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Assistant General Counsel - Litigation

Company: Novo Nordisk
Location: Plainsboro
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

About the Department

The Legal department is comprised of our Legal and Patents functions. We depend on our legal team to help drive growth and maintain the highest level of standards and practices across all of our legal efforts. It's a tall order, which is why we only hire those who thrive on protecting the interests of our patients, employees and business, all while creating and implementing efficient and innovative solutions. As part of the team, you'll work with employees across the organization to oversee legal matters and provide guidance on strategies that drive business and policy priorities and shape the reputation of Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI). At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition will help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we'll offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?

The Position

Strategically manage litigation matters (False Claims Act, pharmaceutical pricing, products liability, antitrust, employment, competition law and commercial), government investigations, product complaints, and risk mitigation/reporting for Novo Nordisk Inc. Provides strategic support for similar matters for Novo Nordisk A/S and other Novo Nordisk affiliates where applicable. Provide legal counsel to stakeholders on relevant issues involving application of U.S. law, regulations, and industry standards.


Reports to Managing Assistant General Counsel, Litigation. Represents Novo Nordisk and serves as point of authority with outside law firms. Regularly collaborates with other attorneys and compliance professionals. May interact with government agencies, trade organizations and other external agencies.

Essential Functions

* Strategically manages assigned litigation matters (False Claims Act, pharmaceutical pricing, products liability, antitrust, employment, competition law and commercial), government investigations, product complaints, and risk mitigation/reporting, oversees associated budgets, and drives successful implementation of cost control initiatives
* Collaborates closely with other Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI) legal department teams and functional support groups in providing advice and counsel to customer(s). Works closely with leadership from line of business in developing strategy and achieving objectives
* Keeps informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the company and pharmaceutical industry, and assists with development of relevant policies and training
* Directly advises the Managing Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and VP - Litigation, Employment and Risk Management on issues that have legal importance and/or risk implications
* Proactively identifies current and emerging risks and mitigating actions
* Helps drive legal communication plans and strategy implementation across functions/organizational lines
* High levels of ownership, accountability and pride by lawyers with respect to their work
* Upholding and modeling ethical behavior and conduct at all times
* Performs other duties as assigned by senior management

Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required.


* A J.D. with 8+ years of relevant litigation and/or government investigations experience preferred. In-house experience strongly preferred, but not required. Experience with anti-trust law and/or pharmaceutical pricing preferred, but not required
* Admission in good standing to the Bar of at least one State, with ability to obtain NJ Bar in-house limited license if not already admitted to NJ State Bar, required
* Experience within the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred, but not required
* Strong problem-solving skills - demonstrates and exercises creativity and initiative
* Strong written communications and verbal communications/presentation skills - able to effectively collaborate with, communicate with, and deliver presentations to client groups, senior management and executives within the company
* Ability to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously and independently

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.

At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we're life changing.

Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.

Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Keywords: Novo Nordisk, Trenton , Assistant General Counsel - Litigation, Legal , Plainsboro, New Jersey

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