Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more
fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing
technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading
businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices,
nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues
serve people in more than 160 countries. JOB DESCRIPTION: Abbott
continues to undertake a dynamic transformation spanning its
innovative products to its technology infrastructure.
Moreover, Abbott’s strategic acquisitions in 2017 of St. Jude
Medical and Alere have amplified the breadth and complexity of its
commercial business. Abbott’s Rapid Diagnostics business is focused
on leadership in the field of point of care diagnostic technologies
in numerous fields, including infectious disease, molecular,
cardio-metabolic, and toxicology testing, among others.
Who We Are : We are legal experts who support and help advance
the interests of Abbott’s global businesses As a part of the Abbott
Legal Division, we have an opportunity to work for a life-changing
medical technology company. We provide thorough and reasoned advice
and engage as business leaders to solve problems for the company as
well as the customers and patients we serve.
What We Offer : With Abbott’s proud heritage of developing and
delivering life-changing technology and products, and commitment to
doing business the right way, a position in Abbott Legal provides
an opportunity to engage in meaningful and challenging work on a
global scale. As our company grows and evolves, so can our roles
How We Work : We expect and encourage our employees to be
holistic thinkers and to collaborate, so we can get to the best
solutions. We value diversity of backgrounds and experiences. We
expect our team members to consider both internal and external
factors and impact when providing advice and making decisions. We
strive to find creative ways to address business challenges and are
committed to leading and shaping the environment in which Abbott
Primary Job Scope:
Abbott is seeking an experienced commercial attorney to provide
legal advice to its Rapid Diagnostics – Toxicology business. The
attorney will be expected to identify and resolve complex legal
issues to support the commercial operations of a global leader in
the research, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of
products. The attorney will be responsible for acting as the
day-to-day legal advisor to the business and for the drafting and
negotiation of a wide range of commercial agreements. The attorney
may coach and direct assigned support staff (administrative
assistants, paralegals) in their responsibilities.
The successful candidate must possess strong knowledge of
corporate and commercial/transactional law and demonstrated
expertise in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements
and advising and counseling clients on a range of business
transactions and operational matters and in multiple areas of
Drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide range of agreements,
including complex matters relating to procurement, sales,
licensing, data security, marketing, clinical, and research
Advising and ensuring that internal clients receive sound,
practical and timely legal advice on a wide variety of legal
matters related to the operation of a commercial business that
markets and sells to health care professionals;
Maintaining familiarity with laws that affect client areas in
order to issue spot and provide basic counseling, including those
relevant to sales and marketing of products to health care
professionals and reimbursement by government programs, including,
for example, fraud and abuse (Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims
Act), FDA regulation (Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act), privacy (HIPAA),
and anti-corruption (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act);
Resolving legal issues using negotiation skills and providing
proactive legal advice to key business leaders on issues of concern
Assisting with U.S. and international compliance
Developing knowledge of Abbott’s businesses, products and client
Representing Abbott externally to suppliers and customers;
Helping select and/or directing the work of outside counsel,
defining project objectives, managing projects, and monitoring
outside counsel to ensure they operate within budget.
Critical Success Factors:
Good Judgment : Demonstrate expertise and sound judgment,
understand how assigned responsibilities support Abbott’s business
objectives, and be able to provide practical, risk-balanced advice
based upon a thorough understanding of the scope of an issue,
taking full advantage of internal networks and external
Collaboration : Firm understanding of available legal,
functional, and business resources and ability to integrate
information from several sources to achieve business results,
including breaking down boundaries to create alignment as
necessary, in a complex, global, matrixed environment.
Anticipation : Holistic, big picture thinker, who anticipates
changes in law, enforcement, and/or business objectives and adapts
approach as necessary to manage risks effectively and mitigate
issues before they arise.
Influencing Skills : Build strong relationships with business
partners to tactfully influence and gain their support to drive
desired outcomes. Represent Abbott externally to customers,
suppliers, competitors, trade associations or government agencies;
and resolve legal issues using negotiation skills and legal
expertise/engage in external influencing efforts.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school, demonstrate a
strong academic background, be admitted to a US state bar in good
standing, have or be able to obtain appropriate licensure to
3+ years of legal experience in the medical device or related
industries, or law firm.
Demonstrated experience advising all levels of clients on a wide
variety of legal issues of interest to Abbott, including:
commercial, legal regulatory, research and development, and
Strong commercial contracting and transactional experience.
Demonstrated understanding of the laws, regulations, standards,
and guidance governing the conduct of a healthcare technology and
5+ years of combined in-house and/or law firm experience.
Leadership and ability to see and handle more than the legal
issues of a project; strong, pragmatic business acumen with the
ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice; a
strategic and innovative thinker who can develop and articulate a
clear understanding of the company’s strategy from all perspectives
and find creative solutions to complex legal problems.
Must be able to move easily between a hands-on,
operations-focused view and a strategic outlook.
Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse
Ability to build collaborative relationships with leaders and
co-workers at all levels.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally
(approximately 10%) when travel resumes.
JOB FAMILY: Operations & Business Support DIVISION: GENC General
Counsel LOCATION: United States > Lake Forest : J49 Floor-4
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: WORK SHIFT: Standard TRAVEL: Yes, 10 % of the
Time MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE: Not Applicable SIGNIFICANT WORK
ACTIVITIES: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2
consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal
to 50% of the workday)Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of
Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected
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than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach
their potential — because better health allows people and
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devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are
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if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings.
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encourages diversity in our workforce.