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Corporate - General Attorney in Basking Ridge, NJ

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Company name

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Corporate - General

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


USA Basking Ridge, NJ

Posted on

Jul 26,2018

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Assistant General Counsel 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 Company’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, but not limited to, 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 Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. [Specific assignment to be determined by direct manager of the role.] This may include Human Resources (including Benefits), Legal & Corporate Affairs, Finance, IT and/or Compliance. Acts as legal advisor for other assigned other corporate business and functional areas of the 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 DSI 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.). [Specific assignments to be determined by direct manager of the role.]. 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. Works closely with members of all departments in completing projects in a timely and effective manner. Engages and prudently uses outside counsel resources for expert opinions and research projects as authorized by legal department management.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Should have J.D. 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. Must 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. Position requires discretion, sound judgment, strong organizational skills, project management skills, a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, and excellent client relation skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Excellent presentation skills required. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office suite) required.

Additional info

Job ID: 9261BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
211 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-2311