Feb 17, 2022

Job Description

Novartis protects 750 million patients and more than 100,000 employees in over 140 countries.

Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a leader in generic and biosimilar medicines and a pioneer in digital therapeutics.

Job Purpose
The Sandoz Legal group is looking for an experienced transactional attorney who can be successful within our ethical, fast-paced, adaptive and collaborative culture to support primarily our Business Development and Licensing team (BD&L). This position is located in Princeton, NJ.

The attorney will partner with key stakeholders to advise on, negotiate and draft license, asset purchase, collaboration, co-development and authorized generic agreements, and other strategic transaction documents to support our BD&L and strategy teams . Prior M&A experience in the pharmaceutical industry as well as experience analyzing anti-kickback compliance issues experience is preferred. The attorney will be asked to provide legal leadership on cross-functional teams, identify legal issues relevant to the business, give recommendations to address critical issues so that business and legal objectives are met, advise and consult with employees, managers and leadership, proactively educate the business on relevant issues, serve as the legal advisor in complex transactions, 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.

Major Accountabilities
• Primary member of the General Legal team responsible for providing 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
• Timely respond to day-to-day policy and legal questions raised by the business
• Draft, review and negotiate a variety of deals for BD&L

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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 other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

• Juris Doctor or equivalent Law degree required

• Minimum 7+ years plus of relevant transactional experience at a major law firm and/or in-house. Acceptance to US State Bar is required
• Transactional experience in the life sciences sector, including licensing, co-development and in-out licensing preferred
• Experience in branded, generic or OTC pharmaceuticals and with federal and state anti-kickback laws preferred
• Proven ability to work on multiple projects at any given time in a fast paced environment, with a high attention to detail
• Ability to work independently yet collaboratively with senior executives, while keeping key stakeholders informed
• Team player in a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural environment, high level of flexibility with an ability to:
(i) exercise initiative and sound judgment;
(ii) prioritize tasks and maintain efficiency; and
(iii) identify opportunities for improvement

• Fluency in English required, both excellent oral and written communications skills

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity, and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges aggressively and ambitiously. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusion workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Novartis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.
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Accessibility and reasonable accommodations:

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1(877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Princeton, NJ
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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