Junior Lawyer or Senior Paralegal

Posted Nov 17
Full Time
Atlanta, Georgia

Make your mark for patients

We are looking for a Junior Lawyer 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