Director, US Legal Commercial ( MERCUSR146407ENUS)
New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.
We partner with the business to ensure we maintain our company’s values and high ethical standards, comply with the law, protect our people and enhance our reputation. We strive to foster an environment that is inspiring, supportive and diverse.
The position provides legal support to the Human Health Division, with a focus on counseling clients in the areas of commercial contracting and fraud and abuse risks. The position also provides legal support to the Compliance department on various matters. The role provides legal counseling services that are consistent with law and Company policies, furthering business objectives while appropriately balancing legal requirements and risks.
Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
Fraud and abuse and antitrust compliance
Pricing, access and reimbursement policies and practices
Policy initiatives in support of business activities
Related liability and regulatory issues
Supervising activities and managing relationships with outside counsel
Education Minimum Requirement:
Graduate of an accredited US law school; admission to the Bar of Pennsylvania or another state
Required Experience and Skills:
Member in good standing of a Bar of at least one state or the District of Columbia;
At least 4 years of legal experience in a law firm or corporate setting
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Experience in at least one of the following areas: (1) the FDA, (2) the pharmaceutical area, or (3) product liability or enforcement litigation
The candidate should have excellent teamwork, communication, writing, and analytical skills
Experience in business counseling
Experience in managing a significant workload, with the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to be proactive, take initiative, and manage a portfolio
Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.
Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
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