Counsel - Lilly Oncology

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Oct 21, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

Company Overview

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the global by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to support our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

Would you like a career where you get to use your legal expertise? Are you seeking a career that makes a difference in the world? We are seeking a new legal team member to provide legal counsel to our business partners in Lilly Oncology.

As counsel for Lilly Oncology, you will provide global strategic legal advice and practical counsel to the global product development and U.S. brand teams. In addition, you will offer legal advice for investigational and/or approved products and will liaise with regional and specialty legal colleagues in order to counsel business partners on various legal matters. These legal matter may include FDA clinical development, medical affairs, product distribution and reimbursement, the Anti-kickback Statute and its safe harbors, the False Claims Act, antitrust, commercial law, and business transactions. In this role, the attorney must be able to provide strategic legal advice to a fast-paced and evolving business.  The attorney must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within Lilly Legal and business stakeholders.  This position reports to the General Counsel, Lilly Oncology.

Your activities in this role may include the following:

  • Providing legal counsel and education on FDA labeling and promotional matters
  • Collaborating with sales and marketing colleagues to advise on patient support and other programs consistent with healthcare fraud and abuse laws
  • Educating on potential legal implications of proposed marketing programs
  • Participating as a core member of leadership teams responsible for US brands and/or global product strategies
  • Drafting, reviewing and otherwise commenting on various contracts related to Lilly Oncology assets, including collaborative research agreements
  • Advising on data disclosures following clinical development achievements via press release and US and international medical congresses aligned with laws and regulations
  • Advising Lilly Oncology and Loxo Oncology medical affairs colleagues on potential legal implications of proposed activities related to marketed products, diagnostics and other external medical engagements

Basic Qualifications

  • JD degree and currently admitted to the bar in at least one U.S. state
  • Candidate must be eligible to be admitted to the bar in Indiana under Indiana Admissions Rules
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant legal experience either practicing as a member of a law firm in a relevant area of law or practicing in house at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company’s law department or a combination of the two.  Previous experience as a global product attorney and/or at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company preferred.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Information

Lilly credits its extraordinary employees for its successes, and knows the key to ongoing achievement lies in attracting and retaining the best people. Here are a few of the recognitions Lilly has earned for building an exceptional work environment:

  • Business Week magazine 50 Best Places to Launch A Career ™
  • Black Enterprise 2018 list of 50 Best Companies for Diversity™
  • FORTUNE 50 Best Companies for Minorities ™
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers ™
  • Science magazine Best Companies for Scientists ™
  • DiversityInc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity™ (#5 in 2019)
  • Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index™ – 100% score
  • Some travel required (US and limited international)

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Experience working in a nationally-recognized law practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical laws and regulations as generally practiced by multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Familiarity with clinical collaborations, anti-kickback statute, competition law, pricing, reimbursement and access issues as they pertain to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a dynamic and evolving environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a shown ability to present complex information accurately and concisely to influence others at all levels of management
  • Ability to assess and help business colleagues handle risks in a highly regulated environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven learning agility
  • Strong background demonstrating ability to influence people and outcomes
  • Committed to teamwork and collaboration

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.