Senior Counsel, Enterprise Data & Digital Health

Lake County, IL, United States
Sep 18, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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 .

The Senior Counsel, Enterprise Data and Digital Health, will advise and counsel clients across the company, such as BTS (IT), R&D, Commercial, HEOR, Medical and others, on AbbVie's digital health and data initiatives, including data risk mitigation. The role will provide cross-functional counsel on these issues, building enterprise protocols and guidelines. The role will also share responsibility with clients for driving strategic considerations on these initiatives.

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Stay up to date on evolving legal frameworks for data and digital health. Identify new requirements and risk factors that AbbVie must address while simultaneously identifying new opportunities for AbbVie to compliantly use data and digital health technologies.
  • Develop deep understanding of business objectives for data and digital health projects.
  • Provide tactical advice to help business compliantly achieve objectives on specific projects, but also provide strategic advice to help guide business develop long-term vision for use of data and digital health technologies.
  • Translate legal advice into policies and procedures, either directly or through other functions that may own such policies and procedures.
  • Develop relationships with business partners and leaders in multiple functions across company.
  • Issue spot across functions and look for ways to efficiently solve legal problems at an enterprise level.
  • Coordinate with other stakeholders from AbbVie's legal and compliance functions to ensure advice is consistent and complete, given the cross-functional nature of this work.

  • JD (or equivalent) with active bar membership.
  • 7+ years at a law firm, corporate legal department or equivalent compliance function
  • Required experience: providing legal advice in the pharmaceutical or health care industry OR providing legal advice on data and digital matters in another regulated industry. Preferred experience: Providing legal advice related to data and digital matters in the pharmaceutical or health care industry.
  • Preferred legal expertise: Working knowledge of broad range of US and EU laws governing digital technologies and collection and use of data (e.g., privacy laws, medical device regulations, FTC guidance, clinical trial regulations, etc.)
  • Required business knowledge: Demonstrated interest in and facility to learn about emerging data and digital health technologies. Preferred business knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of emerging data and digital health technologies.
  • Track record of providing legal advice on cross-functional projects with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships across multiple functions.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.