Counsel, Clinical R&D Legal

Counsel, Clinical R&D Legal
USA, Illinois, Lake County
Requisition #1803364
The Clinical R&D Legal Counsel role is responsible forproviding strategic legal counsel and contracting support for AbbVie?s global clinical research-based pharmaceuticalbusiness.
Key Job Responsibilities:
+ Provide legal counsel to clients, including senior management, in AbbVie's R&D organizationon issues impacting clinical research and development, such as informed consent, CRO arrangements, patient recruitment activities, contractarrangements with investigators and clinical research vendors, and other collaborative research relationships
+ Contribute to strategic planning with clients and colleagues to optimize the implementation of AbbVie clinical studies and other medical research activities.
+ Identify and analyze complex legal issues related to AbbVie?s clinical study programs, develop solutions and implement resolutions.
+ Negotiate, draft, and review an extensive range of clinical study-related agreements.
+ Supervise paralegal staff and contractor attorneys responsible for clinical study documentation.
+ Develop knowledge of AbbVie?s business and supported client areas. Keep abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas.
+ Resolve legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise. Advise legal department managers of project developments in a timely manner. Execute core job responsibilities in a timely manner
+ Help select and direct the work of outside counsel, define project objectives, manage project and budget.
+ Coordinate with AbbVie legal specialists on patent law, privacy law, and regulatory matters.
Position Accountability/Scope:
+ Position supports AbbVie?s entire global R&D organization and will interact with senior leaders in the Legal Division and R&D business, including Global Medical Affairs. The position reports to Division Counsel, Clinical R&D Legal.
+ This position can be based either in AbbVie?s North Chicago, Illinois office or AbbVie?s office inMontreal, Canada.
+ JD/Law degree and appropriate licensure to practice law in Illinois or Quebec, as applicable.
+ Strong understanding of health care/research laws and regulations and industry guidance.
+ Experience drafting and negotiating clinical research related agreements.
+ Minimum of 5+ years of legal practice. In-house legal experience strongly preferred, working in pharmaceutical industry, CRO, or health care institution involved in clinical trials. French language speaking skills preferred but not required.

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