Reference Number: JO-2011-458960
US/UK Legal Counsel
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Central London / West End

Legal Counsel

Salary: Competitive
Location: Remote working

My client is a leading Life Sciences company based in London, with great vision and values. They are currently looking for a US trained Legal Counsel with experience in the UK to join them. You will support the North American business whilst working closely with the Central Legal team based in the UK. You can base yourself anywhere, as long as core US hours can be worked.

Role Summary
Support of all day to day US based legal and contracting issues, covering core US working hours
Working with the Group Legal Counsel and the Head of Risk, Compliance and Privacy and other key senior management to implement and manage an effective US legal & compliance program including developing and manage policy guidelines and standard operating procedures that will build or modify business capabilities, behaviours, structures, and processes
Negotiating, reviewing and amending contracts with clients and suppliers within the Groups agreed risk appetite
Increasing internal efficiencies by developing and reviewing company policies with the knowledge of industry standards and all applicable US federal, state, and local law and regulation affecting the North American businesses
Overseeing legal compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws for employees and freelancers

Experience Required
2 – 5 years of experience in contract and commercial law and associated risk management, preferably with experience of an inhouse environment. A background in the pharmaceutical sector a significant plus
Good knowledge of general compliance and regulations requirements
BA/BSc law and/or JD Post-graduate law degree
High level of IT proficiency (MS Office 365)
Excellent written & spoken English
Demonstrable ability to establish a sensible and practical balance between legal risks and the need to do business
Demonstrable project and process management skills, with a deadline-driven mindset and approach
Demonstrable ability to effectively thrive in a fluid, fast-changing environment as part of a team
Exercise excellent judgment, attention to detail and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

To apply or for more information please get in touch with Philip via email on Philip.woollett@clinicalprofessionals.co.uk

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