Counsel/Senior Counsel - Employment & Labor Law

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Mar 23, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Responsible for providing employment and labor law legal counseling and advice to AbbVie's research-based pharmaceutical business.

Core Job Responsibilities:
  • Represent AbbVie in response to threatened claims, and before government agencies in employment discrimination and wage claims.
  • Provide legal counsel to clients regarding all employment and labor law issues, including non-competes and trade secrets.
  • Provide employment and labor law support on corporate transactions, restructures, policies, and other employee-related agreements.
  • Support corporate compliance initiatives and HR projects.
  • Provide project direction and supervision of outside counsel on domestic and international matters.
  • Support HR in development of affirmative action plans and goals, and compliance audits.
  • Develop and conduct employment-related training.
  • Position Accountability/Scope:
  • Position supports entirety of AbbVie and will interact with senior leaders in the Legal Division, Human Resources and other areas of AbbVie. The position reports to Division Counsel, Litigation & Compliance, Employment, Labor and Immigration
  • Based on candidate's experience level, this position could be filled as a Sr. Counsel or Counsel. Qualifications

    Basic requirements:
  • JD degree and appropriate licensure to practice law in Illinois.
  • Strong understanding of federal, state and local employment and labor laws.
  • Experience representing clients in government agencies, drafting and negotiating agreements, drafting policies, and employment litigation.
  • Minimum of 6+ years of practice. In-house experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and employment/labor law required
  • Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled