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Corporate Counsel - Ethics & Compliance, Global Investigations

Posted Mar 21
Full Time
On Site
Deerfield, Illinois

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 


Your role at Baxter

This position is part of the Ethics and Compliance (E&C) group, within Baxter’s Legal Department, and reports to the Head of Global Investigations. As the Corporate Counsel you will lead and help conduct investigations globally and will help manage the E&C internal investigations program.

This is where your legal expertise meets business needs!


What you’ll be doing

  • Conduct complex internal investigations related to employee misconduct in violation of Baxter’s policies and procedures, including its Code of Conduct, and/or the laws and regulations of the U.S. and other countries in which Baxter operates. Investigations may relate to issues involving anti-corruption, financial fraud, conflicts of interest, interactions with third parties, and other types of corporate misconduct

  • Assist in the triage of all allegations and reports raised to E&C, including via the Company’s E&C Helpline

  • Collaborate with and provide guidance to E&C investigation team members and Baxter colleagues in other functions, in the United States and abroad, during complex internal investigations and other projects

  • Assist with E&C due diligence stemming from the Company’s M&A activity

  • Perform special E&C-related projects on an ad hoc basis

  • Contribute to the refinement, development, and documentation of compliance- and investigations-related processes to enhance the operational efficiency of the Investigations function and, in turn, enhance the implementation and execution of Baxter’s global E&C Program


What you’ll bring

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school

  • A minimum of 5 years of practice, preferably with a mix of law firm experience with government or in-house experience

  • Experience conducting internal investigations of potential violations of legal/regulatory requirements and of corporate policies/expectations, occurring in the United States and abroad, and managing investigation workstreams, including managing internal team members and external resources (outside counsel, consultants, etc.)

  • Knowledge of and experience with anti-corruption and bribery matters is required, with exposure to U.S. and foreign enforcement or regulatory agencies preferred

  • Knowledge of and experience with pharmaceutical and medical device regulation preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload based on legal risk, work with minimal supervision, pay attention to detail, make sound judgments, and draft clear and concise investigation reports and other work product

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with business leaders

  • Fluency in English is required; Spanish capabilities are preferred

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally for assignments as needed

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $176,000 to $242,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses, and/or long-term incentive. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.


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