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Senior Counsel, Legal Privacy & Data Security

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 17, 2024

Job Details

The Senior Counsel, Legal Privacy & Data Security will be responsible for handling a variety of privacy and data security matters across business areas and jurisdictions, with a primary focus on U.S. data privacy and cyber security matters.


Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Strategic and day-to-day legal support for business functions (both aesthetics and therapeutics).
  • Monitor and advise on compliance and implementation positions for emerging data privacy laws.
  • Support global privacy contracts and M&A legal teams regarding data privacy legal questions, contract reviews, and negotiations.
  • Draft, review, negotiate, and manage data privacy and protection terms for a variety of transactional agreements, including master services agreements, professional services and consulting agreements, statements of work, BAAs, business technology agreements, and supply agreements.
  • Support the AbbVie privacy compliance office regarding the operation of AbbVie’s global privacy program. 
  • Legal support for information security risk management team, including data breach analysis and response, third party risk management, and insider risk.
  • Draft and review privacy notice, consent, and contract templates, both globally and regionally.
  • Manage and supervise external privacy counsel work. 

Minimum Education:

  • Candidates must possess a JD degree and state bar certification
  • Minimum Training / Experience:

    • Minimum 7 years of experience in relevant legal experience in data privacy and security matters on a wide range of commercial business issues at a major law firm and/or corporate environment
    • Strong background in U.S. and EU data privacy requirements
    • Experience advising on privacy matters related to the processing of health information preferred
    • Experience with digital related data privacy matters preferred
    • Ability to write clearly and prepare professional communications
    • Detailed and rigorous legal research and analysis skills
    • Experience working with and across the full corporate structure in a matrixed corporate environment
    • Experience supporting senior business leaders
    • Experience in data processing agreements and data transfer agreements
    • Experience working with and advising multinational affiliates across markets
    •        IAPP Certifications, such as CIPP/US or CIPP/E, a plus

    AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


    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, and YouTube.

    Stock Symbol: ABBV

    Stock Exchange: NYSE

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    1 North Waukegan Road
    North Chicago

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