Laura Schumacher is Vice Chairman, External Affairs and Chief Legal
Officer, a member of the executive leadership team, and responsible
for global legal, health economics outcomes research, corporate brand
and communications and government affairs.
Prior to AbbVie’s separation from Abbott, Ms. Schumacher served as
Executive Vice President, General Counsel. Both at Abbott and AbbVie,
Ms. Schumacher has led Business Development and Ventures & Early
Stage Collaborations. Ms. Schumacher joined Abbott as a litigation
attorney, held various leadership positions in the company, and was
appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel in 2005. Prior to
joining Abbott, Ms. Schumacher was an associate attorney with the law
firm Schiff, Hardin & Waite in Chicago, Illinois.
Ms. Schumacher serves on the Board of Directors of General Dynamics
Corporation, the Board of Trustees for Ronald McDonald House Charities
and the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Board. She is also a member of
the National Association of Corporate Directors, American Bar
Association and the Economic Club of Chicago.
She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the
University of Notre Dame and a juris doctorate from the University of
Wisconsin at Madison, U.S.A.