Senior Corporate Counsel

$190,000 - $309,000 yearly
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • 66 Hudson Blvd E, New York, NY 10001, USA
  • Jan 16, 2024
Full time Government Other

Job Description


This role will be responsible for managing government litigation and investigations for Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates in the United States and abroad, and will report to the Government Litigation Lead.


  • Manage complex government litigation and investigation matters in the U.S. and around the world, including cases arising under the False Claims Act; Anti-Kickback Statute; Securities Exchange Act; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act; antitrust statutes; deceptive trade practices acts and other state statutes; and ex-US anti-corruption and other statutes. 

  • Oversee interactions with regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, State Attorneys General Offices, and ex-US civil and criminal enforcement agencies.

  • Provide legal support for Congressional investigations and oversight matters.

  • Develop and execute successful strategies to mitigate government litigation and enforcement risk.

  • Prepare strong trial teams, enhancing the probability of favorable trial outcomes.

  • Cultivate a robust understanding of our products and our business; understand the company's business imperatives and manage risk to support those imperatives. 

  • Provide proactive advice and counseling to business colleagues and other key stakeholders to mitigate enforcement risk and protect Pfizer.

  • Stay current with the external environment and use that knowledge to inform risk mitigation strategies.

  • Actively manage the performance, deliverables, and budget for outside counsel and other third-party providers.

  • Work with the Government Litigation Lead to help ensure compliance with corporate policies and reporting obligations.

  • Support and contribute to Pfizer Legal Division projects and initiatives.

Must Have:

  • J.D. degree or equivalent with a strong academic background

  • Licensed to practice in New York and in good standing

  • 10+ years of experience practicing law in a law firm, in-house, and/or government position

  • Substantive experience with government and internal investigations

  • High level of interpersonal skills and diplomacy

  • Ability to work collaboratively, navigate a highly matrixed environment, and drive consensus within cross-functional teams

  • Works well independently and as part of a team to resolve complex matters

  • Track record of exceptional leadership and judgment  

  • Strong ability to communicate issues clearly and succinctly

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and strategic thinking skills

  • Ability to foster a positive working environment

  • Willingness to travel within the U.S. and, on occasion, internationally, as needed.

  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Nice To Have:

  • Trial experience

  • Experience as a government prosecutor (civil or criminal) a plus

  • Pharmaceutical or healthcare experience

  • Second language (other than English)