• Assistant General Counsel - Healthcare

    Job Locations US-NJ-Jersey City
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Assistant General Counsel, Healthcare (“AGC-Healthcare”) will be responsible for the legal work of the subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation and Life Science Institute in the Americas region (the Companies). The Companies are engaged in pharmaceutical research, clinical development, product commercialization, asset licensing, capsule manufacturing, medical device sales, and equipment manufacturing.  This position will report directly to the MCHA General Counsel. AGC- Healthcare’s time will be spent primarily in the Companies’ offices in Jersey City, New Jersey, with monthly (at least) staff meetings in NYC. AGC- Healthcare will be responsible for providing legal advice, counsel and services to the Companies. This includes direct advice to the Presidents and CEOs of the group companies, regulatory advice and counsel on all aspects of operations, litigation, risk reduction and compliance, the preparation and review of contracts and other legal documents; advice on legal, compliance and business matters; and management of outside counsel.


    • Provide day-to-day advice regarding a wide range of activities and programs related to the healthcare businesses including manufacturing, research, drug development and commercialization.
    • Draft complex commercial agreements relating to licensing, material transfer, research and development, commercial/promotional related agreements and HCP related consulting.
    • Manage and enhance the companies’ healthcare and pharma compliance program.
    • Perform other departmental duties as assigned.
    • Manage, supervise and oversee MCHA legal staff working in the New Jersey office or otherwise supporting the healthcare businesses.


    AGC-Pharma must be a highly competent and business savvy legal professional with a minimum of 15 years of legal experience in-house and/or in an international law firm, dealing with a broad range of issues.

    • A minimum of 10+ years experience handling a broad range of complex legal issues including pharmaceutical or biologics;
    • Strong working knowledge of laws and FDA regulations relating to the clinical development, approval and marketing of pharmaceutical products is required;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate concisely with diverse clients, to integrate legal and business knowledge, and to provide comprehensive advice regarding risks;
    • Ability to translate difficult legal issues into readily understandable concepts and achieve practical business solutions;
    • Energetic, decisive and confident, with a hands-on personality;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to gain respect and influence others;
    • Multicultural competence;
    • Excellent judgment and leadership skills;
    • Ability to work independently, reach out for assistance when needed, manage various tasks, manage others, and balance competing priorities;
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with business people and outside counsel;
    • Highest ethical standards and professional integrity; and
    • Serious work ethic.



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