Senior Counsel -- Global Commercial Operations

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This Senior Counsel will be responsible for counseling Amgen's Global Commercial Operations clients on a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues concerning promotion, sales, patient support programs, contracting, education and scientific exchange regarding biopharmaceutical products in the United States.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include:

Analyzing, reviewing and approving promotional, educational and support programs and materials

Analyzing, reviewing and approving scientific exchange and clinical support approaches

Providing guidance on proposed sales and marketing strategies

Reviewing and counseling on government enforcement actions relating to the promotion of biopharmaceutical products

Providing on-going training to commercial operations staff regarding legal and regulatory requirements for commercial activity in the biopharmaceutical industry

Advising and counseling on complex commercial transactions with members of the healthcare community (hospitals, clinics, payors, specialty pharmacy, pharmacy benefit managers, patient and professional advocacy groups/associations) with particular emphasis on Federal and State Anti-Kickback and False Claims Statutes and applicable antitrust laws

Basic Qualifications:

J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four (4) years of experience practicing law

Preferred Qualifications:

6+ years of corporate and/or law firm experience counseling clients on healthcare/life sciences matters

Experience counseling clients on complex legal and regulatory considerations including:
  • Healthcare fraud and abuse matters
  • FDA promotional regulations
  • OIG compliance guidance and advisory opinions
  • DOJ settlements with pharmaceutical industry
  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and contracting

Proven superior legal skills, including: excellent oral and written communication, legal analysis, drafting and negotiation skills

Ability to lead and influence others

Strong client service, business counseling and problem-solving focus

Ability to manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment

Superior academic achievement

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.