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Corporate Counsel

Posted Mar 18
Full Time
Irvine, California

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 at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Allergan Aesthetics is looking to hire a talented attorney to serve as Counsel for its portfolio of plastics and regenerative medicine and skin care products, such as Natrelle breast implants, tissue matrices, SkinMedica, LATISSE, and other brands. The Counsel, Brand Legal position is responsible for handling a variety of healthcare-related legal, regulatory, and compliance issues with a primary focus on the anti-kickback statute, false claims act, and advertising and promotional regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as general commercial counsel for multiple Allergan Aesthetics brands.
  • Frequently interact with and provide substantive legal advice to sales and marketing teams.
  • Collaborate regularly with the Office of Ethics and Compliance, Medical Affairs, and Regulatory Affairs departments concerning a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues, including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, industry codes such as AdvaMed and PhRMA, the Sunshine Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and competition law in connection with product labeling, promotional, and non-promotional activities.
  • Provide clear advice to various business clients and senior legal management on U.S. laws focusing on fraud and abuse risks, promotion, patient support, go-to-market strategies, and scientific exchange.
  • Prepare, review, and negotiate complex commercial agreements, 3rd party vendor agreements, services agreements, consulting agreements, purchase agreements, group purchasing organization agreements, consignment agreements, and other corporate agreements.
  • Provide legal advice and assistance for developing both internal and external policies and trainings.
  • Keep legal leadership abreast of project developments and execute core job responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Help select and direct the work of outside counsel by defining project objectives and managing projects and budgets.
  • Work cross-functionally to find solutions for business clients consistent with the law, AbbVie’s policies/procedures, and AbbVie’s Code of Conduct.

Significant Work Activities -Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Qualification Requirements:

  • 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).
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience (previous pharma or healthcare experience preferred, but not required).
  • Able to work independently in fast-paced environment.
  • Team player with a solutions-focused, problem-solving mindset.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication, leadership, and influencing skills.

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 in good 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 may ultimately pay 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/vision insurance 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 benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s 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 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.

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