Job Posting: INC Research, LLC – Corporate Paralegal

4 Feb

via Carey Ewing

Corporate Paralegal

Job Code: 10393

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Salary: Open Location: North Carolina
Employer: INC Research Type: Full Time – Experienced
Categories: Legal Support, Paralegal Required Education: 4 Year Degree

Job Description

INC Research, LLC, is a therapeutically focused contract research organization with a high performance reputation for conducting global clinical development programs of the highest integrity. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies look to INC Research for a complete range of customized Phase I – Phase IV programs in therapeutic areas of specialty, and in innovative pediatric and women’s health trials. The company’s Trusted Process® methodology and therapeutic foresight leads customers to more confident, better-informed drug and device development decisions. INC Research is a top tier CRO for Phase I – Phase IV clinical trials. Our global office locations have expanded in emerging regions such as India, Latin America and Asia. INC Research is one of the top fastest growing private companies in the Research Triangle Park area as rated every year since 2004 by the Triangle Business Journal. With Raleigh, North Carolina as our global headquarters, we have a presence across six continents.

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Support the Company’s internal legal department under the supervision of the Director, Legal Affairs. Provide legal support to the attorneys and staff in all facets of global legal tasks. Core Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

1.Support the commercial attorneys in all aspects of business development and contracting matters including client/sponsor contracts and strategic alliances, global lease issues, vendor and corporate contracting matters, and various issues escalated from the business units and internal departments.

2.Support the internal and external litigation team in monitoring claims and pending litigation.

3.Assist the labor and employment team in drafting position statements, demand letters and severance agreements. Investigate and research employment disputes, collective bargaining efforts and Works Council matters.

4.Support the transaction team in forming and dissolving corporate entities, maintaining corporate books and various mergers and acquisition (M&A) activities.

5.Assist with a wide variety of legal issues including corporate, regulatory, commercial, compliance and general legal matters.

6.Coordinate notarization and legalization of documents.

7.Assist in researching issues, generating reports and advising internal customers regarding business and legal inquiries.

8.Perform legal (Westlaw and/or other databases) and factual research and prepare written, statistical and graphical reports as needed. Act as department liason to various internal departments and external counsel.

9.Perform administrative support in preparing and distributing various memos and reports related to attorney projects, tracking legal invoices and the department budget.

Other Responsibilities:

Performs other work-related duties as assigned. Minimal travel may be required (up to 25%).


B.A./B.S. degree in business, legal or related field or equivalent education and experience; and paralegal certification preferably from an ABA approved paralegal program. ****Must have industry experience in a CRO, biotech or pharmaceutical drug development company. Must have 2-5 years paralegal experience in a large law firm or corporate in-house legal department preferred. Commissioned by North Carolina’s Secretary of State as a notary public, or willingness to become a notary. Requires demonstrated keen analytical skills, resourceful problem solver, excellent personal organization, and impeccable attention to detail. Collaborative team player with the capability to simultaneously manage multiple demanding projects. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) email and voice mail; and familiarity with legal research tools. Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract.

Occasionally required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.

INC Research is an EEO, M/F/D/V and a drug-free workplace. INC Research voluntarily participates in the federal E-Verify work authorization program.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

INC Research is a company headquartered in the United States and that the personal information collected on its websites may be sent to, stored or processed in the United States or to any other country in which INC Research or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. While INC Research is committed to providing your voluntarily disclosed employment application information with a reasonable level of privacy protection, you should know that the general level of protection for personal information in the United States may not be the same as that provided in other countries. By using the INC Research website and/or providing INC Research with personal identifiable information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer and the collection and processing of such information in the United States.

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