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AbbVie Paralegal/Senior Paralegal, Clinical R&D and HEOR Research in Lake County, Illinois

Paralegal/Senior Paralegal, Clinical R&D and HEOR Research

USA, Illinois, Lake County

1 additional location

USA, Illinois


Requisition #1902660

This position supports AbbVie’s R&D and Healthcare Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) organizations and will interact with attorneys in the Legal Division and R&D/HEOR business teams. The position reports to 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, Services Agreements, Clinical Study Agreements, and other research related agreements to support R&D and HEOR research based in the U.S. and ex-U.S.

  • 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 and HEOR business and supported client areas. At senior attorney direction, keep abreast of changes in 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.

  • Foreign language skills a plus

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time