Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Since 2013, Hubert Allen has served as Abbott’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Previously, he was Divisional Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Established Pharmaceuticals.


Prior to joining Abbott in 2006 as Senior Counsel, supporting the company's Pharmaceutical Products Division, Mr. Allen was an Assistant General Counsel for McKesson Corporation. Mr. Allen has held various positions within Abbott's legal department, including Divisional Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Pharmaceutical Products Group; Section Head, Abbott Nutrition; and Division Counsel.


Today, he leads a diverse global organization dedicated to supporting Abbott's business all around the world.


"Working as a lawyer for a company like Abbott is the best option for someone like me, because it marries my interests with opportunity," says Mr. Allen. "We have a pretty large team in terms of geographic spread, and we interact with legal systems in more than 100 countries. Doing the type of work where no two days are the same is very fulfilling."


Outside of Abbott, Mr. Allen also serves as a Director of Metropolitan Family Services, and on the Executive Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.


He graduated with a bachelor's degree from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut; a master's degree in Politics from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, and a juris doctorate from Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut.