Edwards Lifesciences Manager, Corporate Counsel (Commercial Contracts Attorney) in Irvine, California
Edwards Lifesciences is seeking an experienced commercial attorney to serve as Manager, Corporate Counsel responsible for the timely and thorough review, negotiation and management of a wide variety of commercial contracts. This role will be reporting directly to the Director, Corporate Counsel within the Legal Department’s Commercial Transaction group. This position is an exceptional opportunity for an attorney to work for an exciting and innovative global company that is a market leader in the medical device industry.
Provide legal guidance to the company on the negotiation on a variety of commercial agreements (e.g., Master Service Agreements (MSAs), Scopes of Work (SOWs), Service as a Software (SaaS), Development Agreements, Supply and Manufacturing Agreements, and agreements with Healthcare Professionals and Organizations (HCPs/HCOs).
Work directly with and advise key decision-makers in contract negotiations and other business arrangements, including identifying and proposing solutions to key business issues and managing risk.
Draft new contract templates and terms as needed and assist in managing the contract template library in the company’s global Enterprise Contract Lifecycle Management (ECLM) system.
Develop, manage and conduct training to internal clients on contract principles, negotiation of key terms, and general procedures at the company.
Familiarity with healthcare regulations (e.g., Sunshine Act); familiarity with privacy laws (e.g., CCPA and GDPR) as they pertain to commercial arrangements.
Work on special assignments as needed; develop a close working relationship with senior managers; lead working teams containing members with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to achieve strategic goals of the business.
Manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment; set priorities for self and applicable team members.
Ability to think strategically, analyze problems and present creative and practical legal business solutions; escalate issues to management as appropriate.
J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and admitted to practice law in California in good standing.
At least 4 years of experience as in-house counsel and/or as a law firm associate with demonstrated experience with and knowledge of transactions and contracts.
Excellent analytical, detail-oriented, organized and information seeking skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives.
Understanding of related aspects of legal processes and/or systems.
Experience working within a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) system is a plus.
Background in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or related healthcare industry preferred.
Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.