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Senior Legal Counsel The candidate will be collaborating with the firm functional and business partners on new as well as ongoing commercial strategies, thereby identifying and analyzing legal risks and proposing appropriate actions to secure compliance with relevant rules, regulations, and policies. Will be reviewing product advertising materials for compliance with firm’s respective policies and applicable laws. Partnering with the Compliance Manager on establishing and maintaining best practices and policies for interactions with healthcare professionals and patients and ensuring firm’s compliance with relevant laws. Providing regular trainings and updates on legal and compliance topics to diverse groups within the company. Assessing current company policies versus legal requirements, industry association codes and industry best practices and cross functionally coordinating changes and improvements where necessary, also eliminating redundant policies where reasonable. Drafting, negotiating and reviewing agreements relevant to firm’s operations, including but not limited to agreements with vendors, customers, health insurance plan providers as well as healthcare professionals and medical institutions. Assist the responsible members of the legal team where necessary and required in employment law and litigation matters. Collaborating with other members of the Sonova Legal Team based in Warrenville, IL and Staefa, Switzerland on an ongoing basis. JD degree from an accredited law school is needed. Should have 5+ years of post-qualification experience, preferably including in-house experience in the medical device or broader life sciences industry. Good working knowledge of US federal and state laws applicable to the commercialization of medical devices or other regulated products such as pharmaceuticals. Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing is needed. Experience working for an international company and across a matrixed organization is essential.
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