• Senior Paralegal, Global Legal Privacy

    AbbvieNorth Chicago, IL 60064

    Job #1201342911

  • About AbbVie

    AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world's most complex and critical conditions. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at ~~~ . Follow @abbvie at ~~~ on Twitter, Facebook at ~~~/ or LinkedIn at ~~~ .?

    The Senior Paralegal will provide legal privacy partnership and support on privacy matters to AbbVie legal privacy counsel as well as all of AbbVie's business functions and departments. This position is based in Lake County, IL.


    • Lead and manage privacy and security program projects and initiatives in collaboration with the privacy office compliance leads.

    • Provide support to HQ-based and international legal teams in addressing data privacy and security legal issues relevant to the AbbVie functions and departments they support.

    • Work as an integral part of the global legal privacy team and the privacy compliance office.

    • Manage and support the review and negotiation of privacy and security terms of service provider and vendor agreements.

    • Support AbbVie's third-party supplier evaluation program.

    • Independently manage and prioritize workload based upon internal and external time frames.


    • Bachelor's Degree and/or relevant legal education (Paralegal certificate).

    • 5+ years experience at a large law firm or corporate legal department.

    • Basic understanding of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, controller-processor concepts, and international cross-border transfer requirements.

    • Experience dealing with lawyers and other stakeholders in a truly international setting.

    • Experience negotiating privacy and security terms in commercial agreements.

    • Contract drafting experience is not required but would be beneficial.

    • Proven track record of project and process development, implementation and project management, with minimal supervision required.

    • Superior written and verbal communication skills.

    • IAPP certification is not required but a plus.

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    Equal Employment Opportunity

    At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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