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Reference: 018312_2
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Location: Leopardstown, Dublin 18


Do you have a degree/ master’s degree in law and looking to take the next step in your legal career?


Are you looking for a dynamic and meaningful legal position which will give you exposure to a variety of legal work globally?


ICON Plc has an excellent opportunity for a Paralegal which will involve working on a broad range of domestic and global projects across ICON’s business. You will become part of a highly motivated legal team based in ICON’s global headquarters in Dublin 18.


You will join a professional and experienced legal team focused on making an impact globally and supporting ICON’s mission – to help its clients accelerate the development of drugs and medical devices that save patient lives and improve their quality of life.


The role:


As Paralegal, you will be responsible for supporting the team and providing legal and administrative assistance to all business partners in the areas of contract, corporate, employment, IP/IT, data protection, litigation, insurance and compliance. This role will be based in our Dublin HQ.


This is a phenomenal opportunity to join one of Ireland’s largest in-house legal teams recently recognised by the Legal 500 as one of the best Legal Teams in 2018.


Daily responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the legal function with a wide range of legal matters including commercial, corporate, employment, IP/IT, data protection, litigation and compliance.
  • Partnering with ICON’s late phase/commercialization, laboratory services and medical device and diagnostic research service lines to provide support on legal matters that arise in the day to day operation of the business.
  • You will assist in the review, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, including confidentiality agreements, client and vendor services agreements, clinical trial agreements, material transfer agreements, licensing agreements and consultancy agreements.
  • Handling Managing a wide variety of projects to completion, liaising with teams around the business for input and support.

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • LLB, LLM or equivalent law degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years’ paralegal experience within a similar role with a premier top tier law firm or in-house legal environment.
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • A great teammate with strong influencing and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • excellent attention to detail with a proven ability to work to tight timelines in a dynamic, highly collaborative, team environment.

Benefits of Working in ICON


ICON enjoys a strong reputation for quality and is focused on staff development. We make it our mission to attract the most diverse and creative minds into the business and we continually strive to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a phenomenal career. We understand that our greatest asset is the skills and talents of our people and they are truly what set us apart.


Other than working with a forward-thinking team of switched on and ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage. We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.


ICON is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/D/V and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.



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