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Senior Counsel, Legal Compliance

$151,500- $288,000/ year
Posted May 29
Full Time
On Site
Florham Park, New Jersey

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

The Senior Counsel, Legal Compliance position is responsible for developing legal strategy and direct support of cross-brand, brand-agnostic, and enterprise-wide groups and functions. This position will provide counsel concerning a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues, with a primary focus on fraud & abuse statutes and regulations including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, FDA promotional regulations, state compliance laws and regulations, and DOJ and HHS-OIG guidance.

This position reports to the Senior Associate General Counsel, Legal Compliance.



  • Serving as counsel for a diverse set of clients across the company and frequently interacting with and providing substantive advice to Commercial, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Ethics and Compliance, and other departments concerning a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues, including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, relevant industry codes, the Sunshine Act, and the Prescription Drug Marketing Act, among others.
  • Providing legal advice on relevant policies, procedures and trainings, in consultation with the Office of Ethics and Compliance and other departments.
  • Resolving routine legal matters in practice area with direct supervision as needed from more experienced attorneys. Assisting more experienced attorneys in resolving complex legal issues on cross-functional projects.
  • Developing knowledge of AbbVie’s business and supported client areas. Keep abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas.
  • Where necessary, reviewing and negotiating agreements (including consulting agreements and other corporate agreements) that may impact healthcare compliance.
  • Working cross functionally with other Legal groups, Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Ethics and Compliance, Marketing, and other departments to find solutions to meet business objectives consistent with the law, applicable policies/procedures, and AbbVie’s Code of Conduct.
  • Helping select and direct the work of outside counsel, define project objectives and manage projects.
  • No direct department budget responsibility must however operate within budget. Where necessary, develop budgets for assigned legal matter(s) with supervision from more experienced attorneys.
  • Staying up-to-date on developments in healthcare laws and guidelines, identifying unmet needs and future legal issues, and proactively proposing strategies to optimize outcomes and results for patients, providers, and the company, while managing risk.
  • Being committed to meeting patient unmet needs across AbbVie’s therapeutic areas and energized to rise to new challenges and envision creative solutions.
  • Serving as recognized source, for the business as well as other attorneys, regarding innovative ideas in complex areas of law, business, or technology, particularly those impacting the enterprise-wide clients that Legal Compliance serves.



  • 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 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with pharmaceutical/medical device/biotech companies required, and educational background in applicable scientific field is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal issues in a simple, understandable manner with colleagues across the company.
  • Strong collaborative skills, able to build partnerships internally and with external partners at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong organization and time management skills with flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness to successfully prioritize and manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.

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.