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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Legal Counsel (505902)
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Zimmer Biomet | Westminster, CO
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Job Description

Responsible for providing timely legal advice and services related to a broad range of issues including contracts (drafting and negotiating), marketing, advertising and promotion, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory affairs, general healthcare law (including Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark, HIPAA and related privacy laws), telehealth, government regulations, licensing, and/or compliance. Collaborate with business partners to devise appropriate legal strategies associated with business unit.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

* Provide legal support on various Business Division matters, including drafting agreements (e.g., commercial/transactional, consulting, research, royalty-bearing, medical affairs, etc.) and reviewing product marketing, education, and surgeon communication literature to ensure it satisfies legal requirements.
* Provide legal support to Zimmer's commercial business operations, including marketing, (international) sales and distribution functions, and general business agreements. This will include assisting with the negotiating, drafting and finalizing of distributor, product purchase, vendor and consignment contracts; advising on business law issues including contract interpretation and requirements; and providing perspective on various other legal issues and obligations.
* Provide legal support to certain corporate functions such as finance, tax, human resources, operations (including sourcing) etc., including assisting such functions in the engagement of professional service providers and other legal matters.

Expected Areas of Competence

* Well organized, detail-oriented, with a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, discretion and judgment.
* Highly motivated, self-starter with demonstrated ability to deliver results within time constraints.
* Demonstrated understanding of laws impacting medical device manufacturers, public policy and healthcare industry developments, as well as the legal implications of business decisions.
* Demonstrated ability to address commercial, international or business transactional matters, within the life sciences, medical device or related industries.
* Demonstrated ability to develop professional relationships with clients in which corporate goals and priorities are maintained without compromising legal integrity.
* Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with colleagues to leverage skills and knowledge within the legal division.
* Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain credibility with both external partners and internal stakeholders at all levels of the Company including executive leadership and professional partnerships.
* Demonstrated ability to contribute to a high performance culture through effective communication, leadership and a consensus-building approach with those at all levels and functions of the Company.
* Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills which highlight an ability to effectively reach a diverse audience at multiple levels within the Company and through various formats (i.e., teleconferences, face-to-face meetings, presentations, written proposals, reports and correspondence).
* Appropriate competency in Microsoft Office Suite, and other standard workplace hardware and software applications.
* The ideal candidate would understand public policy and healthcare industry developments in addition to the general legal implications of business decisions.

Education/Experience Requirements

* Bachelor of Arts or Science, or comparable undergraduate degree, plus Juris Doctor (law degree) from an American Bar Association accredited Law School
* A minimum of 3 years of experience providing legal advice on a broad range of business issues
* Currently admitted in good standing to practice law in at least one state in the United States (including admission, or ability to quickly obtain admission, in Colorado, and with potential preference for candidates with admission in the State of Florida).
* Experience in medical device regulations and compliance issues, strongly preferred

Travel Requirements

Approximately 10-20%

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