Senior Counsel, Neurology & Immunology

Rockland, MA
Full Time
Job #: 229780 Exp.: 7 - 10 Years
Your Role:
The Senior Counsel will be responsible with other lawyers and paralegals to provide comprehensive legal support to EMD Serono’s Therapeutic Areas, including both Commercial and Medical functions. This role will be part of the legal team supporting Neurology & Immunology, one of EMD Serono’s key Therapeutic Areas, and will report to an Associate General Counsel.
  • Comprehensive legal support of a key Therapeutic Area, including review of marketing (promotional) materials and advice regarding Marketing and Sales Operations
  • Comprehensive legal support of Medical Affairs, including review of scientific (non-promotional) materials and advice regarding Medical Affairs and Medical Operations
  • Responsible for contracting in support of Therapeutic Area, including advertising, consulting, call center and Therapeutic Area-specific distribution agreements, as well as contracting with healthcare professionals including advisory boards and consulting
  • Proactively identify, counsel, and communicate potential legal issues to mitigate risk. Manage risks through counseling, training and practical application of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, EMD Serono policies and procedures to Therapeutic Area operations
  • Provide comprehensive legal support to Therapeutic Area in order to identify, manage and help mitigate legal risks including those that involve fraud and abuse and anti-kickback laws. Collaborate with US and Global colleagues in order to ensure business strategies and objectives comply with applicable laws, regulations and policies
  • Provide advice regarding patient assistance, reimbursement and support programs as well as interactions with patients, including privacy issues
  • Manage outside counsel as specialized advice is required for Therapeutic Area projects.
  • Manage Paralegals’ work relevant to the Therapeutic Area
  • Legal support of other Therapeutic Areas as needed
  • Represent EMD Serono on legal committees of one or more industry associations, including PhRMA and BIO
  • Active participation on Legal Department projects
  • Assist General Counsel on both U.S. and non-U.S. legal matters
  • Other related duties as assigned

Who You Are:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. and bar admission required with minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in a firm and/or in-house
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and build consensus among various stakeholders within a global structure while maintaining a compliant approach
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, self-starter
  • Strong project management skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing priorities
  • Comfortable working and interacting with all levels of management
  • Initiative, creativity, sense of urgency and strong interpersonal skills

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