Sr. Director, Counsel-Litigation

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Apr 22, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

The Senior Director, Counsel – Litigation role is for an experienced and strategic litigation attorney with impeccable judgment who will be a member of the legal team responsible for U.S (non-IP) commercial litigation matters, antitrust, and product liability, and relevant domestic litigation matters; as well as significant government investigations. Individual must be energized to boldly execute litigation objectives while working in a dynamic environment with broad responsibility. This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and proactive litigation group. Position reports to the Associate Vice President, Assistant General Counsel- Leader of Litigation and Government Investigations.

Primary Position Responsibilities

  • Set strategy for, manage, and provide advice to senior leadership and the business on litigation, investigations, and various high-risk matters  
  • Lead and manage the activities of outside counsel, including the development of reasonable budgets, and coordinate internal efforts to meet litigation and investigations requirements and deliver results within the established budgets
  • Conduct internal privileged investigations
  • Build and maintain relationships with key Lilly constituencies
  • Maintain engagement with key external parties and entities, including counterparts at other companies in the industry, key government agencies, and outside counsel network
  • Review, analyze and keep current on litigation developments affecting the pharmaceutical industry

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s & J.D. degrees
  • Active license to practice law
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney, in areas of litigation, including general commercial, antitrust, and product liability matters
  • Experience with government investigations

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in working with senior leadership
  • Highly motivated and collaborative partner with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with team members, other lawyers, and members of management across all levels of the company
  • Good judgment and a meticulous level of attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to influence others
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle highly confidential information
  • Demonstrated commitment to expand knowledge and adapt to a changing environment
  • Experience managing litigation within the pharmaceutical industry preferred  

Additional Information

  • Open to US Remote Work Locations

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