Associate General Counsel


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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

The role of Associate General Counsel, Global Therapeutics Specialty & Medical Affairs is responsible for developing legal strategy and driving strategic initiatives in support of AbbVie medicines in the Specialty franchise (e.g., Womens Health, Endocrinology, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Hepatitis C) as well as legal support for AbbVies Medical Affairs organization . This position manages another attorney and will provide counsel concerning a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues, with a primary focus on FDA promotional regulations, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and HHS-OIG guidance, consumer protection and competition law.

This position reports to the Vice President, Global Pharmaceuticals, Legal.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Serving as lead legal counsel to the Specialty franchise that includes a diverse portfolio of AbbVie medicines (e.g., Womens Health, Endocrinology, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Hepatitis C), as well as support the Medical Affairs/HEOR organization to advance strategies across all AbbVie medicines.
  • Working cross functionally with Commercial, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Ethics and Compliance, Public Affairs, and other departments to find solutions to meet business objectives consistent with the law, applicable policies/procedures, and AbbVies Code of Conduct.
  • Providing clear advice to clients and senior legal management on key priorities for the Specialty franchise and the Medical Affairs/HEOR organization, including medical and scientific engagement, addressing educational scientific gaps, evidence generation capabilities, and the support of enterprise growth goals.
  • Developing knowledge of the Specialty franchise & the Medical Affairs/HEOR organization and proactively guiding commercial, medical and regulatory clients.
  • Staying up to date on developments in healthcare laws and guidelines, identifying unmet needs and future legal issues, and proactively proposing strategies to optimize outcomes and results for patients, providers, and the company, while managing risk.
  • Being committed to meeting patient unmet needs across AbbVies therapeutic areas and energized to rise to new challenges and envision creative solutions.
  • Managing at least one direct report, which requires a commitment to coaching and professional development.
  • Serving as recognized source, for the business as well as other attorneys, regarding innovative ideas in complex areas of law, business, or technology.

  • Law degree from an ABA accredited law school and in good standing with the state bar of the jurisdiction in which your office will be located (or ability to gain licensure in the state in which your office will be located).
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical/healthcare law.

Additional Information

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

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable 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.

Date Posted: 19 March 2024
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