Director & Associate General Counsel - Sandoz Legal (Princeton, NJ)

Director & Associate General Counsel - Sandoz Legal (Princeton, NJ)
The Sandoz Legal group is looking for an experienced attorney to be successful within our ethical, fast-paced, adaptive and collaborative culture to support primarily our Commercial Operations team. This position is located in Princeton, NJ.

The attorney will partner with key stakeholders to support the Marketing and Sales of branded and generic pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices, including mobile apps or other digital therapeutics.

The attorney will advise on applicable US regulations and statutes arising from the development and commercialization of products regulated by FDA.

The attorney will advise on patient support services and medical affairs, government price reporting, and false claims/anti-kickback compliance issues.


• Provide day-to-day legal advice, in a pragmatic and collaborative manner, to assist the business in achieving its goals/objectives in a legally compliant and ethical manner.

• Conduct timely response to policy and legal questions raised by the business

• Advise on and assist in developing and improving business processes and procedures to support new business models, including digital therapeutics and digital activities supporting traditional therapeutics.

These responsibilities include:
• provide legal leadership on cross-functional teams,
• identify legal issues relevant to the business and proactively educate the leaders on these issues,
• give recommendations to address critical issues so that business and legal objectives are met,
• advise and consult with employees, managers and leadership related to compliance,
• serve as the legal advisor in complex business projects,
• analyze complex issues and concepts in a timely fashion, and
• review, analyze and keep current on all federal and state legal developments affecting the pharmaceutical industry.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
• JD (or equivalent) is required
• License to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction is required

• 8-10+ years of relevant experience from a pharmaceutical, biotech, or device firm. Related experience from a law firm may be considered.

• Experience in providing advice regarding the compliant marketing of branded or generic pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices is required

• Experience with federal and state healthcare compliance laws (e.g., false claims, anti-kickback statute, etc.) is required.

• Experience with pharmaceutical government price reporting compliance is strongly preferred

• Experience supporting digital healthcare offerings and related activities is strongly preferred.

• Proven ability to work on multiple projects at any given time in a fast paced environment
• High attention to detail
• Ability to work independently yet collaboratively while keeping key stakeholders informed
• Ability to work directly and collaboratively with senior executives in a matrix environment
• Team player in a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural environment, high level of flexibility
• Ability to:
o exercise initiative and sound judgment;
o prioritize tasks and maintain efficiency; and
o identify opportunities for improvement
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office; MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat)

TRAVEL: Minimal
Princeton, NJ
Sandoz Inc
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance
Full Time