Litigation Corporate Counsel - East Coast Remote or Hybrid
B. Braun Medical
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Salary: 198640 / Yearly Salary
About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.
Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.
Braun has an exciting opportunity for a Litigation Corporate Counsel position, directing strategy on a wide range of complex litigation, including environmental, product liability, commercial, and intellectual property matters. The role will be responsible for overseeing all phases of pre-lawsuit disputes and litigation, including working with outside counsel, managing budget and forecasts, directing internal fact-finding and e-discovery activities, providing company witness support, and representing the organization at mediations and litigation events. The Litigation Corporate Counsel will also focus on counseling business partners on liability risk management. The Litigation Corporate Counsel may also lead strategic initiatives for the Legal team focused on driving efficiencies and mitigating legal risk. In this position, you will be part of a collaborative Legal team. The ideal candidate will be a team player, with an appreciation of new experiences and challenges, excellent problem-solving and communication skills, and comfort in a fast-paced environment. The role will report to the Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel responsible for litigation.
Responsibilities: Essential Duties
Develop and oversee implementation of overall strategy for a wide variety of pre-lawsuit and litigation matters.
Conduct and manage internal fact-finding and discovery activities for the litigation, including directing e-discovery activities and providing company witness support.
Advise Legal team and business leaders on material litigation developments.
Provide advice and counsel to business leaders and business partners across the organization on a wide variety of liability risk issues.
Assist in the proactive development and implementation of eDiscovery and litigation best practices, processes, and procedures
Review, manage, and report on outside counsel spend and forecasts, vendor spend, and other litigation related metrics
Provides other litigation support as requested
Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in Quality Manual
Must embody the Company’s Vision, Mission and Values
JD Degree from a U.S. Accredited law school (or equivalent plus U.S. LLM)
Admission to at least 1 U.S. state bar or District of Columbia
Minimum 6 years litigation experience with a top tier law firm and/or in-house legal team
Litigation Management - Specific experience with development of litigation strategy, written discovery and e-discovery; preparing and defending company witness depositions; drafting and arguing motions; negotiating settlements and attending mediations; managing mass tort litigation; participating in trials
Life Science Litigation – Specific experience representing as outside counsel at a major law firm and/or working as in-house counsel for a medical device, pharmaceutical, or life science company.
Liability Risk Counseling – Specific experience in providing liability risk management advice, including employee training, development of procedures or document templates, or other counseling to business partners.
Business Acumen - Understanding of basic business concepts, strategies, and risks
Analytical Skills - Excellent judgment, strategic and analytical thinking and the ability to assess risk and mitigations and make recommendations based on the company’s values, vision, business goals and risk appetite
Innovation - Strong problem-solving/creative skills that drive new business solutions
Project Management - Strong priority-setting skills, attention to detail and the ability to work on multiple matters with differing deadlines at the same time
Communication - Excellent verbal and written communication skills to allow effective interaction with all levels of the organization
Growth Mindset – Possesses a growth mindset with a passion for learning new things
Collaboration – Ability to thrive in a team environment
Diversity & Inclusion - Fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives
Healthcare Compliance – Knowledge of Anti-kickback laws, false claims act, foreign-corrupt practices act, Physician Payments Sunshine Act, HIPAA, and FDA regulations
The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
General: It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take a reasonable care for safety and health of himself/herself and other persons.
Expertise: Knowledge & Skills
Requires advanced knowledge of professional field and industry. Influences the development of and drives the application of principles, theories, concepts. Determines best course of action.
Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training, and/or reviewing the work of peers.
Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Occasional contact with external contractors/vendors.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.