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AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines 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, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Senior Counsel, Corporate Transactions

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2207471 Category Legal Division AbbVie

This Senior Counsel will become a key partner to support our growing transactional and procurement legal needs within AbbVie’s Aesthetics and Commercial teams. The Senior Counsel will join a team of experienced attorneys and provide valuable legal support in negotiating complex agreements for the purchase of goods, services and emerging technologies. In this role, the Senior Counsel will be expected to interact regularly and effectively with senior management, internal business stakeholders and suppliers. They must be creative, strategic, and innovative while handling a high volume of matters and be focused on bringing those matters to a timely conclusion.


Primary Job Function:

Responsible for preparing, reviewing, and negotiating complex commercial agreements and providing counsel in various substantive areas of commercial law, including advertising and media purchases (including digital and social media), Information Technology, market research, professional services and consulting, talent, sponsorships, influencers, compliance, privacy, licensing, and healthcare.

Responsible for managing and providing legal support and counsel on a variety of commercial business transactions and supplier issues for the Aesthetics, Commercial, and other teams.

Responsible for effectively managing external counsel and contract attorney activity.


Core Job Responsibilities:


Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.


The Senior Counsel independently:

  • Takes ownership of matters and projects.
  • Identifies legal issues for assigned matters.
  • Assists other attorneys and stakeholders in resolving legal issues on cross-functional projects.
  • Develops knowledge of AbbVie’s business and client concerns.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in the law.
  • Represents AbbVie externally to customers, suppliers, and competitors.
  • Resolves legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise.
  • Helps select and direct work of outside counsel.
  • Mentors less experienced attorneys and paralegals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must possess JD degree and state bar certification.

Minimum 8-10 years of experience in corporate or general transactional law and a record of demonstrated success in negotiating complex commercial agreements and counseling clients on a wide range of commercial business issues.

An understanding of legal issues related to procurement, advertising, media buys, consulting, IT, outsourcing, compliance, IP and the health care industry are beneficial.

The successful candidate will have strong legal, analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, innovation, risk assessment, drafting, negotiating, and client communication skills.

Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Apprenticeship
Schedule: Full-time

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