Brand Counsel - Lilly Diabetes

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Feb 09, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

Key Objectives/Deliverables: 

We are seeking a new legal team member to provide legal counsel to Lilly Diabetes. 

As counsel for Lilly Diabetes, you will provide global strategic legal advice and counsel to the global product development and U.S. brand teams for the Lilly Diabetes Connected Care and Insulins platform. You will offer legal advice for investigational and/or approved products and will liaise with regional and specialty legal colleagues to counsel business partners on various legal matters. These legal matters 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, we are seeking an experienced attorney who is interested in providing strategic legal advice and is energized by working in a dynamic environment and evolving business.  The attorney must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within Lilly Legal and business stakeholders, including senior leadership throughout the organization.  This position reports to the General Counsel, Lilly Diabetes. 


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

  • Advising Lilly Digital Health colleagues on potential legal implications of proposed mobile medical applications and digital health initiatives

  • Participating as a core member of leadership teams responsible for US brands and/or global product strategies 

  • Drafting, reviewing, and advising on various contracts related to Lilly Diabetes 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 

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 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, device, or biotechnology company’s law department or a combination of these experiences. 

 Additional Skills/Preferences 

  • Previous experience as a global product attorney and/or at a pharmaceutical, device, or biotechnology company preferred. 

  • Experience working in a nationally-recognized law practice

  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical laws and regulations as generally practiced by multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers 

  • Demonstrated experience with clinical collaborations, anti-kickback statute, competition law, pricing, reimbursement and access issues as they pertain to the pharmaceutical industry 

  • Device experience, including drug delivery devices and digital devices, such as mobile medical applications

  • Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in working with senior leadership

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify opportunities for creative and innovative solutions

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic and evolving environment 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a shown ability to assimilate and present complex information accurately and concisely to influence others at all levels of management 

  • Effectively collaborate and ability to assess and help business colleagues handle risks in a highly regulated environment 

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Proven learning agility

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)