Corporate Counsel, Commercial & Market Access - Biopharma

Posted 23 October 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationNew Jersey
Job type Full Time
Discipline CRO & Clinical Operations
Contact NameNikhil Akkoo

Job description

Mantell Associates is currently partnered with a well-established Biopharmaceutical organisation. They are currently looking to strengthen their team through the appointment of a Corporate Counsel, Commercial and Market Access.

Corporate Counsel, Commercial and Market Access - Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and support to the contract needs of business units, related business functions such as Sales, Marketing, Market Access, Medical Affairs, Compliance, Regulatory and Procurement

  • Review and prepare contracts for the legal department, manage support in other jurisdictions, and collaborate with other attorneys within our International Legal team

  • Provide advice and counsel in the areas of healthcare law, including FDA regulations and anti-kickback, government price reporting, and fraud and abuse

  • Work closely with market access and commercial teams to support commercial strategies for the sale and distribution of products

  • Advise on potential legal issues related to customer contracting, pricing and price reporting, including FD&CA and anti-kickback

  • Draft, negotiate, review, and revise commercial and market access agreements associated with the business, including healthcare professionals, providers, vendors, licensors, consultants and speaker agreements; master services agreements, statements of work, sales, supply, distribution, PBM, GPO, Wholesaler, discount and rebate, distribution vendor and service agreements

  • Collaborate with other Legal and Compliance colleagues to provide legal support to the organisation and supervise outside counsel as required

  • Ensure that clients are kept abreast of all relevant legal developments in their areas of business by providing training and periodic updates

Corporate Counsel, Commercial and Market Access - Requirements:

  • 5+ years' minimum of relevant experience in a commercial attorney or similar position for a biotech or pharma company

  • 7+ years' experience with a life sciences company and/or a reputable, highly rated law firm, or a combination of both, with experience related to the pharmaceutical or life-sciences companies

  • Extensive experience providing legal advice to Commercial Market Access and Commercial Sales teams, including pricing and contracts groups and sales operations teams

  • Experience with contractual requirements of commercial and government payers, GPOs, pharmacy services, and trade and distribution within the U.S. healthcare industry, as well as those of a pharma sales force

  • Extensive knowledge of relevant federal and state laws

  • Experience providing legal advice on promotional materials is helpful but not required

  • Ability to work effectively in a global work environment

  • Ability to make decisions, balancing risks versus impact

  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with multiple priorities

  • Ability to drive change throughout an organisation, overcoming resistance and barriers

  • Outstanding communication of information and ideas, both written and verbal, to diverse audiences

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact us at +44 (0)20 3854 7700.