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Corporate Counsel, US Vaccines



Bridgewater, NJ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Attorney with 5+ years of relevant experience to join the Sanofi Legal Department as Corporate Counsel, responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to internal colleagues in Sanofi’s U.S. Vaccines business unit. This is a broad business lawyering role that involves strategic and transactional counseling. The Corporate Counsel will provide input on complex and sensitive legal and business issues and will advise internal colleagues in a manner that advances the company’s strategic goals while addressing legal and regulatory risks and preserving and protecting the company’s integrity and reputation. The Corporate Counsel will be expected to provide prompt, strategic, useful, and thorough input to internal colleagues and senior management regarding complex and wide-ranging legal matters, particularly in the areas of advertising and promotion, fraud and abuse, and other applicable healthcare laws.

Job Duties:

Serve as a legal team member supporting the Vaccines business unit, coordinating legal assistance across commercial matters, as well as collaborating with other practice areas and functions relating to the Vaccines business unit.

Serve as the legal contact for marketed and investigational products within the Vaccines portfolio, advising internal groups including commercial, sales, medical affairs, and others.

Manage the review and negotiation of certain contracts and amendments relating to the Vaccines business unit.

Manage multiple subject matter issues across diverse areas of the company, taking the initiative to identify and coordinate with appropriate subject matter experts where necessary.

Work with cross-functional stakeholders to assist them with adherence to Sanofi’s policies, understand legislative developments that may impact the business, and work through direct and indirect management of both internal and external resources. This requires a high degree of organizational skill and focus on detail.

The Corporate Counsel operates with limited supervision, and therefore requires a high level of balanced judgment and an ability to independently discern and establish priorities. Agility and willingness to learn about various subject matters (both from a legal and business perspective) are highly valued. Ability to identify potential legal issues (focusing on promotional matters, regulatory issues, and fraud and abuse) as well as proposed solutions to mitigate risk is required.

Know when to escalate issues internally and with outside counsel.

Position to be based in Bridgewater/Morristown, New Jersey. Opportunity to work remotely on a limited basis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS, Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and a valid license to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction

  • Minimum of 5 years of legal experience

  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and other corporate standard software – required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with a pharma/biotech company, FDA or other relevant governmental agency, or with a law firm working on healthcare-related matters

Professional Skills/Attributes:

  • Sound judgment and commitment to ethical conduct

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Comfort engaging in proactive counseling and thoughtful risk-taking

  • Ability to be decisive, especially in ambiguous situations

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional/multi-disciplinary teams

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, reliable, responsive, and accountable

  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and priorities simultaneously and still meet high quality and timeliness standards under pressure

  • Demonstrated excellence in (i) understanding and digesting complex scenarios to identify and evaluate relevant issues and risks, (ii) proposing solutions that take into consideration the relevant business objectives, and (iii) communicating those issues, risks, and solutions clearly and concisely to lawyers and non-lawyers alike

  • Willingness to flex job responsibilities and learn new skills

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