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Posted on August 22, 2019

POSITION: FDA & Healthcare Regulatory Counsel

COMPANY: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Legal – Operational Solutions and Services

LOCATION: Malvern, PA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The FDA & Healthcare Regulatory Counsel plays a critical role in developing and providing timely and effective strategic legal advice to the global Siemens Healthineers organization, particularly its North American (NAM) organization, on all U.S. healthcare regulatory topics related to the full product lifecycle of Siemens Healthineers broad portfolio of imaging and diagnostics products, radiopharmaceuticals, therapeutic medical devices, maintenance services, consulting services, education and staffing solutions and on-premise and cloud-based software solutions. This advice includes pre-submission strategies, marketing authorizations, manufacturing and quality systems refinement and compliance, post-market reporting, advertising and promotion, as well as interaction with regulatory bodies and customers. The FDA & Healthcare Regulatory Counsel will report directly to the Vice President, Legal – Operational Services and Solutions and will work closely with the General Counsel – NAM and the NAM Head of Quality. As a member of the global Legal Department of Siemens Healthineers, the Counsel will also collaborate regularly with the Business Area and regional generals counsel, as well as the global lead Regulatory Counsel.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide strategic legal advice, across a diverse range of product categories and classifications, including (but not limited to) diagnostic medical devices, both in vitro and in vivo; Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs); Investigational Use Only (IUO) products; Research Use Only (RUO) products; Forensic Use Only (FUO) products; medical software and health information systems used for diagnostic applications; companion diagnostics and personalized medicine products; combination products; and digital health product offerings.
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding FDA device regulation throughout the full lifecycle of products, including R&D; development strategies, including with respect to clinical trial design and regulatory pathways; regulatory strategy and pre-market applications (including for digital health and other combination products); premarket notifications, including 510(k)s and PMAs; manufacturing; post-market (including any product modifications) and product end-of life.
  • Advise on the development, revision, review and approval of product advertising, labeling, other promotional materials including social media and internet content, alleged Lanham Act violations or unfair trade practices, and scientific exchange.
  • Guide and shape FDA and state inspection preparedness, as well as responses to, and remediations related to, Form 483 observations and related FDA letters and comparable state regulatory activities.
  • Provide counseling in connection with post-market reporting, including MDR reporting, field corrective actions, CAPA drafting, device recalls, complaint handling and similar matters.
  • Actively counsel business partners and other attorneys regarding the Anti-Kickback Statute and its safe harbors; the False Claims Act; physician self-referral law (Stark); health care services reimbursement and value-based purchasing; and related topics.
  • Inform and shape advocacy before Congress, FDA, and other federal and state bodies and agencies with respect to existing and/or emerging regulatory policies.
  • Manage regulatory legal due diligence in connection with M&A activities.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, finance, and other departments to develop and refine regulatory and legal contract terms.
  • Support corporate compliance through the development and implementation of policies and procedures, as well as trainings of sales, marketing, legal, field finance and other personnel on regulatory matters and other relevant topics.
  • Develop and periodically refine and implement various corporate policies, initiatives and/or programs.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Proven ability to independently lead and execute all facets of challenging and intricate engagements and do so with highest integrity and ethics and in real-time.
  • Highly polished and effective negotiation, communication, listening and drafting skills, including those suitable for interaction with senior managers and executive leadership within a global and matrixed organization and with senior management of key customers.
  • Deep expertise in U.S. federal & state healthcare legal and regulatory environments, including advertising and promotion, product claims, manufacturing processes, quality systems, sales and distribution.
  • Fluency with the various healthcare laws and regulations, including anti-kickback laws, fraud and abuse statutes, and privacy laws applicable to medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, as well as those applicable to their respective customers.
  • Ability to distill and articulate such complex legal concepts into concise and plain English that business partners can both understand and readily act upon.
  • Passion for the healthcare device industry and solid understanding of its business models & strategies.
  • Proven skill in influencing change and building cooperation across corporate business units and departments and throughout a large group of affiliated companies to timely achieve optimized results while minimizing risk.
  • Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively and efficiently in a complex, matrixed and fast-paced environment and with multiple teams simultaneously, some of whom may be outside of the U.S.
  • Proven ability to identify and initiate needed actions and follow-up and to find practical solutions.
  • Innovation in design and delivery of legal strategies and solutions to support ever-evolving business objectives and to address emerging market expectations.
  • Experience in monitoring and continually improving processes through ongoing optimization efforts, technology enhancements, and business partner feedback.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and, from time-to-time, internationally.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 15 years of FDA regulatory legal experience in a well-regarded healthcare-recognized law firm, in FDA and/or the in-house legal department of a leading healthcare company; significant in-house experience a strong plus, especially within a publicly-listed company.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to calmly prioritize and execute tasks and demonstrated achievement in a fast-paced, sales-focused environment.
  • U.S. law degree (J.D.) required.
  • Admitted to practice law in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (or ability to obtain Pennsylvania Limited In-house Corporate Counsel License).

