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Who We Are:

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world’s most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

Position Summary:

The Senior Counsel Specialist, Assistant General Counsel will work as part of the Healthcare Law Group within Genentech’s Legal Department. The position will have the opportunity to provide legal, regulatory and compliance counseling to the operations and field teams spread throughout the country responsible for delivering customer and patient-facing commercial and medical activities.

Specific activities may include the following:

– Providing advice, education, training and legal direction on, healthcare fraud and abuse laws, contracting and pricing, FDA labeling and promotional matters, clinical trials, product liability, antitrust, privacy and other laws impacting the commercialization of biotech products;
– 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;
– Counseling on appropriate relationships with healthcare professionals, clinics and societies, patients and advocacy organizations, organized customers, and government entities; and
– Developing and implementing training to internal clients, partners and stakeholders on key policies, procedures, practices and requirements for healthcare and related legal compliance, and on current enforcement trends.

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.
– 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.
– Proven ability to assess, calibrate, and effectively communicate legal risk.
– Demonstrated success in proactively and independently driving for and delivering results with high impact.
– Enterprise and growth mindset.


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