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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries
Our location in Abbott Park, IL currently has an opportunity for a Commercial Paralegal. The Commercial Paralegal is a strong individual contributor to the Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Commercial legal department providing legal support to all the business units, having the potential to substantially impact the Company’s business operations. The Commercial Paralegal supports the business in the achievement of business objectives by communicating advice of the Legal Department and managing legal risks to the corporation.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts, including but not limited to master sales agreements, software license agreements, CDAs, purchase and services agreements, etc.
Identify basic legal issues related to assigned matter
Perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts including analysis, preparing contract summaries, etc.
Resolve routine legal matters in area of responsibility with direct supervision from more experienced paralegals, paralegal supervisor and/or attorneys
Assist attorneys in resolving legal issues on projects involving multiple disciplines within the Legal Division and/or multiple functional areas or divisions within Abbott
Developing knowledge of Abbott’s business and client areas supported
Keep abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas
Proactively interact with internal clients in reviewing and finalizing commercial agreements such as relating to contracts & pricing, intellectual property or commercial sales function.
Support attorneys on more complex legal agreements, assembling exhibits and schedules, coordinating input from other stakeholders
Maintain templates in document management system and help prepare updates to templates
Advise legal department managers of project developments in a timely manner
Execute core job responsibilities in a timely manner, and respond timely on matters typically have a significant impact on business activities and operations
Interact across all levels of management
No direct department budget responsibility; must however operate within budget. Where necessary, assist in the development of estimates for outside counsel fees for assigned legal matter with supervision from more experienced paralegals and/or attorneys
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
Bachelor’s Degree and relevant legal education (Paralegal certificate)
2- 4 years of relevant Commercial legal experience with Sales and Procurement agreements
Healthcare or Information Technology industry experience preferred
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
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Operations & Business Support
GENC General Counsel
United States > Lake Forest : J49 Floor-4
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
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