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Senior Paralegal

AbbVie
Posted Apr 30
Full Time
North Chicago, Illinois

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

The Senior Paralegal will be part of the AbbVie Operations and Procurement Legal team and responsible for negotiating contracts, improving processes, and directly advising AbbVie businesses regarding legal and policy obligations in consultation with department attorneys and guidelines. The role will primarily be focused on supporting AbbVie's Allergan Aesthetics and Commercial teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Drafts, reviews, negotiates, and manages a variety of transactional agreements and amendments, including master services agreements for all types of services, professional services and consulting agreements, statements of work, and non-disclosure agreements, with minimal attorney supervision.
  • Assists attorneys with the creation of contract templates, playbooks, and client trainings; assists and/or manages special projects and enterprise-wide initiatives as needed.
  • Proactively identifies issues, performs analyses, proposes solutions, and provides guidance directly to business clients.
  • Assists attorneys in managing and resolving complex legal issues on projects or negotiations involving multiple disciplines within legal department and/or multiple functional areas or divisions within AbbVie.
  • Possesses sound knowledge of clients’ business and knowledge of the broader business impact.
  • Represents Legal Division internally to clients, across all levels of management, and externally to customers, suppliers, AbbVie’s external counsel, and opposing counsel.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas and engages in continuing legal education.
  • Possesses good judgment in knowing when to advise legal department managers of critical project developments in a timely manner.
  • Develops meaningful and respectful relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, collaborates effectively, and executes core job responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and / or relevant legal education (Paralegal certificate).
  • Minimum 5 years of paralegal experience including significant experience in negotiating contracts ( MSA, media/advertising, marketing endeavors, model/influencer services, and/or hotel meeting packages).
  • Experience in a corporate legal environment.
  • Prior Pharma/Health Care experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organization/analytical, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail, flexibility, and project management abilities.
  • Must be able to multi-task, analyze information, understand client needs, set and manage own work priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Appetite to learn with strong initiative.
  • Comfort in a fast-paced, collegial environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and SharePoint.
  • Basic understanding of applicable data privacy regulations.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.