• Senior Counsel, Commercial Litigation

    AbbVie North Chicago, IL 60086

    Job #2294188723

  • COMMERCIAL LITIGATION – SENIOR COUNSEL

    Primary Job Function

    We want a top-tier strategic thinker who can actively lead litigation matters across a broad array of disciplines, including antitrust, contract, employment, internal and external investigation, product liability, securities, and shareholder matters. As part of a tight-knit team, you will set the strategy and drive the results. A successful litigator in this role will apply principled legal analysis with a blend of common sense, sound judgment, and creativity. You will join a highly respected legal department at a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to solving serious health issues and having a remarkable impact on patient’s lives.

    Core Job Responsibilities:

    • Develop successful litigation strategies, and supervise and direct outside counsel in executing them.
    • Identify, cultivate relationships with, and give opportunities to, outstanding under-represented litigation attorneys at law firms to increase the diversity of our outside counsel representation.
    • Have the courage to form and defend a point of view on sensitive, high-profile issues, balanced with the humility to accept and incorporate other perspectives.
    • Blend rigorous legal assessment with creative problem solving.
    • Be self-motivated and intellectually curious.
    • Counsel internal clients in all areas of the business and at all levels of management on legal issues.
    • Interact externally with customers, suppliers, partners, competitors, courts, and government agencies.
    • Develop reasonable, reliable budgets and manage the staffing and efficiency of outside counsel and other service providers to deliver strong results within those budgets.

    Minimum Education:

    • Candidates must possess a JD degree and have or be able to obtain appropriate licensure to practice law in Illinois.

    Minimum Experience:

    • 7+ years of high-level litigation experience at law firms and/or in-house.
    • Significant experience in any particular subject matter (e.g., antitrust or product liability) is not required. 
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