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Associate Corporate Counsel

Company: bioMerieux Inc.
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

The bioMerieux Legal Department is a dynamic team engaged in a wide variety of projects at many levels of the organization. The Associate Corporate Counsel position is an integral part of that environment where practicality, communication and collegiality are necessary components. Core Responsibilities: The Associate Corporate Counsel position will report to the VP and General Counsel, North America, and will be expected to provide a broad range of legal analysis, services, support and counsel to the business. This is role is deal for someone with 2 to 5 years of broad M&A transactional experience, preferably obtained from a large law firm or in-house practice. Experience should include: (1) managing due diligence and other parts of M&A transactions, (2) drafting and assisting with negotiating agreements, (3) corporate governance, and (4) preferably some experience involving private equity-related transactions. This role may also provide support on topics including:

  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing a wide range of agreements, including complex matters relating to M&A, private equity, procurement, licensing, clinical, and research activities;
  • Partnering with the Business Development Team to support investment, M&A (including integration), and strategic partnership activities; understanding the deal team needs and assisting in the establishment and maintenance of processes and ways of working;
  • Supporting the administration of corporate governance matters for bioMerieux, Inc. and other bioMerieux corporate entities in the region;
  • Advising the Company on matters associated with medical device product development, FDA approval and clearance, and post-market compliance, including creating and advising on a wide range of policy initiatives (particularly in the context of strategic deals/investments);
  • Maintaining familiarity with laws that affect client areas in order to issue spot and provide basic counseling, including those relevant to sales and marketing of products to health care professionals and reimbursement by government programs, including, for example, fraud and abuse (Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act), FDA regulation (Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act), privacy (HIPAA), and anti-corruption (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act);
  • Working closely with other members in the Legal and IP departments to ensure consistency in approach across areas of the overall business and providing support for areas outside of your primary areas of responsibility as needed;
    • Staying abreast of and advising on changes in laws/regulations, guidance documents, and market trends affecting bioMerieux and its business, and assisting with the development of policies and training as needed;
    • Leading special projects as assigned and participating in cross-functional teams and committees;
    • Helping select and/or directing the work of outside counsel, defining project objectives, managing projects, and monitoring outside counsel to ensure they operate within budget. Key Factors for Success:
      • Team Player & Contributor: Build strong relationships with business partners to tactfully influence and gain their support to drive desired outcomes. Bring with you an ability to independently and effectively manage a substantial workload in cooperation with and support of other attorneys on a variety of time-sensitive legal matters. Must demonstrate professionalism, confidence and ability to strike a balance between ambition and humility.
      • Innovative: Holistic, big picture thinker, who anticipates changes in law, enforcement, and/or business objectives and adapts approach as necessary to manage risks effectively and mitigate issues before they arise.
      • Solutions Oriented: Strategic legal thinking and capability of arriving at practical legal solutions. Demonstrate expertise and sound judgment, understand how assigned responsibilities support bioMerieux's business objectives, and be able to provide practical, risk-balanced advice based upon a thorough understanding of the scope of an issue, taking full advantage of internal networks and external intelligence. Qualifications and Skills:
        • Law degree (JD) and admission (in good standing) to a state bar.
          • Two (2) to five (5) years of law firm and/or corporate legal experience.
            • Experience supporting M&A transactions, inbound licenses, and other complex commercial agreements preferred.
              • Ability to independently and effectively manage a substantial workload in cooperation with and support of other attorneys on a variety of time-sensitive legal matters.
              • Professionalism, confidence, and ability to balance ambition and humility. Flexible 'can do' approach.
              • Excellent communication skills and credibility to interact effectively and influence management at all levels.
              • Strategic legal thinking and capability of arriving at practical legal solutions.
              • Commercially minded and solution-oriented with an ability to analyze legal situations, understand the facts and the client's business position, and efficiently assimilate information from a variety of sources.
              • Genuine desire to work in a global business environment that involves broad cultural variety, with a high level of enthusiasm for the diversity of work.
              • Prior experience in the healthcare, medical device and/or software industry is a plus but not essential.
              • Some travel required (less than 25%)

Keywords: bioMerieux Inc., Durham , Associate Corporate Counsel, Legal , Durham, North Carolina

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