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Associate Corporate Counsel

Company:  bioMérieux

Durham, NC, US Salt Lake City, UTAH, US

Job Function:  Legal & Intellectual Property
Posting date:  May 26, 2023




The bioMérieux Legal Department is a dynamic team engaged in a wide variety of projects at many levels of the organization.  The Associate Corporate Counsel position is an integral part of that environment where practicality, communication and collegiality are necessary components. 


Core Responsibilities:

The Associate Corporate Counsel position will report to the VP and General Counsel, North America, and will be expected to provide a broad range of legal analysis, services, support and counsel to the business.  This is role is deal for someone with 2 to 5 years of broad M&A transactional experience, preferably obtained from a large law firm or in-house practice, and experience should include: (1) managing due diligence and other parts of M&A transactions, (2) drafting and assisting with negotiating agreements, and (3) preferably some experience involving private equity related transactions.  This role will also provide support on issues of FDA law, regulation and policy, government policy and enforcement, and in the compliance area, including:


  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide range of agreements, including complex matters relating to M&A, private equity, procurement, licensing, clinical, and research activities;
  • Advising the Company on matters associated with medical device product development, FDA approval and clearance, and post-market compliance, including creating and advising on a wide range of policy initiatives;
  • Maintaining familiarity with laws that affect client areas in order to issue spot and provide basic counseling, including those relevant to sales and marketing of products to health care professionals and reimbursement by government programs, including, for example, fraud and abuse (Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act), FDA regulation (Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act), privacy (HIPAA), and anti-corruption (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act);
  • Working closely with other members in the Legal Department and Ethics & Compliance Department to ensure consistency in approach across areas of the overall business and providing support for areas outside of your primary areas of responsibility as needed;
  • Staying abreast of and advising on changes in laws/regulations, guidance documents, and industry trends affecting bioMérieux and its business, and assisting with development of policies and training as needed;
  • Leading special projects as assigned and participating in cross-functional teams and committees while demonstrating leadership ability to colleagues and business partners;
  • Helping select and/or directing the work of outside counsel, defining project objectives, managing projects, and monitoring outside counsel to ensure they operate within budget. 


Key Factors for Success:

  • Team Player & Contributor: Build strong relationships with business partners to tactfully influence and gain their support to drive desired outcomes.  Bring with you an ability to independently and effectively manage a substantial workload in cooperation with and support of other attorneys on a variety of time-sensitive legal matters. Must demonstrate professionalism, confidence and ability to strike a balance between ambition and humility.
  • Innovative: Holistic, big picture thinker, who anticipates changes in law, enforcement, and/or business objectives and adapts approach as necessary to manage risks effectively and mitigate issues before they arise.
  • Solutions Oriented: Strategic legal thinking and capability of arriving at practical legal solutions. Demonstrate expertise and sound judgment, understand how assigned responsibilities support bioMerieux’s business objectives, and be able to provide practical, risk-balanced advice based upon a thorough understanding of the scope of an issue, taking full advantage of internal networks and external intelligence.


Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Law degree (JD) and admission (in good standing) to a state bar.
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of law firm and/or corporate legal experience.
  • Experience supporting M&A transactions and inbound license and other procurement agreements preferred.
  • The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with experience in the biologic, pharmaceutical, or medical device area (medical device preferred) as well as experience providing regulatory and general legal support in transactional matters. Ideally, the candidate will have experience representing drug, biologic, or medical device companies on drug development and commercialization matters and a working knowledge of these FDA-regulated industries.
  • Exposure to and a general understanding of data privacy law, trends and concepts, including HIPAA and GDPR issues;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally when travel resumes.


Job ID:  24237

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh