Associate Corporate Counsel
Company: bioMerieux Inc.
Posted on: November 20, 2023
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
- Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing a wide range of
agreements, including complex matters relating to M&A, private
equity, procurement, licensing, clinical, and research
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Two (2) to five (5) years of law firm and/or corporate legal
- 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%)
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