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Counsel Job

Date: Nov 22, 2018

Location: Plainsboro, NJ, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

About the Department
We depend on our Legal team to help drive growth and maintain the highest level of legal standards and corporate governance practices. It’s a tall order, which is why we only hire those who thrive on protecting the interests of our patients, employees and business, all while creating and implementing efficient and innovative legal solutions. As part of the team, you’ll work with employees across the organization to oversee legal matters and provide guidance on communications strategies that drive business and policy priorities, and shape the reputation of Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI). At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition will help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we’ll offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position
Provide strategic legal counsel to global healthcare company on relevant issues involving application of U.S. law, regulations, and industry standards.


Relationships
Reports to Senior Corporate Counsel, Commercial. Acts as counsel for a particular customer group(s) and business function(s) including Market Access, Biopharmaceuticals, Finance and other support functions, and interacts with headquarters and other affiliates as required. May interact with government agencies, law firms, trade organizations and other external agencies, Novo Nordisk (NN) business partners and other key vendors.


Essential Functions
  • Provides oversight and guidance on legal and regulatory matters handled encountered by client groups, including, but not limited to issues related to:
  • Government price reporting: specifically, Best Price (BP), Average Sales Price (ASP), and Average Manufacturer Price (AMP)
  • Government contracting, including Medicaid Drug Rebate Program and Federal Supply Schedule commercial discount and rebate agreements
  • False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback (Federal and State)
  • FTC, competition/competitor issues and risks
  • Proactively identifies risks and mitigating actions
  • Collaborates closely with other functional support groups in providing advice and counsel to customer group(s). Works closely with leadership from line of business in developing strategy and achieving objectives
  • Manages complex legal issues with minimal guidance
  • Oversees review and or/preparation of contracts or other legal documents, as needed
  • May retain, manage and assist outside counsel as needed
  • Keeps informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the company, and assists with development of policies and training as needed
  • Upholds following approach to in-house counseling:
  • Reliance on outside counsel is limited to only when necessary for unusual day-to-day issues
  • Ideally, there will be one lawyer per client or meeting (others may be consulted behind the scenes, but then only when necessary for narrow expertise)
  • High levels of consistency in legal advice (actual and perceived by explaining differences to clients)
  • Seek alignment up and across Legal, in advance of client meetings as much as reasonably possible
  • High levels of ownership, accountability and pride by lawyers with respect to their work
  • Actively seeking customer feedback on a continuous basis, actively listening and clarifying feedback, and acting in response as needed
  • Legal is viewed as a business partner and not an obstacle. Legal advice against engaging in a business practice is well-understood and respected by clients
  • Legal advice is clear as to the risk types, level, likelihood
  • Business-focused advice rather than abstract legal possibilities
  • Proactive, creative value-added legal role to help the business achieve its goals
  • Upholding and modeling ethical behavior and conduct at all times
  • Performs other duties as assigned by senior management

Physical Requirements
0-10% overnight travel required


Qualifications
  • J.D. from accredited U.S. law school is required
  • 7+ years of relevant legal experience preferred (law firm or in-house)
  • Valid current State Bar admission and Good Standing required
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously independently
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills – able to effectively collaborate and communicate with other client groups within the company, including Headquarters and other affiliates as required
  • Strong problem-solving skills – demonstrates and exercises creativity and initiative
  • Deep understanding of pharmaceutical business and eventually Novo Nordisk products
  • Proactive, creative, innovative problem-solving and collaborative approach to counselling Clients
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical pricing and price reporting issues
  • An understanding of False Claims Act issues related to the advertising and promotion of products is preferred, but not necessary

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer /F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


Requisition ID: 59058BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Legal & Compliance


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