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Assistant General Counsel

Posted Mar 29
Full Time
On Site
New Jersey

Position Summary:

Catalent is a global, high-growth, public company and a leading partner for the pharmaceutical industry in the development and manufacturing of new treatments for patients worldwide. Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to help people live better, healthier lives. 

The Assistant General Counsel – Compliance will be a key member of the Legal & Compliance Department providing direct support to all members of the Legal Leadership Team and senior management, including the General Counsel.  The Assistant General Counsel – Compliance will be responsible for further developing, and will lead the continued implementation of, the Company’s global corporate compliance program, working closely with the VP, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel (Regulatory & Litigation) The Assistant General Counsel – Compliance may, from time to time, be needed to assist in commercial litigation and other disputed matters involving the Company worldwide.

Catalent is committed to a Patient First culture through excellence in quality and compliance, and to the safety of every patient, consumer and Catalent employee.

The Role:  

  • Partner with the VP, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel (Regulatory & Litigation) in all corporate compliance matters, including designing and implementing compliance awareness campaigns and training Company personnel at all levels and at various locations worldwide on compliance matters.

  • Help maintain compliance with a well-developed corporate compliance program per OIG and DOJ guidance.

  • Serve as the lead attorney in performing / overseeing investigations and preparing reports concerning alleged compliance violations.

  • Provide general advice to management on a day-to-day basis for the accomplishment of the overall business objectives of the Company in compliance with applicable laws and the Company’s Standards of Business Conduct.

  • Create and update written policies, guidance, and training to support an effective compliance program, reinforce adherence with industry codes, and foster a culture of integrity.

  • Partner with the VP, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel (Regulatory & Litigation) and other functions to ensure adherence to US and global data protection and data privacy laws.

  • Make presentations/lead trainings to Company personnel on compliance and privacy matters as needed.

  • Provide periodic support, as needed, on Catalent’s response to various disputed matters, including claims, arbitrations, and litigation involving customers, suppliers, regulators, and others.

  • Review, analyze and advise on arbitration and litigation matters, and analyze witness testimony and Company documents related to such matters.

  • Special assignments and projects

  • Other duties as assigned.

The Candidate:  

  • JD (Juris Doctor) degree from an accredited law school with a strong academic record is required.

  • 5+ years of substantive compliance and litigation experience which must include compliance program and policy experience

  • A blend of experience in a law firm as well as in-house experience is required; in-house at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company and/or at a firm counseling life-science clients is strongly preferred

  • Experience with privacy, information security, and compliance laws and regulations is required; CIPP, CIPM, and CCEP certifications are preferred.

  • Bar admission and admitted to practice in New Jersey (NJ in-house admission is acceptable)

  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills, with an ability to cogently and succinctly synthesize complex legal and compliance issues to essential elements for clients throughout the organization with different abilities and responsibilities.

  • In-depth understanding of the laws, regulations, and codes/guidance governing the US healthcare industry as well recent enforcement actions and policy initiatives

  • Experience in handling confidential and sensitive situations or information with an ability to exercise a high degree of judgment and discretion.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to interface effectively with personnel at all levels throughout the Company.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to assume complex projects, create and present a plan of action, and independently manage projects to resolution or conclusion.

  • Willingness to travel when needed to various locations around the world to investigate and supervise legal matters and provide guidance, advice, and training.

  • Demonstrable leadership experience at Catalent (including but not limited to participation in Catalent-sponsored leadership programs such as NGGL, GOLD, LEAD Now, GM Excellence, and GROW) may be considered in place of external experience.

Why you should join Catalent:

  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process.

  • Potential for career growth on an expanding team within an organization dedicated to preserving and bettering lives.

  • Dynamic, fast-paced work environment.

  • Generous 401K match and Paid Time Off accrual.

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits effective day one of employment. 

  • Tuition Reimbursement.

  • GymPass program to promote overall physical wellness.

  • Perkspot - offers exclusive or private discounts from approximately 900+ merchants in a wide array of categories.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career!  Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference. 

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

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Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

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