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Division Counsel, Healthcare Compliance (31017016)




Full Time


Abbott Park, Illinois, United States

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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. More than 100,000 of our colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Description

We are seeking a Division Counsel in Abbott’s global Legal Regulatory & Compliance department, which will support all of Abbott’s global business on healthcare compliance legal issues. This is a senior-level manager within Abbott’s global legal organization and reports to the Divisional Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Legal Regulatory & Compliance.

About Abbott Legal:

Who we are:

We are legal professionals charged with driving Abbott’s businesses forward. We engage as business leaders, beyond providing legal advice, to solve problems for the company and the customers and patients we serve.

What we offer:

A position in the Abbott Legal Division provides an opportunity to learn and grow. As our company grows and evolves, so do our roles. We engage in meaningful, challenging, and interesting work on a global scale. This continual evolution provides experiences and opportunities to grow both in the depth of legal expertise as well as breadth of leadership.

How we work:

We value diversity of backgrounds and experiences in our teams. This is integral to our inclusive and collaborative environment. We expect and encourage our employees to be holistic thinkers and we are expected to see the big picture and impact of our advice.

Employer of choice:

Through numerous local, national, and international accolades, Abbott is regarded as an employer of choice for our commitment to workplace excellence. Our employees are given the tools to succeed, lead, and grow with challenging opportunities and work that makes a difference.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing and providing advice and counseling on global healthcare compliance legal issues, serving as a “hub” of subject-matter expertise within Abbott’s matrixed Legal organization on a variety of laws and regulations, including:
  • U.S. federal and state fraud and abuse laws (including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, the Beneficiary Inducement Law, physician self-referral laws), regulations, guidance documents (including OIG Advisory Opinions), and legal issues relating to industry/trade group codes;
  • Global anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws (e.g., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act);
  • Laws and regulations relating to operations, billing and reimbursement for the provision of healthcare services and products, including U.S federal healthcare programs (e.g., Social Security Act, Medicare and Medicaid regulations, CMS coverage decisions, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments);
  • U.S. trade sanctions laws and regulations; and
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations applicable to federal government contractors.
  • Serves as the primary legal support for the Office of Ethics and Compliance, supporting business-focused compliance activities, program development, monitoring, investigations, and risk assessments.
  • Ensures appropriately consistent approaches to healthcare compliance/anti-corruption issues across Abbott’s businesses and geographies;
  • Engages externally to support advocacy efforts relating to business priorities;
  • Manages a small team of lawyers and support professionals with responsibility for Fraud and Abuse, Anti-Corruption, Government Contracting, and Trade Compliance.
  • Helps manage departmental budget in conjunction with the Divisional Vice President and other attorneys.

Qualifications/Training/Experience Required

  • A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school; strong academic background; admitted to a US state bar in good standing; appropriate licensure to practice law.
  • Generally, 10+ years of experience and demonstrated expertise in providing legal counsel on healthcare compliance issues in the life sciences or medical technology industries with a large corporation or law firm; experience in a relevant government agency (e.g., HHS, DOJ) is also beneficial.
  • Ability to influence others; to perform successfully in cross-functional teams; and to lead, mentor, and develop others
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in fast-paced environment and to exercise sound commercial and legal judgment
  • Successful candidates are team players and servant leaders who not only possess top-notch legal skills, but also display excellent interpersonal, strategic thinking, communication, and organizational skills


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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