Director SR Counsel II, Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences
Location: Ridgefield, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 230617
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in several ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.
The Director, SR Counsel II – Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences provides a broad range of legal services, typically to Clients at the VP level who control business activities and below. The level of counseling provided requires broader understanding of the impact decisions may have on the overall business, as the risks associated with incomplete advice are high. Duties for this role include drafting of legal documents and provision of legal counsel. The incumbent should have acquired knowledge of law in at least two specialized areas one of which must be FDA Regulatory (e.g., patents, FDA Regulatory, commercial, litigation, etc.) critical to maintaining business operations and be very knowledgeable about the products, competitors and regulatory environment of the company's businesses. This role mentors more junior attorneys in areas of expertise.
Duties & Responsibilities
Prepares complex legal documents, including letters, notices, legal opinions, contracts, patent or trademark applications, court/administrative filings, licenses, corporate documents, etc.; Often supervises more junior attorneys in the drafting of such documents.
Expert understanding of state and federal laws, regulations and policies in several specialized legal areas; strong working knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in at least one other specialized legal area; ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities. Has ability to apply law from several areas to complex business situations. Specialized legal areas within an attorney’s expertise may include Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Trade, Compliance, Contracting, Environmental, Employment, Litigation and/or Antitrust.
Influences clients by identifying and communicating to clients risks associated with complex business activities within lawyer's broad understanding of several specialized legal areas, which specialized legal areas may include: Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Trade, Compliance, Contracting, Environmental, Employment, Litigation and/or Antitrust; helps identify risks in areas outside lawyer's specialized legal area and provides value-added corporate law insight to evaluate risks effectively; provides training and business advice to clients on applicable legal issues within lawyer’s broad legal expertise.
Partners with clients by considering immediate business/legal issues in a broader business context and identifying broader business purposes and objectives.
Proactively applies broad legal expertise to address both the specific business activity and influences the broader business purposes and objectives.
Develops alternative fact hypotheticals and legal solutions to clarify options and enable the achievement of successful business outcomes.
Expected by business management to take the lead in negotiating on behalf of client to achieve solutions that attain business objectives.
Confers with other in-house and outside counsel where appropriate.
Advises, partners with or engages in-house or outside counsel where appropriate.
Manages (either directly or indirectly) administrative assistants, paralegals and other personnel within department. May manage more junior attorneys.
Mentors and/or trains more junior attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants and/or other personnel within department.
Takes on other departmental administrative responsibilities within the legal department consistent with the objectives of the legal department.
Strong knowledge of national business environment in which client competes.
Keeps current with evolving legal and business issues within lawyer’s broad expertise, promotes corporate policies and proactively monitors client’s business environment.
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
At least eight (8) to ten (10) years relevant legal experience; admission to at least one State bar.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills; demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
At least five (5) years working on Life Science legal and compliance related matters, with experience working on legal matters associated with Specialty Care/ Rare Disease pharmaceutical products.
Experience in FDA prescription drug regulatory matters including experience in the federal Anti-Kickback Statue, False Claims Act, Advertising Promotional Review, Research and Development
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family-owned company, we focus on long term performance.?We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive culture.?Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.
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