Senior Counsel, Brand Legal

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Jul 16, 2019
Ref
1902694
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.


Basic:
  • 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.