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Corporate Counsel, US Regulatory Law

Posted Feb 01
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

Role summary

The Regulatory and Safety Legal team advises a wide variety of client groups on all aspects of medicines and medical devices regulation, globally. The team also provides strategic legal and regulatory counseling on Board of Health regulatory requirements for Pfizer’s Safety Operations. Key clients and collaborators include Regulatory Sciences, Safety, Medical, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer business units, Business Development, and other legal practice groups.

This position reports into the US Regulatory and Safety legal team, focusing primarily on US regulatory law matters with responsibility for interpreting and advising on the implementation of key FDA-related laws, regulations and policies, counseling the business regarding regulatory exclusivities, product lifecycle planning, pediatric studies, post-marketing regulatory commitments, generic and biosimilar market entry, and regulatory requirements associated with product labeling. The role also involves partnering with Regulatory Sciences and Corporate Affairs colleagues to advance initiatives important to Pfizer.


Role responsibilities

We are seeking an attorney who is interested in working in a challenging, dynamic environment supporting a variety of client groups. Specific responsibilities in the US regulatory law area include:

  • Counseling clients on the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and FDA regulations and guidance documents, the Hatch-Waxman Act and associated regulatory exclusivities, product lifecycle planning, pediatric studies, post-marketing regulatory commitments, drug review and approvals, labeling and citizen petitions.

  • Providing specialized legal support to Medical, Commercial and Regulatory teams on FDA regulations and enforcement on advertising and promotion.

  • Counseling regarding applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including drug sampling, and drug importation.

  • Counseling Pharmacovigilance Operations in matters of regulatory compliance and enforcement.

  • Liaising with Compliance and Legal Division colleagues as needed, including global product counsel, litigation, IP, and transactional partners.


Must Have:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent.

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent.

  • Member of a state bar/admitted to a relevant jurisdiction.

  • 7+ years of experience working in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, or at a law firm supporting clients in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.

  • Prior experience including matters involving counseling on the interpretation of FDA-related legislation and regulations.

  • Proven ability to proactively identify and analyze potential legal issues and develop creative and business focused legal advice and solutions.

  • Proven ability to cultivate strong client relationships and successfully influence leadership in a fast paced, innovative business environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Flexibility to travel as needed.

  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


Nice to Have:

  • Self-motivated and able to handle multiple demands and priorities simultaneously.



  • Up to 5% travel within the US.


Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: March 1, 2024

  • Additional Location Information: Ney York, NY; Cambridge, MA;

  • Work Location Assignment: Must be able to work from assigned Pfizer office 2-3 days per week, or as needed by the business


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $173,300.00 to $288,800.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 22.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.


Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.


EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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