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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Counsel, HCV in Foster City, California

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

About us

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Being here matters. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Job description

Gilead is seeking a talented attorney to provide product and compliance counsel for Gilead’s hepatitis C therapeutic area in the U.S., with potential additional responsibilities providing legal support for activities within the global Liver Disease and Established Products category. This position will support multiple client groups, including teams within Gilead’s Marketing, Sales, Medical Affairs, and Public Affairs departments, providing advice on matters related to promotional and educational activities, engagements with healthcare providers and entities, and other applications of commercial law and regulatory compliance in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. This position requires a problem-solving mindset, a high degree of collaboration with internal clients and colleagues, and the ability to exercise mature and reliable judgment while enjoying the company’s enthusiastic, informal and fast-paced environment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide advice, guidance and counsel to commercial, medical and corporate teams on sales and marketing strategies, programs, policies, practices and initiatives with respect to compliance with relevant healthcare laws, guidance documents or opinions, and industry codes (FDCA, FDA guidance Documents, Fraud and Abuse laws, Anti-kickback Statute, federal and state transparency laws, OIG Advisory Opinions, FCPA, etc.).

  • Serve as the legal representative on one or more cross-functional therapeutic area Promotional Review Committees to provide legal feedback and direction on advertising, promotional and educational materials submitted for review.

  • Provide legal and compliance training to field and home office Gilead personnel and external consultants, including large group public speaking.

  • Review and provide legal guidance on financial and other interactions with healthcare professionals, patients, or others in a position to influence healthcare decisions (e.g., payers, advocacy groups, distributors, etc.) to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Support execution of a robust healthcare compliance program, including creation and enforcement of Business Conduct policies and procedures, risk assessments and ongoing monitoring.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Juris Doctorate from a nationally accredited law school.

  • Admission to the California state bar, registration as in-house counsel, or ability to gain admission or registration for either within 90 days.

  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience with a law firm that has a nationally recognized FDA/life sciences practice and/or equivalent experience as a member of a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company’s legal department.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience as a commercial lawyer providing legal advice and support for FDA-approved marketed products or equivalent.

  • Exceptional and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

  • Willingness to travel periodically within the U.S.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Workshare, experience with document management systems, Veeva, DocuSign, Internet).

  • Demonstration of and willingness to uphold Gilead’s core values: Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Excellence and Inclusion.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.