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Our client, a diversified global company, seeks an attorney for the position of Counsel, Product and Trade Regulations. This position is based in Northern New Jersey. The Product & Trade Regulation group provides legal advice to the company’s business and functions on the federal and state laws and regulations concerning the company’s products, such as those governing chemicals, pesticides, foods & drugs and products of biotechnology. The group also provides advice concerning laws and regulations governing international movement of goods and technology, such as customs and export control laws. The position will work closely with business units, functional units and other members of the legal department, providing advice and guidance on product and trade regulatory issues.
In particular, you will:
Provide advice on compliance with legal requirements governing the company’s portfolio of chemical, pesticide, biotechnology, food & drug and/or other products, including new product approvals, confidentiality and data compensation claims, investigation and voluntary disclosure of potential regulatory deviations, and defending the company against civil administrative enforcement claims.
Review and comment on product regulatory provisions in transactions documents, including stock and asset purchase and sale agreements, confidentiality agreements, and material transfer agreements.
Train functional and business unit personnel with respect to regulatory compliance issues.
Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company’s businesses, people, products, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors, in order to identify trends and formulate strategies accordingly.
Provide advice/counsel/comment on pending legislative and regulatory proposals in the substantive legal areas
Participate as appropriate in trade associations
The successful candidate will have:
Juris Doctorate degree; active license to practice law within the U.S. is required
8+ years of legal experience focused on product regulation and compliance matters
A high level of intelligence combined with strong and effective written and oral communications skills, outstanding analytical abilities, and sound reasoning and judgment
The ability to both identify problems and present positive, creative alternatives and solutions
The ability and willingness to acquire a working knowledge of, previously unfamiliar subject matter areas within the scope of product regulation
Highly developed organizational skills.
Internal Number: CORP 1083
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