Counsel, Commercial Transactions

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 07, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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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.

This team oversees:

  • Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating complex commercial agreements and providing counsel in various substantive areas of commercial law, including manufacturing supply; transportation, distribution, warehousing, real estate, compliance, licensing, and healthcare.
  • Managing and providing legal support and counsel on a variety of commercial business transactions and supplier issues for the purchasing and supplier management and supply chain organizations, including distribution, logistics, and warehousing teams.
  • Managing and providing legal support and counsel on real estate transactions and disputes.
  • Managing and providing legal support and counsel on state licensing issues for healthcare supply chain teams.
  • Managing external counsel and contract attorneys.

The core responsibilities of this role are: 

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Takes ownership of matters and projects.
  • Identifies legal issues for assigned matters.
  • Assists other attorneys and stakeholders in resolving legal issues on cross-functional projects.
  • Develops knowledge of AbbVie’s business and client concerns.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in the law.
  • Represents AbbVie externally to customers, suppliers, and competitors.
  • Resolves legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise.
  • Helps select and direct work of outside counsel.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Candidates must possess JD degree and state bar certification.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in corporate or general transactional law and a record of demonstrated success in negotiating complex commercial agreements and counseling clients on a wide range of commercial business issues.
  • An understanding of legal issues related to procurement, transportation, distribution, logistics, real estate, manufacturing, IT, outsourcing, compliance, IP and the health care industry are beneficial.
  • The successful candidate will have strong legal, analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, innovation, risk assessment, drafting, negotiating, and client communication skills.

Significant Work Activities
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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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.