Counsel, Commercial and Compliance – Office of General Counsel
Merck & Co., Inc.
December 21, 2017
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Full Time - Experienced
5-7 years experience
Compliance, General Commercial/Contracts Law, Pharmaceuticals
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
The Counsel, Commercial and Compliance group, Office of General Counsel, provides legal support and counseling to business partners on a broad range of commercial, compliance and contracting matters. The position requires the ability to provide timely, practical and creative solutions while managing legal risks.
Provide day-to-day advice on a broad range of commercial issues to the U.S. sales and marketing organization (Global Human Health Division)
Counsel in areas related to Anti-kickback issues, contracting, business compliance and Federal Healthcare programs, including VA/DoD, Medicare and Medicaid
Counsel on contracting with PBMs, health plans, specialty and retail pharmacies, wholesalers Federal markets and other customers
Provide legal services, advice and guidance that is consistent with law and Company policy; furthers business objectives and appropriately balances divisional/function/corporate business objectives and legal risks
Exercise judgment to drive decisions on routine and non-routine matters within area of practice
Education Minimum Requirement:
Bachelors' Degree is required
Graduate of an accredited U.S. law school
Required Experience and Skills:
A minimum five years of experience providing legal advice on business or commercial matters
Admission to the Bar of Pennsylvania or another state
Strong communication and analytical skills
Ability to manage a portfolio of issues in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Prior experience in pharmaceutical or healthcare areas
Expertise in Anti-Kickback, as well as experience with matters relating to Federal Healthcare programs, including VA/ DoD, Medicare and Medicaid
Prior experience in contracting with PBMs, health plans, specialty and retail pharmacies, wholesalers, Federal markets and other customers
Expertise in government pricing
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.
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For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more... than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world - including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer's disease and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.