Sr Brand Counsel

Gaithersburg, MD, US
May 31, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

We are currently seeking an experienced brand attorney focused in the area of pharmaceutical, regulatory, and health care compliance to support the growth of Emergent's commercial vaccines, devices, and therapeutics business. This position will be responsible for collaborating with legal, compliance, medical affairs, and regulatory and providing strategic legal advice and guidance in support of the labeling, promotion, and distribution of Emergent's commercial and/or medical counter measures products in the United States and other markets.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Provide focused legal support, in collaboration with other attorneys, for commercial and late stage development products
• Serve as legal advisor/core brand attorney to commercial, medical affairs, market access, distribution and development teams, as assigned, for late stage products and marketed products
• Lead assigned cross-functional legal initiatives and serve as lead lawyer on cross-functional commercial teams including without limitation, brand team, promotional and other material review committees and medical drug information
• Collaborate with R&D, IP, Compliance colleagues involved with late stage clinical and marketed products with responsibility for ensuring an aligned approach across multiple products
• Review business materials (including brand plans, promotions, medical plans, training documents) requiring legal input and advising internal clients, partners and stakeholders on compliant strategies, plans and tactics;
• Advise cross functional teams including clinical, product development, regulatory, medical affairs, and other clients on FDA regulatory submissions, label negotiations and privacy and data use.
• Counsel on appropriate relationships with a variety of external parties, including healthcare professionals, patients, academic institutions, and payors.
• Work collaboratively with Compliance colleagues to develop and implement training to internal clients, partners and stakeholders on key policies, procedures, practices and requirements for healthcare and related legal compliance and educate clients and partners about current enforcement trends.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.

• 7+ years of experience in pharmaceutical in-house, or combination of in-house and law firm, commercial product matters.
• Experience supporting a pharmaceutical commercialized brand required.
• Excellent oral and written skills
• Self-motivated, strong leadership, work well independently on projects, meet aggressive deadlines, handle multiple projects, technical knowledge, business acumen, and excellent communication skills
• Sound conflict resolution skills and ability to work in a collaborative, global environment
• Effective decision making; proven ability to assess and calibrate and effectively communicate legal risks to senior management and others.
• J.D., licensed to practice law in the U.S.
• Active membership and in good standing in a state bar
• Experience in navigating successfully in a highly matrixed global work environment
• High level of legal innovation and cross functional capacity; ability to lead and think beyond "legal" and to lead cross functional innovative initiatives
• Serve as a senior legal member of global product teams or senior legal advisor to therapeutic area or discovery leadership teams contributing business and legal expertise/guidance to product development and strategy
• Maintain an enterprise view in developing and delivering legal guidance to client base
• Lead educational sessions for legal group and company
• Ability to advise on risk-based decisions involving significant risk to company reputation and financial risk and to act with a high degree of autonomy and to act globally
• Manage outside counsel as needed

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.

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