- Associate's Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- High School Diploma or GED
- Time Management
- Project Management
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Analysis Skills
In close coordination with Legal Counsel, the Lead Paralegal applies advanced knowledge of highly complex legal concepts to support the legal department and businesses on a variety of transactional matters with a focus on technology transactions, professional services and other commerical agreements.
Works independently on a variety of legal matters, including negotiation with outside/opposing counsel and resolution of legal issues.
Effectively and regularly communicates with legal counsel, staff and business to understand goals and achieve objectives.
Works in coordination with Legal Counsel on complex legal issues and administers law department activities.
Researches highly complex legal issues and relevant topics relating to Walgreens business operations. Investigates facts and applicable law and searches pertinent sources. Independently develops oral and/or written presentations to communicate findings.
Represents Company externally to customers, vendors, opposing counsel and government agencies and resolves legal issues using negotiation and legal experience.
Demonstrates independent judgment and critical thinking to proactively identify issues, appreciate commercial/operational impacts and report on findings to internal and external stakeholders.
Analyzes contracts, pleadings, statutes, decisions, correspondence and other documentation to independently evaluate legal position and makes recommendations to attorneys based on legal precedence or law.
Drafts legal documents, communications and reports under minimal attorney supervision.
Provides guidance by training, coaching or mentoring other paraprofessionals and/or other staff.
Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.
Associate's or Bachelor's Degree and at least 4 years of paralegal experience in a corporate law department or law firm OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 6 years of paralegal experience with a corporate law department or law firm.
Experience evaluating information to determine compliance with standards, laws, and regulations.
Experience processing information (such as compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data).
Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
Experience using advanced analytical skills to independently review, draft, negotiate and prepare documents.
Experience using written communication and grammatical skills to draft/compose legal documents, communications and reports.
Experience utilizing interpersonal and team-building skills to foster collaboration and establish positive relationships.
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Undergraduate degree and a Paralegal certificate from an ABA-certified paralegal program.
Experience using legal research tools; such as LexisNexis or Westlaw.
Experience in a retail environment and/or healthcare setting
Collaborate with internal and external business partners to structure, draft, review, and negotiate contracts within defined parameters and under the supervision of Legal Counsel. Such agreements may include service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, procurement agreements, supply chain agreements, software licenses and Saas agreements, and other information technology related agreements.
Perform contract due diligence by extracting relevant data and information from signed contracts for business use.
Update and maintain contract templates to address relevant changes in law and in accordance with company practices, policies and procedures.
Support continuous improvement efforts to drive greater efficiency within the contracting process and the legal team.
Under minimal supervision, execute special projects and other responsibilities as needed.