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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Palo Alto, CA

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Company name

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

5-10 yrs required


Palo Alto, CA

Date Last Verified

May 18,2018

Posted on

Dec 27,2017

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Director, Government Relations and Policy The candidate will lead the development and execution of firm's federal and state legislative and policy strategies to support business priorities. Will registered federal and state lobbyist and lead public policy analyst for firm's. Responsible for developing, establishing, and managing federal and state government affairs posiiton and strategies to drive business priorities. Provide direction to and manage legislative and policy consultants to ensure firm's strategies and tactics are executed in an optimal manner. Serve as the lead interface with BIO and other relevant trade associations to ensure that firm's interests are protected and/or advanced. Develop and execute an executive engagement strategy that helps firm's engage compliantly and effectively in the political process. Lead and develop policy positions reflective of the organization and business portfolio. Monitor, interpret and translate legislative, regulatory, political and other government proposals for firm. Identify, analyze and understand federal and state policy developments, proposals, and the corresponding risks or opportunities of the company, and its products. Serve as a liasion between firm's and federal agencies, legislators, and staff for designated business areas, and lobby on assigned topics. Work closely with the VP to manage coportate intersts affected by federal and state legislative and regulatory policy, including: federal health policy, Rx reimbursement, tax implications, Medicare/Medicaid, 340B, VA/DOD and other areas that may impact firm. Work closely with the VP to execute with relevant stakeholders the firm's corporate reputation plan. Work collaboratively and in a full integrated manner with other Corporate Affairs functions and other internal stakeholders including Legal, Compliance, Regulatory and firm's Commercial teams. Serve as a valuable & contributing member of the Corporate Affairs Leadership team and coordinate/collaborate/integrate all actions in DC and state capitols so that they are aligned with the overall firm's Corporate Affairs strategic plan. Represent the company's interest working with relevant think tanks, coalitions, legislative and policy work groups, and other stakeholders who can have a legislative and/or poliy impact with respect to firm's business.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree. Graduate degree preferred with a focus in public policy or health policy or law. Must have 5 years of relevant policy experience. Must have 10 years relevent federal federal government affairs experience. Must have knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing corporate lobbying programs at extensive knowledge of relevant health care policy matters and legislative processes. Extensive legislative and policy experience required; understanding of biopharmaceutical industry preferred. Experience in trade associations helpful. Must have demonstrated understanding of compliance requirements, and legislative and regulatory processes; and prepared to certify compliance on regular basis. Global experience helpful.

Additional info

Job ID 2017-3340

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
3180 Porter Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304