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Commercial Paralegal

Posted May 04
Full Time
Santa Clara, California

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working at Abbott

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.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Santa Clara, CA location in the Abbott Structural Heart division.

The Paralegal position is the junior position for paralegals in Abbott’s Legal Division. As the Paralegal, you will work with other paralegals and attorneys in the Commercial Legal Department.

What You’ll Work On

  • Interfaces with internal clients in preparing commercial agreements, including, but not limited to, contracts & pricing, procurement, and confidential disclosure agreements.
  • Provides legal services in support of business objectives and resolve matters for assigned responsibilities.
  • Communicates the advice of the Legal Department to businesses and manage legal risks to the corporation.
  • Identifies basic legal issues related to assigned matters.
  • Performs substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts including analysis, drafting, negotiating and consulting.
  • Resolves routine legal matters in area of responsibility with direct supervision from senior paralegals and/or attorneys.
  • Develops knowledge of Abbott’s business and client areas supported.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas.
  • Supports senior paralegals and attorneys on legal agreements or other tasks, as assigned.
  • Helps maintain agreements in document management systems.
  • Other responsibilities, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or ABA approved Paralegal Certificate or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Must have familiarity with basic laws as 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $59,800.00 – $119,600.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.