Abbvie Senior Legal Counsel


Laura Schumacher is Vice President, External Affairs and General Counsel, a member of the management team and responsible for global law, health economics outcomes research, brand and corporate communications and government affairs. 4 Ways to Align Your Priorities in an Unbalanced WorldOpens in a New Window 3 Tips for Mentor Success and Its Importance in a Socially Distant World Opens in a New Window Ms. Schumacher is a member of the Board of Directors of General Dynamics Corporation and CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc., the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Advisory Board of Notre Dame Law School. She is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the American Bar Association and the Economic Club of Chicago. Prior to Abbvie`s separation from Abbott, Ms. Schumacher served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel. At Abbott and AbbVie, Ms. Schumacher led business development and early-stage businesses and collaborations. Ms. Schumacher joined Abbott as a litigator, held various leadership positions within the company and was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel, in 2005. Prior to joining Abbott, Ms. Schumacher was a partner at the law firm schiff, Hardin & Waite in Chicago, Illinois.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA. Vice-President, External Affairs and Chief Legal Officer.