This Senior Counsel, Digital position will provide enterprise legal support and matrix management for Pfizer healthcare digital/technology initiatives and operations with a focus on Artificial Intelligence. While primarily focused on U.S. issues, the successful candidate will be able to provide guidance to Global colleagues on the emerging legal landscape around Artificial Intelligence. The core function of the job will be to provide advice and counsel to cross functional teams in a matrixed setting and to help establish and implement appropriate processes and procedures for healthcare technology development and operations with a strong emphasis on AI. The successful candidate will be able to develop risk assessments and may also be required to provide transactional assistance.
The Senior Counsel, Digital will be able to provide practical legal advice on quick moving AI projects in the US and Globally allowing teams to apply appropriate concepts across the enterprise. Duties will also include enhancing resources for legal division colleagues and assisting in developing transactional templates and guidance with a focus on AI and other digital technology clauses and best practices for due diligence and negotiation.
Manage matrixed teams through complex legal issues
Lead cross functional teams by providing enterprise level legal advice regarding legal risks and mitigation options for innovative AI proposals and use issues, including:
Emerging AI regulations
AI in healthcare; Generative AI in healthcare
High Risk AI evaluations and guidance
Bringing transaction templates and guidance up to date with emerging AI risks and issues
Synthesize advice from other Legal subject matter experts (including country/regional, privacy, regulatory and digital transaction counsel) to ensure consistent legal support on relevant issues across the Pfizer portfolio worldwide.
Develop and support implementation of relevant policy and guideline updates.
Implement updates to various agreement templates, related guidance and other instructional documents, as needed.
Provide training to the business and other legal colleagues
Work collaboratively and interdependently with Digital legal team
JD degree or equivalent
Admitted to practice law and member in good standing in the relevant jurisdiction.
10+ years legal experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, or in a law firm
3+ years focused on Artificial Intelligence, preferably working on pharmaceutical industry matters or HealthTech matters more generally.
Strong interest in, and commitment to, the legal subject matters relevant to this role.
Think critically and creatively in fast paced settings to assist teams in appropriate ways to operate.
Excellent executive presence and emotional intelligence awareness
Excellent research, writing, counselling and communication skills and a client-service orientation.
Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across the organization to influence decisions.
Ability to manage a busy and diverse workload, and quickly and proactively identify and analyze the most critical legal issues
Ability to identify areas that are of lower risk and develop appropriate principled based guidance for clients.
Accountability, sound judgment, and the ability to take ownership of an issue and provide concise and timely advice.
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact
Nice to have:
Significant experience with Artificial Intelligence, Generative AI and major draft legislation, proposed regulatory frameworks and leading industry driven AI risk management frameworks.
Experience with the anti-kickback statute, international Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, privacy laws (GDPR, PIPL) Software Medical Device regulations, experience with FTC issues on data usage and consumer data are a plus.
Risk management and transactional experience a plus.
Evolving to meet the needs of a changing societySince Pfizer was founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in 1849, our pharmaceutical company has remained dedicated to discovering and developing new, and better, ways to prevent and treat disease and improve the health and quality of life for people around the world. From the miracle of penicillin to patient assistance programs like Pfizer RxPathways that help people without prescription coverage have access to important medications, we focus on meeting the world’s diverse health needs. We invite you to explore our rich history and see how we have continually evolved our organization to keep pace with the needs and expectations of our stakeholders and society as a whole.