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Senior Paralegal at Abbott

Senior Paralegal

Abbott Austin, TX Full-Time

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Title

Senior Paralegal

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve peoples health. Were always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. Youll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Senior Paralegal student debt program and FreeU ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Senior Paralegal education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelors degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our location in either Austin, TX or Plymouth, MN.

What Youll Work On

Provides legal services and resolves legal matters for assigned responsibilities or clients. Supports the business in the achievement of business objectives by communicating advice of the Legal Department and managing legal risks to the corporation.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. The Senior Paralegal is an intermediate individual contributor position for paralegals in Abbotts Legal Division.

The Senior Paralegal:

  • Identifies moderately complex legal issues related to assigned matter; proposes alternative solutions

  • Performs substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts including analysis, drafting, negotiating and consulting

  • Resolves routine and moderately complex to complex legal matters in area of responsibility with minimal supervision

  • Performs independent analysis of unique problems and proposes solutions to a more experienced paralegal or attorney

  • Assists more experienced paralegals and/or attorneys in resolving complex legal issues on projects involving multiple disciplines within the Legal Division and/or multiple functional areas or divisions within Abbott

  • Possesses solid knowledge of Abbotts businesses supported and knowledge of the broader business impact

  • Keeps abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas

  • Represents Abbott externally to customers, suppliers, competitors, opposing counsel or government agencies; resolves legal issues using negotiation skills and legal experience involving more complex matters.

  • Represents Legal Division internally to clients

  • Helps select and/or directs the work of outside counsel, outside paralegals, contractors and vendors; defines project objectives and manages project


  • 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

  • Support the preparation of presentations on various topics

Supervisory/Management Responsibility

  • Coaches and directs assigned support staff (may include junior paralegals and legal assistants) in their responsibilities

  • Serves as role model for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

  • Assists in selecting and recruiting staff members

  • Typically reports to Paralegal Supervisor or an attorney

Position Accountability / Scope:

  • Advises legal department managers of critical project developments in a timely manner

  • Executes core job responsibilities in a timely manner

  • Assigned matters generally have a significant impact on business activities and operations

  • Interacts across all levels of management

  • No direct department budget responsibility; must however operate within budget. Develops estimates for outside counsel fees for assigned legal matters with supervision from more experienced paralegals and/or attorneys

  • Demonstrates strong leadership competencies, considered as a potential successor to the Paralegal Supervisor

Required Qualifications

Minimum Education:

Bachelors Degree and / or relevant legal education (Paralegal certificate)

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

Generally, 4 7 years of relevant experience. Proficient in area of responsibility.

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Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security

to help you and your family live full lives: ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Senior Paralegal your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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Divisional Information

Medical Devices

General Medical Devices:

Our medical devices help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine ngersticks.


As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, we focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.


Were focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. Were revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.


Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive, and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease.


Our Neuromodulation business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum.

Structural Heart

Structural Heart Business Mission: why we exist

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.


In Abbotts Electrophysiology (EP) business, were advancing the treatment of heart disease through breakthrough medical technologies in atrial fibrillation, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.


In Abbotts Heart Failure (HF) business, were developing solutions to diagnose, monitor and manage heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.


Were empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbotts diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Abbott Molecular is a leader in molecular diagnostics and the analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins at the molecular level.

Our Point of Care diagnostic portfolio spans key heath and therapeutic areas, including infections disease, cardiometabolic, informatics and toxicology.

Our diagnostic solutions are used in hospitals, laboratories and clinics around the globe. The crucial information derived from our tests, instruments and informatics systems are often the first step in patient care decision making for hundreds of health conditions from heart attacks to blood disorders to infectious diseases and cancers.

Our rapid diagnostics solutions are helping address some of the worlds greatest healthcare challenges.


Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands including Similac, PediaSure, Pedialyte, Ensure, Glucerna and ZonePerfect to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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