Paralegal

AbbVie - Lake County, IL (30+ days ago)4.0


AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases.

Abbvie seeks a Litigation Paralegal to join the Legal Division's Commercial Litigation group. This position reports to the Commercial Litigation Paralegal Supervisor.

Responsibilities:
Independently manage all facets of discovery for routine matters and matters with increasing complexity in compliance with Federal and State Rules and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, performing all tasks within strict deadlines, having substantial impact to the Company if deadlines are not met
Initial fact investigation for pending and potential litigation
Preparation, distribution and management of Legal Holds, including responses and questionnaires
Identify relevant document and data sources, coordinate the collection of and analyze Company documents and data for discovery and other requests
Identify documents for privilege logs
Assist in deposition preparation of Company witnesses
Assist counsel with trial preparation
Respond to Company subpoenas, wage loss verification and requests for information with minimal supervision
Negotiation of the scope of the subpoena
Identification, collection and review of documents for production in compliance with Federal and State Rules
Manage outside law firm paralegals and vendors, including determination and implementation of cost containment
Assist in managing eDiscovery vendor budget for assigned matters
Assist in handling, preparation and processing of general administrative matters, including bates labeling, copying, redacting and filing; responsible for updating various contact lists and verifying/updating data in various databases
Create and provide monthly, periodic and special request reports

Requirements:
Position requires discretion, independent judgment and critical thinking skills for identifying, reviewing, collecting and producing relevant documents and data in response to discovery requests and subpoenas, identifying witnesses, and managing casework of routine and increasing complexity
Strong communication skills required to effectively gather relevant information from business group, interact and negotiate with others, both inside and outside the Company
Strong writing and analytical skills required to independently review, draft and prepare documents
Strong organizational, project management and multitasking skills to manage multiple matters, set own work priorities and meet required work deadlines
Identify and resolve routine issues in area of responsibility
Occasionally perform independent analysis of unique problems of increasing complexity and diversity, and propose solutions to attorney or supervisor
Significant contact with outside law firms, clients, employees and company executives
Familiar with research tools: Lexis and Pacer
Flexibility to take on special projects and/or additional responsibilities as needed

Experience:
Minimum 2 years-experience within a law firm or Legal Department of a corporation, preferably in a litigation setting.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree and ABA approved Paralegal Certificate, preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled