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Publicly traded, multinational pharmaceutical company is seeking an Associate General Counsel to join its team located in its Central New Jersey headquarters.
The Associate General Counsel will report to and work closely with the VP of Legal Affairs, and will be responsible for assisting the VP of Legal Affairs in the management of legal affairs for the company and its affiliates.
The Associate General Counsel will provide legal perspective and advice in order to assist internal stakeholders to achieve business objectives and make business decisions in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Responsibilities of the Associate General Counsel will be wide ranging and will include serving as a trusted business partner who will counsel stakeholders with respect to business initiatives, corporate transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, manufacturing issues, commercial contracts, sales, marketing, and advertising.
It is expected that the Associate General Counsel will have familiarity with the overall regulatory framework under which a pharmaceutical company and a generic manufacturer operates.
Background and Required Legal Experience:
A Juris Doctor Degree and admission to and in good standing with the bar of at least one state (preferably New Jersey) are required.
Candidates should have strong academic credentials and at least 8+ years of experience, which should include both in-house experien ce with a pharmaceutical and/or life science company and experience with a top law firm counseling pharmaceutical and/or life science clients.
Prior experience counseling generic pharmaceutical companies is highly desirable.
Candidates must have experience drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements such as product development, contract manufacturing, supply, vendor, distribution, consulting, services, confidentiality, R&D and licensing agreements; hands-on knowledge of various areas of the law including those affecting the commercial sales and marketing activities of the Company, including the Federal Anti-kickback Statute (and associated regulatory safe harbors), False Claims Act, state fraud and abuse laws, UCC, FDCA; and experience with corporate transactions (mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures) and litigation.
Experience with FDA regulatory matters and price reporting (Medicaid Best Price, AMP, ASP), Medicare/Medicaid rebate issues including 340B and Federal Ceiling Pricing and other related areas is highly desirable.
Candidates must be capable of building strong, lasting and effective business relationships, and to cultivate and maintain the position of trusted advisor to stakeholders within the company.
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