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Contract Specialist / In-House Paralegal Job

Date: Oct 28, 2021

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services, you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Requisition Summary

PACCAR is seeking a seasoned paralegal or contract specialist to handle a variety of commercial and litigation support duties.  The perfect candidate for the job is someone who thrives as part of a dynamic, service-oriented team, is experienced in developing processes, and has keen attention to detail.  The position involves substantial responsibilities with broad exposure to departments throughout the corporation. Among other things, the successful candidate will perform the following:

  • Review, negotiate and draft a variety of commercial contracts covering a wide range of subject matters, including without limitation, procurement of goods and services (including intellectual property ownership, indemnification, and exclusivity terms), software licenses, SaaS agreements, professional service agreements, letters of award and statements of work.
  • Assist in management and maintenance of PACCAR’s standard contract templates that streamline the contracting process
  • Develop written processes and procedures (such as contract playbooks) for the Law Department as well as support updates to such processes and procedures to increase efficiencies with the review and analysis of all documentation
  • Develop written patent guidelines and processes for division engineering teams relating to patent filing, clearance, and valuation
  • Assist with management of PACCAR’s trademark portfolio, including without limitation, obtaining instructions and evidence of use from division marketing teams for renewals of trademark registrations, periodically reviewing PACCAR’s trademark portfolio with division marketing teams, and developing trademark processes for division marketing teams to follow for new trademark registrations and trademark clearance searches
  • Respond to third-party subpoenas

The candidate will have the opportunity to add value by offering litigation support and becoming proficient with the company’s matter management system.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 7+ years of experience in a commercial and/or product litigation practice.
  • Work ethic, successful communication skills, professional maturity and willingness to assist with day-to-day administrative needs of the office.
  • Excellent organizational and matter management skills.


  • Paralegal certificate or equivalent college degree.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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