1+ months

Licensing & Acquisitions Legal Assistant

Green Oaks, IL 60048

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Job Description Summary

The Licensing & Acquisitions (L&A) Legal Assistant position is an entry-level position in the Abbott Legal Division, responsible for managing projects to assist L&A attorneys provide legal support for acquisitions, divestitures, significant licensing, strategic alliances and other collaborations that Abbott may enter into for new and existing businesses.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in resolving routine matters with direct supervision of L&A attorneys.
  • Preparing outside counsel engagement letters and managing outside counsel invoice processing.
  • Preparing Confidential Disclosure Agreements for potential transactions.
  • Support attorneys on more complex agreements, including assembling exhibits and schedules.
  • Maintain templates in document management system and help prepare updates to templates.
  • Manage L&A databases, document retention process and related corporate record keeping.
  • Manage the collection of documents and information for government filings.
  • Assist experienced paralegals and attorneys in resolving issues on projects involving multiple disciplines within the Legal Division and/or multiple functional areas or divisions within Abbott.
  • Develop knowledge of Abbott’s businesses and the company’s licensing and acquisition activities.
  • Learn Abbott policies that affect Abbott’s Legal Division and the company’s licensing and acquisition activities.

    Additional Job Description

    • High degree of professionalism and ability to discreetly handle confidential information.
    • Work under minimal supervision on day-to-day activities and under general guidance for ad hoc tasks.
    • Consistent and strong attention to detail, good judgement, solid time management skills and ability to effectively multi-task.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Reports to an attorney.

      Minimum Education

      • Bachelor’s Degree and/or relevant education.
      • Paralegal certificate not required for position, but may assist in career advancement within the Legal Division.
        Job Family: Operations & Business Support
        Division: GENC General Counsel
        Travel: No
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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