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Corporate Counsel , Employee Benefits

Florham Park, NJ
Start date
Apr 30, 2024

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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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

AbbVie is seeking an experienced in-house Corporate Counsel specializing in Employee Benefits to join our team. This role will support our Total Rewards and various other business units and engage with other legal colleagues to ensure compliance with our benefits/compensation laws including ERISA, tax regulations, and securities requirements. Individual must possess strong experience with qualified retirement and health and welfare benefits with exposure to executive compensation arrangements.

While remote candidates will be considered, those located near our headquarters in Lake County, Illinois, are highly preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert advice and guidance on a wide range of compensation and employee benefits matters, encompassing health and welfare, retirement plans, and executive compensation arrangements.
  • Offer counsel on ERISA and Internal Revenue Code mandates pertaining to employee benefits, including ACA, HIPAA, and COBRA compliance.
  • Advise on defined contribution (401(k)), defined benefit pension, and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.
  • Assist in managing post-transaction benefit plan integration activities.
  • Draft, review, and revise plan documents and amendments, trust agreements, summary plan descriptions, and employee communications and disclosures.
  • Support benefit plan governance and fiduciary matters, such as advising on benefit claims and appeals and assisting with committee operations and minutes.
  • Help oversee equity compensation program, including advice on employee stock purchase plan, stock administration, equity award agreements, and granting equity outside of the U.S.
  • Assist client business groups with vendor and consulting contract review and negotiation.

  • JD degree from an accredited law school, state bar admission enabling in-house practice (specific state not required).
  • 5+ years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of employee benefits, compensation, ERISA, and tax regulations and laws.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to collaborate and think analytically.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects to meet deadlines.

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 believes ingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimatelypay 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 pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until 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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