Corporate Counsel / Senior Corporate Counsel, Healthcare Law


Genentech, Inc.

South San Francisco, CA

Position Summary
The Corporate Counsel / Senior Corporate Counsel, Healthcare Law 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 Functions and/or marketing and therapeutic areas, which can include sales, marketing and account management teams; product logistics support; and other commercial support functions.

This position will be based onsite in South San Francisco.

Duties and Responsibilities
Specific activities may include the following:

-Providing advice, education, training and legal direction on:

-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

-Government price reporting, payer/provider contracts, distribution agreements

-Government price reporting, payer/provider contracts, distribution agreements

-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.

Qualifications and Prior Experience
-Corporate Counsel level requires a minimum of 5 years of recent relevant healthcare law experience (pharma experience preferred)

-Senior Corporate Counsel level requires a minimum of 7 years of recent relevant healthcare law experience (pharma experience preferred)

-JD required; 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.

-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.

How to Apply
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.

Relocation benefits are not available for this job posting.

The expected salary range for this position based on the primary location of California is $178,850 to $332,150. 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.

Link to apply here.

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