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Senior Legal Counsel

Posted Mar 30
Full Time
On Site
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Bring your heart to CVS Health. Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand — with heart at its center — our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver.
Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable.

As a Senior Legal Counsel, you will provide strategic legal advice and counsel to internal business partners with respect to CVS’s partnerships with pharmaceutical manufacturers, contract drafting, negotiation, and general legal support. You will identify business and legal risks and provide solutions which balance legal issues and business objectives. In this role, you will work with Trade leadership to formulate strategy regarding pharmaceutical purchases and rebates and other partnerships within the industry. You will be expected to develop a keen understanding of the enterprise Trade Strategy, operational goals, and work diligently to develop and maintain positive relationships with manufacturers and clients at all levels of the organization.


You'll make an impact by:

  • Providing legal and strategic advice to business partners on a wide variety of Trade related matters and work collaboratively with other attorneys and partners on matters related to agreements with pharmaceutical companies and legal and regulatory compliance
  • Negotiate and draft rebate contracts, contracts for procuring specialty products and related agreements between CVS and pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Keep up to date on regulatory and legal changes impacting Trade Strategy Team; develop strategies for navigating and ensuring compliance with same
  • Provide risk-management support for Trade Leadership.
  • Draft and review Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work, Confidentiality Agreements and other related vendor agreements in support of strategic initiatives and partnerships pursued by the Trade Strategy Team.
  • Provide legal support, regulatory guidance and strategic counsel to internal business partners to facilitate innovative products and partnerships with manufacturers.
  • Work closely and collaborate with CVS Health legal, compliance and privacy colleagues, including in the regulatory, intellectual property, risk management and litigation groups to support growth in Trade Strategy team and Zinc Health Ventures. Partner with other attorneys and partners on contractual arrangements, legal and regulatory compliance, and general corporate legal issues.


Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years legal attorney experience in a law firm and/or in-house setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, initiative and drive
  • Drafting and negotiating complex service agreements
  • Partnering with clients to achieve business objectives
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple demands
  • Take initiative and embrace new areas of practice and new projects
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one state and in good standing of applicable bar association(s).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous
  • Ability to work in a hybrid work environment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Healthcare experience
  • Healthcare laws and regulations including HIPAA, Medicare, Medicaid, False Claims Act, Federal Anti-Kickback Statute
  • In-house legal experience.



  • Juris Doctor (JD) is required.


Pay Range

The typical pay range for this role is:


$175,100.00 – $334,800.00

This pay range represents the base hourly rate or base annual full-time salary for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls.  The actual base salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education, geography and other relevant factors.  This position is eligible for a CVS Health bonus, commission or short-term incentive program in addition to the base pay range listed above.  This position also includes an award target in the company’s equity award program. 
In addition to your compensation, enjoy the rewards of an organization that puts our heart into caring for our colleagues and our communities.  The Company offers a full range of medical, dental, and vision benefits.  Eligible employees may enroll in the Company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also available for eligible employees.  The Company provides a fully-paid term life insurance plan to eligible employees, and short-term and long term disability benefits. CVS Health also offers numerous well-being programs, education assistance, free development courses, a CVS store discount, and discount programs with participating partners.  As for time off, Company employees enjoy Paid Time Off (“PTO”) or vacation pay, as well as paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Number of paid holidays, sick time and other time off are provided consistent with relevant state law and Company policies. 
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We anticipate the application window for this opening will close on: 05/01/2024

CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated. 

You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

CVS Health is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, advancing, and retaining individuals with disabilities. As such, we strive to provide equal access to the benefits and privileges of employment, including the provision of a reasonable accommodation to perform essential job functions. CVS Health can provide a request for a reasonable accommodation, including a qualified interpreter, written information in other formats, translation or other services through If you have a speech or hearing disability, please call 7-1-1 to utilize Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). We will make every effort to respond to your request within 48 business hours and do everything we can to work towards a solution.