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General Counsel – Life Sciences The candidate will provide legal leadership and strategic legal advice to the Life Sciences business within the company. Key areas of focus include: resolving corporate business issues to drive business growth and more integrated and efficient processes; and ensuring appropriate management of compliance, litigation, and governmental/regulatory matters. Be an active business partner to the Life Sciences Executive team, continually working to identify strategic opportunities to increase growth/reduce costs and engage in intelligent risk taking. Drive cross-business, global, and regional synergies to maximize effectiveness of the global legal team. Advise the business on commercial, regulatory, litigation, privacy, antitrust, improper payments, and advertising/promotional matters. Provide regulatory and compliance advice and training in conjunction with the Regulatory and Compliance specialist areas in the company. Apply business and legal judgment to proposed deals, relationships, and other issues requiring legal or compliance attention. Collaborate with regional legal colleagues and subject matter experts to analyze and advise the Healthcare's Life Sciences business on complex legal/compliance issues that arise out of Life Sciences’ global operations. Structure and negotiate complex transactions and oversee outside counsel. In conjunction with Chief Litigation Counsel, coordinate management of Life Sciences litigation. Support Compliance investigations and projects and lead GE Healthcare Life Sciences Compliance Review Boards. Manage and develop company’s legal team. JD (or equivalent) with active bar membership and 12+ years of experience providing legal advice to a global health care and/or life sciences business required. Experience advising on legal issues related to: regulated product development, complex commercial transactions, business development activities including product in-licensing and disposition, 3rd party corporate, government and academic collaborations, and global supply strategies required. Significant experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry and previous exposure to pharma/healthcare industry regulations, particularly including a pharmaceutical and biotech focus required. Demonstrated: experience identifying and resolving legal issues quickly and effectively and ability to make on the spot risk calls; experience prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple business clients in an extremely fast-paced environment required. Ability to communicate using English (or other local language) and outstanding interpersonal skills required. Experience in the Healthcare industry and previous exposure to medical industry regulations (FDA, Medicare/Medicaid anti-kickback) required. Litigation and internal investigation experience, particularly in the healthcare context required. Experience: in international trade controls; in advising on competition/antitrust legal issues; in pharmacy regulation; with generic pharmaceuticals or biosimilars and pharmaceutical life cycle management required.
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