Abbott Division Counsel, IP Litigation in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Job Function:

This position is responsible for managing an exciting variety of complex intellectual property litigation matters both inside and outside of the U.S. including, patent and trademark matters.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business leaders to develop litigation strategies that will be successful and optimize business opportunities

  • Select, supervise and direct outside counsel in execution of strategies in matters of significant impact

  • Develop and maintain case and function budgets

  • Counsel clients in all areas of the business and highest levels of management on legal issues, litigation strategy, and dispute resolution

  • Identify highly complex legal issues and propose alternative solutions

  • Regularly negotiate independently with customers, suppliers, competitors or government agencies on matters of strategic importance on matters of significant importance to business

  • Resolve complex legal issues

  • Lead cross-functional projects

  • Mentor, coach and supervise other attorneys, serve as role model and as champion of legal department through work ethic, attitude, interpersonal skills and successful results

  • Play key role in selecting, recruiting and developing attorneys and support staff, including performance management and developmental planning

  • Manage assigned support staff in their responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a JD degree and have or be able to obtain appropriate licensure to practice law in Illinois.

Minimum Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience

  • In-house experience and experience in representing medical device, pharmaceutical and/or nutritional industries is strongly preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email