Assistant General Counsel

The Assistant General Counsel will work in conjunction with the Deputy General Counsel to provide legal services to the Cochlear Americas region. Primary responsibilities will include supporting Cochlear's compliance program, providing legal advice on Cochlear's commercial offerings, and advising on state and federal regulations impacting growth. Deals with a high degree of sensitive, confidential information concerning corporate affairs.
Key Accountabilities:
Provides commercial legal advice and services to Cochlear Americas business units on a national basis. This position will focus on advising U.S. operations.
Applies legal principles and judgment to the identification, analysis and solution of legal issues. Develops resolutions to legal issues and assists in the implementation of such resolutions.
Advises the business on a broad range of legal issues, with a focus on commercial offerings, contract management and compliance with state and federal regulations impacting the company.
Prepares regular legal activity status reports to the Deputy General Counsel of Cochlear Americas.
Establishes and communicates legal policies and procedures and provides legal advice pertinent to operational policies and procedures.
Drafts and negotiates commercial agreements, research agreements, vendor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consultant agreements, and other standard purchasing contracts and agreements.
Ensures that all such commercial agreements are in compliance with company objectives, company policies, and all state and federal laws.
Negotiates resolution to commercial disputes with vendors and customers.
Maintains compliance policies and ensures conformity with business practices.
Key Incumbent Requirements: Minimum
Juris Doctor degree mandatory.
Licensed to practice law in the U.S. and either admitted to practice in the state of Colorado or willing/able to become admitted prior to beginning employment.
A minimum of two years law firm or in-house experience.
Practiced in the following areas of law: General commercial, corporate governance and either health care/hospital or medical device/pharmaceutical/life sciences.
Knowledge of applicable laws and application of those laws within the medical device industry.
Ability to complete multiple project assignments efficiently and accurately.
Effective organizational, problem solving, verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to manage projects from inception through implementation in a team environment.
Excellent persuasive and advocacy skills, confidence and resolve, and ability to deliver tough messages with tact and professionalism.
Knowledge of company products, usage and markets.
Key Incumbent Requirements: Ideal
Previous medical device experience desirable.
Familiarity with compliance/anti-kickback laws and HIPAA preferred.
Familiarity with CMS regulations is a plus.

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