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Privacy and Corporate Counsel

Company name

Novo Nordisk A/S.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 17,2019

Valid Through

Oct 30,2019

Posted on

May 29,2019

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Plainsboro, NJ, United States

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Practice Area
Data Privacy >> Data Privacy
Health Care >> Health Care
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Privacy and Corporate Counsel
The candidate will work with privacy office on enterprise-wide privacy policies and procedures, consistent with applicable U.S. and global laws. Act as the company’s privacy legal expert with knowledge of applicable state, federal and international laws and regulations including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, CAN-SPAM, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)/HITECH, CCPA and related medical information privacy laws, laws and regulations related to employee privacy, and other global laws and regulations including those implementing the GDPR. Collaborate with privacy office through on-going privacy risk assessments, identify areas of potential brand impact and legal consideration and propose and drive solutions. Liaise with privacy professionals at peer companies and industry organizations. Sit on privacy governance committee as legal representative. Draft, review, revise and negotiate commercial contracts, software and SaaS, supplier contracts and related support and services agreements and data protection agreements. Review, revise and negotiate real estate transactions. Maintain a scalable, business-minded approach to contract management. Collaborate with sales, security, finance, and product teams in connection with contract reviews and related processes. Facilitate the timely closure of complex business transactions while minimizing risk exposure. Assist in the development and implementation of processes for efficient and streamlined operations surrounding relevant commercial transactions. Maintain and update form agreements, contract management systems, and other databases. Assist with special projects as needed. Keeps informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the company, and assists with development of policies and training as needed. May retain, manage and assist outside counsel as needed. Reliance on outside counsel is limited to only when necessary for unusual day-to-day issues. Performs other duties as assigned by senior management. Proactively identifies risks and mitigating actions. Provides legal support to with minimal oversight and guidance from managing attorney. Upholds, acts as a role-model for, and encourages other lawyers on the team to embrace the following approach to in-house counseling:. Ideally, there will be one lawyer per client or meeting (others may be consulted behind the scenes, but then only when necessary for narrow expertise). High levels of consistency in legal advice (actual and perceived by explaining differences to clients). Seek alignment up and across Legal, in advance of client meetings as much as reasonably possible.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree, JD degree and state bar admission. Should have 8+ years of experience in a law firm or in-house legal or compliance department. Experience dealing with healthcare/pharmaceutical privacy matters highly desired. Certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional highly desired. Should have in-depth knowledge of applicable state, federal and international privacy laws. Must have demonstrated experience making sound risk assessments, and identifying and resolving legal and regulatory issues quickly and effectively and ability to make real-time decisions. Should have proven track record as a strong team player with ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure. Must have ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization. Other FDA law and regulations, governing drug development, clinical studies, GxPs, responding to 483s, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), Recall, Pharmacovigilance reporting, clinical holds, informed consent is required.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 59950BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Novo Nordisk A/S.
800 Scudders Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

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