APPLY ONLINE: https://jobs.siemens-info.com/healthineers/jobs/247541


Posted August 21, 2019

POSITION: Legal Counsel

COMPANY: SAP

LOCATION: Newtown Square, PA

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE: SAP is seeking a Legal Counsel to support its sales organizations, including On Premise and Cloud, professional services, development and other teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Drafting and negotiating multiple complex technology license, service and related agreements to help achieve SAP’s business growth strategies and objectives, within SAP risk tolerances, while maintaining SAP policies, and complying with applicable laws;
  • The position may support one or more internal lines of business/practice areas such as marketing, bankruptcy, financing, M&A, etc.
  • Acting as a prime contact for the relevant sales and related business teams and provide legal advice and counseling on a wide variety of matters, including intellectual property, licensing, services transactions, and license compliance matters.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Independent thinking with strong communication, negotiation and analytical skills;
  • Superior business judgment;
  • Ability to resolve complex issues in an effective and solution-oriented manner;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and transactions at the same time;
  • Ability to draft and negotiate complex agreements;
  • Ability to work with sales and services professionals, pricing and revenue recognition teams, and others, in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to work with a team across a wide organization is critical.  This position spends a significant amount of time in customer-facing negotiations (SAP office and on-site at customer locations as required). Experience in the software sector is strongly preferred.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with customers and partners to prepare, negotiate and draft direct customer contracts.  Responsible for negotiating and resolving contract issues in all company lines of business, including without limitation licensing, services and development agreements.   
  • Work closely with internal Contracts, Sales, Pricing, and Revenue Recognition teams during the drafting and negotiation process.
  • Verify customer user and pricing information provided in the Order Form with the Quote Tool provided by Account Executive, and work with Revenue Recognition team to ensure final business and contract terms to not cause revenue deferrals
  • Support of Internal Line(s) of Business and/or Practice Area(s) – Support business leaders and teams on various issues related to such areas.
  • Support might include overseeing outside counsel, working on a matrix team with the business, helping to develop/support new programs etc.
  • Internal Customer Support:  interface with sales, services account teams, their management and other lines of business representatives to provide support and training as well as knowledge transfer.  
  • Advise personnel of the legal ramifications of past and proposed actions and formulate solutions to problems.
  • Anticipate problems and initiate actions to resolve them using professional qualifications and experience and in accord with company policies and procedures.
  • At direction of managing counsel, collaborate with legal colleagues (global and local) and relevant F/A functions with respect to creation of new or updated programs, development of contract templates, manuals and other materials in support of such programs in accord with SAP policy and procedure, while mitigating risk to the company and achieving regional/global consistency
  • Special Projects: Perform special projects as assigned by supervisor.

EDUCATION AND SKILLS:

  • Juris Doctor - Graduation from A.B.A. accredited law school;
  • Preferred: intellectual property expertise and complex transaction experience in the areas of software licensing, Cloud services, professional services, e-contracts and delivery of associated services;
  • Active membership in at least one state bar;
  • At least 2-4 years’ experience with software/Cloud licensing.

APPLY ONLINE: https://jobs.sap.com/job/Newtown-Square-Legal-Counsel-Job-PA-19073/550091401/?locale=en_US


Posted August 10, 2019

POSITION: Senior Contracts Manager

COMPANY: Day & Zimmermann, Yoh Law Department

Day & Zimmermann is a century-old, family-owned company whose 21,000 employees specialize in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world.

LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Senior Contracts Manager, reporting to the General Counsel, helps mitigate business and legal risks by reviewing and modifying clients' contractual documents; communicates, implements and ensures compliance with company's risk management policies; helps minimize the risk of loss of the corporate assets while ensuring that our internal customers are able to win the work – ensuring appropriate risk/reward balance; and, provide training and process improvements regarding contract review and negotiation.  The Senior Contracts Manager will:

  • Analyze external clients' contractual documents and modify as need be to ensure compliance with company's corporate risk policy.
  • Negotiate with external client over revisions to clients' contractual documents.
  • Advise internal clients on business and legal risks inherent in contractual clauses that do not comply with corporate risk policy. Upon business leaders' willingness to accept same, draft Risk Assessment for review and approval of Yoh leadership.
  • Evaluate insurance requirements for all contracts and consult with company's broker to determine insurance needs.
  • Assist in training of Yoh field personnel when necessary.
  • Participate and suggest process improvements as necessary.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience negotiating contracts based on US law; strong negotiation and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of U.S. contract law, plus familiarity with the staffing industry. U.S. Government Contracts and international Contracts experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft office programs, including SharePoint, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word programs.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills (in English), strong multi-tasking skills, ability to work with a diverse group of people, often in stressful and fast-paced situations, ability to influence others, and strong interpersonal skills and political acumen.
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend detailed, complex contractual documents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JD
  • Minimum of 3 years negotiating contracts
  • ASA Certification preferred
  • Experience in staffing industry preferred

TO APPLY: Email your resume to Nicholas Macker, Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager – [email protected].  Feel free to mention you were referred by Brette Hirsh through the Association for Corporate Counsel.


Posted July 26, 2019

COMPANY: Firmenich is the largest, privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavor business, ranking among the world’s largest in the industry. A family-owned Swiss company, Firmenich’s passion for perfumes and flavors, its creativity and innovation, together with its exceptional understanding of sensory perceptions and trends, has forged its world-class reputation.

POSITION: Legal Director, North America

Firmenich is currently seeking a commercial lawyer to support its North America business operations, in particular the Flavor, Perfumery, R&D, Purchasing and Global Services divisions. The position is based in Princeton, NJ and reports to the Head of Commercial Legal team, based in Geneva. The position includes managing a team of two: a Senior Legal Counsel and a Contract Manager.

LOCATION: Princeton, NJ

JOB DESCRIPTION: The position involves the following responsibilities:

  • Lead and ensure completion of strategic contract negotiations on matters of importance that affect Firmenich’s business (Flavors, Perfumery, R&D, Purchasing, Global Services) in North America, such as purchase and sales agreements, tolling, subcontracting, consulting agreements, R&D collaboration agreements;
  • Provide strategic legal advice to the business functions;
  • In coordination with the in-house M&A lawyer, support M&A negotiation and completion for North America, and lead the legal integration;
  • In coordination with Head of Business Ethics, implement a compliance program for North America;
  • Oversee statutory work for group entities in North America and act as Secretary to the Board of North American group entities;
  • Identify unmet needs and future legal issues and proactively proposes strategies to optimize outcomes and results for the company;
  • Drive continuous improvement and best practices initiatives within the Commercial Legal team and lead and implement transformation initiatives;
  • Ensure alignment with Global Litigation lead on relevant matters in North America;
  • Partner with business clients;
  • Maintain a network of local external counsels;
  • Build a highly efficient team, organized to effectively deliver on Firmenich group objectives and priorities;
  • Manage budget for legal matters in North America.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Pragmatic judgment, particularly in determining the significance of legal matters and effectively measuring and balancing legal and business risks;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to synthesize complex legal issues to essential elements to provide clear, concise practical business-minded advice;
  • Ability to manage time effectively, to prioritize matters, to work under pressure, and meet deadlines;
  • Strong, hands-on work ethic with willingness to assume heavy workload to meet timing and project needs;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including optimism, diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to interface effectively with personnel at many different levels, customers and business partners to work effectively in a cross-functional/multi-cultural global teams;
  • Being a change champion, leading by example.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10+ years professional experience, including in-house in an international environment and in private practice.
  • JD from accredited law school.
  • Member in good standing of at least one state bar (preference for licensure in NJ or ability to secure in-house admission).
  • Confirmed experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.

