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Senior Counsel, Legal Privacy & Data Security

Lane, IL

The Senior Counsel, Legal Privacy & Data Security will be responsible for handling a variety of privacy and data security matters across business areas and jurisdictions, with a primary focus on U.S. data privacy and cyber security matters.


Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Strategic and day-to-day legal privacy legal support to business functions (both aesthetics and therapeutics).
  • Monitors and advises on compliance and implementation positions for emerging data privacy laws.
  • Support global privacy contracts team and commercial and M&A legal teams regarding data privacy legal questions and contract review and negotiations
  • Draft, review, negotiate, and manage data privacy and protection terms for a variety of transactional agreements, including master services agreements, professional services and consulting agreements, statements of work, BAAs, business technology agreements, and supply agreements.
  • Support the AbbVie privacy compliance office regarding the operation of AbbVie’s global privacy program. 
  • Legal support for information security risk management (data security), including data breach analysis and response, third party risk management, and insider risk.
  • Draft and review privacy notice, consent and contract templates, both globally and regionally
  • Management and supervision of external privacy counsel work 

Minimum Education:

Candidates must possess a JD degree and state bar certification

Minimum Training / Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in relevant legal experience in data privacy and security matters on a wide range of commercial business issues at a major law firm and/or corporate environment
  • Strong background in U.S. and EU data privacy requirements
  • Experience advising on privacy matters related to the processing of health information preferred
  • Experience with digital related data privacy matters preferred
  • Ability to write clearly and prepare professional communications
  • Detailed and rigorous legal research and analysis skills
  • Experience working with and across the full corporate structure in a matrixed corporate environment
  • Experience supporting senior business leaders
  • Experience in data processing agreements and data transfer agreements
  • Experience working with and advising multinational affiliates across markets
  • IAPP Certifications, such as CIPP/US or CIPP/E, a plus

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

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