Seattle Genetics, Inc. Paralegal in Bothell, Washington


Legal AffairsBothell, Washington




The Paralegal is responsible for supporting the company’s contract function, including ensuring that contracts are completed in a timely manner in accordance with company policies, internal client requirements and applicable regulations. This position also provides support for other key legal functions including securities compliance and records management.


  • In collaboration with internal and external counsel, assists in the creation, review, revision, and tracking of contracts, including but not limited to work orders, statements of work, master services agreements, amendments, confidentiality agreements and clinical trial agreements

  • May facilitate and participate in the negotiation of contracts, including coordinating with internal clients and other functional areas to ensure timely completion of agreements and appropriate contractual terms

  • May participate in contract review meetings and interact directly with internal and external parties as needed

  • In collaboration with internal counsel, drafts and reviews contractual templates, editing and customizing as necessary

  • In collaboration with the Contract Administrator, handle the contracts execution process and provides oversight to the business review and signature process, including facilitating the revision, review, and approval of contractual documents in both electronic and paper environments

  • In collaboration with the Contract Administrator, tracks, and serves as point of contact, related to pending contract actions and requests, and responds to inquiries regarding contract terms

  • In collaboration with the Contract Administrator, maintains and archives company contracts and legal files and oversees tracking of contract expiration dates and additional key contractual terms

  • May conduct training for employees on the company’s contract procedures

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • 5 - 7 years of legal support experience, with a minimum of five years of contract drafting experience, is required, preferably in a public company regulated industry such as the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. Experience supporting contractual needs of clinical, research and manufacturing departments in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry is strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of contract management and compliance principles, experience interpreting contract requests, drafting contracts for lawyer review, and managing contract files is required

  • General understanding of FDA regulatory requirements applicable to contract terms in pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry is strongly preferred

  • Must be an expert user of Microsoft Word and Excel, with proficiency in Microsoft Access and Adobe Acrobat a strong plus

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.