Counsel/Sr. Corporate Counsel, Healthcare Law Group

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The Corporate Counsel will work as part of the Healthcare Law Group within Genentech's Legal department.
The position will have the opportunity to provide legal advice and support across the lifecycle of Genentech's products, including pipeline, commercial and medical affairs functions. Supported teams include brand sales and marketing teams, commercial strategic and operational functions, and medical affairs teams that have human medicines in all phases of development, and manufacturing.
Specific activities may include the following:

  • Providing advice, education, training and legal direction on FDA labeling and promotional matters, healthcare fraud and abuse laws, product liability, antitrust, privacy and other laws impacting the commercialization of biotech products;
  • Serving as a standing or ad hoc member of business or leadership teams and providing legal counsel and expertise into business decisions;
  • Advising on business strategies, tactical plan development and implementation, and other business issues, including development of legal assessments and solutions-oriented risk mitigation strategies;
  • Reviewing business materials (including brand plans, promotions, medical plans, training documents) requiring legal input and advises internal clients, partners and stakeholders on compliant strategies, plans and tactics;
  • Advising clinical, product development, regulatory, medical affairs, and other clients on FDA regulatory submissions, label negotiations and privacy and data use;
  • Counseling on appropriate relationships with healthcare professionals, patients, managed care entities, academic institutions, and government entities; 
  • Developing and implementing training to internal clients, partners and stakeholders on key policies, procedures, practices and requirements for healthcare and related legal compliance; and
  • Educating clients and partners about current enforcement trends.


The ideal candidate will have a JD with Bar admission from a top tier law school, and between 5-7 years of relevant legal experience at a law firm with a nationally-recognized FDA / Life Sciences practice or in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company’s law department, with a focus on counseling pharmaceutical and/or clinical clients on U.S. and international rules related to the promotion, clinical development, and manufacture of human medicines.

Significant knowledge of enforcement trends, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and related regulations, the False Claims Act, and laws related to fraud and abuse in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries is preferred, along with excellent oral and written communications skills.

Successful performance in this role will require, among other things, a demonstrated ability to deliver sound and concise legal advice in a solution-oriented manner and in the context of evolving business strategy, contribute actively to the legal department by proactively developing opportunities to enhance practice group efficiency, consistently support the need to meet strict compliance requirements, and effectively present to group audiences.

The Healthcare Law Group, as part of the Genentech Law Department, values ongoing professional development and collegiality in support of our vision to be essential partners to our clients, driving business excellence to improve patient lives. We seek and cultivate self-motivated individuals who share this vision and consistently demonstrate excellent judgment, ethics, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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