David Perkins, J.D. is Director of Quality and Compliance for AbbVie. David has twenty-two years of government and industry experience with a background in chemistry, quality assurance, and legal regulatory compliance / regulatory affairs. David worked for the FDA for ten years as a chemist in the Chicago and Philadelphia Districts and then as a drug specialist investigator in the Chicago District. David served as Legal Counsel at American Pharmaceutical Partners, Director of Regulatory Affairs/Regulatory Counsel at Cardinal Health, Vice President of Quality and Facility Compliance at Sagent Pharmaceuticals, and then Regulatory Counsel for Abbott Labs. David earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Juris Doctor of Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law.