1+ months

Litigation Paralegal

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.

Core Job Responsibilities

Provides legal services and resolves legal matters for assigned responsibilities or clients. 

The Paralegal position is the junior position for paralegals in Abbott’s Legal Division.  The Paralegal:

  • Performs substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and identifies basic legal issues related to assigned matter, for example drafting and responding to routine contract matters.
  • Resolves routine legal matters in area of responsibility with direct supervision from more experienced paralegals, paralegal supervisor and/or attorneys
  • Assists more experienced paralegals and/or attorneys in resolving legal issues on projects involving multiple disciplines within the Legal Division and/or multiple functional areas or divisions within Abbott
  • Represents Legal Division internally to clients


    • Interface with internal clients in preparing commercial agreements such as relating to contracts & pricing, professional service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and clinical study agreements
    • Support attorneys on more complex legal agreements, assembling exhibits and schedules, coordinating input from other stakeholders
    • Help maintain all agreements in document management system
    • Maintain templates in document management system and help prepare updates to templates

      Supervisory / Management Responsibility

      • Directs assigned support staff in their responsibilities
      • Typically reports to Paralegal Supervisor or an attorney.

        Position Accountability/ Scope

        • Advises legal department managers of project developments in a timely manner
        • Executes core job responsibilities in a timely manner
        • Assigned matters typically have a significant impact on business activities and operations
        • Interacts across all levels of management
        • No direct department budget responsibility

          Minimum Education

          Bachelor’s Degree and/or relevant legal education (Paralegal certificate)

          Experience/ Training Required

          • Generally 2 - 4 years of relevant legal experience
          • Developing proficiency in area of responsibility

            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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