Abbott Division Counsel, IP Litigation in Abbott Park, Illinois

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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


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United States > Abbott Park : AP06A Floor-2





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