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Assistant General Counsel (Medical Device) - Remote

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Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Wayne, NJ, US

Company: Getinge

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At Getinge we are dedicated and passionate about helping our customers save lives and ensure excellent care. A career at Getinge provides career opportunities that both inspire and challenge. Here, you can make a difference every day.

Job Overview

The Assistant General Counsel is responsible for providing transactional support and legal advice to US medical device product development, management and manufacturing entities within Getinge’s Acute Care Therapies and Surgical Workflow business areas and to Getinge’s sales, service and marketing organizations located in the US, a market accounting for approximately $1B/year in annual revenue for Getinge.

Preferred location for candidates would be the East Coast.


Job Responsibilities and Essential Duties

  • Draft, review and provide legal advice regarding a variety of commercial agreements between Getinge and customers, suppliers, institutions, consultants and partners, such as clinical study agreements, investigator-initiated research agreements, healthcare professional consulting agreements, facility use agreements, nondisclosure agreements, supply agreements and sales agreements.
  • Review and provide legal advice regarding promotional materials about Getinge’s medical device and other products consistent with applicable US laws and regulations. 
  • Support projects related to the development of commercial programs, policies and procedures consistent with US healthcare fraud and abuse requirements and industry best practices.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders (e.g., sales, marketing, finance, compliance, regulatory and operations) regarding transactions and projects.
  • Provide legal advice to Getinge personnel with respect to the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, and other material laws and regulations impacting Getinge’s US businesses.
  • Contribute to the Legal function’s expertise, best practices and cross-functional processes to help consistently manage global legal and enterprise risk.
  • Support development of contract templates and other frequently used documents.
  • Maintain Getinge’s high standards for ethical behavior and compliance with laws and regulations in all activities.
  • Exercise good judgment to escalate issues to the appropriate level and propose solutions.
  • Maintains cross-functional relations and contacts with local and global Getinge management, as well as with vendors, consultants, and customers.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Law degree from accredited legal program and admitted to at least one US state bar.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience, which includes in-house experience of at least 2 years in the medical device industry, or healthcare company preferred.
  • Relatable experience in the Pharmaceutical industry would be considered.
  • Hands-on experience advising clients on US healthcare fraud and abuse laws and regulations.
  • Hands-on experience reviewing promotional materials for medical devices or other healthcare products.
  • Prior experience working on matters directly involving regulatory bodies and/or other authorities preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, and Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act as they relate to the promotion and sale of medical products
  • Skilled at reviewing contracts to identify, explain and address issues raised by common provisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a sense of humility and curiosity to ensure mutual respect and understanding of problems and solutions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is essential.





Getinge is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.