Counsel I U.S. Pricing & Access, Commercial Legal

Foster City, CA
Apr 27, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The U.S. Pricing & Access, Commercial Legal team at Gilead is seeking an experienced attorney to join a multi-faceted practice within a close knit-team that advises a number of business units throughout Gilead's commercial organization. We are looking for thoughtful, creative, innovative, and friendly individuals to join the team. We are passionate about getting innovative medicines to patients to improve the health and well-being of our communities.

Responsibilities will include supporting business strategy, including but not limited to distribution, patient support, pricing matters, and arrangements with government agencies and managed care organizations across a broad array of therapeutic areas. Candidates with an understanding of managed markets, health care fraud and abuse laws, and 340B rules are preferred, and knowledge of federal and state health care privacy laws and FDA promotional rules would be beneficial. Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for biotech and/or pharmaceutical companies is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be prepared to be in a fast-paced environment with a business-minded, practical approach.

Essential Duties and Functions:

This individual will serve as a key member of the team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide advice and support to various functions within Gilead including: Commercial Contracting, Patient Support, Trade Relations, Government Affairs, Managed Markets, Global Value & Access, and Government Pricing.
  • Contracting with various managed care organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, distributors, and governmental agencies in compliance with healthcare fraud and abuse risks and legal obligations when interacting with these entities.
  • Assist in supporting company product launch initiatives and Managed Markets Marketing teams' efforts to support Managed Markets account managers.
  • Counsel therapeutic area business units and Managed Markets patient support and trade teams in collaboration with GTAL and Corporate Legal team members on pricing, access, patient support, and projects that potentially implicate Anti-Kickback issues.
  • Provide advice and counsel to Gilead Government Affairs in connection with the Frontlines of Communities in the United States ("FOCUS") Program.
  • Appropriately manage workload, demonstrate an ability to prioritize effectively, and deliver results within agreed timelines.
  • Advance a positive spirit of partnership, creativity, and collaboration with internal clients and legal colleagues across multiple legal functions including the brand support team, Privacy, Regulatory, Corporate Legal, Compliance, and others.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Experience analyzing complex healthcare regulatory issues, including Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and related exceptions and safe harbors, coverage and reimbursement issues, privacy, anti-trust, and government pricing issues.
  • Understanding of (i) health care compliance, (ii) prescription drug distribution channel(s) and contracting with the various parties in this channel, (iii) how managed care organizations are structured and their role in the prescription drug channel and (iv) the rules and regulations concerning healthcare programs (including Medicare, Medicaid, 340B, and the Veterans Administration).
  • Individual must be a team player, self-motivated, able to demonstrate a history of successfully resolving challenging legal issues and able to effectively deliver sound and clear legal advice in a business setting; ability to work well with other Legal team members and build consensus among various stakeholders while maintaining a compliant approach.
  • Be resourceful, flexible and willing to engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities.


  • Have a J.D. from a nationally recognized law school; member in good standing of the California Bar, or eligible to register as Registered In-House Counsel.
  • Approximately 3+ years as health law counsel either at a law firm, company and/or government (e.g., OIG, CMS or FDA) demonstrating growth and ability to succeed.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).

Gilead Core Values:

  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

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