Director Internal Investigations

Lake County, Illinois, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Director, Internal Investigations conducts, leads and/or oversees internal investigations relating to alleged violations of the AbbVie Code of Business Conduct (and other policies and procedures) and legal or regulatory requirements by (1) reviewing facts and analyzing legal and policy requirements; (2) working independently or with cross-functional teams to investigate allegations; (3) providing guidance on the handling of investigations; and (4) reviewing findings and recommendations with management. They will ensure effective functioning of the internal investigations process, oversee a database of case information, monitor the performance of investigators, performs trend analyses, and recommends follow-up actions based on investigatory conclusions and trend analyses. They will make recommendations to Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO) and Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) leadership, as well as corporate management, regarding internal investigations and follow-up actions (e.g., preventive and corrective actions). Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible for investigating allegations relating to compliance with the AbbVie Code of Conduct and policies and procedures, as well as legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Manages investigations potentially involving complex legal issues, such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.S. Anti-Kickback Statute, the U.S. False Claims Act, the U.S. Federal health care programs, the U.K. Bribery Act, other bribery laws, and food and drug laws around the world.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to personnel performing investigations at OEC's direction.
  • Analyzes investigation results to identify compliance risk areas and unfavorable trends.
  • Ensures that investigations are completed in a thorough and timely manner, and reviews all investigation reports and conclusions.
    • Drafts policies and procedures relating to investigations.
  • Provides training regarding investigations.
  • Reports to Director of Internal Investigations, OEC Operations.
  • Assigned matters have a significant impact to the compliance program.
  • Interacts with employees and managers at all levels of the organization, including regularly making presentations to members of senior management.
  • Operates with autonomy and limited supervision.
  • Minimum 8+ years' experience in the legal or compliance fields, preferably in the following areas: FCPA, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, pharmaceutical promotion issues, and antitrust.
  • Must have extensive experience questioning witnesses in an investigation, deposition, or similar setting.
  • JD strongly preferred.

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