Company: Principia Biopharma Inc.
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Location: Position to be based in Bridgewater, New Jersey or
The Corporate Counsel for US Litigation & Investigations will be
responsible for managing litigation and claims involving US-based
Sanofi entities in a variety of practice areas, working
independently, as well as with outside counsel and colleagues in
the US Litigation & Investigations group. The position requires
effective and efficient management of litigation, with an emphasis
on favorable results while managing costs. The Corporate Counsel
will also be responsible for providing legal support on eDiscovery,
working with the Department's other eDiscovery resources as well as
IS colleagues, both in the US and in Europe. The person filling
this position ideally has knowledge of the healthcare and
pharmaceutical industries, must be an effective communicator, and
have the ability to work with colleagues in Legal and diverse
functional and operational areas throughout the company (such as
HR, Finance, Pharm Ops., Business Development, IA, IS, etc.). The
person filling this position must have the ability to analyze
complex situations, develop and communicate plans of action and
carry them out. The person filling this position may also provide
advice and counsel on business issues and the legal implications of
Support of a diverse caseload, including development of action
plans and communication of issues, status, case developments and
litigation risks. Caseload will include product liability and
general commercial litigation, and providing assistance to other
in-house-counsel on other matters, as needed.
Supervise the collection and production of documents, preserving
Effectively manage outside counsel spend.
Analyze complex situations, develop and communicate strategies
and carry them out.
Maintain detailed knowledge of the legal and regulatory
environment and current developments in those areas.
Advise senior Legal management of developments and risk
Resolve disputes with other companies or individuals through
negotiation or mediation with or without the involvement of outside
Participate in cross-functional teams throughout the
Devise novel solutions to problems.
Demonstrate Sanofi values and commitment to compliance on a
Know when to escalate issues internally and with outside
- Perform other duties as requested.
Excellent academic credentials, including a BA/BS and Juris
Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
Minimum of 3-5 years of legal experience.
Licensed to practice law in a US state, and either in good
standing in New Jersey or able to obtain a NJ limited license for
- Proficiency with Word, Powerpoint and other corporate standard
software - required.
- Experience for a pharma/biotech company, FDA or other relevant
governmental agency, or for a law firm working on
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Self-motivated, able to work independently, reliable,
responsive, and accountable to deliver results
Sound judgment and commitment to ethical conduct
Ability to develop, present and follow-through on innovative
Team player with a commitment to developing strong collaborative
relationships with legal colleagues, clients and cross-functional
Demonstrated ability to understand legal principles and
compliance, as well as business requirements
Commitment to proactively identifying opportunities for
improvement and engaging with appropriate stakeholders to propose
High level of professionalism
Proven ability/interest in working across a broad range of
subject matter areas
- Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and priorities
simultaneously and still meet high quality and timeliness standards
under pressure, with a sense of urgency
Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse
workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national
origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership
or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression;
affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military
status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim
status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information
(including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other
characteristic protected by law.
At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we
operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap
into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and
have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be
leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and
customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people,
their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for
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