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Associate General Counsel, Global Legal Strategies and Policy

Washington, DC
Start date
Apr 16, 2024

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Administration, Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
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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

The Associate General Counsel, Global Legal Strategies and Policy is responsible for identifying, developing, and executing strategic initiatives for AbbVie, with a substantial focus on China and other key ex-US growth markets. The Associate General Counsel will report to the Senior Associate General Counsel, Global Legal Strategy and Policy Counsel.

The individual in this role will leverage industry experience and innovative thinking while partnering with stakeholders to drive creative solutions to complex legal challenges that a U.S.-based life sciences company may face while doing business aboard. The role will monitor and evaluate current and future external trends with a focus on the U.S. trends that would have a potential impact on the companys business in China and key ex-US geographic markets, prioritize them and develop enterprise-wide strategies.

The individual in this role will also partner with AbbVies Legal, Government Affairs, and other key stakeholders to help shape and prepare for regulatory changes. This role will also develop key external engagements inside and outside of the United States for active policy shaping and executing strategies.


  • Develop and support global strategies with enterprise impact and manage and supervise external counsel and consultant in connection with such strategy development.
  • Working with Government Affairs and other legal departments, responsible for developing strategies to shape external stakeholders including government agencies, industry associations, industry coalitions and other third parties in the healthcare ecosystem.
  • Consistently finds opportunities to strengthen and improve team culture of agility, prioritization, innovative thinking, trust, and inspiration, and AbbVie Ways of Working.
  • Supports transition of strategies developed in the Global Legal Strategies & Policy group into executional stages at the regional level, engaging cross-functionally and with the business to establish operational plans.

  • 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)
  • 8+ years of relevant legal experience, with previous pharmaceutical experience highly preferred.
  • Cross-border experience working with and advising multinational companies across markets.
  • Proven ability to solve complex and dynamic problems and help to proactively shape the external environment.
  • Comfort taking on high-visibility, high-impact projects with exposure to executive leaders with strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently identify practical legal solutions to complex challenges, to influence key internal and external stakeholders, and to work effectively in high-pressure, matrixed environments.
  • Bi-lingual preferred (English and native or fluent in one other foreign language)
  • Preferably based in Chicago with Washington D.C., as a considered secondary location

Additional Information

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

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

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 formofcompensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole andabsolutediscretion unless and until paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistentwithapplicable 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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