AbbVie Counsel, Clinical R&D Legal in Lake County, Illinois
Counsel, Clinical R&D Legal
USA, Illinois, Lake County
The Clinical R&D Legal Counsel role is responsible forproviding strategic legal counsel and contracting support for AbbVie’s global clinical research-based pharmaceuticalbusiness.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Provide legal counsel to clients, including senior management, in AbbVie's R&D organizationon issues impacting clinical research and development, such as informed consent, CRO arrangements, patient recruitment activities, contractarrangements with investigators and clinical research vendors, and other collaborative research relationships
Contribute to strategic planning with clients and colleagues to optimize the implementation of AbbVie clinical studies and other medical research activities.
Identify and analyze complex legal issues related to AbbVie’s clinical study programs, develop solutions and implement resolutions.
Negotiate, draft, and review an extensive range of clinical study-related agreements.
Supervise paralegal staff and contractor attorneys responsible for clinical study documentation.
Develop knowledge of AbbVie’s business and supported client areas. Keep abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas.
Resolve legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise. Advise legal department managers of project developments in a timely manner. Execute core job responsibilities in a timely manner
Help select and direct the work of outside counsel, define project objectives, manage project and budget.
Coordinate with AbbVie legal specialists on patent law, privacy law, and regulatory matters.
Position supports AbbVie’s entire global R&D organization and will interact with senior leaders in the Legal Division and R&D business, including Global Medical Affairs. The position reports to Division Counsel, Clinical R&D Legal.
This position can be based either in AbbVie’s North Chicago, Illinois office or AbbVie’s office inMontreal, Canada.
JD/Law degree and appropriate licensure to practice law in Illinois or Quebec, as applicable.
Strong understanding of health care/research laws and regulations and industry guidance.
Experience drafting and negotiating clinical research related agreements.
Minimum of 5+ years of legal practice. In-house legal experience strongly preferred, working in pharmaceutical industry, CRO, or health care institution involved in clinical trials. French language speaking skills preferred but not required.