Executive Director, Senior Legal Counsel

AlconFort Worth, TexasFull TimeOn Site

At Alcon, we are driven by the meaningful work we do to help people see brilliantly. We innovate boldly, champion progress, and act with speed as the global leader in eye care. Here, you’ll be recognized for your commitment and contributions and see your career like never before. Together, we go above and beyond to make an impact in the lives of our patients and customers.


We foster an inclusive culture and are looking for diverse, talented people to join Alcon. As the Executive Director, Sr. Legal Counsel, you will be trusted to lead the legal support for the US Surgical Business and Global Surgical Franchise teams acting as a strategic legal partner. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Act as subject matter expert, applying deep legal expertise and practices with superior working knowledge.

  • Build relationships with and counsel senior business partners and senior management on complex matters including commercial proposals, new product launches, and the integration of acquisitions.

  • Represent Legal on respective teams within Alcon to provide critical legal perspectives.

  • Collaborate and develop new and creative strategies to improve site culture. Anticipate and provide assessments of changing regulations while identifying vital changes to internal policies and processes.

  • Training and advising management on new legal trends and legislation in relevant areas.

  • Assess, manage and monitor legal risks to the organization and articulate identified risks to management.

  • Supports Head Legal, North America & Global Franchises and the rest of the Legal leadership team in achieving the vision and mission of the Legal Function.

  • Continuously develop personal and professional skills.

  • Work to foster a diverse and inclusive environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.



  • Juris Doctorate.

  • The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English.

  • 10 years directly related experience, to include 10 years leading people

  • Experience within the Medical Device industry.



  • Experience working as an in-house counsel.

  • Ability to operate and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proven experience in advising on Legal and business risks as they arise within a regulated healthcare business.

  • Experience in leading the legal support of one or more key businesses.

  • Experience in the medical device or other life sciences industry is highly preferred.

  • Collaborate with Senior Leaders in an effort to continually improve the eye health market.

  • Relocation: Yes

  • Sponsorship: No

  • Work Schedule: Standard, Full-Time (On-site)


Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to alcon.recruitment@alcon.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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