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Corporate Counsel - Litigation

Company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (US)
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description We are seeking an experienced litigator to join our Legal and Compliance Department at the companys world headquarters in Boston, MA. The Department is committed to a trusting and collaborative culture where we value growth and development. We engage proactively with our business colleagues to truly understand them and to deliver results for our company and for patients.

As Corporate Counsel, Litigation you will have broad responsibility for defending Vertexs legal interests and promoting the companys commitment to legal compliance and business ethics. You will represent the company and provide support in all subject matter areas, as well as participate in cross-functional projects and initiatives. You will lead or assist on proactively managing and mitigating risk across the organization.

Responsibilities will include

* Proactively handling a variety of legal matters that arise, through investigation to resolution * Providing practical, business-oriented legal advice to other legal team members and directly to internal clients including but not limited to: commercial, human resources, information systems, manufacturing, medical affairs, security and research & development * Advising business leaders on strategies and tactics in a way that advances the companys business while addressing legal risks and protecting the companys integrity and reputation * Performing fact investigation, conducting legal research, issuing/managing litigation holds and discovery management * Proactively identifying and evaluating legal and business risks to the company * Efficiently managing outside counsel when necessary, including tactical guidance, staffing, case management, budgeting, and alignment with Vertexs broader legal strategy * Responding to subpoenas and other legal and regulatory inquiries * Developing, amending, and implementing various corporate policies * Advising on the development and implementation of proactive processes, policies and procedures to ensure the company is in compliance with global laws and regulations and is operating in a manner that best protects its legal interests * Monitoring changes to relevant laws, regulations, and enforcement priorities, and communicating actionable takeaways to appropriate audiences * Developing and delivering online and in-person training programs on legal and compliance topics * Periodically reviewing and providing guidance on contract negotiations * Participating in cross-functional projects and initiatives * Assisting privacy counsel and employment counsel on a variety of matters * Assisting with annual enterprise risk management assessment * Participating in various Legal & Compliance Department projects and initiatives

Minimum Qualifications

* Law degree from a nationally recognized law school and current admission to a state bar * Minimum of 6 years of experience in litigation * Strong preference for candidates with experience in life sciences, products liability, government enforcement, intellectual property, and/or employment counseling/litigation. In-house legal experience in a multinational pharmaceutical corporation is preferred but not required. * Familiarity with e-discovery tools and principles and experience managing discovery * Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills * Effective interpersonal skills and strong an ability to communicate in both verbal and written form with employees throughout the company * Excellent organizational and planning skills and the capacity to simultaneously handle a variety of complex confidential issues * Ability to constructively counsel and influence clients * Demonstrable experience taking ownership of issues and providing timely, actionable advice * Excellent analytical skills, as well as impeccable attention to detail, strong sense of ownership and accountability * Strategic thinker and ability to work independently with minimal supervision * The leadership acumen and credibility to inspire confidence among business clients in a high growth business

Company Information Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex today has research and development sites and offices around the world. For several consecutive years, Science magazine has named Vertex one of its Top Employers in the life sciences. For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit www.vrtx.com.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.

Keywords: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (US), Boston , Corporate Counsel - Litigation, Legal , Boston, Massachusetts

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