role; most teams meet once or twice per quarter for 2-4 consecutive days at a time.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Assist attorneys with all aspects of cases management including docketing deadlines, maintaining case files, scheduling, billing and providing reminders as necessary;
  • Act as primary Case Management system (Legal Tracker) administrator, including auditing and keeping the system up-to-date.
  • Manage collection, review and synthesis of records from key stakeholders for the Litigation files; send to Outside Counsel as needed.
  • Coordinate and draft responses to information requests and third-party subpoenas or search warrants.
  • Review, summarize and prepare legal documents for attorney review, including but not limited to, drafting responses to attorney demand letters, indemnification letters and settlement agreements.
  • Consult attorneys and provide recommendations with regard to cost and time and provide effective solutions to accomplish client goals;
  • Settle matters under a certain dollar amount and/or risk level.
  • Assist attorneys with compliance with settlement agreements or enforcement of judgments.
  • Assist with litigation activities, including tracking reporting, document management, and analyzing and drafting responses at the state and federal level.
  • Maintain a Litigation Contact List with key stakeholders.
  • Work with other members of the Legal team as well as other company functional departments on special projects and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Compliance and Finance.
  • Design, develop, and implement or improve systems and processes to increase efficiency, support scalability, and ensure quality.

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience in a top-tier law firm or in-house strongly preferred; paralegal or legal studies or formal paralegal/legal assistant training.
    • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills.
    • A self-starter mentality with the ability to work well under pressure, thrive working under limited direction, and an attitude that no job is too challenging or too small.
    • Ability to provide solutions to a variety of issues of varied scope and complexity and to prioritize and balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • A strong background in general litigation practice.
  • Preferred qualifications:
    • Comfortable working with new technology systems and experience; special emphasis on experience with G Suite for business (Google Drive, Google Sheets, Gmail, etc.) and Legal Tracker by Thomson Reuters but not required.
    • Notary certification (or willingness to obtain) is a plus.

What you'll love:

  • Competitive Compensation (base + bonus & equity)
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with Health Savings Account contributions from Upstart
  • 401(k) with 100% company match up to $4,500 and immediate vesting and after-tax savings
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Generous holiday, vacation, sick and safety leave
  • Supportive parental, family care, and military leave programs
  • Annual wellness, technology & ergonomic reimbursement programs
  • Social activities including team events and onsites, all-company updates, employee resource groups (ERGs), and other interest groups such as book clubs, fitness, investing, and volunteering
  • Catered lunches + snacks & drinks when working in offices



At Upstart, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. The anticipated base salary for this position is expected to be within the below range. Your actual base pay will depend on your geographic location–with our “digital first” philosophy, Upstart uses compensation regions that vary depending on location. Individual pay is also determined by job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

In addition, Upstart provides employees with target bonuses, equity compensation, and generous benefits packages (including medical, dental, vision, and 401k).

United States | Remote - Anticipated Base Salary Range
$136,600$189,000 USD

Upstart is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to ensuring that underrepresented classes receive better access to affordable credit, and are just as committed to embracing diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We celebrate all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, and know that we can only become better together.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please email candidate_accommodations@upstart.com