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Senior Paralegal

Posted Feb 07
Full Time
On Site
Sunnyvale, California


At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.


This position works out of our Santa Clara, CA location in the Vascular Division.

The Sr. Paralegal will provide legal services and resolve legal matters for assigned responsibilities or clients. Supports the business in the achievement of business objectives by communicating advice of the Legal Department and managing legal risks to the corporation.


  • Interfaces with internal clients in preparing commercial agreements including professional services agreements, consignment agreements and confidentiality disclosure agreements.
  • Provides legal services in support of business objectives and resolves matters for assigned responsibilities.
  • Identifies moderately complex legal issues related to assigned matter and proposes solutions.
  • Performs substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts including analysis, drafting, negotiating and consulting.
  • Resolves routine and moderately complex legal matters in area of responsibility with minimal supervision from senior paralegals and/or attorneys.
  • Assists more experienced paralegals and/or attorneys in resolving complex legal issues on projects involving multiple functional areas or divisions within Abbott.
  • Develops knowledge of Abbott’s businesses supported and knowledge of the broader business impact.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas.
  • Represents Legal Division internally to clients.
  • Helps maintain agreements in document management systems.
  • Maintain templates in document management system and help prepare updates to templates.
  • Support the preparation of legal presentations on various topics.
  • Other responsibilities, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and / or ABA approved Paralegal Certificate or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Must have familiarity with basic laws related to applicable areas of responsibility.


  • Experience reviewing agreements/contracts and the ability to interpret and synthesize information from various sources to achieve superior outcomes.
  • Must be self-motivated and detail-oriented with high work standards.
  • High level of discretion, maturity and ethical integrity
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, proofreading and organizational skills, with a focus on continuous process improvement
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, proactively thinking through challenges and coming up with pragmatic workable solutions.


The base pay for this position is $73,600.00 – $147,200.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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