Mintel Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois


  • Location Chicago, Illinois

  • Date Posted 1st March 2019

  • Category Administrative

  • Job Type Full-time

  • Requisition ID 930


Mintel is an international leader in providing consumer market research and competitive intelligence tools as well as in delivering customized consulting solutions to top-tier organizations.  With group headquarters in the UK and US headquarters in Chicago, Mintel has been a market leader for forty years.  As a result of consistent year over year growth and significant future market opportunity, we now seek a Paralegal to join the Legal Department.

This position contributes to our success by fulfilling the roles of craftsman and administrator.  As a craftsman, you will relish the detail in and production of your timely written work, take pride in your creative solutions that resolve contractual issues while protecting Mintel’s critical interests, and satisfy your conscientious bent by making recommendations based on research and analysis.  As an administrator, you will win the confidence of colleagues with competent management of a contract portfolio and your effective, regular communication about the status and progress of the portfolio.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Prepare, review, negotiate, and process legal documents, including license agreements, NDAs, and sundry other commercial arrangements, within defined parameters

  • Communicate with various intra-company departments and external contacts (including customer procurement and legal counsel) to clarify and resolve contract issues

  • Compose model contract clauses and policies

  • Project-manage contractual matters in environment

  • Maintain database of vendor contracts, maintain department file systems, and prepare and issue reports

  • Perform research projects associated with commercial arrangements and intellectual property

  • Coach paralegal interns

What We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic record

  • Paralegal certificate from ABA accredited program preferred

  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience in corporate or law firm setting

  • Works well in document intensive and time sensitive environment

  • Collaborative, but works well independently and with limited supervision

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and exemplary work ethic

  • Experience with market research, e-commerce, or intellectual property a plus

  • Experience with a plus

  • Spanish language skills required

  • MS Office skills (Word and Excel required; PowerPoint a plus)