• Commercial Paralegal

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    Adtalem Global Education
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Commercial Paralegal is an integral part of the Adtalem Legal team, assisting members of the Commercial and Institution Law Group from Adtalem Group’s home office in downtown Chicago. This individual will be engaged with board governance, contract review administration, intellectual property asset management, project management, general paralegal and administrative needs within the legal department of a global, publicly-traded education services company.  As needed, the Paralegal will from time to time support other projects for the Adtalem Group Legal team, including corporate governance, M&A transaction and general litigation management support.  The ideal candidate with be experienced, highly organized and motivated, and be able to work well both as part of a team and independently. 


    • Provide legal assistance to General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Senior Corporate Counsel- Commercial and Institution Law Group and other Adtalem Group attorneys.
    • With direction from a supervising attorney, draft, review and negotiate confidentiality and other agreements, and correspondence; coordinate approvals and signatures of documents.
    • Prepare, and/or assist in compilation of board and committee materials and resolutions and coordinate approvals and signatures of documents.
    • Serve as the point of contact for internal business owners / SMEs and suppliers on contractual matters, ensuring timely review and approval / reconciliation of variations.
    • As needed, provide guidance on contract matters to internal business owners, including training in contracting practices and procedures.
    • Manage routine contractual matters unaided and work with Adtalem Legal for more complex issues.
    • Manage IP group files, correspondence and conduct research on various patent, trademark, copyright and litigation issues
    • Respond to information requests from colleagues outside Adtalem Group Legal, including research of legal matters and historical information from company records and information from other departments regarding corporate entities, commercial transactions and litigation; review documents and transmit information and documents to outside counsel and organization personnel with minimal guidance from supervising attorney.
    • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments in college and university law and in other related areas.
    • Support other organization-wide and cross-institution/functional initiatives and projects as assigned.
    • Perform due diligence, develop schedules, document review and completes other duties as assigned. 



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Minimum of five years of paralegal experience in a corporate law capacity, including at least two years in an in-house legal department.
    • Experience working in cross functional groups.
    • Knowledge of terms and conditions in commercial contracts; understanding of contract management procedures; skilled at reviewing terms & conditions and identifying risk areas.
    • Well organized and efficient, and able to prioritize, multi-task and meet multiple deadlines in a short time frame.
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.
    • Flexibility and willingness to pitch in on unexpected projects.
    • High degree of self-direction and motivation with good teamwork and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Administrative expertise with legal management systems (hQue, Compliance Suite, Counsel Link).
    • Additional experience in other areas of the law, such as employment, real estate or litigation.

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.



    Who We Are

    The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.


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