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This is a position within the Legal Department that is held by a lawyer with strong legal skills and the ability to deliver business-oriented, effective and efficient legal services, project management, and strategic counseling on significant projects or matters for defined business or corporate clients for which he or she has overall responsibility (e.g., a discrete group within one of AmerisourceBergen's business units or corporate functions) or in a particular specialty practice area (e.g., litigation, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, privacy law, health law, technology law, or employment and labor law).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Act as primary legal counsel supporting full portfolio of AB pharmaceutical group purchasing organizations (GPOs) serving health systems, physician practices and other healthcare providers; provide legal support to other provider-facing businesses as required. Draft and negotiate full range of commercial agreements for GPOs, including pharmaceutical manufacturer-facing agreements and provider-facing agreements Review other business agreements, as requested, including services agreements, statements of work, data reporting agreements, consulting and vendor agreements and confidentiality agreements to ensure that these contracts accurately express the Company's objectives and minimize legal risk. Provide advice on federal healthcare laws and implementing regulations, particularly those relevant to GPOs, including the Anti-Kickback Statute. Collaborate with the company's compliance, finance, sales and operations teams to drive a unified, cross-functional approach to GPO matters. The lawyer in this role may have management responsibility for one or more legal professionals and, if so, is required to be an effective manager of his or her reports. In this role, the lawyer is required to be adept at handling significant legal projects, matters, and issues and should have very good to excellent technical legal skills and expertise. The lawyer in this role should have very good to excellent project management skills because the Assistant General Counsel role often requires the lawyer in this role to take on mixed legal and business responsibility for, and project management of, contracts or other matters that the client group wants to pursue. The Assistant General Counsel should have strong decision-making capability and should be proficient in being able to make business-oriented yet legally compliant recommendations to his or her clients The Assistant General Counsel is expected to solve both straightforward and complex problems and take a new perspective on existing solutions. Some domestic travel (up to 10%) required The lawyer in this role should be able to juggle multiple matters and effectively multi-task and prioritize tasks to ensure that work is completed in a timely and efficient matter.
The Assistant General Counsel will be comfortable with change and should be willing to shift priorities and focus.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
The lawyer in this role is expected to have a minimum of 9 years of experience as a lawyer combined with expertise in one or more specialty areas of legal practice (e.g., litigation, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and commercial law, securities law, privacy law, health law, technology law, or employment and labor law). Law Degree - must be a graduate of an accredited law school and admitted into the state bar.
The lawyer in this role is comparable to a counsel, non-equity partner, or service partner in a law firm and is a lawyer who can do sophisticated work as an individual contributor and/or supervise and project manage other individual legal professionals or teams of legal professionals to do the work.
MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and legal procedures
Working knowledge of corporate law including SEC regulations and document preparation, litigation, anti-trust laws, nuisance law, court and regulatory agency (FTC and FDA) procedures, and contract negotiation and preparation
The lawyer in this role has the expertise and background to be comfortable supervising outside lawyers engaged to work on matters for AmerisourceBergen, including outside lawyers from major law firms used by AmerisourceBergen.
In this role, the lawyer is expected to be knowledgeable in ABC's business and industry policies, practices and trends and be aware of the competitive landscape.
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
The Assistant General Counsel will demonstrate very good to excellent communication and information sharing with all levels of associates.
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong creativity skills
Excellent judgment and ability to resolve complex issues effectively
Strong negotiating skills
Strong leadership skills
Strong presentation skills
Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
Ability to follow and interpret legal trends
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
ScheduleFull timeEqual Employment Opportunity
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes benefit programs that are comprehensive, diverse and designed to meet the various needs across our associate population.
Throughout our global footprint and various business units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location, position and/or business unit.
AmerisourceBergen is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.