Vice President Legal, General Counsel – Neuromodulation

LivaNova
Posted Feb 05
Full Time
Miami, Florida

Join us today and make a difference in people's lives!

LivaNova is a global medical technology company built on nearly five decades of experience and a relentless commitment to improving the lives of patients around the world. Our advanced technologies and breakthrough treatments provide meaningful solutions for the benefit of patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems. The company is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol “ LIVN .” LivaNova is headquartered in London (UK) with a presence in over 100 countries and a team of more than 3,000 employees worldwide.

As pioneers of the VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation) Therapy® system, LivaNova continues to advance medical device solutions for patients affected by Drug-Resistant Epilepsy (DRE) and Difficult-to-Treat Depression (DTD). There are 3 million people in the U.S. alone and one on three people with epilepsy are drug resistant. People with severe seizures have, on average, a shorter life expectancy and an increased risk of cognitive impairment particularly if the seizures developed in early childhood. VNS Therapy for DRE is delivered through a device that sends mild pulses to the vagus nerve at regular intervals throughout the day in an effort to prevent seizures.

LivaNova is looking for a new leader to shape legal affairs for our Neuromodulation business globally. As a highly experienced and strategic legal professional, you will act as primary legal support for the business unit, and will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and oversight to our legal team on a global scale. The role involves managing legal affairs, ensuring compliance with regulations, and advising senior management on legal matters that impact the Neuromodulation business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a business counsellor and strategic advisor to LivaNova’s leadership teams, guiding decision-making from a legal perspective.
  • Develop and implement legal strategies that align with the BU’s objectives and the wider LivaNova’s framework.
  • Oversee the drafting, negotiation, and execution of various contracts and agreements, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Design legal pathways for commercial roll-out of new products globally
  • Provide strategic leadership to the global legal team within Neuromodulation, managing local legal functions across geographies and ensuring strategy alignment within the business unit
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations globally.
  • Advise on risk management strategies and assess potential legal liabilities, identifying legal risks and proposing mitigation strategies.
  • Oversee and manage litigation matters, working closely with external legal parties as necessary, making decisions and defining possible settlement strategies.
  • Manage and protect the organisation's intellectual property portfolio, advising on intellectual property issues and disputes.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Fully qualified lawyer with 8-10 years of relevant senior experience
  • Proven legal leadership experience gained in complex matrix organisations, preferably in a global context and in the healthcare industry.
  • Proven expertise in contract negotiation, corporate governance, and risk management.
  • Strong understanding of international laws and regulations.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to interact with and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Forward-thinking with good commercial understanding and ability to balance legal risks with business needs
  • Prior experience in managing legal teams in diverse geographical locations.
  • Strategic outlook combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Pay

The target base salary for this position ranges from $275,000-$325,000 base + bonus.

Our Commitment To Diversity & Inclusion

_LivaNova values equality and celebrates diversity. We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is fair, transparent and free from unlawful discrimination.

_ _Our selection process is driven by the key demands/requirements for the role rather than bias or discrimination on the basis of a candidate’s sex, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, non-job-related disability/handicap or medical condition, family status, sexual orientation, religion, color, ethnicity, race or any other legally protected classification.

_ Background Checks At LivaNova

_Upon successful completion of the hiring process an offer may be extended. Please note, LivaNova reserves the right to conduct background investigations and/or reference checks on all its potential employees, where permitted by local legislation. This offer therefore, is contingent upon a clearance of such a background investigation and/or reference check, and can be rescinded, where permitted by local legislation, based upon data received in the background check and/or refusal to cooperate with or any attempt to affect the results of this check.

_ Notice To Third Party Agencies

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, we will not consider, or agree to, payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event that a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.