Corporate Counsel – Market Access

POSITION ID: CORPCNSL 1197
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LOCATION: New York
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Our client, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company in New York, is seeking an experienced attorney to join the Regulatory and Commercial Law Group as Associate Director, Corporate Counsel. Our client is open to hiring a law firm associate in a corporate, litigation or regulatory practice area who has had exposure to working with life science industry clients. This newly created position will report to the Senior Director of Market Access Legal and provide legal support on a broad range of market access and other healthcare law issues.  The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of healthcare laws as they relate to market access issues such as trade and payor relationships and contracts, coverage and reimbursement, pricing, and patient support programs.  The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, be proactive, be able to work independently, and manage multiple projects and clients.  The position will directly interact with clients and departments across the company and candidate must have proven experience in working collaboratively.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing a deep understanding of, and keeping up-to-date, on healthcare laws and compliant industry practices as they apply to biopharmaceutical market access interests, such as:
    • Product pricing
    • Government price reporting, including state price transparency reporting requirements
    • Arrangements with distributors, pharmacies, GPOs and payors
    • Coverage and reimbursement, in particular under Medicare Parts B and D
    • Patient support programs
  • Counsel on a broad range of market access and healthcare coverage and reimbursement issues, including:
    • Government price reporting, including state price transparency reporting requirements
    • Payor contracting
    • Distribution and other trade arrangements
    • GPO arrangements
    • Government contracting
    • Vendor contracting, policy development and SOP reviews
    • Day-to-day counseling market access clients, including review of certain promotional materials, training materials, statements of work and other contracts
  • Assist with a broad range of other healthcare regulatory matters including advertising and promotion, funding requests, legal counsel to compliance, policy development, and client and vendor training.

Experience and Required Skills

  • JD with 6+ years relevant legal experience
  • Licensed to practice law in New York or eligible for licensure as a registered in-house counsel.
  • Prior in-house healthcare/pharmaceutical and/or biotech experience preferred. However, our client is very open to hiring a law firm associate in a corporate, litigation or regulatory practice area who has had some exposure to life sciences clients and who is open and eager to learning.
  • Significant knowledge of life sciences compliance trends, the FDCA, the false claims act, and fraud and abuse laws preferred.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including drafting skills, and presentation capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and ability to work in highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to maintain an independent and objective perspective while developing and maintaining a strong partnership with the client organizations.
  • History of self-motivation, working independently on projects, meeting aggressive deadlines, and juggling multiple matters.
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