TO APPLY ONLINE: Visit https://jobs.firmenich.com/job/Head-Office-Legal-Director%2C-North-America-Princeton%2C-NJ-VA/540284401/?locale=en_GB


    Posted July 23, 2019

    COMPANY: Siemens Healthineers

    LOCATION: Malvern, PA

    POSITION: Counsel – Commercial Solutions

    This is an opportunity for a highly motivated commercial and transactional health care attorney, who will be responsible for providing timely and effective regional legal support and counseling to Sales and Finance for diagnostic imaging, service, laboratory diagnostics and point of care product sales. In doing so, the Counsel will, among other things, negotiate and draft complex, commercial agreements regarding the sale of highly-complex medical devices and related products, solutions and services and advise on related regulatory and risk management matters. This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal – Commercial Solutions.
     
    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
     

    • Work in conjunction with colleagues to support the delivery of legal services related to Siemens Healthineers broad & expanding portfolio of medical devices and services, including offerings in diagnostic imaging, service, laboratory diagnostics, advanced therapies, molecular diagnostics & services, and point of care product sales.
    • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements to meet business and legal requirements, including sales, group purchasing agreements, business associate agreements, distribution, confidentiality agreements and requests for proposals.
    • Collaborate with sales, marketing, finance, and other departments to analyze business, regulatory and legal contract terms.
    • Assist in the management of contract documentation flow, approvals, reporting and archiving consistent with internal processes.
    • Actively counsel the senior sales and field finance staff members on commercial law, healthcare regulations, fraud & abuse, privacy (including data privacy) and related topics.
    • Prepare and conduct training of sales, field finance and other personnel on commercial law, regulatory matters, Siemens Healthineers’ templates and other relevant topics.
    • Develop creative and compliant solutions to resolve complicated business challenges and customer disputes.
    • Educate and guide business partners with regard to key commercial, competition, data privacy and significant regulatory considerations.
    • Negotiate with key customers, partners, suppliers, vendors and government agencies.
    • Provide ongoing counseling regarding (and efficient implementation of) various corporate policies, initiatives and/or programs.
    • Cooperate across corporate business units and departments and throughout a large group of affiliated companies to achieve optimal results while minimizing risk.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    CRITICAL COMPETENCIES:
     

    • Proven ability to independently lead and execute all facets of challenging engagements with highest integrity and ethics – from preliminary/conceptual advice, through structuring, negotiating, drafting, closing, and any subsequent conflict resolution.
    • Highly polished and effective negotiation, communication, listening and drafting skills, including those suitable for interaction with senior managers and executive leadership within a global and matrixed organization and with senior management of key customers.
    • Expertise in U.S. healthcare legal and regulatory environment.
    • Fluency with the regulatory environments, including anti-kickback laws, fraud and abuse statutes, and privacy laws applicable to medical device manufacturers.
    • Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively with multiple teams simultaneously, some of whom may be located outside of the U.S.
    • Proven ability to identify and initiate needed actions and follow-up.
    • Innovation in design and delivery of legal strategies and solutions to support ever-evolving business objectives.
    • Experience with monitoring and improving processes through ongoing optimization efforts, technology enhancements, and business partner feedback.
    • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and, from time-to-time, internationally.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
     

    • Minimum of 4 years of corporate and commercial law experience in a well-regarded law firm or in-house legal department with a respected healthcare company.
    • U.S. law degree (J.D.) required.
    • Admitted to practice law in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (or ability to obtain Pennsylvania Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License).

    QUESTIONS: Contact Emin F. Salehli, Senior Recruiter-HR Talent Acquisition at [email protected].com or phone 484-238-5798.

