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Corporate Counsel, US Market Access Legal

date posted 12/03/2019
contract type Full time
job id R2532847
location Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced attorney with at least 5 years of experience to join the Sanofi North America (NA) Legal Department.  This position will support the US Market Access organization and report to an Assistant General Counsel on the Market Access Legal team.  This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Counsel on the development and execution of commercial strategies for selling of portfolio products in the U.S.
  • Draft, negotiate and review rebate agreements, discount agreements, and other market access agreements for portfolio products;
  • Advise clients on and help negotiate supply chain and distribution strategies, including with wholesalers and other intermediaries;
  • Ensure that client operations comply with applicable laws and company policies, including the Anti-kickback Statute and other US healthcare compliance laws and regulations, antitrust, and FDA requirements;
  • Ensure that interactions with market access customers, health care professionals and patients comply with applicable legal requirements and company policies;
  • Work closely with internal teams to establish relationships and deliver consistent, practical legal guidance and support; 
  • Analyze business initiatives for antitrust, fraud and abuse, FDA and other regulatory compliance;
  • Identify and analyze legal risks and propose appropriate actions to secure compliance with relevant rules, regulations, and policies;
  • Interact with and advise business leaders in the US concerning legal issues that have a direct effect on the success of the company;
  • Ensure that clients are kept abreast of all relevant legal developments in their areas of business;
  • Counsel and collaborate with the Compliance department on policy interpretation, training, and other relevant activities;
  • Coordination of legal aspects of client projects;
  • Contribute to the achievement of clients’ business objectives;
  • Acts as Legal Department representative on cross-functional teams, as assigned; and
  • Coordination with and support of other members of the US Market Access Legal and US Regulatory Law groups plus support of GBU (Global Business Unit) Support colleagues, as needed.

The Corporate Counsel operates with limited supervision, and therefore requires a high level of balanced judgment and an ability to independently discern and establish priorities.  Agility and willingness to learn about various subject matters (both from a legal and business perspective) are highly valued.  Ability to identify potential legal issues (focusing on fraud and abuse, antitrust, promotional, and regulatory matters) as well as proposed solutions to mitigate risk is required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of post-J.D. experience; and
  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing in at least one US jurisdiction—MA, a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent academic credentials, including a J.D. from a highly respected, accredited law school;
  • Prior experience as a member of an in-house legal department at a biotechnology or pharmaceuticals company;
  • Experience working in a matrix, international environment; and
  • Ability to provide and effectively communicate sound legal advice coupled with a strong understanding of business needs

Professional Skills:

  • Demonstrated excellence in (i) understanding and digesting complex scenarios in order to identify and evaluate relevant issues and risks, (ii) proposing solutions that take into consideration the relevant business objectives, and (iii) communicating those issues, risks, and solutions clearly and concisely to lawyers and non-lawyers alike;
  • Appropriate management of legal risks in assigned client areas;
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills;
  • Sound judgment and commitment to ethical conduct;
  • High level of professionalism;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively, with a solution-oriented approach, in teams within legal, business, and functional areas;
  • Team player with a commitment to developing strong collaborative relationships with clients and cross-functional teams;
  • Proven ability/interest in working across a broad range of subject matter areas;
  • Commitment to proactively identifying opportunities for improvement and engaging with appropriate stakeholders to propose solutions;
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, reliable, responsive, and accountable;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and still meet high quality and timeliness standards under pressure;
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage outside counsel, when used, and adhere to a budget; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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