Junior Legal Counsel

Posted Nov 17
Atlanta, Georgia

**Make your mark for patients

** We are looking for a Junior L **awy er or Senior Paralegal ** who is a knowledgeable, driven self-starter to join us on our Global Legal Affairs team, based in our Atlanta, Georgia corporate headquarters.

The Junior Lawyer or Senior Paralegal will provide day-to-day legal support to U.S. Procurement, Global Litigation, and the Immunology business unit.

**Who You’ll Work With


  • Internal stakeholders in the sales and marketing organization, regulatory affairs, medical affairs, compliance, and other functions.
  • Senior commercial operations colleagues and some exposure to other senior leadership to accomplish overall business objectives.

**What you’ll do

** Procurement Support

  • Draft, review, edit and negotiate a broad range of contracts
  • Help streamline contract preparation, approval and maintenance process
  • Liaise with the Global Legal Affairs team, the Procurement team and internal business stakeholders regarding contract status

Litigation Support

  • Continuously monitor service of legal process/summons via UCB’s registered agent
  • Assist in responding to third party subpoenas and discovery requests
  • Manage the litigation hold process
  • Assist counsel in defending UCB in litigation and government investigations

Other Legal Support

  • Provide assistance to UCB’s Immunology business unit
  • Oversee corporate secretary support for certain U.S. entities, including preparing meeting agendas, drafting minutes and resolutions, and submission of state filings

**Interested? For this role we’re looking for the following education, experience and skills

** **Minimum Qualifications


  • 3-5 years of experience in drafting and negotiating contracts
  • For Junior Counsel - Graduate of an accredited U.S. law school with academic achievement, licensed and in good standing to practice law in Georgia or another state
  • For Senior Paralegal – 10+ years’ experience in biopharma

**Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience maintaining corporate books and records
  • Experience assisting with litigation
  • Knowledge and understanding of legal and business issues in the biopharmaceutical industry

Are you ready to ‘go beyond’ to create value and make your mark for patients? If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

**About Us

** UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company, focusing on neurology and immunology. We are around 8,500 people in all four corners of the globe, inspired by patients and driven by science.

**Why work for us?

** At UCB, we don’t just complete tasks, we create value. We aren’t afraid to push forward, collaborate, and innovate to make our mark for patients. We have a caring, supportive culture where everyone feels included, respected and has equitable opportunities to do their best work. We ‘go beyond’ to create value for our patients, and always with a human focus, whether that’s on our patients, our employees or our planet. Working for us, you will discover a place where you can grow, and have the freedom to carve your own career path to achieve your full potential.

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UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/colour/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.