Responsible for providing
employment and labor law legal counseling and advice to AbbVie’s research-based
pharmaceutical business. This position
supports the entirety of AbbVie and will work closely with senior leaders in
the Legal Division, Human Resources among other areas. The position reports to the Division Counsel,
Litigation & Compliance, Employment, Labor and immigration. Based on experience level, this position can
be filled as a Sr. Counsel or Counsel.
Core Job Responsibilities:
AbbVie in response to threatened claims, and before government agencies in
employment discrimination and wage claims.
legal counsel to clients regarding all employment and labor law issues,
including non-competes and trade secrets.
- Counsel leadership on all
aspects of daily employment-related issues, including hiring and
termination, accommodations, leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment
and retaliation, wage and hour, and investigations
- Serve as primary legal
liaison to Human Resources and provide support on employment and labor matters
in the U.S. and globally
employment and labor law support on corporate transactions, restructures,
policies, and other employee-related matters.
- Partner and liaise with outside counsel on legal matters,
litigation, and manages relevant external consultants.
corporate compliance initiatives and HR projects.
project direction and supervision of outside counsel on domestic and
- Support HR in
development of affirmative action plans and goals, and compliance audits.
- Develop and
conduct employment-related training.
- JD degree and
appropriate licensure to practice law in Illinois.
understanding of federal, state and local employment and labor laws.
experience representing clients in government agencies, drafting and
negotiating agreements, drafting policies, and employment
- Minimum of 6+
years of practice. Employment/labor law experience required.
- Knowledge of
pharmaceutical industry and in-house experience strongly preferred.
- Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A
- Travel: No
- Job Type: Experienced
- Schedule: Full-time