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Counsel – Global Commercial Operations US Value & Access

Thousand Oaks, CA
Full Time
Job #: R-97101 Exp.: 2+ Years
The attorney in this Counsel position will be responsible for counseling Amgen’s commercial Value and Access organization on a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues concerning complex contracting and pricing strategies of biopharmaceutical products in the United States.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include:
  • Advising and counseling on complex commercial transactions on price concession strategies and risk mitigation with members of the healthcare community (managed care organizations, hospitals, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) and distributors), with emphasis on the Anti-Kickback Statute and applicable antitrust laws
  • Drafting and negotiating discount agreements, supply agreements and/or value-based agreements with above mentioned entities to provide for strategic pricing of Amgen products
  • Advising key partners on legal, regulatory and policy developments to ensure that legal support is adapted to a rapidly changing environment
  • Overseeing discount agreement interpretation and contract enforcement, advising and handling commercial dispute resolution, including providing support for audits
  • Supporting healthcare compliance related matters as they relate to implementation of discount agreements
  • Developing and providing ongoing training to commercial operations staff regarding legal and regulatory requirements for commercial activity and contract requirements in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Helping Amgen shape external environment to improve patient access to its vital medicines
  • Coordinating legal support by contributing as a member of cross-functional team and interacting with business and law department colleagues on various matters

Basic Qualifications:
  • J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school
  • Admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction
  • 2 years of experience practicing law

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of corporate and/or law firm experience
  • Strong qualifications in transactional work in any industry, including structuring, advising and counseling on complex transactions and drafting, negotiating and interpreting complex contracts
  • Experience counseling clients on complex legal and regulatory considerations
  • Proven superior legal skills, including: excellent oral and written communication, legal analysis, drafting and negotiation skills and sound judgment
  • Ability to lead and influence others
  • Strong client service, business counseling and problem-solving focus
  • Ability to handle multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Experience in healthcare industry is a plus but not required, including counseling on:
    • Healthcare fraud and abuse matters
    • OIG compliance guidance and advisory opinions
    • DOJ settlements with pharmaceutical industry
    • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and contracting
    • Congressional hearings and inquiries

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