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Senior Director, Litigation

Company name

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

Bridgewater, NJ

Date Last Verified

Dec 09,2017

Posted on

Dec 07,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Director, Litigation Responsibilities: Leading and managing a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, many with substantial potential monetary and reputational impact to the organization. Substantive areas of responsibility may include, but will not be limited to: Securities, products liability, consumer class action, government health care program matters, antitrust, employment, as well as, internal corporate investigations and government investigations (including allegations of federal, state, civil, administrative and criminal laws, domestically and abroad). Provide strategic legal advice and direction to business and legal partners related to litigation and government investigations as necessary. Engage in all aspects of litigation process: review and assess cases at onset and provide exposure analysis; managing, directing and developing strategy re: assigned matters; supervision of internal discovery and fact gathering efforts draft, review, revise and be ultimate owner for various legal filings in assigned matters; Act as a point of contact for both in-house and outside counsel and comfortable with senior executives; Responsibility for budget and cost containment on assigned matters.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Law degree and bar admission required, with ability to qualify for NJ In-House Counsel admission. Should have 10+ years of relevant law practice covering a wide range of litigation and investigations for large companies, including ideally civil and criminal matters. Experience dealing with investigation/litigation units of governmental agencies. Prior in-house counsel experience strongly preferred, ideally within the life sciences industry, but at a minimum working within a highly regulated industry. Strong communication and inter-personal skills are essential. Must be detail oriented and demonstrate excellent organizational skills. Strong sense of ownership and responsibility, and a strong work ethic focused on providing excellent customer service; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team. Should have experience working for a major law firm prior to transitioning to in house. Specific experience with False Claims Act, healthcare fraud and abuse laws and/or FCPA/UK Bribery Act highly desired.

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