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Director and Senior Counsel II - Primary Care The candidate provides a broad range of legal services, typically to Clients at the VP level who control business activities and below. Level of counseling provided requires broader understanding of the impact decisions may have on the overall business, as the risks associated with incomplete advice are high. Duties include drafting of legal documents and provision of legal counsel. Mentors more junior attorneys in areas of expertise. Provides legal support for the Cardiovascular franchise and other aspects of the Primary Care organization which includes reviewing promotional materials and product labeling, anti-kickback and fraud and abuse issues, and legal advice on commercial and medical matters. Prepares complex legal documents, including letters, notices, legal opinions, contracts, patent or trademark applications, court/administrative filings, licenses, corporate documents, etc. Often supervises more junior attorneys in the drafting of such documents. Expert understanding of state and federal laws, regulations and policies in several specialized legal areas; strong working knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in at least one other specialized legal area; ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities. Has ability to apply law from several areas to complex business situations. Specialized legal areas within an attorney’s expertise may include: Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Trade, Compliance, Contracting, Environmental, Employment, Litigation and/or Antitrust. Influences clients by identifying and communicating to clients risks associated with complex business activities within lawyer's broad understanding of several specialized legal areas, which specialized legal areas may include: Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Trade, Compliance, Contracting, Environmental, Employment, Litigation and/or Antitrust; helps identify risks in areas outside lawyer's specialized legal area and provides value-added corporate law insight to evaluate risks effectively; provides training and business advice to clients on applicable legal issues within lawyer’s broad legal expertise. Partners with clients by considering immediate business/legal issues in a broader business context and identifying broader business purposes and objectives; proactively applies broad legal expertise to address both the specific business activity and influence the broader business purposes and objectives; developing alternative fact hypotheticals and legal solutions to clarify options and enable the achievement of successful business outcomes. Expected by business management to take the lead in negotiating on behalf of client to achieve solutions that attain business objectives. Confers with other in-house and outside counsel where appropriate. Also advises, partners with or engages in-house or outside counsel where appropriate. Manages (either directly or indirectly) administrative assistants, paralegals and other personnel within department. May manage more junior attorneys. Mentors and/or trains more junior attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants and/or other personnel within department. Takes on other departmental administrative responsibilities within the legal department consistent with the objectives of the legal department.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Should have 8-10 years of relevant legal experience; admission to one State Bar. Excellent oral and written communication skills is must. Excellent organizational skills; demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information is essential. Strong knowledge of national business environment in which client competes is required.
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