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Position Summary
The Senior Counsel Specialist, Assistant General Counsel, Managed Care and Market Access, Healthcare Law Group will work as part of the Healthcare Law Group within Genentech’s Legal Department. The position will have the opportunity to provide legal advice and support to Genentech’s Managed Care and Market Access Function, which includes pricing, contracting, and distribution strategy and operations functions; sales, marketing and account management teams; product logistics support; and other commercial support functions.

Specific activities may include the following:

Providing advice, education, training and legal direction on:

Government price reporting, payer/provider contracts, distribution agreements

Healthcare fraud and abuse laws, privacy, antitrust, and other laws impacting the commercialization of biotech and pharmaceutical drugs, and

Key policies, procedures, practices and requirements for healthcare and related legal compliance, and on current enforcement trends

Advising on business strategies, tactical plan development and implementation, and other business issues, including development of legal assessments and solutions-oriented risk mitigation strategies;

Advising on transactions to support external collaborations and partnerships; and

Counseling on appropriate relationships with healthcare professionals, clinics and societies, organized customers, patients and advocacy organizations, and government entities.

Business Support

Proactively identifying and seizing opportunities to create value and manage legal issues, fostering strong relationships with client groups, creating efficient and effective processes for working with clients, advising senior leaders in the commercial and medical affairs organizations, and acting as a standing or ad hoc member of business or leadership teams.

Participating in, leading and/or presenting to various Company committees or other advisory, project or work teams.


At least 10 years of recent relevant legal experience.

Licensed to practice law in one or more jurisdictions.

Significant knowledge of enforcement trends, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and related regulations, the False Claims Act, and laws related to fraud and abuse in the life science industries.

Exposure to or experience with regulatory promotional review is helpful but not required.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Demonstrated courageous leadership and organizational savvy necessary to lead and collaborate effectively with cross-functional client teams.

Team player and strong collaboration skills.

Strong ability to influence and present complex information to senior leaders and tackle challenging issues beyond the practice area.

Demonstrated success in proactively and independently driving for and delivering results with high impact.

Enterprise and growth mindset.

The Healthcare Law Group, as part of the Genentech Law Department, values ongoing professional development and collegiality in support of our vision to be essential partners to our clients, driving business excellence to improve patient lives. We seek and cultivate self- motivated individuals who share this vision and consistently demonstrate excellent judgment and ethics while delivering solutions-oriented, proactive, and strategic legal advice.

The expected salary range for this position based on the primary location of South San Francisco is $244,970 and $302,610. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law. A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance. This position also qualifies for the benefits detailed at the link provided below.


Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status.

Genentech requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Genentech, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Genentech campus or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

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