• Senior Counsel, Privacy

    AbbVie North Chicago, IL 60086

    Job #2291586434

  • This attorney will be a lead counsel on privacy and data security matters across business areas and jurisdictions.


    • Strategic and day-to-day legal privacy legal support to all functions (both aesthetics and therapeutics), collaborating with relevant business units, privacy compliance, and legal
    • Support the AbbVie privacy compliance office regarding the operation of AbbVie’s global privacy program
    • Legal support to monitor and implement changes in data protection laws and regulations
    • Legal support for information security risk management (data security), including data breach analysis and response, third party risk management, and insider risk
    • Privacy notice, consent and contract template drafting, reviews and updates, both globally and regionally
    • Provide leadership in the design and evaluation of privacy and security related projects
    • Support global privacy contracts team and commercial and M&A legal teams regarding data privacy legal questions and contract review and negotiation
    • Management and supervision of external privacy counsel work


    • Position must be based near an AbbVie office location in the US or EU. 
    • Law degree from a relevant jurisdiction
    • 8+ years of relevant legal experience in privacy and data security matters
    • Strong background in U.S. and EU data privacy requirements
    • Experience with global privacy laws related to the pharmaceutical and clinical research industry preferred
    • Experience with building and implementing a global privacy program
    • Ability to write clearly and prepare professional communications
    • Detailed and rigorous legal research and analysis skills
    • Experience working with and across the full corporate structure in a matrixed corporate environment
    • Experience supporting senior business leaders
    • Experience in data processing agreements and data transfer agreements
    • Experience working with and advising multinational affiliates across markets
    • lAPP Certifications, such as CIPP/US or CIPP/E, a plus
    • Language: English required
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