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AbbVie Paralegal - Clinical R&D Legal in Lake County, Illinois

Paralegal - Clinical R&D Legal

USA, Illinois, Lake County

1 additional location

USA, Illinois


Requisition #1902659

This position supports AbbVie’s U.S. R&D organization and will interact with attorneys in the Legal Division and R&D business. The position reports to Senior Counsel, Clinical R&D Legal.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Exercise discretion, independent judgment and critical thinking skills to negotiate, draft, and review clinical study-related agreements including, but not limited to, Informed Consent Forms, Clinical Study Agreements, and Confidential Disclosure Agreements.

  • Escalate legal matters to senior attorneys as appropriate.

  • Possess strong communication skills required to effectively gather relevant information from R&D business contacts and contract management support functions and interact and negotiate with individuals inside and outside AbbVie.

  • Develop knowledge of AbbVie’s R&D business and supported client areas. At senior attorney direction, keep abreast of changes in U.S. laws that affect client areas.

  • Coordinate with AbbVie legal specialists on intellectual property and privacy law.

  • Possess organizational, project management and multitasking skills to manage multiple matters, set own work priorities and meet required work deadlines.

  • Have flexibility to take on special projects and/or additional responsibilities as needed.

  • Advise legal department managers of project developments.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and ABA approved Paralegal Certificate, preferred

  • Understanding of health care/research laws and regulations and industry guidance, preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience. In-house legal experience preferred, working in pharmaceutical industry, CRO, or health care institution involved in clinical trials.

Additional Information

  • AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time