1+ months

Senior Counsel, Commercial Attorney - Diagnostics

Des Plaines, IL

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Job Function:

Provides legal services and resolves legal matters for specific Abbott diagnostics business units, including negotiating and drafting agreements and providing strategic support.  Supports the business in the achievement of business objectives by rendering sound legal advice and managing legal risks to the corporation.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing broad spectrum of legal support, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements in conjunction with internal clients and third parties
  • Resolving routine to complex legal matters with minimal supervision using negotiation skills and legal expertise
  • Reviewing advertising and promotional materials to ensure compliance with Abbott policies and applicable laws and regulations
  • Clearly rendering timely and practical legal advice
  • Identifying risks and proposing alternative solutions to address such risks
  • Interacting directly with senior leaders to keep them apprised of legal issues impacting the business
  • Providing training to clients
  • Demonstrating leadership ability
  • Collaborating on cross-divisional teams
  • Complying with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures
  • Assisting more experienced attorneys in resolving complex legal issues on cross-functional projects
  • Understanding Abbott’s businesses supported and broader business impact
  • Keeping abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas
  • Representing Abbott externally to customers, suppliers, competitors or government agencies
  • Advising legal department managers of critical project developments
  • Performing special projects as required
  • Executing core job responsibilities in a timely manner
  • Managing outside counsel work and budget

    Minimum Education:


    Minimum Experience / Training Required:

    5 to 7 years of related experience in law firm or in-house legal department, which must include strong contracting law experience


    This position is located in Des Plaines, IL with some travel to Lake Forest and Abbott Park (North Chicago) and limited travel outside of Illinois.

    Job Family: Operations & Business Support
    Division: GENC General Counsel
    Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
    Medical Surveillance: No
    Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Posted: 2018-05-02 Expires: 2018-12-12

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