Paralegal & License Specialist

March 20, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type


Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.
ABB Process Automation is writing the future of safe and smart operations. With our deep industry knowledge and automation expertise, we understand the needs of our customers and enable them to lead through safer, more productive, and energy efficient operations.

The role reports to the Regional General Counsel, Process Automation (PA). As a Paralegal & License Specialist, you will be working with PA Regional Counsel of Americas, on behalf of the four ABB Business Areas for contractor licenses in all states and Integrity, to provide paralegal and administrative support to PA attorneys. Provide a full range of Integrity support and licensing functions, including contractor licenses, managing outside counsel, managing PA expenses and systems and assisting with overall PA processes.

Your responsibilities

  • Work with internal and external attorneys and professionals regarding a variety of matters, focusing on Integrity reporting, channel partner processing, license registration, CMMC database maintenance and other compliance issues, but potentially also supporting other PA activities such as litigation, disputes and transactions.
  • Assist with preparation, filing, prosecution, and maintenance of U.S. contractor licensing; manage integrity PA database.
  • Assist with managing PA budgets, expenses, invoices and accruals and administrative set up of new matters, including tracking of outside counsel billing and invoices.
  • Assist with other general ABB processes and systems, including ones related to HR, accounting, finance, SharePoints and the like.

Your background

  • Bachelor's degree, a degree in paralegal studies or paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program.
  • Minimum 10 years of paralegal and executive admin experience, with minimum 5 years of paralegal experience, in a law firm or in-house setting with some in-house experience preferred.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a large company taking care of license registration.
  • Highly proficient knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, and patent/trademark docketing software; Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint software, SharePoint and other cloud applications; Generally, a tech-savvy ability.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal attorney supervision on a variety of projects simultaneously, with excellent customer service skills and responsiveness, and be flexible in accepting new roles and responsibilities; Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage a significant workload.
  • Sound judgment in implementing and administering legal strategy and solutions; A results-oriented professional with strong common sense and superior business acumen; Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to compile and analyze complex business information and work with counsel to assess risk and provide resolutions or recommendations.
  • Understanding of technical concepts and an interest in technology; Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Highly collaborative individual with ability to influence others and build strong professional relationships; Ability to use creativity and influence to meet and overcome resistance to change.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and analytical skills are required.

More about us

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