Counsel I - Product Lawyer/Business Conduct Attorney

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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 12/18/2016

Gilead Sciences, Inc Foster City, CA

Foster City, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree



This function will best be served by an individual with experience working as a product attorney in the area of compliance with pharmaceutical promotional laws and regulations. Other candidates with litigation experience representing pharmaceutical companies on promotional issues are also considered.

Working within the Business Conduct team, serve as a strategic partner to the commercial business to ensure appropriate and compliant promotional practices under applicable FDA and other statutory and regulatory requirements. Under appropriate supervision and in collaboration with colleagues on the Business Conduct and Commercial Legal Affairs teams, take substantial responsibility for reviewing and monitoring promotional materials and activities, as well as business strategies, associated with one of the company's discrete therapeutic areas. Contribute to the periodic review, revision and supplementation of corporate and commercial compliance policies and procedures to ensure they appropriately reflect legal and regulatory developments.


Serve as legal compliance resource for company commercial activities including devising policies and procedures, training and monitoring processes to improve sales and marketing compliance.

Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, setting appropriate priorities with clients and delivering results within the reasonable agreed timelines.

Demonstrate ability to think creatively and devise solutions to challenging problems.

Advance a positive spirit of partnership and collaboration with internal clients, internal legal colleagues and outside counsel.

Exercise mature and reliable judgment while enjoying the company's enthusiastic, informal and fast-paced environment.


Have a Juris Doctorate from a nationally recognized law school. Be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California, or ability to acquire status of Registered In-House Counsel from the California Bar

At least 4+ years prior in-house or law firm experience providing legal counsel on the laws and regulations relating to drugs, devices, or food products demonstrating growth and ability to succeed.

Must have demonstrated client service orientation; able to recognize and respond quickly and pragmatically to urgent situations and demanding clients.

Must have demonstrated skills, depth and expertise depending in area(s) of responsibility.

Have exceptional and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

Detailed knowledge of Food and Drug Administration and other government regulation of marketing and advertising of pharmaceutical products.


This position requires demonstration of Gilead s core values: Teamwork, Accountability, Excellence and Integrity

This position requires working within a team extensively and accordingly, the ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with others is absolutely critical. You must possess strong interpersonal skills, professionalism and the ability to work well with a variety of different personalities to be successful in this role.

This is an in-office position. While occasional, reasonable requests for telecommuting will be accommodated, a regular out-of-office telecommute schedule is not Gilead s policy and is not a viable option for this position.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, including the ability to speak and write clearly and concisely.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter and will be given increasing responsibility. The ability to competently carry-out and follow through on directives and to learn quickly is expected.

The candidate is expected to be proficient at applying legal analysis in a business context.

Demonstrating the ability to independently identify issues, goals, needs and solutions will be key for future success.

The ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment is critical.

The candidate must be proficient in MS Office-based applications.

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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