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Corporate Counsel, Clinical R&D

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Apr 10, 2024

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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description

This Counsel will become a key partner to support clinical research in the development of novel medicines with a remarkable impact on patients. The Counsel, Clinical R&D, will be an integral part of a team of attorneys and paralegals providing strategic legal and business advice in support of AbbVies Global R&D organization. For candidates with strong leadership and strategic thinking skills, this role provides the opportunity to work cross-functionally with research and development teams and other corporate functions, including intellectual property, litigation, global privacy and ethics and compliance.In this role, the Counsel will be expected to interact regularly and effectively with management, internal business stakeholders, and third-party partners. They must be creative, strategic, and innovative while negotiating and managing complex contracts and be focused on bringing matters to timely and successful conclusion.

The Counsel, Clinical R&D, will be responsible for identifying and resolving complex legal issues and drafting and negotiating agreements. The responsibilities of the Counsel, Clinical R&D, will include:

  • Clearly communicating advice on complex situations that may arise related to clinical research including patient privacy and rights, data integrity, site and investigator non-compliance, fraud and abuse matters and digital health.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of agreements including clinical study and collaborative research agreements, service provider agreements in support of our clinical trial operations and other transactional and complex R&D agreements with research partners.
  • Developing patient informed consent forms for use in clinical research and incorporating feedback from regulatory authorities and/or ethics committees.
  • Providing clear advice to clients, including legal leadership, ensuring that advice maximizes the potential of our pipeline.
  • Serve as recognized source, for both management and other attorneys, of innovative ideas in complex areas of law, business, technology or research.

  • Law degree from an ABA accredited law school and in good standing with the state bar of the jurisdiction in which your office will be located (or ability to gain licensure in the state in which your office will be located)
  • 5 + years of relevant experience with some in-house experience preferred.
  • Experience in advising on R&D matters, such as clinical trials.
  • Ability to support the achievement of pharmaceutical business objectives by providing clear and practical counsel, including evaluating and managing risk.
  • Ability to use legal training to maximize business opportunities.
  • Have excellent transactional drafting and legal analysis skills, be a crisp, concise communicator and have the ability to identify and quickly address critical issues.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believesingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we mayultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick),medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, anddeterminable.The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensationand benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless anduntil paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies 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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