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Legal Counsel

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: Ontario
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors: Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Job Description This is an outstanding opportunity to join a thriving bio-pharmaceutical company working across a broad spectrum of the company providing multifaceted operational, commercial, and health compliance legal advice.

The person in this role will provide expert advice and counseling to the Canadian business on a broad array of strategic and tactical projects within a highly regulated environment. This position will be responsible for providing legal support to business partners in various departments across the organization, such as Sales & Marketing, Medical Affairs, and Market Access. The ideal candidate will have prior experience counseling prescription drug companies on legal issues relating to advertising and promotion, scientific exchange, and interactions with health care professionals.

Key Responsibilities:

Advise business partners on various commercial and medical initiatives in a way that advances the company’s strategy while addressing legal risks and protecting the company’s integrity and reputation.

Provide legal advice and counsel on advertising and promotion strategies and activities, including: the use of social media; dissemination of scientific information; product liability; and, other matters relevant to the commercialization of prescription drugs.

Draft, review, and negotiate agreements for various departments including: CDAs, services agreements, distribution / supply agreements, research agreements, consulting agreements, and licenses and collaboration agreements. Timely and effective support for various types of agreements including distribution agreements, vendor agreements, and agreements covering various programs and includes: reviewing existing agreements and determining steps required to clarify and clean-up agreement structures, track outstanding agreements and amendments to ensure timely execution, and follow-up with customers or vendors on behalf of Gilead to move deals forward.

Act as a subject matter expert on matters relating to healthcare law and related business operations and stay abreast of evolving healthcare legislation and regulations.

Share information and knowledge through group presentations and individual discussions with peers and managers

Qualifications, Professional Skills, and Preferred Experience

Requires a Juris Doctorate.

4+ years of experience, preferably including both in a law firm and in-house in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Outstanding ability to effectively communicate sound legal advice to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, coupled with a strong understanding of business needs.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Experience advising on statutes, regulations, guidance documents, and ethical standards governing the pharmaceutical industry including the Food and Drugs Act & Regulations, anti-bribery laws, privacy laws, Competition Act, patent laws, PAAB’s Code of Advertising Acceptance, IMC Code of Ethical Practices.

Proficiency in technology tools used by the Legal Department including imanage, Apttus, Team Connect, and Microsoft Teams is helpful as is an understanding of the laws regarding e-discovery and document preservation.

Personal Attributes

Self-starter and life-long learner with a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills who enjoys working collaboratively and cross-functionally on teams, as well as independently.

Proactively solves problems and makes decisions.

Thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Is eager to take on new challenges.

Strong client service orientation and collaborate well with members of the Canadian Legal Group as well as members of the Global Legal Group and internal client departments.

Able to set appropriate priorities with clients and deliver results within the established timelines.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors: Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time

R0013945

About Us Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community

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