Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Job Details

Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Counsel, Commercialization & Development Law

Business Development

Strategic Planning


Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Working with Us
Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more:

The Senior Counsel, Commercialization & Development Law role will support and partner with the Company’s Commercialization Capabilities organization, including executive-level colleagues, on new and innovative initiatives and solutions to better serve patients. A key function of this role will be identifying legal risks and providing thoughtful, comprehensive and practical legal advice on a wide array of issues. The role will be required to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Commercialization Capabilities organization, as well as the broader Law Department.

Key Responsibilities and Major Duties:

  • Anticipate and proactively identify legal issues and provide clear, operational and effective legal advice that supports informed decisions and applies an enterprise view
  • Collaborate across the Law Department matrix to ensure delivery of seamless, comprehensive legal advice.
  • Deliver effective presentations to Law Department and Business Units.
  • Lead and organize functional or substantive working groups assessing significant legal issues.
  • Leverage knowledge of emerging legal and industry issues and trends to inform advice and address potential legal risk.
  • Lead simplification of policies, procedures and guidance affecting business activities.


  • Education: A law degree from a US Law School.
  • Knowledge: Broad knowledge of healthcare law, including advertising and promotion, anti-kickback and bribery laws, regulatory policy, and contracts.
  • Experience: At least five to eight years of legal, regulatory and/or compliance experience, preferably with a law firm that advises companies in highly regulated industries on commercial and medical capabilities and activities or in-house at a pharmaceutical or biotech or medical device company. Successful experience in cross-functional interactions is required.
  • Skills: Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across the business and within the Law Department. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects under deadline pressure. Flexibility to work on a broad range of matters. Ability to communicate complex issues clearly, verbally and in writing.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.