Abbott Sr. Trademark Paralegal in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Position Summary

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.

Main Responsibilities

The Sr. Paralegal is an intermediate individual contributor position for paralegals in Abbott’s Legal Division.

The Sr. 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 Abbott’s 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.


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.


Bachelor’s Degree and / or relevant legal education (Paralegal certificate)

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email