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IP Litigation - Paralegal

Novo Nordisk
Posted Jul 04
Full Time
Plainsboro Township, New Jersey

About the Department                                                                                                                                        

The Legal department is comprised of our Legal and Patents functions. We depend on our legal team to help drive growth and maintain the highest level of standards and practices across all of our legal efforts. It’s a tall order, which is why we only hire those who thrive on protecting the interests of our patients, employees and business, all while creating and implementing efficient and innovative solutions. As part of the team, you’ll work with employees across the organization to oversee legal matters and provide guidance on strategies that drive business and policy priorities and shape the reputation of Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI). At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition will help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we’ll offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position

Provides expert legal support to attorneys in the management of complex patent litigations. Independently identifies and suggests solutions to complex legal issues. Acts as the lead on process improvement initiatives and other key projects.



Reports to a designated attorney. Interacts with all attorneys in the Legal Department. Also interacts with individuals in other NNI departments and affiliate companies. Regularly interacts with outside law firms, government agencies, and business entities.


Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates expertise in one or more relevant areas of law (patents, copyright, trademarks, FDA regulations, privacy, etc.)
  • Evaluates appropriate laws, judicial decisions, and legal arguments that are relevant to job responsibilities, and communicates to relevant stakeholders
  • Identifies, interviews, and coordinates collection of documents from employees, clients, and relevant stakeholders for litigations, government investigations, and subpoenas
  • Oversees production and organization of documents internally and with outside counsel in connection with litigations and investigations; analyzes documents for potential discovery
  • Collaborates with internal and external counsel to develop reports, presentations, and updates regarding developments in key litigations and investigations impacting the company
  • Monitors and reviews government regulations and communicates to team to ensure corporation is aware of new requirements
  • Oversees general corporate matters as necessary
  • Regularly handles highly confidential matters with discretion and judgment
  • Researches and analyzes statutes, regulations and case law and prepares informative material for general use by the attorneys
  • Reviews and drafts policies and procedures

Physical Requirements 0-10% overnight travel required



  • A Bachelor 's Degree required; relevant experience may be substituted for degree where appropriate
  • A minimum of 8 years of paralegal experience or other relevant experience required
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal guidance
  • At least 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of the business and day-to-day operations
  • Effective time management skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent analytical, research, and organizational skills required
  • Excellent organizational, planning and follow-through skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Must be a self-starter; flexible, customer-focused, and have a professional demeanor
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Paralegal Certification strongly preferred


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.