Senior Counsel, Brand Legal

Lake County, IL, US
Jul 16, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Counsel position is responsible for advising on a variety of healthcare-related legal, regulatory and compliance issues governing on-market and pipeline products, with a primary focus on the anti-kickback statute, false claims act and advertising and promotional regulations. The position will manage at least 2 attorneys with similar responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Serve as Senior Counsel for oncology and specialty pharmaceutical brands, and frequently interact with and provide substantive advice to Marketing, Medical Affairs and Regulatory Affairs departments concerning a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues. These include FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, the PhRMA Code, the Sunshine Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and competition law in connection with product labeling, promotional and non-promotional activities.
  • Provide clear advice to business clients and senior legal management on U.S. laws focusing on areas of promotion, patient support, payor access, go-to-market strategies, and scientific exchange.
  • Responsible for preparing, reviewing and negotiating complex commercial agreements, 3rd party vendor agreements, service agreements, pharmacy agreements, consulting agreements and other corporate agreements.
  • Provide legal advice and assistance for the development of policies and training, and conduct training.
  • Develop knowledge of AbbVie's business and supported client areas. Keep abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas.
  • Resolve legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise. Advise legal department managers of project developments in a timely manner. Execute core job responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Help select and direct the work of outside counsel, define project objectives, manage project and budget.
  • Work cross-functionally and find solutions for business clients consistent with the law, policies/procedures, and AbbVie's Code of Conduct.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Responsible for managing at least 2 brand attorneys.

  • J.D. required.
  • Minimum 8+ years of relevant experience (previous pharma experience a plus).
  • Prior management experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Market Access/Managed Health Care matters is desirable, but not required.