Job ID: 202201-104490
Position Scope and Key Responsibilities:
Who we are:
Doing now what patients need next…
Every day, our teams work to solve some of the hardest biomedical problems in the history of mankind, always with the goal of putting patients first.
Considered the founder of the biotech industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 45 years. We are a leading biotech company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Genentech has multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline with 45 medicines on the market and 58 molecules in its pipeline.
In 2009, Genentech became a member of the Roche Group. As part of the merger, Roche and Genentech combined their pharmaceutical operations in the United States. Genentech’s South San Francisco campus now serves as the headquarters for Roche pharmaceutical operations in the United States.
In 2021, Fortune magazine named Genentech one of its “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 23rd consecutive year. Also in 2021, Forbes named Genentech as one of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity”, of which Genentech has been honored on the list since its inception in 2018. Specific to Genentech's Legal Department, the national Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) recognized the Genentech Legal Department as the 2020 “Employer of Choice”; this award annually honors a corporate legal department who has made meaningful commitments to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
Overview of the position:
We are seeking an exceptionally qualified attorney and leader for the role of Vice President of Litigation within the Genentech Legal Department in South San Francisco. This role reports to the company’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, and will be a member of the Legal Department’s Leadership Team.
The Vice President of Litigation will lead our in-house Litigation practice group, comprised of litigation attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff, and will oversee the group’s work which encompasses a large number, variety, and complexity of consequential business and regulatory matters. These matters include patent litigations, commercial contract disputes, product liability cases, as well as state and federal government regulatory actions. Typically, the company will be represented by outside counsel in these matters, and the role of the attorneys in the Litigation group is to assign and manage the work of the outside counsel, including communicating and implementing appropriate tactics and strategies to achieve desired outcomes.
Working together with the General Counsel, the Vice President of Litigation will be responsible for the following:
To be successful in this role, you must have a confident ability to assess potential risks and benefits associated with litigations and other disputes, and, based on that, be able to clearly and concisely communicate well-reasoned recommendations to senior executives and other clients, including, when you believe it to be in the best interests of the Company, recommending proceeding with a case to final adjudication rather than settling.
Additional responsibilities will include:
Who you are:
Ideal Experience and Education:
Strategic and Adaptive Expert: In a high stakes and dynamic environment, you will inspire confidence by:
Influential Communicator and Relationship Builder: Within a global, complex and matrixed company, you will achieve results by:
Courageous and Effective People Leader: In a competitive external market and supportive internal environment, you will continue to attract, develop and retain top legal talent by: