General Counsel (562115)

Company Name:
Abelson Legal Search
One of the world's best known companies is seeking a new General Counsel for their suburban Philadelphia headquarters. The right candidate will have 15+ years' experience that includes employment with both a major law firm and a comparable company and at least 5 years' managerial experience. Candidates MUST have worked with regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical or medical devices industries and with FDA matters. Must be knowledgeable of a range of matters that impact this industry, including securities issues, anti-kickback regulations. Significant international work and German language skills will be a plus.
This position will involve working as a key member of the management team, providing critical risk management advice that is in full compliance with all regulatory requirements. This individual will also work closely with divisions within the company, particularly those regarding regulatory, quality control, IP and data protection issues, supporting them in various projects, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and handling customer contracts. Will represent the company, when necessary, in litigation and will oversee all aspects of the Legal Department, including recruitment, hiring, training, development, evaluation, assignment, promotion and termination.
Candidates should be able to provide examples of their leadership skills, oral and written communications abilities, including public presentations and workshop and team meeting design and implementation. Must be successful both as a team member and an independent leader, demonstrating initiative and creativity. Should be IT savvy.
The ideal candidate will have had exposure to such issues as securities law, M&A transactions, contract matters regarding sales, distribution, services, real estate, IP and employment issues, corporate and compliance matters involving fiduciary duties, codes of conduct and anti-trust. J.O. 562115 on www.abelsonlegalsearch.com

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