Posted to MedZilla on 8/21/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Assistant Senior Counsel / Senior Counsel - Legal Compliance 1700430-MZ


Please note that the requirements specified in this posting are the basic qualifications required for the (Senior Counsel); however, job title will be dependent on the candidate s level of experience in those requirements.

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as an Assistant Senior Counsel / Senior Counsel in our Deerfield, IL office.

Takeda is a global, innovation-driven pharmaceutical leader with 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 230 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.
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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Assistant Senior Counsel/Senior Counsel working in the Global Legal Function, you will be empowered to own your work and make meaningful contributions to the organization. A typical day will include:
  • Provide practical, timely, quality legal services to help the company meet its business objectives through deep understanding and compliance with laws, rules and regulations applicable to the company's businesses.
  • Provide legal advice to Takeda s U.S. Business Unit and other units in Takeda relating to business operations.
  • Advise the Office of Ethics and Compliance, Marketing, Sales, Contracts & Pricing, Managed Markets, Government Affairs, Research & Development, Takeda Vaccines Business Unit, and other stakeholders regarding the laws and regulations governing the company s interactions with customers, health care providers, clinical research organizations and sites, and state and federal programs (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, VA).
  • Draft U.S. compliance policies and procedures and template compliance language for commercial agreements entered into by Takeda s U.S. companies.
  • Support compliance audits and conduct internal investigations to ensure compliance with the company s Code of Conduct and other policies.
  • Monitor developments in federal, state, and municipal laws, regulations and industry guidance related to fraud and abuse, federal acquisition regulations, restrictions on pharmaceutical company interactions with health care providers, marketing reporting laws, and other compliance issues.
  • Retain and direct the activities of outside counsel, where appropriate.

  • Juris Doctor.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in one of the following: law firm or corporate law department; government agency; or other relevant experience.
  • Significant law firm or corporate legal department experience advising health care companies on compliance laws.
  • Strong understanding of laws, regulations and industry guidance related to health care compliance and government programs, including anti-kickback statutes, federal acquisition regulations, Medicare, Medicaid, and VA program regulations, CMS regulations regarding government pricing metrics, false claims statutes, the PhRMA Code, and OIG guidance and CMS regulations.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting commercial rebate agreements, and ability to make quick decisions in the context of fast-paced negotiations.
To further support and inspire our employees, our benefits include:
  • Highly competitive pay & benefits
  • Half-day Fridays (all year)
  • Takeda Center for Child Development
  • Free onsite fitness facility
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERG s)
  • Reward & Recognition Program
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