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DVP & Associate General Counsel, CRM & HF

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.The Opportunity This position will lead the legal department for two Abbott Medical Device divisions.Key responsibilities are:

  • Identifies highly complex legal issues; recommends solutions and directs implementation of the resolution
  • Resolves highly complex legal matters in practice area independently
  • Leads cross-functional projects
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of Abbott's businesses and knowledge of the broader business impact
  • Keeps abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas
  • Regularly negotiates independently with customers, suppliers or government agencies on matters of strategic importance that affect a substantial portion of Abbott's business or areas of significant importance to senior management
  • Selects and directs the work of outside counsel, defines project objectives and manages project
  • Identifies unmet needs and future legal issues and proactively proposes strategies to optimize outcomes and results for the company
  • Provides support and input to the General Counsel in the management of the Legal Division
  • Helps General Counsel develop overall legal strategyWhat You'll Work OnThis position reports into the Medical Devices, DVP & Associate General Counsel. Reporting directly into this position are 2 Directors/ Sr Counsel roles and 4 indirect staff to include attorneys and paralegals. This role is responsible for mentoring, coaching and directing assigned attorneys and support staff; serves as a role model and as a champion of the legal department through work ethic, attitude, interpersonal skills and successful results. This role manages a legal department with full people management and budgetary responsibility, and plays a key role in selecting, recruiting and developing attorneys and support staff. Responsible for succession planning for individual department and legal division.The position routinely advises General Counsel on business management of critical projects and provides advice and counsel to Division Vice Presidents and Officers.Recognized by these clients as both expert in substantive area and relied upon for individual advice. Manages legal department's internal and external budgets. Serves as a recognized resource for both management and other attorneys on innovative ideas in highly complex areas of the law.Minimum EducationPossess a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school, demonstrate a strong academic background, and be admitted to a US state bar in good standing or have, or be able to obtain, appropriate licensure to practice law in CaliforniaMinimum Experience/Training RequiredMinimum 15 years of experience practicing law in a regulated industry, ideally healthcare, inclusive of-
    • Experience in market/product/technology assessment
    • Diverse exposure to, and understanding of, a broad range of technologies and medical issues
    • Knowledge and experience of legal issues that relate to corporate structure, transactional structure, intellectual property, anti-trust and litigation, including pre-litigation dispute and settlements
    • Demonstrated expertise in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements relating to procurement, sales, licensing, marketing, co-promotion and research collaborations
    • Experience in advising and counseling clients on a range of business transactions and operational matter related to selling to health care professionals, retailers and consumers
    • Experience with mergers & acquisitions and general corporate matters is strongly preferred
    • Experience in personnel management in a matrix environment
    • Familiarity with laws that affect client areas 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 areas, 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)
    • Cross-cultural experience / knowledge is highly desirable
    • In addition to top-notch legal skills and a strong ethical center, excellent interpersonal, strategic thinking, communication and organizational skillDemonstrated Leadership Competencies:
      • Leadership: Builds diverse, high-performing teams focused on impactful work; works through team to achieve positive outcomes; coaches, develops and objectively evaluates talent and builds strong succession plans; inspires and drives engagement, accountability, equity and inclusion within team; creates an open environment for input, feedback and differing perspectives
      • Collaboration: Cultivates and u utilizes an extensive internal and external network; and works well with Legal/OEC and other Abbott stakeholders and appropriately integrates their perspectives
      • Executive Presence: Effectively communicates with and influences stakeholders at all levels, including executive leadership; possesses clear and concise presentation and communication skills and is able to deliver content that is appropriately tailored to audience needs
      • Strategic Thinking: Integrates a broad, global perspective in planning and decision making and carefully considers Abbott-wide impact; identifies/analyzes critical factors that influence short and long-term success and develops and executes plans accordingly; and is able to acquire knowledge effectively and adapt to a changing environment
      • Results Driven: Knowledgeable about and engaged with Abbott business; flexible and pragmatic, balances risk mitigation and business goals; solves complex problems with business acumen, creativity, and an appropriate sense of urgency
      • Judgment: Understands what work is most important and prioritizes the team's efforts; listens critically, asks questions, and makes sound decisions, especially when limited information is available; rational, calm, and pragmatic, especially in crisis and high-stakes decision making; and knows how and when to elevate information for input, alignment, and decision makingThe base pay for this position is $238,500.00 - $476,900.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Los Angeles , DVP & Associate General Counsel, CRM & HF, Legal , Los Angeles, California

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