AbbVie Legal Counsel, Clinical R&D. Global role located in Montreal area. Extented until July 2 in St. Laurent, Canada

Legal Counsel, Clinical R&D. Global role located in Montreal area. Extented until July 2

Canada, Quebec, St. Laurent


Requisition #1803886

The Clinical R&D Legal Counsel role is responsible for providing strategic legal counsel and contracting support for AbbVie’s global clinical research-based pharmaceutical business.

Core Job Responsibilities:

-- Provide legal counsel to clients, including senior management, in AbbVie's R&D organization on issues impacting clinical research and development, such as informed consent, CRO arrangements, patient recruitment activities, contract arrangements 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 in Montreal, Canada.

JD/Law degree and appropriate licensure to practice law in Illinois or Quebec/Canada 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 an asset


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