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Counsel I/II

Company: Syneos Health USA
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Description Counsel II Syneos Health is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization purpose-built to accelerate customer success. We lead with a product development mindset, seamlessly connecting our capabilities to add high-value insights to speed therapies to patients and provide practical value to help our customers achieve their objectives. Every day we perform better because of how we work together, as one team, each the best at what we do. We bring a wide range of talented experts together across a wide range of business-critical services that support our business. Every role within Corporate is vital to furthering our vision of Shortening the Distance from Lab to Life . Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know: WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE Why Syneos Health --- We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program. --- We are committed to our Total Self culture - where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are dedicated to taking care of our people. --- We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives - we're able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong. Summary: Syneos Health is looking for a positive, proactive lawyer and accomplished compliance professional to join its global compliance team in the role of Counsel to provide expert advice and guidance to internal stakeholders and business leaders on healthcare compliance and ethics issues and to assist with compliance and ethics investigations and other compliance and ethics policy and operational issues as needed. Job Responsibilities: Provide global compliance and ethics advice and guidance to the Deputy and Chief Compliance Officers and to the Company's biopharmaceutical clinical research and commercial healthcare lines of business and corporate units regarding the company's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (Code), corporate compliance and ethics policies and standards and other compliance and ethics issues or inquiries. Conduct global compliance and ethics investigations to ensure that investigations are conducted in a timely and comprehensive manner and that effective corrective action is implemented in accordance with the company's Code, corporate compliance and ethics policies and operating standards. Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders (e.g., human resources, internal audit, quality, business management and senior leadership, etc.) to ensure the company's Code and corporate compliance and ethics program policies and operating standards are developed and/or updated, implemented appropriately and enforced consistently. Interact with and advise business leaders on compliance and ethics issues that affect the success of the company and the execution of the Company's strategic business priorities. Assist in the development and implementation of global compliance and ethics policies, governance and oversight processes, and controls and strategies. Assist in the development and implementation of risk assessments, including the global anti-bribery/anti-corruption risk assessment program. Monitor global legal and regulatory changes that have the potential to affect the Company and assist with identifying any necessary changes to the compliance and ethics program and/or business operations based on legal or regulatory changes or identified emerging risks. Deliver targeted compliance and ethics training and education to the Company's business and corporate units. Qualifications What we're looking for Law degree from an accredited law school; licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction Industry experience in a healthcare or life sciences company, such as a CRO, biotech, or pharmaceutical drug development and/or medical device company is strongly preferred. Experienced attorney with 4-6+ years of relevant experience, including pharmaceutical healthcare compliance experience that includes providing legal and/or compliance advice and guidance related to the sale and marketing of pharmaceutical products and clinical research and development. Substantive working knowledge of US Federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device industry, including Federal healthcare program requirements under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act ("FDCA"), the Prescription Drug Marketing Act, False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Transparency Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Sunshine Act"), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and U.S trade sanctions laws. Experience conducting investigations, preferably in the pharmaceutical/medical device industries, including experience in investigations related to the sales and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Substantive working knowledge of the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines and other governmental requirements and standards for implementing effective compliance and ethics programs. Exceptional writing and analytical skills, independent judgment, a desire to learn, and an ability to take on and prioritize a wide variety of complex compliance and ethics matters. Proactive, highly responsive, able to handle confidential or sensitive information in a professional and appropriate manner, and to manage the expectations of a dynamic, global business environment. Outstanding communication, relationship-building and influencer skills with senior and executive business leaders. High level of business acumen Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams Ability to collaborate with colleagues and take a business-oriented approach while identifying and balancing risks and providing succinct, accurate and pragmatic advice Independent judgment, attention to detail, a desire to learn, and an ability to take on and prioritize a wide variety of complex matters while meeting tight deadlines Collegial can-do attitude and ability to work under pressure and manage the expectations of clients Creative problem-solving ability with a focus on achieving client-friendly solutions while managing company risk Must possess a high degree of integrity. Get to know Syneos Health Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients. No matter what your role is, you'll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health Additional Information: Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees. The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.

Keywords: Syneos Health USA, Cary , Counsel I/II, Legal , Morrisville, North Carolina

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