Counsel -- Global Commercial Operations

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 10, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen manufactures and markets biopharmaceutical products that are subject to oversight and regulation by several entities of the U.S. Federal government. The attorney in this position will be responsible for counseling Amgen's commercial operations on a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues that may include contracting, sales and promotion of biopharmaceutical products in the United States.

The responsibilities of this position will be partially dependent on the skillset of the successful candidate and may include one or more of the following:
  • Advising and counseling on commercial transactions with members of the healthcare community (managed care organizations, hospitals, group purchasing organizations and distributors), including drafting and negotiating agreements with these entities.
  • Analyzing, reviewing and approving promotional, educational and support programs and materials and providing guidance on proposed sales and marketing strategies.
  • Reviewing and counseling on government enforcement actions relating to biopharmaceutical products.
  • Providing on-going training to commercial operations staff regarding legal and regulatory requirements for commercial activity in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Basic Qualifications:

J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and two (2) years of experience practicing law.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Experience counseling clients on legal and regulatory considerations and/or drafting and negotiating corporate or commercial agreements including:
  • Agreements with members of the healthcare community
  • Healthcare fraud and abuse matters
  • FDA promotional regulations
  • OIG compliance guidance and advisory opinions
  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement

Amgen understands that a candidate may not have all the preferred qualifications, and is open to candidates that have strong, relevant experience in only certain of these areas but is willing to learn new areas. We are looking for a candidate with proven superior legal skills, including excellent oral and written communication, legal analysis and negotiation skills. The candidate should have:
  • Ability to lead and influence others
  • Strong client service 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.