Senior Legal Counsel

UCB S.A.Atlanta, GeorgiaFull TimeOn Site

Make your mark for patients.

We’re here because we want to build the future and transform patients’ lives for the better.

At UCB, our people are our experiences and achievements, our passion and drive. That’s why we’re looking for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences - not just the best and brightest, but those who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. We promote an environment of diversity, openness, and respect where people can make valuable contributions.

An exciting journey lies ahead. Will you join us in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible?

To strengthen our Legal team, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Senior Counsel – Neurology U.S.

Senior Counsel – Neurology U.S. will provide day-to-day legal support to the U.S. Neurology organization and its U.S. portfolio. This role will provide legal support to all elements of the cross-functional teams responsible for launch and commercialization of U.S. Neurology brands and activities.

Our U.S. headquarters is in Atlanta, and willingness to relocate is requested for this position. However, UCB may also consider remote candidates who meet the qualifications below and are willing to travel frequently to Atlanta.

You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Provide a broad range of legal counsel as a product attorney in an in-house counsel role supporting a key business unit in a global biopharmaceutical company
  • Provide strategic guidance and legal counsel to UCB’s Neurology organization using an agile framework and mindset

You will contribute by:

  • Proactively counseling and providing strategic advice to UCB’s U.S. Neurology business
  • Providing legal advice and guidance on anti-kickback and fraud & abuse considerations, antitrust, PDMA, privacy, HUB support services, as well as FDA regulatory matters, including promotion and advertising regulation
  • Preparing for new product launches
  • Negotiating and drafting complex contracts for the U.S. Neurology business, including commercial, collaboration, and research agreements
  • Advising on key business initiatives including market research, real world evidence, and scientific congresses

Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree
  • Graduate of an accredited U.S. law school with academic achievement, licensed and in good standing to practice law
  • U.S. attorney with a minimum of 7-10 years of experience with focus in pharmaceutical/healthcare law; preferably including 3+ years experience in-house as a product attorney

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience providing counsel to the pharmaceutical, medical device, or life sciences industry

About us.

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company, focusing on neurology and immunology. We are around 7,600 people in all four corners of the globe, inspired by patients and driven by science.

At UCB, everything we do start with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe disease?”. We are on a journey to become the patient-preferred biopharma leader by delivering medicines and solutions that improve lives. We want to ensure the creation of patient value, now and into the future, while contributing to a society where a population of 8 billion people and more should be able to live a good life within limited resources of one planet.

UCB is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where permitted, applicants for employment in the United States must either have received or be willing to receive a full COVID-19 vaccination by the date of hire; or, alternatively, agree to be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing, subject to religious and medical exemptions and in accordance with applicable law.

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