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Paralegal

 
Requisition ID:  130
Location: 

Deerfield, Illinois, US

Date:  May 20, 2019
 

At Lundbeck, we believe life is too precious to be interrupted by brain disorders. Lundbeck is uncompromisingly committed to the research, development and delivery of targeted therapies for people living with significant psychiatric and neurological disorders. We pursue imaginative solutions, driven by passionate people committed to do the right thing for our patients, our company and our communities. Lundbeck strives to be a leader in depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. 

 

For Lundbeck, making a meaningful difference for patients is more than an aspiration; it is a commitment that shapes everything we do. Patient advocacy is at the core of who we are and motivates every individual at Lundbeck. Our engagement with the communities we serve grants us better understanding of the needs of patients and their families; and that drives us to develop innovative therapies and impactful programs for patients and caregivers.

 

SUMMARY:

The Paralegal role is responsible for paralegal functions with respect to the Company’s contract activities (primarily U.S.). Accordingly, a primary responsibility of this position will be to prepare, negotiate and serve as a Company point-person in dealing with third party contract and potential contract parties  for the Company’s pharmaceutical commercial business, clinical development activities, medical affairs activities and support functions, including the preparation, negotiation and finalization of master service agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, and clinical research agreements. In performing such activities, the individual in this role will take the lead and work with designated Legal Department attorneys on an as-needed basis. This position will report to the VP, US Commercial Legal Affairs & Associate General Counsel. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

·        Prepares and negotiates master service agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, advisory board agreements and clinical research agreements, etc., taking into account the requirements of a highly-regulated industry

·        Works with the company’s contract processing and management system (Ariba) to oversee contract preparation, contract management flow and contract repository

·        Assists in managing document and litigation retention systems

·        Partners with Regulatory and other business operations to make certain state and commercial filings

·        Coordinates travel arrangements in line with company travel policy

·        Compiles and processes certain Legal Department expense reports

·        Assists attorneys with corporate work including drafting corporate resolutions

·        Partners with Legal and Compliance teams to support in-house initiatives

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and SKILLS:

·        High School Diploma or GED

·        Paralegal certificate

·        4+ years’ experience working as a Paralegal

·        Contracts experience, including review, editing and negotiations with third party contractors

·        High degree of proficiency with MS Office and internet applications (including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).

·        Excellent communication skills with an ability to speak, write and negotiate effectively.

·        Ability to demonstrate solid judgment, tact and discretion.

·        Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.

·        Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse environment.

·        A self-starter with excellent time management/organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

·        Demonstrated strong initiative and ability to work independently.

·        Demonstrated strong ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

·        Accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree

·        1+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech or healthcare company or Law firm supporting clients within the pharmaceutical, medical device or biotech industries

·        Considerable knowledge of/and experience with pharmaceutical commercial contracting.

·        Ariba contract management system experience

·        Litigation support experience

·        Exterro Fusion legal hold system experience.

·        Corporate board book maintenance experience

 

TRAVEL

Willingness/Ability to travel up to 5% domestically.

 

 

Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. 

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with brain diseases and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.

Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind.
Our approximately 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing and sales. Our pipeline consists of several late-stage development programs and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research center is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 18.1 billion in 2018 (EUR 2.4 billion; USD 2.8 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.