    APPLY DIRECTLY AT: https://jobs.siemens-info.com/healthineers/jobs/245216?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US


    Posted June 5, 2019

    POSITION:  Trial Attorney

    COMPANY:  Allstate Insurance Company

    LOCATION:  Philadelphia, PA

    DESCRIPTION:  The Trial Attorney will:

    • Represent insured’s of Allstate and the Company in the defense of low to moderate to exposure bodily injury and Property damage law suits.
    • Assess liability and damages and develop defenses to allegations and/or pursuit of Subrogation for a successful resolution of cases.
    • Effectively negotiate settlements including all aspects of liability and damages.
    • Attend hearings and conduct trials.
    • Argue motions; take effective depositions of lay and expert witnesses.
    • Consult with clients, opposing counsel and the judiciary.
    • Coordinate the case handling with claims personnel.
    • Complete necessary system documentation.
    • Assist other attorneys in resolving calendar conflicts.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of Pennsylvania State Bar.
    • Up to five years Insurance Defense, criminal trial experience, subrogation and/or Personal Injury litigation experience preferred.
    • Trial and/or Arbitration experience is preferred, with flexibility to work across several disciplines that may include SIU, PIP, UM and Subrogation.
    • Strong technology skills beneficial; experience with Microsoft Office, Lexis, and the internet.
    • Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by an attorney Lead Counsel.
    • Must be able to handle a large caseload.
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc. Will work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.
    • Ability to travel.
    • Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day, depending on court matters being handled. Attorneys are required to cover court matters for each other; attorneys have laptops.
    • Bending to pick up the computer bag which sometimes is more than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files and computer at security checkpoints.
    • Turning and twisting at work.
    • Driving at least 40-50 miles daily depending on the activities being covered, court, doctors’ depositions, discovery depositions, and case evaluations, etc.
    • Sitting for pro-longed periods of time en route to court, in court or at court proceedings, depositions, etc.
    • Walking and rolling brief case with files from vehicle to the legal proceeding and/or deposition and facilitations, etc.
    • Trial preparation could require lifting in excess 20 lbs. because of exhibits, materials, records from plaintiff, etc.  These materials are printed for some proceedings.

    FOLLOW THIS LINK TO APPLY ONLINE:
    https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=119667&company=Allstate&username=


    Posted May 30, 2019

    POSITION: Legal Operations Specialist

    COMPANY: Veeva Systems

    LOCATION: Radnor, PA

    DESCRIPTION:  Veeva’s Commercial Legal Team is looking for a dynamic team player who excels in a fast-paced environment. In this role, you will serve as the hub of the Commercial Legal Team, helping to support business processes, serving as the frontline for responding to commercial contract-related requests, maintaining information and records, and developing and maintaining department technology applications. The Commercial Legal Team provides assistance to Veeva’s fast-moving U.S. sales and services teams.  This role will be located in Radnor, PA and will report to the Senior Managing Counsel, U.S. Commercial.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manage our customer contract management system (currently managed in Salesforce.com );
    • Manage and address incoming inquiries to the Commercial Legal Team
    • Maintain contract template versions;
    • Participate in the evaluation, testing and implementation (including training of team members) of new, or enhancements to existing, applications;
    • Analyze and develop reports on the accuracy, reliability and effectiveness of existing systems and recommend improvements in system design, business processes and new technology product offerings;
    • Review non-disclosure agreements;
    • Be responsible for signature acquisition process;
    • Support the Commercial Legal Team as requested;
    • Other responsibilities as requested.

    REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic credentials;
    • At least 4 years in-house experience in legal operations, sales operations or contract administration;
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with a friendly, outgoing, and flexible manner
    • Experience in a dynamic high-performing environment requiring a high level of responsiveness;
    • Attention to detail, proactive, and communicative – you know when to escalate;
    • Ability to expertly handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
    • Excellent business judgment;
    • Comfortable reviewing simple legal documents (e.g., NDAs) to identify areas of concern;
    • Familiarity with Gmail, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Sign (f/k/a EchoSign), Salesforce, and comfortable learning any new program or software;
    • Experience working in-house at a technology company, software company or pharmaceutical company strongly preferred.

    PERKS/BENEFITS:

    • Flexible PTO;
    • Annual stock bonus and restricted stock units;
    • Free snacks and beverages;
    • Allocations for continuous learning & development;
    • Health & wellness programs.

    TO APPLY ONLINE VISIT: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/legal-operations-specialist-at-veeva-systems-1287297936/


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