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Lynette Lupia
Director of Outside Counsel & Administration
AbbVie, Inc.

Lynette Lupia, Director Outside Counsel Strategy & External Initiatives, guides AbbVie’s outside counsel and vendor relationships, collaborating with senior legal staff to evaluate, maximize value and enhance predictability of AbbVie’s legal spend.  Her responsibilities include establishing guidelines for outside counsel and legal vendors and monitoring compliance, driving legal spend reporting and analytics, conducting rate negotiations, developing alternative fee arrangements and pricing structures and partnering with senior management to design and implement a metrics-based diversity and inclusion program for AbbVie’s key law firm partners.  She directs AbbVie’s Legal Pro Bono Program, establishing partnerships with legal service organizations and law firms and developing opportunities for AbbVie attorneys to contribute their time and skills in areas of high unmet legal needs.

Before going inhouse, she gained a wide variety of experience in the legal industry, as an associate at Jones Day and Sonnenschein (now Dentons), as a director of a legal staffing company and at a startup hospital company.  She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Northwestern University School of Law.

AbbVie is a research-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in North Chicago, with over 30,000 employees worldwide. 

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