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Legal Counsel EU
This attorney will work in close coordination with another Zug-based attorney to handle legal issues relating to the promotion and commercialization of Amgen’s products, as well as the provision of product-related scientific information, in Europe.
He or she will work collaboratively with cross-functional brand teams to develop legally-compliant strategies to better serve patients and demonstrate the value of Amgen’s products to payers, including by leveraging information, new media platforms and innovative technologies.
This position also includes the management of disputes, mainly with competitors, in the foregoing areas in various European jurisdictions, as well as counseling on appropriate interactions with health care professionals and government officials.
In addition to the foregoing, this attorney may also provide legal support on a variety of projects and initiatives on an as-needed basis, taking into account the attorney’s skills, experience and interests.
This attorney will work closely with other members of the ILG team, Amgen attorneys based out of Amgen’s global headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA, external counsel and a wide variety of Amgen client stakeholders.
Strong academic credentials and a law degree from a recognized university law faculty. Qualification to practice law in at least one European jurisdiction (German or Swiss law qualification or knowledge a plus)
Minimum of 5 years of practice at a well-regarded law firm and/or corporate law department with a focus on advising clients in the life sciences
Experience in the laws and regulations related to the promotion of pharmaceutical products in Europe and in review of promotional and non-promotional materials
Experience in disputes and litigation matters related to the promotion of biopharmaceutical products
Native or near-native fluency in English (German a plus)
Good general knowledge of regulatory and healthcare compliance issues, including interactions with healthcare professionals, data privacy, anti-corruption and competition law
Solid knowledge of general commercial law
Strong commercial orientation and collaborative partner, capable of fully understanding the motivations and business objectives driving commercial activities
Good judgment and maturity, capable of assessing and advising internal clients on legal risks and proposing successful solutions, knowing when to escalate matters, and capable of taking a stand in the interests of the corporation
Self-aware person who can prioritize and delegate work effectively, successfully manage client expectations, knows his or her own limits, and can work well with a variety of personalities/capabilities in cross-functional teams
Proactive “self-starter” who is results-oriented and capable of taking the lead on projects to drive clear and timely outcomes
Conducts self in an ethical manner and is respectful of others