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AbbVie Inc. (“Abbvie” or the “Company”) has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Section Head-IP Litigation to be located in North Chicago, Illinois.
This position, which will be located in the Company’s headquarters in North Chicago, Illinois, requires an Undergraduate degree from a well-known university/college combined with a J.D. from a highly respected law school, Bar Admission in good standing approved by a State Bar Association, and a minimum of twelve (12) years of patent litigation experience, including some corporate in-house experience. The ideal candidate will have prior pharmaceutical industry experience.
The candidate, reporting to the Vice President of Intellectual Property, will oversee the management and strategy of the company’s global patent litigation. The addition of this new position to oversee the AbbVie IP Litigation group will increase its capacity to meet the company’s growing technological focus. This position will be responsible for overseeing the management and strategy of the company’s global patent litigation, developing and driving strategies for AbbVie’s patent litigation matters, forming litigation teams, and negotiating and drafting settlements in AbbVie’s patent litigations.
Interested candidates should send a current resume and cover letter, both in Microsoft Word, to
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com.
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