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General Counsel – Life Sciences

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 8/24/2017 4:51:23 PM
  • 2969223
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Global Law & Policy
Location(s): United Kingdom, United States; Massachusetts; Marlborough, Amersham


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Role Summary:
Provides legal leadership and strategic legal advice to the Life Sciences business within GE Healthcare. Key areas of focus include: resolving corporate business issues to drive business growth and more integrated and efficient processes; and ensuring appropriate management of compliance, litigation, and governmental/regulatory matters. This role can operate out of Marlborough MA, or Amersham UK.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Be an active business partner to the Life Sciences Executive team, continually working to identify strategic opportunities to increase growth/reduce costs and engage in intelligent risk taking
  • Drive cross-business, global, and regional synergies to maximize effectiveness of the global GE Healthcare legal team
  • Advise the business on commercial, regulatory, litigation, privacy, antitrust, improper payments, and advertising/promotional matters
  • Provide regulatory and compliance advice and training in conjunction with the Regulatory and Compliance specialist areas in GE Healthcare
  • Apply business and legal judgment to proposed deals, relationships, and other issues requiring legal or compliance attention
  • Collaborate with regional legal colleagues and subject matter experts to analyze and advise GE Healthcare's Life Sciences business on complex legal/compliance issues that arise out of Life Sciences’ global operations
  • Structure and negotiate complex transactions and oversee outside counsel
  • In conjunction with GEHC Chief Litigation Counsel, coordinate management of Life Sciences litigation
  • Support Compliance investigations and projects and lead GE Healthcare Life Sciences Compliance Review Boards
  • Manage and develop GE Healthcare Life Sciences legal team


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • JD (or equivalent) with active bar membership.
  • Significant experience providing legal advice to a global health care and/or life sciences business
  • Experience advising on legal issues related to: regulated product development, complex commercial transactions, business development activities including product in-licensing and disposition, 3rd party corporate, government and academic collaborations, and global supply strategies.
  • Significant experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry and previous exposure to pharma/healthcare industry regulations, particularly including a pharmaceutical and biotech focus


Desired Characteristics:
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and resolving legal issues quickly and effectively and ability to make on the spot risk calls.
  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple business clients in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate using English (or other local language) and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic and pragmatic legal advice in a highly-regulated environment.
  • Experience in the Healthcare industry and previous exposure to medical industry regulations (FDA, Medicare/Medicaid anti-kickback)
  • Litigation and internal investigation experience, particularly in the healthcare context
  • Experience in international trade controls
  • Experience in advising on competition/antitrust legal issues
  • Experience in pharmacy regulation
  • Experience with generic pharmaceuticals or biosimilars and pharmaceutical life cycle management

Applications from job
seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be
considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may
not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled
EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is
unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.
For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website


http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working



Locations: United Kingdom, United States; Massachusetts; Marlborough, Amersham

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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