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Assistant General Counsel, Legal Affairs The candidate will work in an exciting and challenging legal environment by independently providing innovative and strategic legal support and solutions as the primary legal advisor for specific business functions in the Companyâ€™s Administrative and Commercial function (including, for example, Medical Affairs, Sales, Marketing, Managed Markets, etc.) and/or corporate support functions (such as Human Resources, Compliance, Finance and/or IT) including, areas of vendor agreements, legal, business and regulatory issues. Coordination with, and appropriate supervision of, outside counsel as is required. Provides appropriate counsel and direction to other members of the Legal Affairs Department as well as serving as a mentor in order to foster their professional growth and development as well as their achievement of Company and/or departmental expectations and goals as identified by senior management. Acts as lead legal advisor for at least one of the key and/or a combination of corporate business functions that encompasses all areas of the business of firm. Acts as legal advisor for other assigned other corporate business and functional areas of the firm Administrative and Commercial function of the Company, as assigned (including, for example, Managed Markets, Sales, Marketing, Travel and Events, Medical Affairs, etc.) as well as firm employees performing Global roles in the United States (such as Global Marketing, Global Medical Affairs, etc.). For these areas, acts as lead attorney for that area providing legal advice and support for the business aspects of those functions. Prepares legal documents such as contracts, correspondence (e.g., to regulatory agencies), both independently and for review, approval, and use by Legal Affairs management. Independently negotiates contracts and other issues with third parties (vendors, etc.). Creates, implements and presents training programs and materials on legal issues for various departments, including for Finance. Monitors current developments in several key legal areas and provides Senior Management and other business leaders with updates regarding same. Leads cross-functional project management teams set up to address mid-sized to large Company-driven initiatives or special projects internal to the Company as well as project involving external business partners and/or other entities. The result of such initiatives may include creating corporate-level policies, guidance documents (i.e. standing legal risk analyses), and training of Company employees. Must have a Bachelorâ€™s degree from an accredited college or university. Should have JD degree from law school of recognized standing, and Bar admission. Must also be eligible to practice law in the state of New Jersey (either licensed in NJ or limited in-house license) and maintain such license in good standing at all times. Should have 8+ years post-law school experience, including 5+ years minimum, 7+ years preferred pharmaceutical industry experience, particularly supporting specific assigned business areas in contracting, general legal advice, policy development and/or review, etc. in specific business support functions (e.g., HR, IT, Compliance Program, etc.) in an in-house capacity, as a legal consultant, and/or at a law firm in a practice group focusing on pharmaceutical industry and/or specific corporate business functions.
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