Senior Counsel, Global Alliances Legal

North Chicago
Jul 02, 2024
Jul 30, 2024
Contract Type

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Job Description

A trusted advisor to leadership in the development of novel medicines with a remarkable impact on patients, the Senior Counsel, Global Alliances Legal will be an integral part of a team of attorneys providing strategic legal and business advice in support of AbbVies alliance management organization. For candidates with strong leadership and strategic thinking skills, this role provides the opportunity to work cross–functionally with research, development and commercial teams and other corporate functions, including intellectual property, litigation, investor relations and public affairs.

The Senior Counsel, Global Alliances Legal, will be responsible for identifying and resolving highly complex legal issues and drafting and negotiating agreements. The responsibilities of the Senior Counsel, Global Alliances Legal will include:

  • Advising the AbbVie Global Alliances team in connection with alliance and collaboration activity throughout the pharmaceutical life cycle.
  • Independently interpreting complex existing agreements and advising on complex situations that may arise related to the research, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products.
  • Analyzing and clearly communicating legal advice designed to maximize outcomes for patients and for AbbVie on complex, strategic agreements related to pharmaceutical licenses and collaborations and other strategic alliances.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of agreements, including license, transactional and complex R&D agreements and other documentation with collaboration and research partners.
  • Providing clear advice to clients, including legal leadership, ensuring that advice maximizes the potential of our pipeline.
  • Serving as recognized source, for both management and other attorneys, of innovative ideas in complex areas of law, business, or technology.

  • Must possess a J.D. degree and meet the professional licensing requirement of the state in which they practice.
  • Experience in advising on ongoing complex contractual relationships, such as development collaborations. Ability to use legal training to maximize business opportunities.
  • Excellent legal analysis skills and crisp, concise communicator, and honed judgment and ability to identify and quickly address critical issues. Ability to support the achievement of pharmaceutical business objectives by providing clear and practical counsel, including evaluating and managing risk.
  • Strong sense of urgency and drive for successful business outcome in all activities.
  • 5–7+ years of relevant experience.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state orlocal law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Companybelieves ingood faith it will pay for this role at thetimeof this posting based on the job grade for this position.Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location,andwemay ultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in thefuture.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick),medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligibleemployees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short–term incentiveprograms.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long–term incentiveprograms

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, anddeterminable.The amount and availability of anybonus,commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form ofcompensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's soleandabsolutediscretion unless and until paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent withapplicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.