Senior Corporate Counsel / Senior Counsel Specialist, Assistant General Counsel, Managed Care and Market Access, Healthcare Law Group

RocheSouth San Francisco, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site

The Position

The Senior Corporate Counsel or Senior Counsel Specialist, Assistant General Counsel will work as part of the Healthcare Law Group within Genentech's Legal Department with a focus on Managed Care and Market Access as well as Portfolio products. 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. 

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. 


  • The Senior Corporate Counsel requires a minimum of 7 years of recent relevant legal experience.

  • The Senior Counsel Specialist, Assistant General Counsel requires a minimum of 10 years of recent relevant legal experience.

  • 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.

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 South San Francisco, CA is $194,530 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.


Who we are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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,  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. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers Homepage. 

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