Senior Counsel, Commercial Operations - Managed Care

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 13, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Counsel, Commercial Operations - Managed Care


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for counseling Amgen's commercial operations on a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues concerning contracting, sales and promotion of biopharmaceutical products in the United States. Amgen manufactures and markets biopharmaceutical products that are subject to oversight and regulation by several entities of the U.S. Federal government.
  • Advising and counseling on complex commercial transactions with members of the healthcare community (managed care organizations, hospitals, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) and distributors), with particular emphasis on the Anti-Kickback Statute and applicable antitrust laws
  • Reviewing of 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
  • Analyzing, reviewing and approving promotional materials
  • Providing guidance on proposed sales and marketing strategies.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is has these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an ABA 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 providing counsel on, and structuring, complex corporate or commercial contracts

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
  • Congressional hearings and inquiries
  • Proven superior legal skills, including: excellent oral and written communication, legal analysis and negotiation skills
  • Ability to lead and influence others
  • Strong client service focus
  • Ability to manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior academic achievement


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

Equal Opportunity Statement

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

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.